|Posted: January 25, 2008, 9:38 am - IP Logged|
My husband received an e-mail stating he had won part of the 40m lottery. They say that they have to honor the winnings eventhough we didn't enter in any such thing. We have two weeks to contact their representative from Nigeria.
I think it is a hoax, can anyone advise?
On January 3, Mr. David White from the West Africa office of the FEDEX COURIER DELIVERTY SERVICE LTD. said he had a bank draft in the amount of $800,000 addressed to my Yahoo email account. To get the money, I had to contact Mike Aderson with a hotmail address so I could send him $150 to insure it wasn't being used for drugs or a terrorist attack.
On January 14, Mrs. Dorothy Williamson said my Yahoo email address was drawn in the LUCKY DROP SWEEPSTAKES PROGRAM in Holland and I won $400,000 and this promotion was sponsored by the Sultan of Brunei and Bill Gates. To get my winnings I have to contact Barrister Azeem Mohammad from Jakarta, Indonesia using his hotmail address.
On January 18, Neji Yunisa wanted to deposit $7,500,000 from a dormant account at the NatWest Bank PLC, United Kingdom into my bank account. I have to contact him at his yahoo address.
And believe it or not, on the same day John Savage informed me I won another $300,000 in the My Yahoo Lottery.
Won a million Euros on January 20. L480,152 pounds sterling on January 23, and I just found out this morning I hit the Honda Lottery for L400,000 pounds. This must be my lucky year!
Or a group of Nigerians in an internet cafe are sharing Yahoo email addresses. These are not just hoaxes; they are scams to get you to send them between $150 and $500. The worst scams I read about involve sending people checks to their home addresses. You're told the check is to pay processing fees, you cash that check, send them money and then their check bounces like a beach ball.