Lotto winner scam

  Pamy 10:14 14 Dec 2008
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Just recieved this e-mail...

Euro Lotto RotterdamVoorhaven 783024RP RotterdamThe Neherlands End of Year Lottery Celebration - Automated You Have won the sum of 900,000.00 Dear Lucky Winner, You have won the sum of 900,000.00( Nine hundred thousand Euros) from Euro Lotto Rotterdam Promotion, held on Friday 12th December 2008. After a successful completion of the second category draws of Euro Lotto Rotterdam, International Promotion, You have emerged one of the winners of the Euro Lotto Rotterdam, which is part of our promotional draws. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 30,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from America, Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and New Zealand as part of our International Promotion Program. As a category B winner, you have been picked by a computer balloting system your email address was selected, from the of 30,000 email addresses drawn from all over the globe. After an automated computer ballot of our International Promotion Program consequently won in the second Category.

  rdave13 10:16 14 Dec 2008

Amazing how you could win the Lotto without even entering. Santa alive and well then ;)

  Forum Editor 10:20 14 Dec 2008

how anyone with more than a single brain cell would believe that a lottery which they hadn't entered would award them a huge prize.

Human greed can be relied upon however, and each time one of these scams is started at least a dozen greedy people fall for it.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:23 14 Dec 2008

It has been doing the rounds for 5+ years now....and people still fall for it. They obviously cannot be trusted with money.

G

  Pamy 10:25 14 Dec 2008

This is the rest of the e-mail
Due to mix up of names and addresses, we ask that you keep this award personal And confidential, till your claims have been processed and your funds remitted to you. This is part of our security measures to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of the situation by other participants or impersonators. To help you process the remittance of your winnings, Mr Peter Kolk has been assigned to assist you. Contact him on the information below. Indicate your Full Name, Address, Country, Telephone, Mobile, Fax Number, Occupation and Age. Failure to provide the information above will result to immediate disqualification !! Mr Peter KolkEuro Lotto RotherdamEmail:[email protected]emittance Department Personnel. For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice, remember, you must contact your claim agent not later than, 19th December 2008 after this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed. NOTE: To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers, Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. Once again, Congratulations. Yours Sincerely,

  Quickbeam 10:26 14 Dec 2008

And here's me thinking that there's a world full of kind philanthropists...

  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:39 14 Dec 2008

Looking on the bright side, as the Euro is nearly worth a £ now, the prize is nearly equivalent to £900k........who says the falling pound is bad news.

G

  DieSse 11:01 14 Dec 2008

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".....who says the falling pound is bad news."

Me - my pensions are now hugely lower than they were.

:-(((

  Pamy 12:48 14 Dec 2008

Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification.


Now what have I gone and done!!!

  Pineman100 15:38 14 Dec 2008

Any chance you could lend me a tenner?

I promise to pay you back out of my Netherlands End of Year Lottery winnings.

  Pamy 15:44 14 Dec 2008

Too late, Iv'e breached the confidetiality condition , havn't I

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