Sweepstakes / Promotion Scam Email:
Grand Bonanza International Program
The "Grand Bonanza International Program" is a really pathetic
attempt at a scam. Even if you get past all the misspellings, poor grammar and
punctuation, and the laughable "we're doing this out of a sense of civic
responsibility" lines, you'd have to be an imbecile to think that any company or
organization is going to hand out money randomly to you, just because you have
an email address.
Below is the scam email. We
have highlighted the
obvious clues to the scam in the letter; such as poor spelling, punctuation and
grammar, use of a free email account (Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) rather than the
organization's own domain, the "random computer balloting system" or "computer
draw system", and warning to "keep this confidential" (they certainly don't want
you telling the police or ConsumerFraudReporting about it!)
This one is really too stupid to believe that anyone would fall
for it... And for another, even worse attempt Microsoft scam,
see this page.
GRAND BONANZA INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
Alfreds Way,Barking London United Kingdom
This is to inform you of the results of the draws of our Grand Bonanza
International rogram (GBIP) held on the 5th
febuary 2007 in the United Kingdom.
We are pleased to notify you, on the emergence as a Winner in this Program
and you have been awarded with a cash prize of L900,000.00(nine hundred thousand
British Pounds) The selection process was carried out through
from an online database of World Wide Web sites of over 250,000 email
addresses drawn from all the continents of the world. And your email address was
selected among the five Lucky Winners in this Program.
This Program is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by
International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). This Promotional Program
is the 3rd in its series which we intend to hold it annually in
our corporate policy and sense of civic responsibilities.
To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact our European booklet
representative claims office as allocated to your Lotto Batch Number and Lotto
Reference Numbers. You are to make contact with the Claims Office with the
Tel :+44701112 7822
+44 703 1955 372
+44702 401 8673
+44702 401 8677
Email : smithwinston2@inMail24.com
1. Full name and address.
3. Tel and fax number.
You are to contact the Claims Office immediatelty with your Lotto Batch
Number and Lotto Reference Numbers. (IMPORTANT NOTICE) *Winners are advised to
keep their winning details/information from the public, to avoid fraudulent
claims pending the final transfer/claim by Winner. *All Staff of the NKL Group
are not to partake in this Promotional
Accept our hearty congratulations ! Regards
Mrs Lisa Burns.
Head of Public Relations Dept.
Other names and addresses used:
- NKL -Wir Machen Million
Grand Bonanza Program
Public Relations Dept.
Alfred Way, Barking, London, U.K.
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