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Can you figure out just who this scam lottery is supposed to be from? It's tough! The scammer has just mixed up every lottery term he could think of, calling it a lottery, a sweepstakes, a promotion and it is run by "Euro millions Lottery International", "the Slidecircuir award", the "Euro millions prizes", the Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers, Microsoft and "other international companies" and the "Foundation for the Promotion of Software Products,(E.P.S.)". And no, we haven't figured out just how the scammer got "E.P.S." from that last one! Most likely, it is just because the scammer is a school dropout who is too stupid for anything but crime.
But don't mistake "stupid" for "not dangerous". They may be dumb, but they are violent criminals. Most of them are from central Africa, typically, Nigeria. Not exactly a peaceful part of the world. Don't reply to them or give them any information.
Below is yet another fake Euromillions lottery scam, this one using the popular scam name, "Mr. Patrick Janssens" and the newcomer, "Mrs. Debock Berghmans", supposedly, in Brussels, Belgium. 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 rather than a domain and website that matches the lottery name, etc.
It is a typical scam sweepstakes winning notification. Also see these pages:
WINNING EMAIL SWEEPSTAKE AWARD
CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE WON!!!
Following official publication of results of the E-mail electronic Online Sweepstakes organized by Euro millions Lottery International, the Slidecircuir award and the Euro millions prizes in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products,(E.P.S.), held on the 16th of February, 2007, in Brussels Belgium , wherein your electronic email address emerged as one of the online winning email in the 1st category and therefore attracted a cash award of 1,000,000 Dollars (One million Dollars only),
We write to officially notify you of this award and to advise you to contact the processing office immediately upon receipt of this message for more information concerning the verification processing and eventual payment of the above prize to you. It is important to note that your award
Information was released today with the following particulars attached to it.
(I) Serial number: TK390/12/67
(ii) Ticket NUMBER: KG/1960/30/16
(iii) Draw lucky number BD/ 21/54/78/85
Please contact the claim agents to facilitate the release of your prize, you are required to mention the Above particulars of your award in every correspondence addressed to the processing agents.
Mr. Patrick Janssens of EUROMILLIONS LOTTERY AGENCY.
The Euro millions Awards is sponsored by a consortium of software promotion companies. The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers, Microsoft and other international companies. Euro millions Internet draw is held periodically and is so organized to encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide. We are proud to say that over 20 Million Dollars are won annually in more than 150 countries worldwide. Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 28Th of March, 2007.Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch number in all correspondence.
Once again on behalf of all our staff,
Mrs. Debock Berghmans
Contact the processing agent.
Mr. Patrick Janssens
Subject: TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 11:19:24 -0400
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You don't have to purchase a ticket to enter this lottery, your email indicating you as a winner in the lottery programs held by the EUROMILLIONS LOTTERY was received. Your email address was selected through the computer ballot system drawn from over 25,000,000 company and 40,000,000 individual email addresses, your email address attached to a single ticket was found as one of the lucky email address that emerge from the first category to have won the sum of 1,000.000.00, One million united state dollars, the information was passed to you by the lottery coordinator to ensure that we are in contact with the rightful owner of the winning email address to avoid double claiming.
To commence on the processing of your Winning Prize as your claim agent, you are advised to provide us with the following information:
PAYMENT PROCESSING FORM
Full Name of Beneficiary: ______________________________________________
City/State: ____________________ Country: ________________________________
Nationality: _____________________ Sex: ___________ _________________
Winning Email Address: __________________________________________________
Tel: ______________________________ Fax: ___________________________________
Next of Kin: ______________________ Age: __________________________________
Occupation: _____________________marital status: _________________________
AMOUNT WON In Figures: _______________________________________________________________
In Words: ________________________________________________________________
Lottery Ref No: ____________________Batch No: ___________________________
Lucky No: ________________________ Ticket No: ____________________________
Serial No: _______________________ Lottery Date: __________________________
Claim Expiration Date: _________________________________________________
CLAIMANT’S SIGNATURE: ___________________ DATE: _____________________ OFFICIAL USE ONLY Verified by: _______________________ Confirmed by: _______________________ AGENT’S SIGNATURE: ________________________
Upon receipt of the above information, we shall officially apply for the claim of your winning prize and upon verification by the Lottery coordinator; they will send us a "Release Order" confirming you as the bona-fide winner. Form B6 (Payment Scheme) will also be send to you, requesting you to indication your preferred mode of payment as soon as we have the release order. AND YOU WILL BE INVITED TO SIGN THE RELEASE DOCUMENT, as well as the certificate of award to be presented to you.
The form B6 must be completed and return back to us and the processing of your claim will be completed within four (4) working days and subsequently you will receive the total sum of ($1,000,000.00) One million United States Dollars.
Finally, if you are satisfied with our terms and conditions, please do indicate by sending us the necessary information as required above to enable us commence the processing of your claim.
Mr. Patrick Janssens,
EUROMILLIONS LOTTERY AGENCY.
NB: YOU CAN DIAL 0032 AS THE INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY CODE NUMBER FOR THE BELGIUM, IF YOU ARE CALLING OR SENDING A FAX FROM THE U.S, DIAL 0011 AS THE ACCESS CODE BEFORE 32 AND FOLLOW UP WITH THE REST NUMBERS.Fax/01132-484-834-673 Tel/01132-487-595-779