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POWERBALL INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY INC.
"Mr. Frank Hurt, Mr. Lawrence Tallford"

If you received an email from Mr. Lawrence Tallford of Powerball International Lottery in London, you might want to ask him how the weather is... because he's certainly not in London, where the only legal lotteries are run by Camelot and the Monday Charity. But save your time and don't respond to him, it is a scam.  If you haven't figured it out by now, we'll repeat; there is NO SUCH THING as a choosing lottery winnings from lists of email addresses. 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; selected by a random computer lottery of email addresses, use of free hotmail/yahoo email accounts, etc.


First scam email

POWERBALL INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY INC.
Kruslann 205, 1098 SJ,
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Date: January 27th,2007

Ref Number: PBL/ CN/ 6654/ CP

Dear Consolation Prize Winner,

CONSOLATION PRIZE WINNING NOTICE

British and American private international e-games organizers and co-sponsors, POWERBALL LOTTO Group International, officially bring to your notice the final draw and the result of the 24th of January,2007 draw. We wish to congratulate and inform you on the selection of your email coupon number. Your email ID was included among the 50,000 different email addresses submitted by our partner international email provider companies. You have won a consolation cash prize of 1,500,000.00GBP (One Million, five hundred thousand Pounds).

For due processing of your winning claim, please Mr. Frank Hurt, Agent power ball lottery has been assigned to assist you with the following details.

WINNING INFO:

Amount Won;1,500,000.00 pounds

Coupon Number: PBL 2348974321

Reference Number: PBL/ CN/ 6654/ CP

Date of draw: January 24th,2007

CONTACT INFO:

Name: Mr. Frank Hurt
Email: fiduciaryofficer_agentfrank@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: +44 703 194 6730
(Form HLP)REFERENCE NUMBER: PBL9420X2/68

CLAIMS PROCESSING FORM

1.FULL NAMES:..............................

2.ADDRESS:.............................................................................

3. SEX: ............................................................

4. AGE: ..............................................................

5. MARITAL STATUS: .........................................

6. OCCUPATION: ..................................................

7. WINNING E-MAIL ADDRESS: ................................

8. TELEPHONE NUMBER: .....................................

9. COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE: .................................

10. AMOUNT WON: ...................................

11. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL: .

Once again congratulations.

Regards,

Mr. Lawrence Tallford.

(Group Coordinator)


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