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 Post subject: IS THIS A SCAM OR WHAT?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:52 pm 
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NATIONAL LOTTERY
PROMOTIONS/ PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
79 BOVILL ROAD
LONDON. SE23 1EL.

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REF Nº: EGS/2251256003/02
BATCH Nº: 14/0017/1PD
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Attn:Winner

WINNING NOTIFICATION

The board of directors and entire member of staff of the National Lottery wishes to inform you of the result of the (Email Address Ballot) online Sweepstakes international program held at the British Headquarter.

Your email account have been picked as a winner of Six HundredThousand Pounds Sterling ( £ 600,000.00) in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03. This is from a total sum of Four Million, Two hundred Thousand pounds Sterling ( £ ,200,000.00) shared amongst seven winners. This results is now released to you on 11th November, 2006 and your email address attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers -23-24-28-33-34-41 and bonus ball-18-in the Lotto, to check your results online click on this link http://lottery.co.uk/res/ participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from Microsoft users from company and individual email address users. Be advice to 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. For the release of your winning, kindly contac! t your claims supervisory officer at the British Lottery Head Quarters, Payment Release Order Department.

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Contact Person: Adams Richards
PROMOTIONS/ PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
BRITISH/UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.
Email: claimsagent_office_adams1@yahoo.co.uk

Phone: +44-701-702-5440
+44-702-407-4927
Fax: +44-871-715-6044

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You will be required to quote your lucky number,for confirmation on your winnings.All winning must be claimed not later than 3weeks after reciept of this mail. After this date all unclaimed funds will be returned to European Union Treasury as unclaimed prize for good cause.Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference number in all correspondence.You are therefore advised to give the following informations to the fiduciary via email,fax or telephone.

1.Full name and address................................

2.Country........................................................

3.Tel and fax number......................................

4.Occupation...................................................

5.Languages Spoken......................................

6.Religion........................................................

7.Age................................................................



Congratulations from the entire member of staff and thank you for being part of our email account users program.

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Ann Robert
Executive (International Sweepstakes).

Note: Participants below 21 years are automatically disqualified. All e-mail transmission/ correspondence are 100% protected by our Secured Socket Layer (SSL) server. The NLS is an institution under public law. Therefore, the lottery contract is concluded between the lottery participant and the public law institution NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE PROGRAM which is represented through its Director Dr. Gerhard Rombach at 79 Bovill Road, London. SE23 1EL. United Kingdom, trades register HRA 6230.

Dr. P. Swier, Mr. Gerald Goodman (Manager Foreign Operations), Mr. Franklyn Van Der Weijden (Manager Domestic Banking Operations), Dr. James Williams(Director International Credit (Department), Mrs. Sandra Murphy (Executive), Mr. Michael Cole (Executive), Mr. Stephen Boer (Chairman).Affiliates The Lottery Company and lottery.co.uk is in no way affiliated with,associated with or approved or endorsed by Camelot Group plc or The National Lottery commission.

Material Copyright © 2006 The Lottery Co. Ltd.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:45 am 
scammmmmmmmmmmmmmm


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:39 pm 
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Yes, it's definitely fake. Some of the major red flags include the fact that legitimate lotteries do not notify winners by email, you cannot win a lottery if you did not enter/buy a ticket. There is no such thing as an international lottery. The complexity of gaming/gambling laws from country to country prevents such a thing.

If you answer the email, after one or two email exchanges with the so-called "lottery officials" or "claims agent," perhaps accompanied by some official looking but fake documents, you'll be asked to pay fees for "taxes" or "handling" or some other reason. This is the scam - you pay the fees and never see any winnings, mainly because there are none to see.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:31 pm 
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Yes, it's definitely fake. Some of the major red flags include the fact that legitimate lotteries do not notify winners by email, you cannot win a lottery if you did not enter/buy a ticket. There is no such thing as an international lottery. The complexity of gaming/gambling laws from country to country prevents such a thing.

If you answer the email, after one or two email exchanges with the so-called "lottery officials" or "claims agent," perhaps accompanied by some official looking but fake documents, you'll be asked to pay fees for "taxes" or "handling" or some other reason. This is the scam - you pay the fees and never see any winnings, mainly because there are none to see.


Very nice answer, you a professional?


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 Post subject: Damn pity
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:31 am 
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Thanks guys, i always new if its sounds to good to be true then it usually isnt true. Bloody nice thought though. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:02 am 
Why would any lottery care about these factors?

Occupation...................................................

5.Languages Spoken......................................

6.Religion........................................................

7.Age................................................................

This is them gathering more information on you to scam you again later.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:14 pm 
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Thanks, armac. Not a professional, but I've been studying lotto/love/advance fee fraud for about 2 years. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:15 pm 
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I've lost my edit button. Hmm. Anyways, the scammers don't really care about your occupation, religion, age, etc. They just care about sucking your bank account dry.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:34 pm 
Sarah Price wrote:
I've lost my edit button. Hmm. Anyways, the scammers don't really care about your occupation, religion, age, etc. They just care about sucking your bank account dry.


They very much care abour your occupation, religion and age. If you are a professional writer they will try pretend to be with a publisher, if you are Baptist they try to get to you by being a Baptist, if you are older they are trying to sell you prescriptions cheap. Any information they can get they will use.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:35 pm 
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I guess I wasn't totally paying attention there, he's right. Sorry for the inaccurate advice folks. :oops: :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:26 pm 
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If you ask me, both armac and Sarah Price are right . . . what they want is your money/to suck your bank account dry, but they will use anything that the can to get to that "goal" like pretending to be someone who can help you further your career, who wants to buy your product, rent your house/apartment etc. They use any details that they can get from you to your money from you.

So like I said, you are BOTH right. :wink:

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