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Another scam lottery, even the name, Techie Charity Promotion, sounds ridiculous. Another "email address lottery" that receives it's money from taxes and "large corporations"; oh, yeah, right. Governments and corporations do NOT give away money to people who have an email address.
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.
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To the e-mail bearer,
It gives me great joy to acknowledge you as the recipient of Techie Charity Promotion yearly draw, held on the 8th day of January,2007.
You have therefore emerged as a recipient in the third category with an award of Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euro(850,000€) in this year promotion.
Your e-mail ID attached to the above stated Ticket No. emerged as one of the winners in our random sampling certified device, confirmed also by eminent representatives of the accredited charity bodies.
Revenue for this charitable programme is derived from non-governmental agencies and major multinational firms cutting across the Europe-American community.
In compliance with the sponsoring bodies' consensus, you are to make a remittance of a part of your won fund, not lower than 20-percent to a recognized charity home within your locality, after receiving your award/prize.
Please, for all enquiries and further procedure of claim, liaise with the designated Fiducial agent, Natalia Antonio (Mrs) via ; email@example.com Congratulations once more,
Info. Director 11
NB: Kindly indicate your Ticket No. in your reply and also note that this is purely a charity-base promotion.
The recipient "won" without buying a ticket (so where does the money come from?)
"For security reasons" you're not allowed to talk to anyone about it (especially the police or consumerfraudreporting.org!) - which ought to be odd since lotteries thrive on publicity!