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An email lottery scam I just got in my inbox !

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Posted: January 28, 2008, 11:26 am - IP Logged

 I just got this email in my inbox a little while ago. Looks like a scam as I never entered into a lottery there. If you look down towards the end, it reads ...

 Due to mix up of some numbers and names,
we ask that you 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 by some
participants.

That statement has scam written all over it ... to keep your winning information confidential. They want to scam me in secrecy .. HA!

 

Please Read...

 

You Have WON THE Euro Million Lottery Award
2008.
Pol.Lasao, Area Anardi
155, 28090 Madrid. Spain Branch.
Ref. N? XXX/XXX/XXX/XX/XX/XX
Batch. N? XXXX/XXXX/XXX/XXX/XX.


Good Day!

Europe/ America private international e-games
organizers and co-sponsors,EURO MILLIONS
LOTTO Group International,officially bring to
your notice of the newly draw result of January,
2008.

Your email address was selected amongst the
lucky winner in the first categories were your
email address, emerged as the lucky winner of a
huge sum of amount.The lottery promotion
program was conducted at our
international corporate office complex in UK.

Most recently this foundation set up the NEW
LOTTERY SCHEME to give out prizes based on
COMPUTER BALLOT SYSTEM. By doing this the
foundation seek to encourage the use of
Internet for academic and business
pursuits. Its major aim is to promote music,
theater,art, literature,projects in the social and
political arena with a focus on health, as well as
science, research, and higher education.

Your email address was attached to Batch.
Number: XXXX/XXXX/XXX/XXX/XX.
Ref. Number:XXX/XXX/XXX/XX/XX/XX. Please
endeavor to donate not less than 10% of your
winning to any internationally recognized charity
home closer to you so that a lot of the less
privilege once can feel our contribution.

Due to mix up of some numbers and names,
we ask that you 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 by some
participants.

You are advised to contact our oversea
registered claim officer in United Kingdom for
more details, and also he will instruct you on
how to claim your winning Funds.His details is
stated below:

Dr. Smith Gonzalez.
HEAD OFFICE: 28 Tanfield Road,
Croydon, London
E-mail: contactoffice009@yahoo.com.hk
Tel: +44 7045 774013

Congratulation!!

Yours faithfully,
Mrs.: Jolen Jones .
EURO MILLION ONLINE LOTTERY DIRECTOR.
Spain Branch.

 

BEWARE OF THIS IF YOU GET IT ... JUST DELETE IT!!!

Omniscient

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    Posted: January 28, 2008, 11:33 am - IP Logged

     I just got this email in my inbox a little while ago. Looks like a scam as I never entered into a lottery there. If you look down towards the end, it reads ...

     Due to mix up of some numbers and names,
    we ask that you 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 by some
    participants.

    That statement has scam written all over it ... to keep your winning information confidential. They want to scam me in secrecy .. HA!

     

    Please Read...

     

    You Have WON THE Euro Million Lottery Award
    2008.
    Pol.Lasao, Area Anardi
    155, 28090 Madrid. Spain Branch.
    Ref. N? XXX/XXX/XXX/XX/XX/XX
    Batch. N? XXXX/XXXX/XXX/XXX/XX.


    Good Day!

    Europe/ America private international e-games
    organizers and co-sponsors,EURO MILLIONS
    LOTTO Group International,officially bring to
    your notice of the newly draw result of January,
    2008.

    Your email address was selected amongst the
    lucky winner in the first categories were your
    email address, emerged as the lucky winner of a
    huge sum of amount.The lottery promotion
    program was conducted at our
    international corporate office complex in UK.

    Most recently this foundation set up the NEW
    LOTTERY SCHEME to give out prizes based on
    COMPUTER BALLOT SYSTEM. By doing this the
    foundation seek to encourage the use of
    Internet for academic and business
    pursuits. Its major aim is to promote music,
    theater,art, literature,projects in the social and
    political arena with a focus on health, as well as
    science, research, and higher education.

    Your email address was attached to Batch.
    Number: XXXX/XXXX/XXX/XXX/XX.
    Ref. Number:XXX/XXX/XXX/XX/XX/XX. Please
    endeavor to donate not less than 10% of your
    winning to any internationally recognized charity
    home closer to you so that a lot of the less
    privilege once can feel our contribution.

    Due to mix up of some numbers and names,
    we ask that you 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 by some
    participants.

    You are advised to contact our oversea
    registered claim officer in United Kingdom for
    more details, and also he will instruct you on
    how to claim your winning Funds.His details is
    stated below:

    Dr. Smith Gonzalez.
    HEAD OFFICE: 28 Tanfield Road,
    Croydon, London
    E-mail: contactoffice009@yahoo.com.hk
    Tel: +44 7045 774013

    Congratulation!!

    Yours faithfully,
    Mrs.: Jolen Jones .
    EURO MILLION ONLINE LOTTERY DIRECTOR.
    Spain Branch.

     

    BEWARE OF THIS IF YOU GET IT ... JUST DELETE IT!!!

    Omniscient

    Please forgive me, but why do people worry about these kind of emails?  They are obvious scams.  If I know that I haven't entered any  lottery or international game or recieve email from the UK or Nigeria or where ever else,  I simply delete them and move on. And try to have them auto blocked ( not easy to do but I try) Now if I start getting  emails from  the sites I do  visit and the scammers find a way to  mimic these sites, then I may be a little more trusting.  But If I know I haven't entered any games  then why should I worry?  To me there is no beware, we should all know better than that by now.

      four4me's avatar - gate1
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      Posted: January 28, 2008, 11:33 am - IP Logged

      Did you get this email in your lottery post account or your computers Internet access account. If you got in in a PM or your lottery post account notify Todd.

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        Posted: January 28, 2008, 11:45 am - IP Logged

        Did you get this email in your lottery post account or your computers Internet access account. If you got in in a PM or your lottery post account notify Todd.

        I got it in my yahoo email. I only posted it to let others know as some people actually do get duped into these things. I know better of course, but just trying to let anyone know what methods they use to try and deceive us. Just a FYI, that's all.

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          konane's avatar - wallace
          Atlanta, GA
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          Posted: January 28, 2008, 11:51 am - IP Logged

          Omniscient there's no way you could have won .... they told me I've won!!!   Green laugh  Green laugh  Green laugh  ROFL  ROFL  ROFL

           

          Seriously they're been unusually busy this year ... have received about 10 of that type email through my ISP so far. 

          Only thing they want is all pertinent personal information and your bank account number so they can make a deposit  ...........  into their account. 

              BS

          Good luck to everyone!

            bashley572's avatar - starwars14
            West Side of Sunny Florida
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            Posted: January 28, 2008, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

            You mean to tell me you don't trust Dr Smith Gonzalez. 
            or Mrs Jones??? If they are going to do it they should get some more believable names!!!!!

            Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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              Posted: January 28, 2008, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

              Did you get this email in your lottery post account or your computers Internet access account. If you got in in a PM or your lottery post account notify Todd.

              Don't forget, there is a "Report Spam" link inside each private message, so reporting something is just one click -- no need to notify me separately!  Same goes for blogs -- each one now has a "Report Spam" link.

               

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                Posted: January 28, 2008, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

                You mean to tell me you don't trust Dr Smith Gonzalez. 
                or Mrs Jones??? If they are going to do it they should get some more believable names!!!!!

                Yeah.. I know.. that's just terrible. Probably some 13 year old kid in the U.K. scamming people from all over the world making millions. No No 

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                  Posted: January 28, 2008, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

                   I just got this email in my inbox a little while ago. Looks like a scam as I never entered into a lottery there. If you look down towards the end, it reads ...

                   Due to mix up of some numbers and names,
                  we ask that you 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 by some
                  participants.

                  That statement has scam written all over it ... to keep your winning information confidential. They want to scam me in secrecy .. HA!

                   

                  Please Read...

                   

                  You Have WON THE Euro Million Lottery Award
                  2008.
                  Pol.Lasao, Area Anardi
                  155, 28090 Madrid. Spain Branch.
                  Ref. N? XXX/XXX/XXX/XX/XX/XX
                  Batch. N? XXXX/XXXX/XXX/XXX/XX.


                  Good Day!

                  Europe/ America private international e-games
                  organizers and co-sponsors,EURO MILLIONS
                  LOTTO Group International,officially bring to
                  your notice of the newly draw result of January,
                  2008.

                  Your email address was selected amongst the
                  lucky winner in the first categories were your
                  email address, emerged as the lucky winner of a
                  huge sum of amount.The lottery promotion
                  program was conducted at our
                  international corporate office complex in UK.

                  Most recently this foundation set up the NEW
                  LOTTERY SCHEME to give out prizes based on
                  COMPUTER BALLOT SYSTEM. By doing this the
                  foundation seek to encourage the use of
                  Internet for academic and business
                  pursuits. Its major aim is to promote music,
                  theater,art, literature,projects in the social and
                  political arena with a focus on health, as well as
                  science, research, and higher education.

                  Your email address was attached to Batch.
                  Number: XXXX/XXXX/XXX/XXX/XX.
                  Ref. Number:XXX/XXX/XXX/XX/XX/XX. Please
                  endeavor to donate not less than 10% of your
                  winning to any internationally recognized charity
                  home closer to you so that a lot of the less
                  privilege once can feel our contribution.

                  Due to mix up of some numbers and names,
                  we ask that you 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 by some
                  participants.

                  You are advised to contact our oversea
                  registered claim officer in United Kingdom for
                  more details, and also he will instruct you on
                  how to claim your winning Funds.His details is
                  stated below:

                  Dr. Smith Gonzalez.
                  HEAD OFFICE: 28 Tanfield Road,
                  Croydon, London
                  E-mail: contactoffice009@yahoo.com.hk
                  Tel: +44 7045 774013

                  Congratulation!!

                  Yours faithfully,
                  Mrs.: Jolen Jones .
                  EURO MILLION ONLINE LOTTERY DIRECTOR.
                  Spain Branch.

                   

                  BEWARE OF THIS IF YOU GET IT ... JUST DELETE IT!!!

                  Omniscient

                  Thanks for the post.

                  Yes, a lot of us get these kinds of scams at least once a week and yes some people still

                  get duped.  I think people need to be reminded everyonce in awhile as there are new

                  scams popping up every day. I for one just go ahead and delete them because I know

                  I know no one is willing to give me or anybody else anything millions or thousands

                  free.  They also have scams where you can win  $500.00 gift card from Walmart,

                  Costco, Macy's etc Just delete.  They are not worth your time reading them.

                  Play lotto.  At least it is legit and you have some what of a chance to gain something.

                  Good Luck. Ble$$ing$ to all.

                  Party

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                    Posted: January 28, 2008, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

                    I think its hilarious !  LOL  Quite obviously, the person who composed it does not have English as their native language.  The syntax and grammar is very poor.  Certainly not the sort of communication I would allow to go out as a  business communication.  Like it or not, people tend to make judgments based upon written communications they receive.   This one is quite lower class.

                    Sadly, there are going to be those people that receive it and won't even notice that, and will be suckered-in by their own greed. But that would be their choice.

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                    Answer: His lips are moving.

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                      Posted: January 29, 2008, 2:07 am - IP Logged

                      Yeah.. I know.. that's just terrible. Probably some 13 year old kid in the U.K. scamming people from all over the world making millions. No No 

                      These scams started in Nigeria and there are 13 year old kids forced to type and send these messages for very real and dangerous criminals who can and will steal the savings from anyone fool enough to get tangled up with them.  After they have your money, they will even send a message claiming to be police in charge of getting your money back for you, but it will cost you to get it released.  Even people who thought they could have a little fun with these crooks by replying have gotten into trouble.  There is a lot more information about you out there for these creeps to glom onto if they think you're a live one.  BobP