I won the lottery!



August 6th, 2005

The "scam" lottery that is:

"FROM THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
DIAMOND LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
REF NO: MSW-L/200-26937
BATCH: 2005MJL-01

DEAR SIR/MADAM,

FINAL NOTICE OF AWARD NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today of winners of the DIAMOND
LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL WINNINGS PROGRAM held on 4th DECEMBER 2004. Your company or your
personal e-mail address is attached to winning number 20-12DEC-2004-02MSW, with serial
number S/N-00168 drew the lucky numbers 887-13-865-37-10-83, and consequently won in
the first lottery category.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of $1,000,000.00 USD in cash
credited to file REF NO: MSW-L/200-26937 and BATCH NO: 2005MJL-01. This is from total
prize money of $7,000,000.00 USD, shared among the Twenty (5) international winners in
this category. All participants were selected through our computer ballot system drawn
form 21,000 names from each continent, as part of International "E-MAIL" Promotions
Program, which is conducted annually for our prominent MS WORD user all over the
world, and for the continues use of E-mail. We are sorry to let you know that our site
is still under construction, as we are updating our website.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Your fund has been deposited in an escrow account and insured with your REF NO: MSW- L/200-26937 and your BATCH NO: 2005MJL-01. Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we
ask that you keep your ref. number and batch number 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.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 40,000
company and 20,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.

This promotional program takes place every year. This lottery was Promoted and
sponsored by a group of successful electronic dealers. We hope with a part of your
prize money, you will participate in our end of year high stakes of $50 Million
International lottery slot in December 2005.

To begin your claim, please contact our claim agent immediately in the United Kingdom,
For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your
choice;

NAME: MR. ALEX PAGE
LOTTERY PRIZE CLAIM AGENT
E-MAIL: *******@linuxmail.org

NOTE: Prizes that have not been claimed within 14 days will be be included in the next
stake. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to
quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences with your claims
officer. Any winner below the age of 21 years is automatically disqualified or should
have his parents claim His/her Prize/money.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Keith J. Sadler
(LOTTERY CO-ORDINATOR)

N:B: Do not reply to this mail, Contact our claims agent immediately.

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Message envoyé via PIF - http://www.pif.ca

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IMPORTANT:

Si ce courriel promet de l'argent ou des cadeaux, il s'agit d'une fraude. Ne répondez jamais a ces courriels.

If this email promisses money or rewards, it is a fraud.
Never reply to these type of emails."

Scam givaways:

  • Free lottery?
  • Scammy sounding name
  • Never heard of it
  • "Don't reply to this email" line ...
  • Vast sums of money
  • Wild claims (website down, mix up of names and numbers ... sheesh, can't they get anything right!)

What do you make of this:

"All participants were selected through our computer ballot system drawn form 21,000 names from each continent, as part of international "E-MAIL" Promotions Program, which is conducted annually for our prominent MS WORD user all over the world, and for the continues use of E-mail. We are sorry to let you know that our site
is still under construction, as we are updating our website."

WOW! Even for a scam that's scraping the bottom of the barrel - a lottery for email and MS WORD (which I assume means Microsoft Word ... you can always spot fakes in relation to Microsoft, they hate the use of "MS" in anything) users. Gosh!

I love the last two lines, obviously the people who run this email service know they have problems with misuse.

Scammy but qute funny too.

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