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#906 by Fiesty Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:45 am
Here is another one just received. It appears to be from France or Denmark but who knows. Anyway, it sounds too good to be true and therefore...it must be a scam.
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<[email protected]>
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Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 05:42:40 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Notice Of Winning........ Dear Lottery Winner !!!
From: "SUF LOTTO AWARD" <[email protected]> Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
Reply-to: [email protected]
User-Agent: SquirrelMail/1.4.5
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FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD DEPT
WINNING INFORMATIONS:
Ref. No:PW 9590 ES 9414
Batch No:573881545-NL/2007
Ticket Number:PP 3502 /8707-01
Amount Won: $2,500,000.00.

The online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an exclusive
list of
25,000,000e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies
picked
by an advancedautomated random computer search from the
internet. No
tickets were sold.

To file in for the processing of your prize winnings, you are
advised
to contact our Certified and Accredited claims agent for
category "A"
winners witht he information below:
***************************************************
Name: Mr. Jacob Viz.
Phone: +31 616 937 546
Fax: +31-84 731 5655
Email: [email protected]
***************************************************
You are advice to provide him with the following information:
Names:
Telephone/Fax number:
Nationality:
Occupation:
Age:

Sincerely yours,
Walter Jones
Lottery Coordinator.

God helps those who help themselves.
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#907 by Ed Williams Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:48 am
Spot on there Fiesty, too good to be true = isn't true.
The IP is a satellite provider of West Africa and the yahoo email address also give it away as a scam.
The +31 country code is for The Netherlands, where a large number of these scammers are based. In all probability, the sender in Africa has contacts working with him in Holland

#908 by GomerPyle Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:20 am
No tickets were sold.


= not a lottery = scam
#909 by Fiesty Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:27 am
I didn't think about that. Thank you. Wow! There is so much to know about all of this. Fortunately, I never got caught in one of the lottery scams but I made up for it in the Nigerian and China ones. Thank you again. :lol:

God helps those who help themselves.

#934 by BlueTiger Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:08 pm
Among the Red Flags anyone receiving an email informing them of Winning a Lottery:

* Ask yourself, How can you win a lottery you never entered?

* There are no email lotteries. Your email address was one of many thousand who "won"

* There is a format of a lottery scam I have seen that uses the name "Microsoft" ~ and possibly other reputable companies. No, huge corporate companies are not ready to hand out their hard earned profits for some random promotion or any other creative idea the scammer makes up.

* In a real lottery, you do not have to pay to receive your winnings.

-Winning a lottery from a foreign country is very unlikely ~ if any possible in the first place.

* If there is any reason to doubt, come to site such as here at Scam Warners, and those of us who see these things on a regular basis at a minimum can give you reassurance that you're not missing out on collecting anything.

#1196 by Scam Patroller Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:14 pm
@ Fiesty and others who may post in this section, just a reminder, this section called "Personal accounts of scams", is solely for that, posting personal accounts of any scams you have been involved in, this topic is simply a post about receiving a lottery scam email, in future, please post such emails in the advance fee fraud section, it will stop the forum from getting cluttered up, correct forum here:

http://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=7

Remember, if it seems to good to be true, then it is.

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