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POWERBALL LOTTO GROUP
CONSOLATION PRIZE WINNER NOTICE

Ah, another "computer ballot system" lottery scam.  If you haven't figured it out by now, we'll repeat; there is NO SUCH THING as a "computer draw of email addresses" to select lottery winners. Ask yourself why would anyone give money away to strangers based on their email address.  You'd have to be begging to be a victim to believe this one.

Notice the gibberish writing, excessive use of CAPITAL letters, etc. Note the other clues to an obvious fraud that we have highlighted in the letter; keep confidential, selected by a random computer lottery of email addresses, use of free hotmail/yahoo email accounts, etc.


POWERBALL LOTTO GROUP.
PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
12 QUEENS ROAD Liverpool. L70 1NL UNITED KINGDOM.

Ref: PBL/2251256003/02
Batch: 14/0017/PBL

Date: 26-01-2007

Dear Prize Winner,

CONSOLATION PRIZE WINNER NOTICE

Europe/America private international e-games organizers and co-sponsors, POWERBALL LOTTO Group International, officially bring to your notice the final draw result of 25th Jan, 2007 POWERBALL LOTTO -wheel E-game which was conducted at our international corporate office complex in The UNITED KINGDOM.

Most recently, this foundation set up the NEW LOTTERY SCHEME to give out prizes based on COMPUTER BALLOT SYSTEM. By oing this the foundation seek to encourage the use of Internet for academic and business pursuits.

Your e-mail ID was included among the 50,000 different e-mail addresses submitted to us by our partner international e-mail providers. We hereby wish to congratulate and inform you on the selection of your e-mail account among the 6 lucky consolation prize winners. Your e-mail ID identified with coupon No. PBL2348974321, was selected by our E-games Random Selection System (ERSS) which subsequently won you a consultation cash prize of 650,000.00 (Six Hundred And Fifty Thousand Great Britain Pounds Sterling Only).

To process your winnings, please contact our Due Processing Unit Officer via below info:

Name: Mr. Clark Bestman

(Due Processing Officer)

E-mail: contact_clarkbest@inmail24.com

Tel: (+44) 701 115 1168

Congratulations once again from all member of our staff.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Charles-Thomas

Executive (Online Co-ordinator).


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