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Sample Scams Emails Involving the Irish National Lottery

How to Recognize Them and What To Do If You Receive One
"The Irish National Lottery
Deborah Clark, David Adams

If you received an email from "Deborah Clark", claiming to be from the Irish National Lottery or the Irish National Lottery Online, and to contact David Adams to receive your winnings, beware! This scam claims that there is a free online version of the Irish Lottery that selects winners, randomly, just because they have an email address. Obviously, this is just another scam. If you really believe that there is ANY organization, anywhere in the world, that is going to give away millions of dollars weekly to people who are selected at random from email addresses, then we will question your sanity.

We've highlighted some of the obvious clues that it is a fraud. Notice the the use of free yahoo email accounts (not likely for a professional lottery!), gibberish phrases, many typos and misspellings, etc. Note that they have even included the real logo, from the Irish Lottery website.

See this page for much more information.


Irish Lottery Scam Email Received:

WINNING NOTIFICATION:

We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our computer balloting Games held on Month of April 2008. This is a Millennium Scientific Computer Draw in which your email addresses were Selected Among.The Online Winners of The Irish National Lottery programme,To encourage internet users,You do Not have to buy ticket before you are selected as the Winner, You have won the sum of (????1,000,000.00) aOne Million Great British Pounds Sterlling, in cash credited to file Ref

No,UK/9420X2/68 ;Batch No 074/05/ZY369.......To claim your winning Contact Our Fiduciary Claims Office.

Name: Mr David Adams

E-mail:Address: irishnational-lottery@Go-Irish.com

Phone Number: +44-704-572-9551

1. Name: 2. Address 3. Age: 4. Sex: 5. Phone: 6. Country: 7.Occupation:

On-Line Co-ordinator

Deborah Clark(Mrs  

 


Message headers

From Kristen Fraley Mon Apr  7 07:53:34 2008

Return-Path: < kristen.fraley@stu.carter.kyschools.us >

Authentication-Results: mta134.mail.re1.yahoo.com  from=stu.carter.kyschools.us; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)

Received: from 216.32.180.16  (EHLO outbound2-va3-R.bigfish.com) (216.32.180.16)

  by mta134.mail.re1.yahoo.com with SMTP; Mon, 07 Apr 2008 10:19:21 -0700

Received: from outbound2-va3.bigfish.com (localhost.localdomain [127.0.0.1])

          by outbound2-va3-R.bigfish.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 3D0B3F68795;

          Mon,  7 Apr 2008 15:07:09 +0000 (UTC)

Received: from mail95-va3-R.bigfish.com (si1-va3 [10.7.14.5])

          (using TLSv1 with cipher DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA (256/256 bits))

          (No client certificate requested)

          by outbound2-va3.bigfish.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 2C53C1C38001;

          Mon,  7 Apr 2008 15:07:09 +0000 (UTC)

Received: from mail95-va3 (localhost.localdomain [127.0.0.1])

          by mail95-va3-R.bigfish.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 9E02BD98E02;

          Mon,  7 Apr 2008 15:07:08 +0000 (UTC)

Received: by mail95-va3 (MessageSwitch) id 1207580826696149_26092; Mon,  7 Apr 2008 15:07:06 +0000 (UCT)

Received: from EDSMTPFEX3.kets.ketsds.net (mta3.education.ky.gov [170.185.16.28])

          by mail95-va3.bigfish.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id B8FD75E8092;

          Mon,  7 Apr 2008 15:07:04 +0000 (UTC)

Received: from ED105X1.carter.ketsds.net ([10.253.56.20]) by EDSMTPFEX3.kets.ketsds.net with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.3959);

           Mon, 7 Apr 2008 11:06:51 -0400

Content-class: urn:content-classes:message

MIME-Version: 1.0

Content-Type: multipart/alternative;

          boundary="----_=_NextPart_001_01C898BF.2764C92C"

Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION:

Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 10:53:34 -0400

Message-ID: <B61FCE8D26ACBC46BA27BCC593BA2BFC01847865@ED105X1.carter.ketsds.net>

Thread-Topic: WINNING NOTIFICATION:

Thread-Index: AciYvySB14ltU8hfTbq5pmuylvz0iQ==

From: "Kristen Fraley" <Kristen.Fraley@stu.carter.kyschools.us>

To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Content-Length: 2443

 


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