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    Hi Guys

    Just received this email telling me that I have won 2m Euros without even buying a ticket.

    LUCKYDAY LOTTERY PROMOTION
    HEAD OFFICE: EICHESTEIN 25,
    AMSTERDAM-THE NETHERLANDS.

    REF NUMBER: 014/060/532
    BATCH NUMBER: 762901-PCD03

    Sir/Madam,

    We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 5th of Oct. 2004 all games promotion. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 27522465896-6453 with serial number 3772-554 drew lucky numbers 7-14-18-23-31-45, which consequently won in the 2nd category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 2,000,000 (EUROS) (TWO MILLION EUROS)

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    For security purpose and clarity, we advise that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every year.

    This lottery was promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like the Sultan of Brunei. We look forward to your active participation in our next year USD50 million slot.To process your claim, please fill the form below and contact our Clearance Office via the email address below:

    Clearance Officer: Ivan Brown
    Email Address: [email protected]

    Your fund can be released via either of the following options and you are required to choose the mode in which you want your Prize Claim released to you. 1. International Bank Draft 2. Certified Cheque 3. Wired transfer

    If you choose option 3, you are required to provide your account details Note that, all winnings must be claimed not later than one month starting from today, failure to respond to this mail before the time stipulated from today, all unclaimed funds will be null and void.

    Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondences. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our Clearance Officer as soon as possible.

    Congratulations once more and thank you for being part of our promotional program.

    NOTE: YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED IF YOU ARE BELOW 18 YEARS OF AGE.
    __________________________________________________ ___________________

    QUESTIONNAIRE

    LUCKYDAY LOTTERY PROMOTION
    HEAD OFFICE: EICHESTEIN 25,
    AMSTERDAM-THE NETHERLANDS
    (Subsidiary Of International & Swiss Lotto)

    LOTTERY PAYMENT APPLICATION FORM

    (To be completed by lottery winners only)
    Ticket Number: …………………………………………………………………
    Reference Number: …………………………………………………………………
    Batch Number: ……………………………………………………………………
    First Name: ……………………………………………………………………………
    Last Name: ……………………………………………………………………………
    Home Address: ……………………………………………………………………
    Town/City: …………………………………………………………………
    Post Code: …………………………………………………………………
    Country: …………………………………………………………………
    Telephone (Home): …………………………………………………………………
    Mobile: …………………………………………………………………
    Fax (Private): …………………………………………………………………
    Fax (Office): …………………………………………………………………
    Email Address: ………………………………………………………………
    Date of Birth: ………………………………………………………………………
    Occupation: …………………………………………………………………………
    Marital Status: ………………………………………………………………………

    I.............................………hereby declare that the above information are true and binding on me. If at any time it is discovered that I have given false information, I will forfeit my rights to my winnings.

    Sincerely yours,

    Mr.Raymond Wilis.

    (Lottery Co-ordinator)

    IMPORTANT NOTICE.

    Please be informed that NON RESIDENTS of Ireland and United Kingdom will be required to procure an Affidavits of Lotto Claim/Court clearance Certificate from the Court in Ireland prior to award payment policy of Organisers/European Gaming Board as required by the Clearance Office.

    Please be aware that your Paying Authority will Effect Payment Swiftly upon satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by this Clearance Office
    Regards
    "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx

  • #2
    One of the many examples of scams doing the rounds on the Internet.
    As always, if it sounds too good to be true, it isn't. You will be asked to pay for "Administrative costs" before you "will receive your winnings".
    you guessed it, after youve paid (say around $600-$1000 ) suddenly the emails remain unanswered, and the "lotterie organisation" has vanished into thin air.

    Also Phishing scams (email pretending to come from your bank etc. and urging you to log in, etc. get more and more sophisticated, and sometime look very real and urgent. The trick here is for you to reveal your account and login info. Warning: phishing emails LOOK VERY REAL.

    So, just in case, if an email arrives from your bank, for whatever reason, even if it looks so important and critical, DO NOT click on the inline (within the email itself) bank url (http://.... www..... etc).

    If you want to check if your bank has some important message, start a new internet browser session, type in the url name only (for instance: www.westpac.co.nz ) ONLY in your browser, and NOT THE REST, and NOT THE SAME AS IN THE EMAIL, although they may look very similar and real.

    Make sure you ONLY type in the bank URL you know, even an extra . (dot) can sometimes re-direct you to a, totally similar, but NOT THE REAL ONE, banking website. And from that point on, your'e toast.

    I assume that no-one (I hope) will run into another old and well-known trap, the so called "Nigerian" scam, or 419 scam (named after a law article). Here there will be a, sometimes very sad, story, always offering you somehow a substantial reward, for assisting money ($2m, 21m, 35M or whatever) to be redirected, to an account in your name.
    Variants are where a sad, tortured, disabled, raped, or whatever person, will ask you for financial assistance. In the end its your own decision, but do not expect assistance from your bank, after your account has been cleaned of all your money.

    Artie

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    • #3
      Hi Artie

      Welcome to the forum.

      Nice to have finally dragged you out of the backroom and into the front room.

      Regards
      "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx

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      • #4
        Raffle winner

        Sorry to dissapoint you Muppet...

        But you couldn't have won that lottery as I have already won it and several others of a similar vein in serveral other countries...

        Now all I have to do is wait for the cheques to roll in and I can forget about investment properties and tenants forever...

        The Internet is a wonderful tool. :P

        Nobleone
        Mistakes are just another tool for learning

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