Another fake lottery win has dropped into my mailbox today.
This one claims to be based in the Netherlands, yet used the logo of the British National Lottery in the original mail.
How stupid do they think I am?
Needless to say, it is utter bollocks.
If you receive one, throw it away.
The National Powerball LoterijKikenstraat 17431104kg AmsterdamNetherland(Customer Services)WINNING NOTIFICATION:Ref: XYL /26510460037/05Batch: 24/00319/IPD
Dear Winner,We happily announce to you the draw (#1024) of the NETHERLAND NATIONAL LOTTERY,online Sweepstakes International program held on Monday 28th November2005.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:56475600545 188 withSerial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:
which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match 5 plus bonus.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of €1,000,000( One Million Euro) in cash credited to file XYL /26510460037/05 .
This is from a total cash prize of 10 million Euro shared amongst the (10) lucky winners in this category i.e Match 1 plus bonus.
All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions,associations,and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place one time in a year .
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.In view of this, your Euro 1million ( One Million Euro) would be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe.
Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize.This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.
Please be warned. To file for your claim, please contact our claims agent:
Overseas Claims UnitNetherland Lottery FiduciaryDr Rudolff Decker Email:
Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. You may wish to establish contact via e-mail with the particulars presented above citing the batch and reference numbers to this letter.
Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality, and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated with fraudulent claims. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.Goodluck from me and members of staff of the Netherland Powerball National LOTTERY.
DR. GEORGE HARRISOnline co-ordinator for Netherland NATIONALLOTTERY,
An Eynsham mother scooped a Lotto jackpot fortune of €2,372,694 on Wednesday 17th August 2004, thanks to her dedicated grandparents