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This email claiming to be from the "Canada Lottery" for their Soccer World Cup Promotion" ought to be an obvious scam to anyone: they use hotmail and yahoo free email accounts, they claim to be from Canada, yet ask you to call a phone number in South Africa, and can't even spell "February" correctly. It is yet another variation of the Canada Lottery scam.
Notice the gibberish writing, excessive use of CAPITAL letters, poor punctuation and spacing, bad grammar and spelling, 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.
From: Ontario Corporation [
Date: Fri 1/4/2008 11:52 PM
Subject: Congratulations! you have won!!!
From: Ms. Lurie Segal
International Canada Lottery/Ontario 49 Soccer World Cup 2010 Promotional Draw
Ontario Lottery Corporation
70 Foster Drive, Suite 800, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 6V2
Your Winning Reference Number is: IMP/73253CA/2007 and Batch Number: 642376/CA/2007.
KEEP THIS EMAIL IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR WINNING NOTIFICATION.
The Canadian Government sponsors this lottery for the promotion of the 2010 Soccer World cup to be hosted in South Africa .
We happily announce to you the draw of the Special Global 2010 World Cup Promotional Draw held on the Sat Dec 29,2007 in Essex United Kingdom and Ontario Canada. Your e-mail address attached to REF N; IMP/73253CA, with Batch Number:642376/CA/2007 drew the winning numbers 10, 11, 15, 16, 18, 48 bonus- 30 for Ontario 49 Lotto under the choice of the lottery in the 2nd category of bi-weekly six.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$800,000.00 (Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars )
This is from a total cash prize of US $18,100,000.00 Million dollars, shared amongst the first One Hundred and-thirty (130) lucky winners in this category Worldwide. Because this particular draw was selected to promote the 2010 World Cup to be hosted in South Africa hence your winning information must be kept to enable you participate in our subsequent draws which will see 500 participants travelling on an all expense paid trip to South Africa for the Soccer World Cup 2010.
In view of this, your US$800,000.00 (Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) would be released to you by following the directives of the claim agent. Our Canadian agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draws system and extracted from over 10,000,000 companies and personal e-mails. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by unscrupulous elements. Please be warned!
You are required to forward the following details to our claiming agent to help facilitate the processing of your claim, your winning price is to the tune of $800,000.00 (Eight Hundred Thousand United States dollars) This correspondence officially confirms that we are in receipt of Instructions relating to the payment of your lottery winnings.
YOUR WINNING REFERENCE NUMBER AS LISTED ABOVE:
BATCH NUMBER AS LISTED ABOVE:
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE:
Remember, you must contact your claim agent Mr. Austin Connor, to claim your prize, send your reference and batch number and all the above informations to his email address and call him to let him know that you have contacted him through email.
THE CLAIM AGENT CONTACTS ARE BELOW
Processing Manager: Mr. Austin Connor
Note; your winning fund has been officially insured on your name(EMAIL ADDRESS) for safety and security reason to avoid any party/parties or organization have any access to tamper or touch your winning fund till it arrives into your nominated bank account of your choice in any part of the world. Therefore to file your claim, kindly contact our Claim Agent immediately you read this message for quick and urgent guidance for the procedures you have to follow to effect the release of your fund without further delay.
Ms. Lurie Segal
NOTE To confirm that you have the winning number for the Sat Dec. 29,2007 draw, visit: http://www.canada.com/findit/lotteries/results.aspx?id=8 , ON-Ontario-49-lottery-results.html confirm under Ontario 49.
NB: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. Please do not reply to this email address. Contact your claim agent. (Mr. Austin Connor)
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