Friday, April 07, 2006

125 million UK pounds you just won, and the UK National Lottery doesn't even provide email addresses to their workers?!

Another hilarious type of spam is all these lotteries.

Take this one for example:

From: risimoorelottery@hotmail.com
Subject: Urgent Notce
Date: March 4, 2549 BE 7:37:46 AM GMT+00:00
To: risimoorelottery@hotmail.com
Return-Path: risimoorelottery@hotmail.com
Received:
Received: from mail pickup service by hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC; Fri, 03 Mar 2006 23:37:50 -0800
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X-Originating-Ip: [165.146.23.120]
X-Sender: risimoorelottery@hotmail.com
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Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8BIT
X-Originating-Email: [risimoorelottery@hotmail.com]
Original-Recipient: [snip]
X-Originalarrivaltime: 04 Mar 2006 07:37:50.0919 (UTC) FILETIME=[8A775570:01C63F5E]

THE BRITISH ONLINE LOTTERY AWARD PROGRAM

British Lottery Headquarters:
Customer Service
33 YATCH BASIN MARINA OFFICES,
UPON TYNE NEWCASTLE .LONDON

05/01/2006

Batch: 14/211/0374
Ref: BTL/311OXI/02

ATTN:


WINNING NOTIFICATION


We happily announce to you the draw of the British lottery programs programs held in London, Your e-mail address attached, to ticket number: 694 75600545 721 with Serial number: 886/04 drew the lucky numbers:01-6-2-13-35-17, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.You are therefore, been approved to claim a total sum of £2,000.000.00(Two Million Pounds Only) in cash credited to file RPC/9080115322/44. This is from a total cash prize of £125 million pounds sterlings.

This year Lottery Program Jackpot is the largest ever for British Lottery, The estimated 125 million jackpot would be the sixth-biggest in U.K. history.The biggest was the 363 million pounds sterlings jackpot that went to two winners in a May 2000 drawing of The Big Game, Mega Millions' predecessor. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe and Africa as indicated in our play coupon. In view of this, your £2,000.000.00(Two Million Pounds Only)would be released to you by our affiliate bank in Europe or Africa .

Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds to you as soon as you make contact with him.

All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 companies and pernal email database.This promotion takes place annually.

To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent with the below details for processing of your claims.

MR. HUMPHERY MACKAY.
Email: humphery_mackay@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: +447040131735
Fex:44-871-251-5772
Call him on phone immedialty you recieve this mail so that he secure your file and give you the procedure on how the fund will be remited to your account.

To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent.

Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program.Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

Sincerely,
Mr.Lucky Daran.
Zonal Coordinator

Warning!!!: Fraudulent emails are circulating that appear to be beging Britsih National Lottery addresses, but are not from The British Lottery.
PLEASE REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO :
CUSTOMER CARE/COMPLAINTS DEPT:
LAST WINNERS ON BRITISH NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE GAME.



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So, looking back at this miraculous writing, I would be really amazed if he ever catches any fish with it.

First, The British National Lottery would not notify people by phone.

Second, this is not Attention to: anyone mentioned

Third, email date is in January, whereas the spam winning notification was sent in April.

Fourth, why on earth would anyone working for The British National Lottery use their hotmail or yahoo to communicate to you?

Fifth, the The British National Lottery could not possibly know if you ever had a winning ticket as the time of the purchase of a lottery ticket they have no clue about who bought a ticket with an XXYZZ number on it.

I have left the email address The British National Lottery used to email me to notify about winning these millions of pounds, so in case anyone ever in teh wild Internet feels they want a few million pounds of cash or a few hours of entertainment, please email this Mr Lucky Daran working for The British National Lottery and whose email is of some poor Humphery MacKay of yahoo. The a href / mailto in HTML code has been added for your convenience.

The British National Lottery should really pay better their employees, or at least provide them with a free email address.

1 comment:

The Preacher said...

The British National Lottery should really pay better their employees, or at least provide them with a free email address.

Heh heh, I love replying to these mails and at some point, asking them why they are using hotmail or yahoo. The explanations from the scammers can be quite amusing.