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scam?

Posted by Mona on 2008-02-19 09:15:20
3 forum posts
Okay, I have an alternative hotmail account under a phony name. I got the following email. NO doubt a scam huh? And if anyone here suddenly becomes very rich..we've got your number ;-)

here's what I got:

> Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 00:38:19 -0500
> From: afaust@purdue.edu
> Subject: Attention New Year Bonanza Draw Result You Have Won 753,437 GBP
>
>
>
> The Camelot Group PLC,Operators
> of The Uk National Lottery.
> 28 Tan Field Road ,
> Watford Herts,London .
> Ref: UK/9420X2/68
> Batch: 074/05/ZY369
>
> Dear Winner,
>
> We are pleased to inform you of the final announcement of the UK National
> Lottery Online Promo Programme held on the 1ST of January, 2008 in United
> Kingdom.. We have been sending this notice to you but this is the last as we
> are about distributing winnings to winners.The draw was done electronically
> with several email addresses provided to this office by microsoft to enhance
> the utilization of the internet.Your email address was attached to Reference
> Number UK/9420X2/68 and was picked as one of the ten winning email addresses.
>
> This has qualified you to claim the total cash prize Of £753,437(Seven Hundred
> and Fifty Three Thousand, Four Hundred and Thirty Seven Pound Sterling) in cash
> credited to file KTU/9023118308/03. This is from a total cash prize of
> £7,534,370.00 shared amongst the first ten (10) lucky winners in this category
> B.Therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for it.Your winnings will be
> issued to you as soon as you are to contact our AFFILIATE COURIER COMPANY for
> delivery of your winning certificate and winning cheque of
> 753,437.Pounds..Kindly provide us with the information requested below
> accurately to help us deliver your package as the information provided will be
> used to contact you and the address provided is where your winning package will
> be shipped to
>
> Claims Processing Form. (Fill And Send To The Courier Company)
>
> Contact Name:
> Residential Address:
> City:
> State:
> Postal Code:
> Country:
> Telephone Ext.:
>
> We have sent your cheque and other vital documents relating to your winnings to
> our affilaite courier company,TNT Courier Service.Do note,that sequel to UK
> Lottery Acts 249(n) of 1972 ammended in July, 1996 to ensure the actual winning
> prize get to Winners, the Courier charges cannot be deducted from your winning
> claims because your winning claim is bonded by a hard cover insurance policy
> that gives only the winner access to the prize money.Hence you will be
> responsible for all costs incurred in mailing your winning parcel to you and
> not the Lottery Board. TNT Courier Service does operate on Pay before delivery
> service to winners of the UK National Lottery thus they shall not commence
> delivery until they are paid. See below the contact information of the
> administrative officer. You are advised to act accordingly.
>
> Mr.Richard Frost
> Administrative Officer
> Tel: +44 703 192 6899
> Tel: +44 703 191 2977
> Fax: +44 707 515 8183
> Email: ibc_deliverydepartment@hotmail.co.uk
>
> Quote Your Reference Number as UK/9420X2/68 when contact our affilaite courier
> company. Congratulations once more from all our members of Staff.
>
> Yours Sincerely
> Sir Mark Dulle.
> (Online Promo Co-ordinator)
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