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Congratulations to me! I just “won” $1 million in an online lottery. Hahaha!

An "official looking" letter head from these fools

An "official looking" letter head from these fools

 (Author: Like most of you, I have received so many emails through the years informing me that I’ve won gazillions in US dollars or UK pounds.   Of course, we all know that it’s bogus. I can’t help but laugh whenever I receive one. As I always say, if only one of them happens to be true, why should I still work? With $1000000, who needs to pursue graduate studies? Haha. I am reposting here one such email I got back in 2009.)

 

 

BATCH NO: 505649092/188

WINNING NO: PB8701/LPRC

WINNER: NO17

 

ELECTRONIC EMAIL AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION AWARD PRESENTATION CENTER: UNITED KINGDOM

 

DEAR WINNER,

And these fools can't even spell "congratulations" properly!
And these fools can’t even spell “congratulations” properly!

 

 

 

ALL PARTICIPANTS WERE SELECTED FROM WORLDWIDE A COMPUTER BALLOTING SYSTEM THROUGH OUR MICROSOFT COMPUTER BALLOT SYSTEM DRAWN FROM 21,000 NAMES, 3,000 NAMES FROM EACH CONTINENT (CANADA, ASIA, AUSTRALIA, UNITED STATE, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA AND OCEANIA, AS PART OF INTERNATIONAL “E-MAIL” PROMOTIONS PROGRAMME, WHICH IS CONDUCTED ANNUALLY FOR OUR PROMINENT MS -WORD USERS ALL OVER THE WORLD TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF INTERNET AND COMPUTERS WORLDWIDE.

 

YOUR FUND (CERTIFIED CHEQUE) HAS BEEN INSURED WITH YOUR REF NO: ILP/HW-475061725/07 AND WILL BE READY FOR TRANSFER AS SOON AS YOU CONTACT YOUR CLAIM AGENT DR SMITH WALKER . YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS SHOULD BE USED IN ALL CORRESPONDENCE WITH YOUR CLAIMS OFFICER, PLEASE NOTE THAT, YOU ARE TO CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS OFFICER VIA EMAIL OR TELEPHONE AS WE ARE PROMOTING THE USE OF E-MAIL. ALSO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CALL HIM TO CONFIRM YOUR WINNINGS AND GOVERNMENT TAX PAYMENT THAT IS ALL, AS HE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NECESSARY DETAILS ON HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE. AS PART OF OUR SECURITY PROTOCOL YOU ARE TO QUOTE THIS SECURITY CODE MSW/MAY/XX07 TO YOUR CLAIMING AGENT. THIS IS TO PREVENT SCAM.

CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT OFFICER IN UNITED KINGDOM.

NAME:  Dr. SMITH WALKER

EMAIL: smithwalker@blumail.org

TELEPHONE: +447024046871

 

NOTE: IN ORDER TO AVOID MISTAKES, PLEASE REMEMBER TO QUOTE YOUR REFERENCE AND BATCH NUMBERS AND YOUR SECURITY CODE OF MSW/MAY/XX07 IN ALL CORRESPONDENCES WITH YOUR CLAIMS OFFICER. DO NOT REPLY ANY OTHER MAILS LIKE THIS ON NET, AS THEY ARE A LOT OF SCAM ARTIST OUT THERE PRETENDING TO BE US.YOU MAY SEE MAILS LIKE THIS DO NOT REPLY. DO CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS OFFICER, DR. SMITH WALKER IN UNITED KINGDOM.  YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PROVIDE SOME DETAILS AND AS WELL LET YOU KNOW THE COUNTRIES OF THE PAYING CENTRES AND ALSO TO ENABLE THE OFFICE PROCEED WITH YOUR WINNING CERTIFICATE AND FILE KEEPING.

 

CONGRATULATIONS, ONCE MORE FROM THE ENTIRE MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF MICROSOFT CO-OPERATION TO ALL OUR LUCKY WINNERS. THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF THIS PROMOTIONAL LOTTERY PROGRAM. OUR SPECIAL THANKS AND GRATITUDE TO ALL THE ASSOCIATES FOR ALLEVIATING POVERTY ROUND THE WORLD.

 

SINCERELY.

MRS BETH MOOD

 

MRS. BASHEERA ABUBAKAR

(CO-COORDINTOR).

 

LOTTERY SPONSORS: CHIEF SPONSORS;

MICROSOFT CORPORATION UK,             MICROSOFT CORPORATION AFRICA,

MICROSOFT CORPORATION USA,           MICROSOFT CORPORATION ASIA.

 

For your price to be processed you need to fill up this form and send it to our claim agent in United Kingdom with the following Email address: (smithwalker@blumail.org)

 

The email sender then asks you to provide the following information:

 

NAME…………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

ADDRESS: ………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………

SEX: ……… ………………………………………………


AGE: …………………………………………

PHONE/MOBILE: …………………………………………

FAX: …………………………………..

OCCUPATION: …………………………………………..

COMPANY: …………………………………….

SECURITY CODE: …………………………………………………………………………..

WINNING NO: …………………………………………………………………….

 

And while it is sometimes amusing to think of replying to these types of email just for the heck of it, it is highly unrecommended to do so, especially if it involves giving them your private information. These people can engage in identity theft, and they can also hack the email you are using. Remember, these people are veteran scammers.

 

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3 thoughts on “Congratulations to me! I just “won” $1 million in an online lottery. Hahaha!”

  1. Harold Bond says:

    I’ve been reading along for a while now. I just wanted to drop you a comment to say keep up the good work.

    1. markpere2010 says:

      Thanks for the compliment!

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