My thanks to one of my visitors who sent me this scam.
They claim to be based in the UK, yet use the American spelling "center".
Come on chaps you have to do better than that, if you are going to trick people out of money!
Yahoo!mail Lottery Promotion
51 Bevan Avenue
Conwy LL28 5AF
FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTION MANAGER
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRICE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
REF NO: BTL/4410X1/02
BATCH NO: 11/05/0104
RE: AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION/ FINAL NOTICE
Yahoo Email Lottery Promotion wishes to inform you the results of the E-mail address ballot lottery international program by Yahoo world wide held on Saturday 11th March, 2006. Your email address was attached to ticket number 71210900545-319, with serial number 0382/05 drew with lucky numbers 11-43-42-17-50-43, and consequently you Won the lottery in the (A) category. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from Microsoft users from company and individual email addresses of all kinds of domain.
You have therefore been approved a lump sum of ONE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED GREAT BRITAIN POUNDS.
Be adviced to keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program, For the release of your prize money, kindly contact your prize release agent:
Agent: Mr Kenneth Taylor
You are to provide the information below to your funds release agent to process your winnings.
Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds to you as soon as you contact him. Also remember to quote your lucky number for confirmation on your winning in every correspondences with your funds release agent.
All winning must be claimed not later than 31st of march, 2006. After this date all unclaimed funds will be returned to Yahoo Email Lottery Treasury as unclaimed. Furthermore, should there be any Change of your address; do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations!! again from all our staffs and thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
Dr Paul Gray