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24th October 2004

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24th October 2004
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A another lottery variant of the 419 style of scam - uses the fake promise of a lottery win to eventually lure victim and trick them into giving away their bank details, or by requesting payments for 'administration costs'.

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1. A lottery variant of the 419 style of scam. Correspondance will simply result in requests for 'administration fees' to cover various costs, but you'll never actually get any money back!

2. EURO MILLION LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL almost certainly do not exist, and did you actually enter this lottery? An almost universal rule is that if you haven't entered a competition, you haven't won it! And even if you have the prize is likely is likely to be a fraction of that promised. You'd think a financial company would actually be able to spell the word 'financial' as well!

3. Notice that the sender uses a free, web based email address. A real company would almost certainly use their own.


" This is to inform you of the release of the EURO MILLION LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL held on the7th OF SEPT 2004."...

If you have received this email, please remember that it is very common for these email scams to be redistributed at a later date with only slightly different content or the same but with the fake page(s) hosted by a different provider. Also, once you have received one of these hoaxes, it is also common place to receive at least another one and usually a day or two after the first, although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.


The Spoof Email ...

EURO MILLION LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL CALLE MOSTOLES 23C PISO 6G 28923 MADRID ESPANA? DATE:15 OCT:2004. FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.. BATCH: EGGS-541-623-782: REFERENCE: 67/80/IPD ATTENTION: AWARD NOTIFICATION. This is to inform you of the release of the EURO MILLION LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL held on the7th OF SEPT 2004. The results were released on the 26th OF SEPT 2004.Your email address was attached to ticket number 653-908-321-675 with serial number 345-790-241-671 that drew the lucky numbers of 34-32-90-43-32,which consequently won the lottery in the 1st category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum of payent of Euros 1,000.000.00(ONE MILLION THOUSAND EURO,ONLY)in cash. credited to file with This is from US 20,000.000.00 (TWENTY MILLION EURO) in cash among the 20participating finalist playing 6,000 full tickets.CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your fund is now deposited with our Security Company and insured in your name.Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award from public notice untill your claims has been processed and the money remitted to your account as this is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming of unwarranted taking advantage of this program by participants as it has happened in the past. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from25,000 names from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North and South America, Middle East and Africa ..This programme is sponsored by EUROPEAN UNION/BILL GATES and WORLD INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY ORGANISATION TO PROMOTE and ENAHNCE the use of SOFT WARE IN THE GOBAL WORLD.we hope your lucky name will draw a bigger cash prize in the subsequent programs. To begin your lottery claims , please contact your claims agent,DR PETER JAMES( on Telephone number 0034-649-175-831with all your information provening that you are the user of this mail,either your country passport or any other indentity. Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than two weeks from the day you receive this notification.Any claim not made before this date will be returned to the EUROPEAN UNION via MINISTRY OF FINANCE of such country.And also be informed that 1% of your lottery winningbelongs to your agent because they are the company that bought your ticket and played the lottery on your name, NOTE this 1% will be remitted. AFTER you have received your winnings prize because the money is insured in your name already. Remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every correspondence with us or your claim agent. furthermore, should there be any change of address, please do inform your claim agent as soon as possible. A copy of your lucky winning ticket and your deposit certificate will be sent to you by your claim agent,DR PETER JAMESCONGRATULATION!!! Once again from all members of our staff and thank you for being a part of our International promotions program.we wish you continued good fortunes. Sincerely, MRS,COMFORT JOSE. LOTTERY CO-ORDINATOR.

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