Tuesday, March 20, 2007

LOTTERY "YOU WIN" EMAILS are SCAMS


OK my heart jumps everytime I get a "YOU ARE A WINNER" or a "YOU WIN" email.
but when I see LOTTERY in the heading or the body of the email , my heart quickly SINKS............
these are FAKE EMAILS DONT EVER FALL FOR THEM AND DONT EVER GIVE THEM YOUR INFORMATION

HERE IS MORE INFORMATION IF YOU WANT TO READ MORE ABOUT HOW TO SPOT THESE FRAUDULENT EMAILS
http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/lottery.asp


HERE IS AN EXAMPLE from my email JUST TODAY:

The National Lottery
P.O.Box 10,
Liverpool, L70 1NL
UNITED KINGDOM.

Dear Lucky Winner,

We are pleased to notify you the draw (#1032) of the UK NATIONAL
LOTTERY,Online Sweepstakes International Lottery Program held on March
2007.
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
a pool of over 25,000 names of distinguished professionals drawn from
Europe, America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle-East, parts of Africa,
and North & South America as part of our international promotions
programme conducted once in a week to encourage prospective
overseas entries. The internet emailing idea was used, since most
people do are not able to purchase tickets and play outside the UK.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
£750,000.00(Seven Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds Sterling's) in cash
credited to file KTU/9023118308/03, and your batch and reference
numbers are UNL534635 and HY84768 respectively.This is from a total cash
prize of £2,250,000.00 (Two Million Two Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds
Sterling's),
to be shared by you and two others, in this category I.e. Match 6.

Please be informed that claims not processed within the stipulated
period may be forfeited to the pool without further notice.

Our European agent will immediately commence the process to
facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
You may wish to establish contact via e-mail or call him for more
information, with the particulars presented below sending
batch and reference numbers and these information's below
for quick verifications and release of funds.
1. Full name..............
2. Contact Address........
3. Age....................
4. Telephone Number.......
5. Marital Status.........
6. Sex....................
7. Company................
8.Country................

Overseas Claims Unit
United Kingdom Lottery Fiduciary
Contact Person: Mr. Blair Stevenson.
Email: claimsofficedpt_007@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: + 44 701 113 3368

Please be Warned!!!: Fraudulent emails are circulating that appear to
be using National Lottery addresses, but are not from The National
Lottery.

Our winners are assured of the ultermost standards of
confidentiality,
and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they
so
desire.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
At your disposal, we remain,

Very Truly Yours,
Mrs. Edwin Eddy.

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