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Below is yet another example of a fake lottery, this one using the name "Euro Million Loteria Award". There are many signs that this is a fraud, not the least of which is that no legitimate lottery uses email to notify its winners!
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, etc.
It is a typical scam sweepstakes winning notification. Also see these pages:
Euro Million Loteria Award
Paseo De La Castellana
15-89, 28008 Madrid,Spain Branch.
Ref. Nš: ES/007/05/12/MAD.
Batch. Nš: GHT/2907/333/05.
PRIZE AND AWARD NOTIFICATION!!
YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WON THE LOTTERY.
We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our computer BALLOTING SWEEPSTAKE held on February 13th, 2007. This is a millennium scientific computer game in which email addresses were used. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users; therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for it.
Your email address attached to ticket star number (9901-0148-790-691) drew the EUROMILLION lucky numbers 3-19-26-49-50 which consequently won the draw in the Second category. You have been approve for the star prize of EUR 787,248.26. (Seven Hundred And Eighty Seven housand, Two Hundred And Fourty Eight Euros, Twenty Six Cents).
You are advised to keep this winning very confidential until you receive your lump prize in your account or optional cheque issuance to you. This is a protective measure to avoid double claiming by people you may tell as we have had cases like this before. You are required to provide the information below:
Name, Telephone Number, Fax Number, Wining Ticket Number, Reference Number and Amount Won. This information For processing of your winning fund should be sent to our registered claim agent in address below.
Guarantee Trust Agency.
Mr. Granssen Howard.
Address: Sin Numero Madrid Spain.
Rememer, all winning must be claimed not later than Febuary 28th,2007.Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch number inall correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
ONCE AGAIN CONGRATULATION.
Mrs. Emily Simon,
The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to whom or which it is addressed. Unauthorised use, disclosure or copying is strictly prohibited. The sender accepts no liability for the improper transmission of this communication nor for any delay in its receipt.