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Fake Turkish National Lottery (Milli Piyango)

Here's one again that shows a real Turkish Lottery website. What's disturbing is the line that says, "don't be surprised on how we got your email address; it was submitted by your service provider."

Whoa, does that mean that
YAHOO, MSN, AOL, gmail, etc. do sell our email addresses to known fake companies?!! And since they were paid, is that the reason that the supposed highly intelligent filtering system of our service providers does not catch these messages as spam mails, hence ending up on our inboxes?!

Turkish Lottery******Congratulations!!!from email address: mpilot@service.net

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Ziyabey Caddesi 22 Sokak 1
TR-06520 Balgat-Ankara. Turkey.

The Turkish National Lottery which is locally known as the Milli Piyango is happy to announce to you that the owner of this present email address has emerge as one of the newly introduced Digital Lottery Programme which involves the use of
email addresses. Milli Piyango is held every 9th, 19th, and 29th of every month. Your e-mail address won you the lottery in the 2nd category and in this category 17 email address came out as winners and you are one of them.

You have been approved to claim a total sum of $785,280.00 (Seven Hundred And Eighty Five Thousand Two Hundred And Eighty U.S. Dollars). This is from a total cash prize of $13,349,760.00(Thirteen Million, Three Hundred And Fourty Nine Thousand Seven Hundred And Sixty U.S. Dollars) shared amongst the (17) lucky winners in this category.

All participants for this programs are selected randomly from over millions of email addresses of users submitted by their service Provider e.g. YAHOO, MSN, AOL e.t.c. So dont be surprised on how we got your email address. It was submitted by your service provider.

Prize Claim Inquiries:
Please Contact our cutomer service center and provide them with your full name and email address so that they can provide you with more informations about how to claim your won prize: Email: mpiagent34@walla.com

On behalf of me and the staff, we say Congratulations and thank you for being part of an email address user.

Mr. Ihya Bal Ak
Chairman of the Board & General Director

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From mpilot@service.net Mon Feb 4 13:48:25 2008
Authentication-Results: mta307.mail.re4.yahoo.com from=cogeco.ca; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
Received: from (EHLO fep9.cogeco.net) (
by mta307.mail.re4.yahoo.com with SMTP; Mon, 04 Feb 2008 14:08:28 -0800
Received: from cogeco.ca (smtp1.cogeco.ca [])
by fep9.cogeco.net (Postfix) with SMTP id 9110A1168;
Mon, 4 Feb 2008 17:08:25 -0500 (EST)
To: (Recipient List Suppressed)
Sender: mpiagent@cogeco.ca
From: mpilot@service.net
Reply-to: mpiagent34@walla.com
Subject: Turkish Lottery******Congartulations!!!
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 07:38:25 +0950
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