From: Margaret Ferguson <email@example.com> [cox.net verified by SPF]
43 North End Road,
London W14 8SZ
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
POWERBALL EMAIL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
BATCH NO: PTP/31211214257/190888/2202
REF. NO: PTP/21449267220/255100//2202
WINNING NOTIFICATION / FINAL
This is to inform you of the release of the E-MAIL LOTTERY
BALLOT INTERNATIONAL/WORLD GAMING BOARD. Your name
attached to ticket number 219028657434 with Serial number
918735625 drew the lucky numbers of 21-70-81-82-99, which
consequently won the lottery in the 1st category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payment of
1,000,000.00euros only, which is deposited with the United
Kingdom Clearing house in your favor as beneficiary and
covered with HIGH INSURANCE POLICY. It is important that
keep your winning confidential to avoid people garnering
your information and subsequently making claim with your
winning paraphernalia informations, POWERBALL LOTTERY
international will decline payment if such irregularity
All participants were selected through a computer ballot
system drawn from only Microsoft users from over 20,000.00
companies and 3,000,000.00 individual email addresses and
names from all over the world. To begin your lottery claim,
please contact our agent below that have been appointed for
the processing of your claim with your contact telephone
and fax number to begin the processing of your payment.
This promotion is offered only electronically via the Internet and is open to all persons from age 18 years and above with a valid email address and who live in any of the aforementioned countries. This promotion is void in all other countries and is also void where prohibited.
Principals and employees of POWERBALL LOTTERY Promos and its respective Parents, subsidiaries and their immediate families are not eligible.
It is our standard practice to allocate accredited agents for the processing of claims application. It is even more imperative for overseas winners. To begin your claims therefore, you are advised as a matter of urgency, to contact the under listed licensed and accredited claims agent for the processing of your prize awards winning. Please contact the clearing house (through your claims agent only) the body assigned with the verification of all emergent winner. Therefore all protocols laid down by them must be followed to facilitate your claims;
CONTACT NAME: PETER RAYMUND
CITY/ COUNTRY: LONDON, ENGLAND.
TELEPHONE: +4470 1112 1986
FAX: 44- 870 -135- 5097
(b) Being one of the lucky winners, you constitute entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of our terms and conditions of claims to avoid any discrepancy in the cause of payment of your prize awards winning.
(c) To avoid double claims, you are advised to keep your winning
details very confidential, as any discrepancies resulting from a breach of this confidentiality on the part of the winners will be covered solely by such winner as our staffs are bound by the oath of secrecy taken on employment.
Congratulations again from all our staffs and thank you for being part of our Promotions program.
NB: PLEASE SEE THAT YOU QUOTE YOUR REF AND BATCH NUMBERS IN YOUR
Correspondence TO YOUR CLAIMS AGENT
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.