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From: MRS DIANNE THOMPSON <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 29-Nov-2006 12:02
Subject: END OF YEAR BONANZA
The Camelot Group,:
Operators of The National Lottery.
3b Olympic Way, Sefton Business Park,
Aintree, Liverpool , L30 1RD
REF Nº: UKL/74-A0802742006
BATCH Nº: 2006UKL-01
END OF YEAR BONANZA FOR 2006
The United Kingdom National Lottery wishes to inform you that the
results of the E-mail address ballot lottery international program by
Britain held on 27th of November, 2006. Your email account have been
picked as a winner of a lump sum pay out of Eight hundred and ninty-one
thousand, nine hundred and thirty-four Great Britain pounds
pounds sterlings) in cash credited to file REF NO. REF:
UKL/74-A0802742006. This is from total prize money of GBP £4,459, 670.00
the FIVE (5) international winners in this category.
You are to Mr Fred Martins for more details:
Tel: +44-701-113- 8276
He will brief you on steps to be taken for due processing and
remittance of your prize money..
Mrs. Dianne Thompson
Operator of The National Lottery.
Lottery scam quick guide: it's a scam if...
- you win any lottery where you didn't buy a ticket! It's really that easy! It's not just too good to be true: it's bait in a trap!
- you receive a generous grant out of the blue. Sadly (but not surprisingly) there aren't any benevolent people regularly throwing around millions of pounds/dollars/euros to randomly chosen people. This is just the lottery scam without the ticket.
- they send you partial payment in the form of a cheque, money order, or direct bank transfer and want you to pay them fees out of that money. They're playing you for a sucker: cheques are frequently forged, and direct transfers made by compromising some poor schmuck's online banking service. You'll wind up a victim of fraud, or a party to it.
- they want you to send them any money of any sort for any reason. They might try to say there are courier fees or taxes to cover. They're lying. Call their bluff and tell them to take the fees out themselves -- they'll never ever agree, because they can't defraud you unless money is making the reverse trip from you to them somehow.