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mafibacon
26th Oct 2005, 17:32
I have just recieved this E mail which is no doubt a scam!
Anyone else out there had the same thing?

UPLIIFTL NTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROMOTION-SPAIN
REFF:GSL/73167/67/98/97
BATCH: 11/951/IPD/ES



We are pleased to inform you of the result of the of the Upliftl
Nternataional programs held on the 24 of Oct 2005. Your e-mailaddress
attached to ticket number 241918906-076 with game Number 54568 drew
lucky
numbers 16,11,52,33,44,42 which consequently won.You have therefore
been
approved for a lump sum pay out of 150,000.00 Euro.(One Hundred and
Fifty
Thousand)CONGRATULATIONS!!

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
from
over 100.000.00 company and 1.000.000.00 individual email addresses and
names from Middel East, Asia,Africa, Canada, Europe North and south
America,
Oceania and around the world. To file for your claim, please contact
our
fiduciary agent;

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your
Winning
information confidential until your claims have been processed. This is
part
of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse
of
this program by some participant.

Please, note that you will be required to pay for the issuance of your
winning certificate. Be notify also that all winnings must be claimed
not
later than 3th Nov 2005. After this date all unclaimed winnings will be
null
and void.In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications
remember to
quoteyour reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.
Furthermore,

should there be any change of address do inform our agents as soon as
possible.Congratulationsonce more and thank you for being part of our
promotional program. Note:Anybody under the age of 20 is automatically
dis!
qualified.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
CARFER SECURITY AGENT,S.L
Mr.Alxe Bobns
TET:+34605196898
Emil:[email protected]
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sincerely yours,

Miss.Teodora Moolman
Winning Co -ordinator

Globaliser
26th Oct 2005, 17:41
Before this gets shunted off to wherever it will end up, more information is available at:-
http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/lottery.asp
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/email-lottery-scams.html
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/lottery-scam-list.html

Getoutofmygalley
26th Oct 2005, 17:48
I have had that e-mail several times now. I always take great pleasure in replying back to them using as many expletives as possible whilst telling them where to stick their fraudulent lottery winnings :E

egbt
26th Oct 2005, 18:01
Getoutofmygalley

A sure way of getting more spam mail :{ The sender now knows he has a valid e-mail address and can (and frequently will) sell it on to others.

NEVER EVER: Reply to a SPAM e-mail or follow the link to de-register it just makes things worse

safe surfing :cool:

Getoutofmygalley
26th Oct 2005, 18:17
egbt

It's ok, it's not on my main account, just on my hotmail which is used for unimportant [email protected] - so I don't mind sending out replies to spam on that one :p

My main account hardly ever receives spam, and if it does, I just auto redirect it to my deleted mail folder :)

But as egbt says, don't reply to a SPAM e-mail or use the de-register links if it is on your main account or you will just be confirming that the address is valid, and those spammers will probably sell your e-mail address onto another spamming [email protected] :ugh:

BTW, anyone remember the old classic fraud whereby someone claimed to be a trusted friend of the leader of a (usually) African country and that there had recently been an uprising of somesort and the leader wanted to transfer funds out of the country by way of YOUR bank account and promising you say 10% of the proceeds (normally working out at about GBP32 million?) The one time I had one of these e-mails I replied with the most vitriol that I could, and I received an e-mail back from the spammer saying that I did not need to be so rude!!!!:ooh:

BOFH
26th Oct 2005, 18:35
The 419ers (which is whom you are dealing with) are usually too stupid to harvest hostile repliers, but egbt's statement holds true for spammers (blue pills, enlargements, reducing mortgages and so on) and is the best policy - unless you are deliberately soliciting messages for baiting or DOS purposes.

Some make a hobby of it. ;)

BOFH

egbt
26th Oct 2005, 18:36
Known as the 419 scam latest version is church based!

--------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: RE: OFFER FROM THE VATICAN CHURCH, VATICAN CITY.
From: "OFFICE OF THE HOLY FATHER" <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, June 5, 2005 2:30 pm To:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Attn: Your Humble Goodself.

RE: OFFER FROM THE VATICAN CHURCH, VATICAN CITY.

Greetings to you from the office of the Holy Father of the Vatican Church, Vatican City, Rome Italy. We are writing this letter to you today as a Holy offer/opportunity to work for the Vatican Church, Vatican City Rome Italy, as our only official secret distributor of charity funds to our several registered charity organizations around this global earth with topmost secrecy.


full details on the mets web site (http://www.met.police.uk/fraudalert/news/419vatican_fraud.htm)

Blacksheep
27th Oct 2005, 02:52
An obvious scam. Everyone knows the proper address is: [email protected]

Daysleeper
27th Oct 2005, 04:19
I'm ruled out

You must be a honest, straightforward and God fearing individual.


Oh well, still I don't imagine there are many aristcrats about these days.:O