And a legitimate lottery certainly would not use free hotmail,
yahoo, elitist, or aim email accounts.
Notice the gibberish writing, excessive/incorrect use of CAPITAL
letters, lack of decent punctuation and 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 email accounts, etc.
Sample scam email
Euro Million Loteria Award
Paseo De La Castellana
15-89, 28008 Madrid,Spain Branch.
Ref. Nš: ES/007/05/12/MAD.
Batch. Nš: GHT/2907/333/05.
PRIZE AND AWARD NOTIFICATION!!
YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WON THE LOTTERY.
We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our
SWEEPSTAKE held on February 13th, 2007. This is a millennium scientific computer
game in which email addresses were used. It is a
promotional program aimed at
encouraging internet users; therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for
Your email address attached to ticket star number (9901-0148-790-691) drew
the EUROMILLION lucky numbers 3-19-26-49-50 which consequently won the draw in
the Second category. You have been approve for the star prize of EUR 787,248.26.
(Seven Hundred And Eighty Seven housand, Two Hundred And
Euros, Twenty Six Cents).
You are advised to keep this winning very confidential until you receive your
lump prize in your account or optional cheque issuance to you. This is a
protective measure to avoid double claiming by people you may tell as we have
had cases like this before. You are required to provide the information below:
Name, Telephone Number, Fax Number, Wining Ticket Number, Reference Number
and Amount Won. This information For processing of your winning fund should be
sent to our registered claim agent in address below.
Guarantee Trust Agency.
Mr. Granssen Howard.
Address: Sin Numero Madrid Spain.
Rememer, all winning must be claimed not later than
note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote
your reference number and batch number inall correspondence. Furthermore, should
there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
ONCE AGAIN CONGRATULATION.
Mrs. Emily Simon,
The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to whom
or which it is addressed. Unauthorised use, disclosure or copying is strictly
prohibited. The sender accepts no liability for the improper transmission of
this communication nor for any delay in its receipt.