23 ROAD GARRKI. ABUJA.
The ECOWAS Foundation would like to notify you that your email address
have been chosen by the board of trustees as one of the final
recipients of a cash Grant/Donation for your own personal,educational,
and business development. (ECOWAS).
ECOWAS Foundazion online Sweepstakes International program held on
28 november 2007,Your e-mail address attached to ticket number
(ECO-222-6747) won the yearly donation, please your Qualification
ECOWAS is giving out a yearly donation of One Million United
StatesDollars ($1.000.000.000),Contact paying officer in Nigeria
(ECOWAS HEAD OFFICE) .
NAME OF PAYING OFFICER :MR TELVIN .O.
DIRECT PHONE NUMBER +2348077417415
You are to provide him with the following information.1. FULL
NAME.__2.AGE__ 3. SEX __ 4.FULL HOUSE ADDRESS.__ 5. PHONE NUMBER.__ 6.
7. PRESENT COUNTRY.__8.NATIONALITY.__
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- 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.
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