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    I'd rather be fishing DjM's Avatar
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    Aug 2001
    The Great White North


    I am sure many people here have recieved copies of scam e-mails in the past, the most prevalent being the "Nigerian business letter scam". Well, one of my clenits recieved the following, this is a new one to me, has anyone else seen this one?



    REF Number : MLI/231-ILGI0431/03
    BATCH Number : EAPA/15/096/PTNL
    TICKET Number : 20511465897-6291
    SERIAL Number : 472-971103
    LUCKY Number : 8-66-97-22-71-64



    We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International
    programs held on the 2nd of October 2003. Your E-mail address attached
    to Ticket number 20511465897-6291 with Serial number 472-971103 drew lucky
    numbers 8-66-97-22-71-64 which consequently won in the 2nd category, you
    have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of US$ 1,500,000.00 (One
    Million ,Five hundred Thousand United States Dollars).This is from a total
    cash prize of USD$15,000,000.00 Million share among Ten International Lucky
    Winners in the Category A ( Plus )+ .


    Be inform that your documents have to pass our Authority to obtain a clearance
    which shall be attached to your Document in readiness of the subsequently
    onward transfer into your nominated bank account with 24 hours of completion
    of the authentication.
    Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning
    information very confidential till your claims has been processed as the
    Beneficiary Certificate Ownership Winning Notification, Stamp duties and
    re-activation of Account of your prize /money remitted in readiness of the
    subsequently onward transfer into your nominated Bank Account. This is in
    conformity with the latest transfer regulation signed by the Organisation
    / Netherlands Government since this is part of our Security protocol measures
    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 100,000,000 Companies and 200,000,000 individual email addresses and
    names from all over the world,through the aid of our insurance Company.

    This promotional program takes place annually. We hope you will take part
    in our next year USD$45 Million International lottery.

    To file for your claim, please contact our /your fiducial agent Mr. Christopher
    TEL: +31-629-280-332
    FAX: +31-641-593-184

    NOTE: That all winning must be claimed not later than 6th of December 2003.
    After this date all unclaimed, funds will be included in the next stake.Anybody
    under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

    Finally, we ensure that you note every letters as clearly stated as we would
    not be held responsible should there be hitch in this transaction due laxity
    on your part.So you are to expedite action ,Failure to do this we shall
    be compelled to lose your fund in other words,we shall divert your fund
    to somewhere else.In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications;Kindly
    remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.

    Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as
    soon as possible.

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

    Yours Truly,

    Mrs. Estella Rogers
    Lottery Coordinator
    Rule of thumb, if it sounds to good to be true, . . . . . . .


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    rebmeM roineS enilnOitnA steve.milner's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Phone the numbers - go one - it will be funny.



    I've sent of an email - will keep you all posted if I get anything back.

    Reverse SE is fun!
    IT, e-commerce, Retail, Programme & Project Management, EPoS, Supply Chain and Logistic Services. Yorkshire.

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    Just a Virtualized Geek MrLinus's Avatar
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    Sep 2001
    Redondo Beach, CA

    I've also received the snail mail version of this.. apparently I had "won" a lottery in Australia and It'd only cost me a mere $3.99/hour to find out..


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    Jan 2003
    Check out for more of the same things.

    I was looking up a sight called fulfillment international condos when I stumbled accross this GEM

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