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British International E-Lottery Promotion Sweepstakes Informative - Email Scam - Lottery E-Mail Scam

Review by DebtorBasher on 2007-09-28
I received the following Email today...obviously another scam. Funny thing is knowing how lucky I really am! I have several different Email address I use for various reasons...and THREE of them had this message, and if you'll notice, there are four winners worldwide! WOW! Four winners world wide and I won three of those four!

Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 21:00:04 -0400
From: "Mrs. Diana Banker"
Subject: Ref No: BOL-C/ 18-F0672312
Ref No: BOL-C/ 18-F0672312
Batch No:801/00515/HOP
Zonal Draw No: GMLA2-006
Grand Draw No: 15021

Attention: Lucky Lottery Winner,

We are pleased to inform you that your email address was selected among
the four lucky winners of British International E-Lottery Promotion
Sweepstakes held recently as part of our Experimental Bonanza. Winners
were selected through a computer ballot system drawn randomly from a pool
of over 100,000 names of e-mail addresses from World Wide Web in all
over Europe, America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle-East, parts
of Africa, and North & South America.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 250,000 GBP
(Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds) in cash credited to
file BOL/9023110508/02. This is from a total cash prize of
1,000,000.00 GBP shared amongst the four (4) lucky winners in this category.

To file for your claims, please contact our claims director (Mr.
William Freetown) who is to guide and facilitate the release of your funds.
Ensure you provide him with the requested information below:

* FULL NAMES:
* CONTACT ADDRESS:
* TELEPHONE NUMBER/FAX NUMBER:
* AGE:
* OCCUPATION:
* NATIONALITY:
* BATCH NUMBER:
* REFERENCE NUMBER:

Mr. William Freetown
Claims Director,
Email: williamfreetown5@hotmail.com
TEL: +447011132785

Regards,

Mrs. Diana Banker
Online Coordinator.
Comments:10 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-09-29
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-09-28:
And her name just happens to be, "Banker"...LOL!
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2007-09-28:
The saddest part of this post is that there are still people who would actually believe this.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-09-28:
I agree...and that's why I posted it. It may be old news to alot of us, but there are always new internet users and younger people who will fall for this...and many of our senior citizens.
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2007-09-28:
We hear about it, but it's nice to actually SEE it firsthand. These scumbags will burn in hell.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-28:
I've been getting a lot of these types of scam emails lately only they're from someone in Africa telling me that I am the beneficiary to someone's estate and if I just send in all of my information, they will wire a check to my account. Hopefully no one is dumb enough to fall for any of them.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-28:
Here is an easy way not to get scammed . . . Don't open email from email addresses that you do not recognize.

In this day and age of identity theft it is so hard to believe that there are people gullible enough to fall for this stuff. It's simple . . . NEVER give out personally identifiable information in an email unless YOU initiate the correspondence and you know who you are sending it to. If someone is dumb enough to fall for this kind of a scam then they shouldn't be allowed access to email. (Don't you love how the person responsible for getting the funds to the winner has a "hotmail" email account?) LOL!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-29:
I voted you "very helpful" for this fine review.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-09-29:
John...I don't usually open any of these emails either...but when I deleted one before it, it automatically opened the next email, which was that one.
Justcuz...I used to get those from Africa, telling me a little girl lost her parents and there was money and they were looking for me...yadda yadda yadda...that's why I just delete them now.
Sheriff...Thank you.
Posted by Nohandle on 2007-09-29:
DB, you made an excellent point: "It may be old news to alot of us, but there are always new internet users and younger people who will fall for this...and many of our senior citizens." My feelings are many times the senior citizens are new internet users and tend to be very trusting. They also are delighted to begin receiving emails and probably open anything. Very helpful advice and can't be repeated enough.
Posted by old fart on 2007-09-29:
A few weeks ago I received a notice that I had won 251,000 english pounds in THE TOYOTA NATIONAL LOTTERY. The address to send my info was also in great britain. I figure that if I was That lucky they already knew where to send the money!
I await my windfall! LOL

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