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Ive won the lottery (yeah right)

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madmarchhare Fri 02-Jun-06 15:39:56

so obviously it a load of bolleaux, but what the the con?

Ive copied and pasted fyi,

The Free Lotto Sweepstakes,
PO Box 42 Peterborough

Ref No: MELI-T/ 17-F044262312
Batch No:901/00319/HLP
Zonal Draw No: GMLA2-003
Grand Draw No: 12099


We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today of your
selection as one of the five winners of the promotional Free Lotto Sweepstakes
held recently as part of our EXPERIMENTAL BONANZA. You have therefore
been approved for a lump sum pay out of ( £500.000.00(G.B.P). the value
of the amount comes to ($917,956.00 USD) Nine Hundred and Seventeen
thousand, Nine hundred and fifty-six United States Dollars.

We in the Free Lottery Sweepstakes is by this program,Launching our
model computer balloting lottery draws, developed and designed to satisfy
the cravings of the ever-growing number of participants in our various
lottery programs. With funds accrued exclusively from previous draws,
payouts to all winners are guaranteed and will be transferred in record

After randomly selecting 15,000 participants from an initial database
of 300,000 emails all participants were selected through a computer
ballot system from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Canada, Europe, USA and
South America as part our International Promotions Program, which was
conducted in view of launching ourselves into the Sweepstakes Industry
Worldwide and zoning all participants by their respective continents from
across the globe, we produced an extensive list from which you have
emerged as one of the winners of the Grand Draw In other to claim your
£500,000.00 prize, you will have to fill the form below and send it back
to us for verification and then you will be inform on how your
Cashier's Check for £500,000.00 has
already been deposited with your email contact.

1.FULL NAMES:_________________________________

5.MARITAL STATUS:__________________

7.E-MAIL ADDRESS:___________________________
8.TELEPHONE NUMBER:___________________
10.AMOUNT WON:_________________________________
11. COUNTRY______________________________

Please you are adviced to complete the form and send back to us for
prompt collection. You are automatically disqualified if you are below
years of age.Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners
will result to disqualification. This E-mail message (including
attachments, if any)is intended for the use of the individual or entity
which it is addressed and may contain Information that is privileged,
proprietary,confidential and exempted from disclosure. If you are not
intended recipient, you are notified that any
or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.


Divvy Fri 02-Jun-06 15:40:55

id theft!

Divvy Fri 02-Jun-06 15:41:55

If you reply to it..they will ask for more and more info on you

Securlurking Fri 02-Jun-06 15:42:08

seems to be sweeping for personal info I think? (applying for loans mobs etc)

madmarchhare Fri 02-Jun-06 15:42:44

Ah, obv v dodgy, do people still get sucked in then?

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