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Below is another scam sweepstakes / lottery winning notification claiming to be from "Krasloten Lotto International". It might be believable (to an idiot), if it weren't for all the misspellings, poor grammar and punctuation, including even misspelling their own name. Note the email comes from a free Hotmail account. One might reasonably expect that a lottery sweepstakes that is giving away millions could afford to spend the (roughly) 4120/year to have their own domain, website and hosting. But no, this scammer writes from Hotmail.
Notice the gibberish writing, excessive use of CAPITAL letters, poor punctuation and spacing, bad grammar and spelling, etc. Note the 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 hotmail/yahoo email accounts, etc.
FROM: KRASLOTEN LOTTOI NTERNATIONAL
susan henk < firstname.lastname@example.org >
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
CONTACT MR.JAS VAN ROODE.
PROMOTION PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
Following official publication of results of the Email electronic on line Sweepstakes organized by the Krasloten lotto corporation, the Slide circular award and the Heineken prizes in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.P.S.), held on the 21st of February 2007, in Den-Haag The Netherlands, wherein your electrononic email address emerged as one of the online winning emails in the 1st category and therefore attracted a cash award of ?1,000,000.00 (One Million Euro 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 you that your award information was released today with the following particulars attached to it.
(I) Reference Number:TL/0534/30/06
(ii) Ticket Number: TL754/22/76
(iii)Batch Number: 75/011/INL
(iv)Lucky Number: 2-20-29-41-49
(v)Award: Number:TL 22/15409
Please contact the claim agents within 5 working days 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.
CONTACT NAME: MR.JAS VAN ROODE.
CITY/ COUNTRY: DEN-HAAG, THE NETHERLANDS.
The Grouplotto Awards is sponsored by a consortium of software promotion companies.The Intel Group,Toshiba,Dell Computers, Microsoft and other international companies.
The Grouplotto 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 Euros are won annually in more than 150 countries worldwide. Rememer, all winning must be claimed not later than 15th of March,
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. Susan Henk