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Warning Email scam !!

Postby loki88 » Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:56 am

I received his email scam today, i am posting it here so no one would become a victim of the "Nigerian Connection". The scam was also forwarded to our national computer crime unit. :mad:

Here is the full text

THE UK OVERSEAS LOTTERY

Olympic Way,Sefton Business Park, Aintree Liverpool, L70 1NL, United
Kingdom.Newly by U.K. Overseas Lottery is promotions games via internet
as you have your Fate in your own hand!


Machine Used For the Draw: TOPAZ.
Jackpot Lucky Winners: 2
Winners By Lucky Dip: 205171
Ball Set Used: 8
Winning Numbers: 05 - 08 - 19 -30- 35 - 42-18
Grand Prize Awards: GBP 850,950.00
Lucky Winner:
Our Ref: BNS-NL/02CTG/3103/04UK
Your Ref: BNS-NL/02CTG/3103/14UK


Dear treasured lucky winner,

RE: YOUR GRAND PRIZE AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION -


It is our pleasure to inform you of the announcement today as dated of
our promotions programme held on 21st November 2004.

Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
30,000 name of people living in the following countries:United Kingdom,
America United States, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand,
Middle-East, Asia ,Europe and Africa as part of our international
promotions program conducted annually to encourage prospective overseas
entries.


The result of our computer draw 910 of this day selected your names and
email address on the lucky jackpot winning number 05 -08 -19 - 30
-35-42-18 which consequently won the lottery jackpot grand prize awards
in the 2nd category.

As a result, you have been approved a lottery jackpot lump sum grand
prize awards winning of GBP 850,950.00


(Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty pounds
Sterling Only)


bonded and insured under a comprehensive insurance policy in your names
for security reasons and credited to file Ref. No:
BNS-NL/02CTG/3103/04UK. This is from the total prize of GBP
21,269,077.00 shared among the 536,322 lucky winners in this category
as part of our promotional programme for this year 2004.This is your
opportunity that your fate has brought your way. We hope with part of
your prize award winning, you will take part in our subsequent lottery
jackpots. Congratulations!


You have the options of being paid by cash, certified bank draft or
Swift Telegraphic Transfer. NO PRIZES WILL BE REISSUED AFTER THE 10TH
DAY OF DECEMBER 2004!


ELIGIBILITY: This promotion is offered only electronically via the
Internet and is open to all natural persons age at least 16 years and
older with a valid email address and who live in any of the
aforementioned counries. This promotion is void in all other countries
and also is Void where prohibited. Principals and employees of the
National Lottery and its respective parents, subsidiaries and immediate
family members of each are not eligible to claim their prize awards. We
have always strived to keep the games easy to play and win, keep the
games fresh and interesting, respond to emails from players/advertisers
and luckywinners as quickly as possible and pay our winners as fast as
possible after all statutory obligations have been duly completed on
the part of Overseas winners. We feel we have accomplished this and
this is probably one of the main reasons that we have been able to stay
in business and rated the best national lottery organisation among
others.


CLAIM PROCEDURES: For overseas lucky winners, it is our standard
practices to allocate accredited agents for the processing of claim
application on behalf of overseas lucky winners and payment of grand
prize awards winning to the benefit of beneficiaries after all
modalities have been completed satisfactorily. To begin your claims
therefore, you are advised on final notice and as a matter of urgency,
to contact our licensed and accredited claim agent for Overseas Lucky
Winners for the processing of your prize awards winning and payment to
your designated bank account after all statutory obligations have been
concludedsatisfactorily. Contact the under-listed institution by phone,
fax or email for your application to be submitted and processed for
payment thus:


Contact Officer: Mr. David Blake
Customer Support Department,
E-lot Financial Reconciliation Inc.,
Tel/ No: :+44-700-593-8493
Fax No:+ 44 -7005803101.
Email: contactofficer1@winnings.com


Be advised to introduce yourself to your claim agent as allocated with
a copy of this award notification letter and present your full contact
information and valid means of personal identification as true
beneficiary/lucky winner of this lottery jackpot grand prize to enhance
your payment arrangements.


IMPORTANCE NOTICE:

(a) Being an Overseas lucky winner, you constitute entrant's full and
unconditional agreement to and acceptance to comply with the terms and
conditions of claims to avoid any discrepancy in the cause of payment
of your grand prize awards winning.

(b) Due to mixed up in some numbers andnames and for the purpose of
confidentiality, be advised to keep this award notification as secret
from public notice until your claim has been processed and your prize
money remitted to your designated bank account as this is part of our
precautionary measures to avoid double claim or misuse of this
programme by some social miscreants. Hence, your prize award winning is
confidential as our winners are at liberty to remain completely
anonymous until payment is effected to the benefit of the beneficiary.
Our staffs are sworn to s ecrecy, so you will be the only one to know
what you have won hence, this notification via this medium (EMAIL) to
avoid interception of official letters.

(c) By this bonus grand prize awards winning, you acknowledge your
understanding and acceptance to be added to our lottery master player
database.

(d) By this bonus grand prize awards winning, you agree to receive our
periodic mailings which will include, but are not limited to:
Newsletters,Invitations to Play, Announcements for other Lottery Games
and Offers we feel would be of interest to our master player.

(e) By this bonus grand prize awards winning, you understand that you
have the right to be removed from any such mailing list which
automatically disqualifies you from subsequent lottery entries. Removal
instructions are on every mailing.

(f) Finally, we hereby do solemnly guarantee to maintain the privacy of
our master players/lucky winners database and shall not make available
for sale, rent, lease or misuse any information about our players/lucky
winners. Hence, our staffs are sworn to secrecy thereby guaranteeing
adequate security of personal information provided by our players/lucky
winners.



In conclusion therefore, you are to take cognizance of the limited time
frame for claim processing and payment of your grand prize award
winning hence, this is promotional programme prize awards for a
stipulated period of time and therefore,be advise on final notice to
begin your claim immediately hence, all prizes awards must be claimed
and disbursed within the stipulated period tagged "End of Claim" date
as elapse of this date will authorized funds withholding for
redirection to Charity Account as abandoned/unclaimed without notice.

On this note therefore, we congratulate you for your grand prize awards
winning and welcome you in our subsequent lottery entries.


As always, we remain at your complete disposal.


Yours faithfully,




Michael Grade ,CBE,
Promotion Director.
International Promotions Unit,
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY,
Olympic Way,Sefton Business Park,
Aintree Liverpool, L70 1NL, United Kingdom

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Postby The Deacon » Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:43 am

Well, I must say it's a pretty slick job. Quality is considerably better than most. Some are so poorly done that I wind up having a hard time feeling sorry for anyone dumb enough to fall for them.
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Postby Senate » Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:58 am

everybody has to remember that:

you can't win anything without p(l)aying first...

pure generosity doesn't exist, nothin's free in this world :)

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Postby wotanson » Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:21 pm

I get about 10-15 of those types of emails a week, most of them start out as, "My husband, former minister of torture in the peoples undemocratic republic of murder" followed by a plea to help launder 7 million $'s of swiss bank account plunder. Now since I don't know anyone from Nigeria, Uganda, or Zimbabwe I automatically delete them on sight, NEVER opening it. Cheers, Rob
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Postby Sword and Shield » Sun Nov 28, 2004 5:46 pm

Ah, the classic 419 scam. Used to get about 15 of those a day in my inbox, then my spam filter learned what they were. :D
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loki88

Postby loki88 » Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:20 am

thought this was the most funny part!

"Due to mixed up in some numbers andnames and for the purpose of
confidentiality, be advised to keep this award notification as secret
from public notice until your claim has been processed and your prize
money remitted to your designated bank account as this is part of our
precautionary measures to avoid double claim or misuse of this
programme by some social miscreants." :D

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Postby fret » Mon Nov 29, 2004 8:53 am

I get at least 3 of these per day. You have to wonder what the idiots are thinking when they are spending their time wasting it on stuff like that? I am putting it all on a floppy and sending it to the feds. Not much else to do with it except delete it and hope it goes away. Hah!

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The Nigerians at it again!

Postby AllenETreat » Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:04 pm

This is one of the many on-line scams run outta Nigeria - read
about'em here :

http://www.scambusters.org

Let's see if we got'em all :

* The million some odd dollars into your bank account ( don't let
anyone know about this "confidential transfer" :rolleyes: )

Anyone else?

AET
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds, awake in the day to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it reality.

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Postby samosaurus » Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:06 am

Dude ~ Stay sharp! You can log into the US FTC's site and find out more about them foreign lottery scams.. ;)

Sam

loki88

Postby loki88 » Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:31 am

Samo way OT but is that a frog u are holding or something else? Did u eat it right after the picture? :rolleyes:


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