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Your Email has Won from Fake Lottery International in UK

Oh brother! Another one of those UK lotteries scam. Why do the Brits think they can swindle Americans easy?! Majority of the fake emails are from the UK! Why is that?

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Attn Lucky Winner,

We are pleased to inform you that you have emerged as a winner in the final annual draw of our Lottery International Programs. Your email address was selected by our Electronic Random Selection System (ERSS) from an exclusive list of 250,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies generated from an internet resource database. No tickets were sold.

Your email address is identified with Batch Number: P2/0056/2009 and Ticket Number: PP 3812 /2009 in Category "B" and your claims portfolio is filled with Ref Number: KPL/09-002/JA.You are therefore advised to receive a cash prize of £1,500,000.00 (One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pound) from the total payout.

CONGRATULATIONS! Your prize award has been insured under a bonded depository policy with your e-mail address, and will be transferred to you upon meeting the claims requirements, statutory obligations,verifications, validations and satisfactory report.

To file for the processing of your prize sum payment, you are advised to contact our Certified and Accredited claims agent for category "B" winners with the information below:
Name: Mr. Phil Smith
E-mail: mr_philsmith22@strompost.com

Endeavour to provide him with the following information in your contact
with him.
Telephone/Fax number:

NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 14 days, thereafter unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence.

You are to keep all lotto information confidential, especially your reference and ticket numbers. This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained.

Members of staff of affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to participate in this program. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.

Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.

Yours Faithfully,

McCarthy Frank
Lottery Co-ordinator.

1. Personal and winning data provided by winners to THIS PROMO remains known ONLY to the winner and INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMS ORGANISATION.

2a. all e-mail addresses, contact information, photographs and/or personal data of winners SHALL NOT be published or disclosed on ANY public or in any other public place or via any medium accessible to the

2b. all e-mail addresses, contact information, photographs and/or personal data of winners SHALL NOT be disclosed to or made available to any third party or agent outside the claims office.

3. All e-mail addresses, contact information and/or personal data of winners are kept in an isolated database server protected from any external access using SSL locking on 6th level binary phase. This data is made accessible ONLY to UK NATIONAL LOTTERY staff and authorized agents directly involved with the processing of winners claims.

4. Winners are advised to keep their winning information away from public knowledge, in order to avoid any double claims, impersonation or misrepresentation during the claims processing. UK NATIONAL LOTTERY will not be liable for any misplaced claims as a owing to your negligence or publishing of your winning information.

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  1. Anonymous said,

    this has been received here in the UK. This one is not solely aimed at our friends over the "pond". Are you sure this is from the UK and not just some scammers masquerading as if they live in the UK.

    on January 22, 2009 at 1:35 AM