Another SCAM doing the rounds

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davidsenior

15/03/03 - 22/06/16
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This is a copy of an e-mail I recieved today.

Very similar I believe to one that Haydn got a while ago.


POWERBALL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL B.V
MERRYPLAIN 32A,3031AT
AMSTERVEEN - HOLLAND
DATE: 17TH, JUNE, 2004
FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD..
BATCH: EGGS-012-902-784: REFERENCE: 418/713/IPD

ATTENTION:

RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION.

This is to inform you of the release of the POWERBALL LOTTERY
INTERNATIONAL B.V
held on the 9th of JUNE 2004. The results were released
on the 14th, of JUNE, 2004. Your email address was attached to ticket
number 766-541-091-189 with serial
number 375-876-775-431 that drew the lucky numbers of
90-52-55-26-49, which consequently won the lottery in the 1st
category. You are
therefore been approved for a lump sum of payment of us$ 1,200.000.00
(ONE
MILLION, TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS,) cash. credited to file with
REEF:ND.EBEGS3253-7130-8143.
This is from US$75,000,000.00 (SEVENTY FIVE MILLION US DOLLARS) in
cash among the 16 participating finalist playing 6,000 full tickets.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Your fund is now deposited with our Security Company and insured in
your name. Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you
keep
this award from public notice untill your claims has been processed and
the money remitted to your account as this is part of our security
protocol
to avoid double claiming of unwarranted taking advantage of this
program by participants as it has happened in the past. All
participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from27,000 names
from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North and South America,
Middle East and Africa as part of our International Promotions Program. We
hope your lucky name will draw a bigger cash prize in the subsequent
programs.

To begin your lottery claims , please contact our foreign service
manager,

MR.GAVINMARCUS (garvinmac1@mmail.com)
or (garvinmac1@zwallet.com)
on Telephone number:(0031-615-200-664),

Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than two weeks from
the day you receive this notification.
Any claim not made before this date, the money will be returned to our
suspense account
And also be informed that 2% of your lottery winning belongs to your
agent because they are the company that bought your ticket and played the
lottery on your name, NOTE this 2% will be remitted. After you have
received your winnings prize because the money
is insured in your name already. NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary
delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and
batch numbers in every
ccorrespondence with us or your claim agent. furthermore, should there
be
any change of address, please do inform your claim agent as soon as
possible. A copy
of your lucky winning ticket and your deposit certificate will be sent
to you by your claim agent, MR.GARVIN MARCUS.

CONGRATULATION!!!!!

Once again from all members of our staff and thank you for being a part
of our International promotions program. we wish you continued good
fortunes.

Sincerely yours,

MRS, MERCY LINSLEY.
LOTTERY CO,ORDINATOR





You would expect (if it were genuine) that there would be NO SPELLING ERRORS wouldn't you !!




BE WARNED .......BEWARE !!






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The percher

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what I would like to know is, why would somebody go to so much trouble to create a letter like that for a prank.
Do they take money off you or something?

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Beebs

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I had some clown ring the house the other night claiming that "My number had been picked at random to win some load of rubbish or another". When they started asking for details I started getting the hump. I've got a short attention span as it is and I think cynicism is a positive thing these days so I couldn't resist telling him him that I was obviously extremely lucky to have been chosen.[;)]
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Also if something seems to good to be true then that's exactly what it is. Nobody is ever going to give you something for nothing and some n0bhead saying that my phone number is one in a million and no-one else is that lucky doesn't cut any ice with me. Especially as he was very obviously foreign and reading from a script card. Still it's nice to play with these clowns every now and again.[;)][}:)]

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Trogg

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have you got the slightest idea how long it took me to come up with this scam, i thought we said DON'T TELL ANYONE till after we've emptied ......er sorry paid the winnings into your bank account.


I really miss the welsh, but as you can see my aim is improving [}:)]
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davidsenior

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Sorry Trogg, it's been that long since you've posted on here I thought you'd done a bunk with the loot I mean gone fishing.


SERIOUS.....if anyone does get any e-mail scams, copy the "scam" as I posted and send it via e-mail to ..........

euroteam@oft.gsi.gov.uk





A little more info for you.



Typical scams may:

offer access to a winning ticket or the prize in an overseas draw or lottery, or membership of a lottery syndicate, in return for an "administration" or "registration" fee;

require a purchase of some kind to receive a "prize";

offer "genuine, multifaceted jewellery";

suggest that there are government funds available to claimed by individuals;

claim the recipient is entitled to an inheritance from a long lost friend or relative.

More often than not, there is no prize or reward on offer. Anything that is "won" is usually sub-standard, overpriced or misleadingly described and worth much less than the requested fee. (e.g. jewellery offered is quite likely to be a microscopic chip of industrial diamond of negligible value)

To avoid becoming a scam mailing victim, remember these points:

Ask yourself 'How could I win a lottery prize if I haven't bought a ticket?'

Normally, if you win something you don't have to pay anything to receive your prize.

Once you respond to bogus promotions, your name and address is likely to be placed on other lists for similar scams.

If asked to use a premium rate telephone number, these can be very expensive and may be part of the scam.

Never reveal credit card or bank account details unless absolutely sure who you're dealing with. These details may be asked for as 'identification'.

Contact your local Trading Standards Department or the Office of Fair Trading if you think you suspect an unsolicited mailing is a scam.







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