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Old 03-09-2006, 03:58 PM   #1
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My friend got this in her email and had to share because it'* SO obvious.

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international 2006 <[email protected]> wrote:

Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 09:01:33 -0800 (PST)
From: international 2006 <[email protected]>
Subject: CONGRATULATION YOU HAVE WON
To: [email protected]

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CASH-OUT LOTTO BV GLOBAL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION
CASH-OUT PLAZA, SUITE 1102A
PLOT 24 BARCHELORS LANE
GREENSHIRE NEZ 4PP LONDON UNITED KINGDOM
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRICE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
TEL:00-44-703-194-3280
TEL:00-44-703-190-8338
FAX:00-44-703-190-7250

Date:9/3/2006
Ref: ILP/HW 475061723
Batch:7056490902/188
Winning no: 11 26 44
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Dear Sir/Madam,
We are delighted to inform you of the result of the E-mail address ballot lottery draw of the global cash-out lotto bv international programme,which took place on the 9th of march 2006.This is a computer generated lottery of Internet users using email addresses for draws.
This lotto draw is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses from different World Wide Web(www)sites.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 275-189-657-23-05 with batch number 7056490902/188 drew the lucky numbers Ball number 11Ball number 13Ball number 26Ball number 34Ball number 44Ball number 48 and bonus ball numberBonus Ball number 2 which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$250,000.00 (TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND U.* DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref:ILP/HW 475061723.
This is from the total cash prize of US$2,000,000 Million Dollars,shared amongst the first Ten ( lucky winners in this category.All participant were selected randomly through a computer balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions programme which is conducted annually.This Lottery is being promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of Multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base.
Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our European representative office in london united kingdom, as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of US$250,000.00 will be released to you from our head office in london.
We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes for US$1.3 Billion international draw.Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:
Simply contact your claims agent, Professor David West through [email protected]
by filling this form below and send it to him
to file for your claim .

LOTTERY WINNERS APPLICATION FORM OF PAYMENT.
FULLNAME.......................................... .......
DATE OF BIRTH..................................
ADDRESS........................................... .......
SEX.........................
AGE..................................
NATIONALITY....................................... ....
OCCUPATION........................................ ...
TELEPHONE......................................... .
EMAIL............................................. ....
DATE.............................................. ........
WINNER REF/BATCH NO...........................
BANK ACCOUNT INFO...............................
APPROVED FOR PAYMENT.

Please quote your reference,batch and winning number which can be found on the top left corner of this notification as well as your full name, address and telephone number to help locate your file easily.For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential(VERY SECRET) from the public until your claim is processed and your prize money remitted/released to you.This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this programme by some unscrupulous elements,equally to guard against non
participant or unofficial personnel taking undue advantage of this programme.

Note that, all winnings MUST be claimed by a STIPULATED TIME(ON OR BEFORE 30th OF MARCH); otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually be reabsorbed into our next lucky dip sweepstakes.
Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!

Yours in service,

Mrs. Grace Karimu
Executive Co-ordinator(Global Lottery Inc).

Dr. P. Swier, Mr. Gerald Goodman (Manager Foreign Operations), Prof David West {fiducial agent}, Dr. James Williams (Director International Credit Department), Mrs. Sandra Murphy (Executive), Mr. Michael Cole (Executive), Mr. Stephen Boer (Chairman).

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS OFFICE, MAKE SURE YOU CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT WITH HIS EMAIL ADDRESS AS WRITTEN ABOVE.

ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF THE WINNERS WILL
RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION.
Bank account number. Sheesh!
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Apparently people are still falling for these obvious scams. We hear about it regularly down here. I received an email scam a couple years ago while job searching. Got a reply through Careerbuilder that offered a job "facilitating" money transfers. "Make hundreds of thousands from your computer at home. We just need access to your bank account to help us make these transfers."

Uh yeah.....

I spent my precious time filing a report w/the attorneys general'* office and never heard anything back, of course. They musty get reports of this stuff all the time. Remember that it only takes one score to make this scam pay. P.T. Barnum, baby, P.T. Barnum...
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There was a pretty cool dateline article about this sometime last year I think...they met the guy in person who was initiating the scam
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I fill those out all the time......but with completly false info..

Like Bank Account number 9434257GO **** YOURSELF85432

And stupid stuff like that, then report the IP'* the email was sent through.
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I fill those out all the time......but with completly false info..

Like Bank Account number 9434257GO f*** YOURSELF85432

And stupid stuff like that, then report the IP'* the email was sent through.
Doesn't that just tell spammers that your e-mail address is valid?
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you mean my money is not on its way
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I fill those out all the time......but with completly false info..

Like Bank Account number 9434257GO f*** YOURSELF85432

And stupid stuff like that, then report the IP'* the email was sent through.
Doesn't that just tell spammers that your e-mail address is valid?
Sure it prolly does, but that'* what junk and spam filters are for. I block it after I do my deed, and then I never know I got anything from them again, unless I decide to paruse my Spam box, in which I haven't ever done.
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you mean my money is not on its way

OH CRAP..................

I gotta call the bank and stop all activity on my accts.
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