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From: Lottery Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 29-Nov-2006 09:00
Subject: Ref Nr: PBL/CN/6654/CP
POWERBALL LOTTO. Bv
Ref Nr: PBL/CN/6654/CP
Dear Consultation Prize Winner,
CONSOLATION PRIZE WINNER NOTICE
Europe/ America private international e-games organizers and co-sponsors, POWERBALL LOTTO Group International, officially bring to your notice of the final draw result of the 1st November 2006 POWERBALL LOTTO -wheel E-game which was conducted at our international corporate office complex in The UNITED KINGDOM. We wish to congratulate and inform you on the selection of your email coupon number which was selected among the 6 lucky consolation prize winners Your email ID identified with coupon No. PBL2348974321 and was selected by our E-games Random Selection System (ERSS).
Your email ID was included among the 50,000 different email addresses submitted by our partner international email provider companies. You have won a consultation cash prize of £500,000,00 (Five Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling Only) Please contact the DPU Information Officer Mr William Segio who has been assigned to assist you.You are to contact him with the following details for the release of your winnings.
(1) FULL NAME
(2) FULL ADDRESS
(6 )WINNING EMAIL
(7 )TELEPHONE NUMBER
(8) DATE OF WINNING AWARD
(10) TOTAL AMOUNT WON
(11) MARITAL STATUS
DUE PROCESS UNIT INFROMATION OFFICER (DPU)
DPU: Contact Person: William Segio,
Tell: +44 701113 0298 or +44 701113 0303
Mrs Nelly White
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.