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Old 01-31-2007, 07:01 PM
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Got an e-mail today and just quit my job



UK NATIONAL LOTTERY


THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
P O BOX 1010 LIVERPOOL, L70 1NL UNITED KINGDOM

Ref: UK/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/05/ZY369
Hello,
WINNING NOTIFICATION
We happily announce to you the draw (#998) of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY,online Sweepstakes International Program held on saturday 23th of December,2006. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:02-03-21-24-38-44(bonus no.47), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category ,i.e match 5 plus bonus.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$2,500,000 (Two Million ,Five hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03.This is from a total cash prize of US$9,000,000.00 shared amongst the (7) lucky winners in this category i.e Match 5 plus bonus.

All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web Sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place weekly. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in UK as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your US$2,500,000 would be released to you by any of our payment offices in UK. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential until your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
Mr. Clive Highsmith
P O Box 1215 Liverpool,
L80 1nl United Kingdom
Tel: 00 44 709 465 9593
Fax: 00 44 871 264 0878
Provide him with the information below:

1. Name
2. Address
3. Occupation
4. Marital Status
5. Age
6. Country(Present Location)
7. Nationality
8. Telephone
9. Fax number(if any)

Goodluck from me and members of staff of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.
Yours faithfully,

Richard K. Lloyd.
Online coordinator for UK NATIONAL LOTTERY

Sweepstakes International Program.
Copyright 1994-2006 The UK National Lottery Inc.
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:23 PM
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is this a joke? sorry: english isnt my first language hence the lame question
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Old 01-31-2007, 08:08 PM
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is this a joke? sorry: english isnt my first language hence the lame question
(yea just a stupid e-mail I got)


Nope it says it right there, don't remember ever playing though


And hey noone steal my claim numbers
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Old 01-31-2007, 08:37 PM
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hahahha.....i actually thought u had won and wanted to post "congrats!" but i didnt know if u were kidding or not...LOL
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It's a phishing scam. You reckon anyone really falls for this stuff?

Yep, they do
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:25 PM
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It's a phishing scam. You reckon anyone really falls for this stuff?

Yep, they do
You like how they ask for all your personal info in 9 questions, all there missing is your social security card #
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joker look at this
http://www.lottery.co.uk/info/scams.asp
thats what it was
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You like how they ask for all your personal info in 9 questions, all there missing is your social security card #
Yeah. It's always a clue when they don't know your name or anything about you other than an e-mail address. I got about 5 different "paypal" things asking me for crazy things like my bank card number for "security purposes". Luckily I didn't fall for it.
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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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Yeah, be careful of Phishing scams. They may catch you off-guard if you aren't paying attention.

If you get an unexpected message from E-bay or something, and you want to make sure something isn't really going on, like in the e-mail message, do not use the links in the e-mail. Go to ebay.com and log in and see if you have any real messages from E-bay. Using the links could set you up so you are giving away your personal information. If you don't have an E-bay account, then you know for sure something is wrong.

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Good tips. My wife uses e-bay and she gets strange messages all the time. She never clicks on the links. One thing to look for is an overwrought sense of urgency. They'll say if you don't do something or other IMMEDIATELY you account will be cancelled without warning. Same for bank scams and such. No legitimate company is ever going to cancel your account without warning and they are not going to call updating you info (the most common simple phishing scam) and emergency.

Heres a site, btw, all about this stuff:

http://www.anti-phishing.org/
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