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Zeta Reticuli Star System
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Posted: October 11, 2007, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

Have received a few of these lately:

Yahoo/Msn Lottery
Incorporation
Baley House, Har Road
Sutton, Greater&London SM1 4te United Kingdom.

This is to inform you that you have won a&prize money of Five
hundred thousand, Great Britain Pound&Sterlings(£500,000.00)
for this month 2007 Lottery promotion which is&organized by
YAHOO/MSN LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE.

YAHOO/MSN &&MICROSOFT WINDOWS, collects all the email
addresses of the people that are&active online, among the millions
that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail.We&only select five people
every Month as our winners through electronic&balloting System
without the winner applying,we congratulate you for being&one
of the people selected.

You are to contact the events manager on&or before your date of
Claim, Winners Shall be paid in accordance with&his/her Settlement
Yahoo/Msn Lottery Prize must be claimed no later than 20&days from
date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has&won.
Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

These&are your identification numbers:

Batch number.....................YM&09102XN
Reff number.......................YM35447XN
Winning&number...................YM09788

These numbers fall within your Location&file, you are requested
to contact the events manager, send your winning&identification
numbers to him,to enable him verify your claims.How ever&you
will have to fill and submit this form to the events manager&for
verification & direction on how you can claim your winning&fund.

1. Full name..............
2. Contact Address........
3.&Age..........Sex..........
4. Telephone Number.......
5.&Occupation.............
6. Country................
7.&Nationality............


(CONTACT EVENTS MANAGER)
Name: Richard&Wilson
Email: microsoft_lottodept02@yahoo.it

Thank you and Accept my&hearty congratulations once again!

Yours faithfully,
Mrs.Florina&Bent
(Yahoo/Msn Lottery Games/Lottery&Coordinator).

________________________________________________

This&message was sent using Dodo Webmail - www.dodo.com.au

 

 

 

 

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

Lep

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

    time*treat's avatar - radar

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    Posted: October 11, 2007, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

    I get these on occasion. I read the subject line and hit 'delete' without even opening them, anymore.

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      Kentucky
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      Posted: October 11, 2007, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

      Have you seen the Commercial where a guy sits down next to a woman on a bus and gives her the same type of spiel?

      The guy is dressed like a bum and I believe he shows her a crimpled check from a foreign bank and asks to use her account to cash it. The idea is that if these scams were presented in person, people wouldn't even blink an eye and walk away.

      Both Yahoo and MSM ask for name and address when getting an email address so that alone should be enough to know they are not part of random email lottery. I won the Australian International Lottery yesterday.

      FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARDS DEPARTMENT AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY COPORATION.


      Winning Numbers 11 13 26 34 44 48

      AWARD NOTIFICATION: FINAL NOTICE

      Dear Eligible Winner,

      We are delighted to inform you of your prize release on the 10th of October 2007 from the Australian International Lottery Programme with the following information:

      Date: 10/10/2007
      Ref: GB8701/LPRC
      Batch: 8056490902/188
      Winning no: 475061725

      Which is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses.Your name was attached to ticket number; 575061725 8056490902 serial number 6741137002 This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows:

      11-13-26-34-44-48 bonus number 17,which consequently won the lottery in the second category. You hereby have been approved a prize of US$500,000.00 (FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref: ILP/HW 47509/02 from the total cash prize shared amongst eight lucky winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from One hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually.

      This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies in Australia as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the commmunities where they have operational base. Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our European representative office in Amsterdam,Holland, as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of US$500,000.00 will be released to you from our Australian regional branch bureau in NIGERIA.
      We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes for US$1.3 Billion international draw. HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: Simply contact our Fiducial Agent:

      CONTACT NAME: DR.STEVEN ELOHO.
      CLAIMS VERIFICATION OFFICE REGIONAL
      31 OFFICE OFFICE ADDRESS: 51-54 CHRIST CHURCH CLOSE OWERRI IMO STATE NIGERIA
      TELEPHONE NUMBER: +234-806-464-7960
      EMAIL ADDRESS: s_eloho_45@yahoo.com


      To file for your claim . Please quote your Date of draw, Reference Number, Batch Number and Winning Number, which can be found on the top-left corner of this message. Also, you should give in your telephone number to help locate your file easily. For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize has been released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this programmer by non-participant or unofficial personnel.
      Note, all winnings MUST be claimed by the 30th of October 2007, otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity.Congratulations once again on your winning!

      ALSO ENSURE YOU TYPE THE E-MAIL ADDRESS CORRECTLY TO ENSURE SAFE & QUICK MAIL DELIVERY/RESPONSE. ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION.

      You must be 16 or over to play or claim a prize

      Michael J. Armstead
      PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.

      CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT AT THE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW:
      NAME: DR.STEVEN ELOHO.
      TELEPHONE NUMBER:+234-806-464-7960
      EMAIL ADDRESS: s_eloho_45@yahoo.com

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        Posted: October 11, 2007, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

        Yawn  Yawn Yawn Yawn

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          Posted: October 11, 2007, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

          Have received a few of these lately:

          Yahoo/Msn Lottery
          Incorporation
          Baley House, Har Road
          Sutton, Greater&London SM1 4te United Kingdom.

          This is to inform you that you have won a&prize money of Five
          hundred thousand, Great Britain Pound&Sterlings(£500,000.00)
          for this month 2007 Lottery promotion which is&organized by
          YAHOO/MSN LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE.

          YAHOO/MSN &&MICROSOFT WINDOWS, collects all the email
          addresses of the people that are&active online, among the millions
          that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail.We&only select five people
          every Month as our winners through electronic&balloting System
          without the winner applying,we congratulate you for being&one
          of the people selected.

          You are to contact the events manager on&or before your date of
          Claim, Winners Shall be paid in accordance with&his/her Settlement
          Yahoo/Msn Lottery Prize must be claimed no later than 20&days from
          date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has&won.
          Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

          These&are your identification numbers:

          Batch number.....................YM&09102XN
          Reff number.......................YM35447XN
          Winning&number...................YM09788

          These numbers fall within your Location&file, you are requested
          to contact the events manager, send your winning&identification
          numbers to him,to enable him verify your claims.How ever&you
          will have to fill and submit this form to the events manager&for
          verification & direction on how you can claim your winning&fund.

          1. Full name..............
          2. Contact Address........
          3.&Age..........Sex..........
          4. Telephone Number.......
          5.&Occupation.............
          6. Country................
          7.&Nationality............


          (CONTACT EVENTS MANAGER)
          Name: Richard&Wilson
          Email: microsoft_lottodept02@yahoo.it

          Thank you and Accept my&hearty congratulations once again!

          Yours faithfully,
          Mrs.Florina&Bent
          (Yahoo/Msn Lottery Games/Lottery&Coordinator).

          ________________________________________________

          This&message was sent using Dodo Webmail - www.dodo.com.au

           

           

           

           

          I guess I'm not hip enough...but isn't GB part of the European Commonwealth, and don't they use Euros now? No more pounds?

          Can't these people get into real trouble using MSN and YAHOO!'s name like that? I would try and notify MSN and Yahoo!  of this......there must be some way to contact them.  I'm sure they would be VERY interested in reading this....

          Odd that old Florina doesn't have a YAHOO! email address. NOT !

          ============

          How can you tell if a politician is lying?

          Answer: His lips are moving.

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            Posted: October 12, 2007, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

            msn and yahoo are not going to care. They are a public email server, open to anything that slivers on this green earth. AOL is another account that isnt worried about saving face when scams are abound.

            I actually read these scams for sheer lack of intelligence in which they were composed. Sometimes there is actual humor in these scam letters. Why let something go to waste that is a real belly roll.

            ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

             Thanks be to the giving numbers: 1621,912,119 02014

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              Posted: October 13, 2007, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

              I write back to some of these and say,  I had turned the email over to be investigated and now I am told the situation will be dealt with before end of week using the ISP number to which the email was sent, they can trace the computer and location. 

               

              Hopefully this causes these scammers to up and move... lol

                   OLD/Vtrac   Lottery Bible         Double Warnings      Thumbs Up TN F34/F44

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                Posted: October 13, 2007, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

                Too bad the headers can be faked, plus these guys usually operate in countries where the officials couldn't care less if someone is ripping off "greedy westerners", especially if the proceeds are going to be spent in the local economy.

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                  Posted: October 13, 2007, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

                  Coin Toss, thanks for the heads up!

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                    Posted: October 13, 2007, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

                    The scary ones are those that look exactly like emails and letters that come from the banks or credit card companies.  I warn everyone I know who uses the internet never to reply to an email with a link, even if it might be legitimate.  It only takes a few seconds to manually type a URL or access your favorites folder.  Some of the phishing emails even have toll free customer service numbers.  If my account looks okay, then I don't pay any attention to them.  Still, I would only use the telephone number and/or email address that is on the back of my credit/debit card or on my bank statement. 

                    Speaking of lotteries, today I won a lot of money from Nigeria. Wink   (or was that Jamaica?)

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                      Zeta Reticuli Star System
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                      Posted: October 14, 2007, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

                      I know that Pay Pal, for example, has it set up so that if you get a phishing attempt that looks like PayPal, you forward it to them @

                      spoof@paypal.com 

                      and you'll get a verification e-mail that it was indeed a phishing attempt, thank you for contacting them, and they'll try and track down the source and shut it down.  

                      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                      Lep

                      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                        Posted: October 20, 2007, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

                        I Agree! I agree with you but I went along with one of them just to see how for they would go.   I gave them all the wrong info the person on the other end was up set very upset.  They said they were going to tell the FBI about me and I told them what end to kiss.

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                          freeport bahamas
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                          Posted: October 22, 2007, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

                          Have received a few of these lately:

                          Yahoo/Msn Lottery
                          Incorporation
                          Baley House, Har Road
                          Sutton, Greater&London SM1 4te United Kingdom.

                          This is to inform you that you have won a&prize money of Five
                          hundred thousand, Great Britain Pound&Sterlings(£500,000.00)
                          for this month 2007 Lottery promotion which is&organized by
                          YAHOO/MSN LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE.

                          YAHOO/MSN &&MICROSOFT WINDOWS, collects all the email
                          addresses of the people that are&active online, among the millions
                          that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail.We&only select five people
                          every Month as our winners through electronic&balloting System
                          without the winner applying,we congratulate you for being&one
                          of the people selected.

                          You are to contact the events manager on&or before your date of
                          Claim, Winners Shall be paid in accordance with&his/her Settlement
                          Yahoo/Msn Lottery Prize must be claimed no later than 20&days from
                          date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has&won.
                          Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

                          These&are your identification numbers:

                          Batch number.....................YM&09102XN
                          Reff number.......................YM35447XN
                          Winning&number...................YM09788

                          These numbers fall within your Location&file, you are requested
                          to contact the events manager, send your winning&identification
                          numbers to him,to enable him verify your claims.How ever&you
                          will have to fill and submit this form to the events manager&for
                          verification & direction on how you can claim your winning&fund.

                          1. Full name..............
                          2. Contact Address........
                          3.&Age..........Sex..........
                          4. Telephone Number.......
                          5.&Occupation.............
                          6. Country................
                          7.&Nationality............


                          (CONTACT EVENTS MANAGER)
                          Name: Richard&Wilson
                          Email: microsoft_lottodept02@yahoo.it

                          Thank you and Accept my&hearty congratulations once again!

                          Yours faithfully,
                          Mrs.Florina&Bent
                          (Yahoo/Msn Lottery Games/Lottery&Coordinator).

                          ________________________________________________

                          This&message was sent using Dodo Webmail - www.dodo.com.au

                           

                           

                           

                           

                          ha ha ha ,,  i got one of these    i  replied  alright,,  told  them  to  have  a  nice  life,,,   i  have  never  missed  what  i  never  had  ha  ha ha

                           Cool