Wow! Now, Mercedes is giving away their cars along with
£100,000 and ANYONE who has an email address could win. If that sounds
likely to you, you must get scammed every day. It's just a scam.
This is a very simple scam. They claim you won a
promotion, which is giving away millions of dollars based on a randomly selected
email address. The scam is obvious: it's simply preposterous to think that
any company would randomly give away money to encourage you to buy lottery
tickets. That would be self-defeating.
And a legitimate lottery certainly would not use free hotmail,
yahoo, elitist, or aim email accounts.
Notice the gibberish writing, excessive/incorrect use of CAPITAL
letters, lack of decent punctuation and other clues to an obvious fraud that we
have highlighted in the
letter; keep confidential, selected by a random computer lottery of email
addresses, use of free email accounts rather than a domain and website that
matches the lottery name, etc.
THE LOTTERY DEPARTMENT
22 Garden Close, Stamford,
Lincs, PE9 2YP, London
SECRET PIN CODE:X7PWZ2006.
Dear John Smith
Congratulation once again from the MERCEDES-BENZ Company, this is to
formerly notify you that after the verification process was conducted, I
wish to inform you that the Administrative department and promotions
department has just approved your payment of the tune of £100,000.00 (One
Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds) a cheque of the said sum has been
written in your name, Your certificate of winnings and your form b1
(otherwise known as the clearance certificate) and along side the keys and
the documents of shipment of your brand new MERCEDES-BENZ car has been
compiled in a package and sent to our official security courier services in
Further more be informed that you will have to contact the security
courier company whom are to deliver the entire necessary document that is of
high importance to you including your winning cheque so I expect you to show
great appreciation to MERCEDES-BENZ who have single handedly made this event
possible in other to promote the use of MERCEDES-BENZ cars in every corner
of the world and incase you still have doubts arising from the issue of how
you got selected note that the selection process was carried out through an
electronic email ballot system our aim was to select winners through the
internet which will be a much more easier way due to the fact that only you
alone have access to your email so have no fear , for
you have emerged a
winner as far as you are the original proprietor to the email address which
you have received the notification letter which was distributed by Mr. Henry
Hills the lottery manger of this great promotion event .
However to begin the with the claiming process I strongly advise you
contact the security courier company who will be responsible in the shipment
of your package you will be expected to bear the cost of delivery because
you are a non-national which I don't think is a problem to you and be also
aware that your winnings came with a hard cover insurance policy protecting
it so no harm or deduction can be done to your winnings and once you get
your winning cheque you are expected to deposit it in your personal bank
account and I can assure you the entire one hundred thousand pounds
sterling’s you have won will be remitted into your account in not more three
to four banking days and your car has being shipped with the help of
mercedes-Benz and once your car get to your destination their agent will
invite you to claim the car with the shipment paper and car document that is
presently inside the package you have with the courier company and as soon
as you present the documents on getting there the car will be given to you
so please make sure you contact the courier company and provide them with
their request and they will ship you the package and I as your claims agent
will also be of great assistance to you so incase of any question feel free
to contact me .
So in the light of the above explanation, I wish to inform you that you
are to immediately, You are advice to provide to him the following details.
CROWN COURIER PLC. Unit 11, Ashford
Industrial Estate, Shield Road, Ashford,
Middlesex, TW15 1AU, London .
United Kingdom .
Enquiries: +44 70111 53189, +44 70111 53186
YOU CAN SPEAK DIRECTLY TO THE ONLINE DESK CUSTOMER ATTENDANT: DEAN
CHRISTOPHER (Mr )
Once again, keep us posted on any development with the courier Company,
in relation to your lottery winnings.
Congratulations once again.
Mr. Henry Hills,
Contact Processing Officer,