Thursday, November 22, 2007

[advice needed] is this a scam?

Sure looks like a scam:

British National Lottery

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British National Lottery online program that was held on the 18th of November 2007. You have been approved to claima sum of 1,000,000.00(OneMillion British Pounds Sterling) In London Theselection process was carried out through random selection in Our computerized email selectionsystem (ess) from a database of over 100,000 email Addresses drawn from whichyou were selected.To file for your claim,please contact our fiduciaryagent by E-mail:

Provide him with the following information by email:
maxwellsmith05@yahoo.com.hk
Mr. Maxwell Smith. to claim your prize. Full Name: Address: Phone
Number Country of residence: Sex: Age: Occupation:

British National Lottery online program that was held on the 18th of November 2007. You have been approved to claima sum of 1,000,000.00(OneMillion British Pounds Sterling) In London Theselection process was carried out through random selection in Our computerized email selectionsystem (ess) from a database of over 100,000 email Addresses drawn from whichyou were selected.To file for your claim,please contact our fiduciaryagent by E-mail:

Provide him with the following information by email:
maxwellsmith05@yahoo.com.hk
Mr. Maxwell Smith. to claim your prize. Full Name: Address: Phone
Number Country of residence: Sex: Age: Occupation:

Scam?

8 comments:

Richard Madeley said...

Clearly not. I claimed my million last week and it arrived today.

Harry Haddock said...

No, this is genuine. Unfortunately, however, the bank account details & sort code of the account containing the money was downloaded onto two cd's that were sent in the post to our agent. These never arrived at their destination.

They appear to have been intercepted by a criminal gang known only as 'HMRC', who have used them to extort money from the winners, a criminal process known as 'taxing'

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I like HH's comment!

mutleythedog said...

Its a id theft trap.. really why does everyone have to be a comedian..?

Matt M said...

I've had three of these so far.

You can tell it's a scam: 1) It's far too good to be true. 2) The spelling and layout are appalling. 3) The National Lottery Board wouldn't use a free, web-based email address. 4) They wouldn't simply ask you to send your details in an email.

Longrider said...

Yes. You have to have actively participated in a lottery to stand any chance of winning. Along with mathematical dyslexia...

Lord James-River said...

Thanks for all that, people - it's clearer now.

Anonymous said...

a scam

http://www.scamemail.co.uk