This fake lottery email arrived in my mailbox today.
It claims that I have won 800K Euros.
A pathetic sum of money, I don't get out of bed for less than 1M Euros these days.
The main point is, that this mail is a scam.
There is no lottery, and no money.
ATTENTION: EMAIL RECIPIENT,
FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS / PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
DATE:07/ 07/ 05.
AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the release today, 7th
July 2005, of the ELGORDO SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY / INTER-NATIONAL
PROGRAMS held on the 6th July,2005. Your email address was attached to
ticket number 02511464992-750 with serial number 2113-05 drew the lucky number
3-18-19-30-32-39,which consequently won the lottery in the 3rd category.
You are therefore been approved for the lump sum pay
out of €800.000.00 ( Eighty Hundred Thousand Euros ) in cash credit to
the file REF: LP/26510460037/03. This is from a total prize of €9,299,000.00
shared among the seventeen (17)International winners in their respective
categories. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
250,000 email addresses from Australia, USA, Europe, Africa, Asia, New Zealand,
Middle-East and South-North America, As part of our international promotions program,
which we conduct twice in a year.
We hope with a part of your prize, you will take part
in our end of the year high stake €30 Million Euros International
Your fund is now deposited with a paying bank, BANCO SANTANDER S.A Madrid, Spain. Due to the mix up of some numbers and email addresses, we ask that you keep this award a top secret from the public notice until
your claim has been processed and your prize money remitted to your
bank account as this is a part of our Security protocol to avoid double claiming award
or unwarranted taking advantage of this program by participants.
To begin your claim, please contact the issuing authority, your prize claim agent,
Mr. Bruno Domingo, (Foreign Service Manager) for processing and remittance
of your prize money to a designated account of your choice
Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later
than the 20th of July, 2005. After this date, all funds will be
returned as unclaimed.
Note: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every of your correspondence with your agent. Furthermore, should there be any change of address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.
Endeavour to request for your prize claim certificate as soon as
you contact your local representative.
Congratulation again from all member of our staff and
thank you for being part of our promotion program.