Strange email - advise please

  Storik 20:44 11 Feb 06
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Hello everyone. I have just found this email in my mailbox and, cynical old thing that I am, this screams "Scam!!"

Anyone else received one of these and if so is tempted, like me to delete it? There was something familiar going around a few years ago. What do you think?

"Sir/Madam,

AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION:
We happily notify you of the draw of the Email Lottery Ballot / World Gaming Board Sweepstakes program held on the 31th of January, 2006. Your email address attached to ticket Nr: DNL02301487904/05 drew Lucky Nrs: 05-11-44-37-10-43, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of One Million Euro only in cash credited to file REF Nr: DNL/2651046GD003708. This is from a total cash prize of Nine Million Euro only, shared amongst the nine winners in this category.

All participants were selected randomly from the World Wide Web through a computer Ballot System drawn From over 1000 unions that are listed online. Microsoft Corporation, names from Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe, North America and Asia as part of International Promotions Program, which takes place every three years. Payment authority of your prize - One Million Euro only already paid and insured in your name with our accredited Paying bank will be issued to effect immediate / swift transfer in the mode you will prefer and designate, upon satisfactory report on verification and validation recommendations provided by our accredited Claims Security Agent Department. To file for your claim, please contact our Claim Agent; Dr. Jay Collins: The Foreign Service Manager of INTERCONTINENTAL TRUST SECURITY AND CARGO SERVICES on Tel: + 31-61-561-3220. E-mail: [email protected]

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential until your claim is processed and your money remitted to you and remember to quote your Reference and Batch numbers in all your correspondences. This is part of our precautionary measures to avoid unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. All winnings must be claimed not later than 28th of February, 2006. After this date, all unclaimed funds will be withdrawn.
Congratulations once more from all our members of staff.

Yours faithfully,
Mrs. Hellen van Marsh.
Lottery Coordinator – Sweepstakes International.
Website: click here"

Storic

  stalion 20:47 11 Feb 06

bin it it's a scam like many others

  SB23 20:48 11 Feb 06

Delete it !

  curlylad 20:49 11 Feb 06

On the right hand side of your keyboard is the delete button , use it !

Anything that seems to good to be true usually is.As soon as you email them they will say something like to retrieve the cash you must send us x amount of pouns as registartion fee or some load of baloney like that , just delete it.

  gudgulf 20:50 11 Feb 06

The link at the bottom of your post takes you to Dayzers .nl ...........which is known for such scams.

click here

Just Google Dayzers for more information.

  rdave13 21:04 11 Feb 06

If only....

  GANDALF <|:-)> 22:35 11 Feb 06

You need to ask?

G

  st-claire 22:49 11 Feb 06

scam about five years ago exac same and need to give bank details and western union the fee ,wellknown ,file it ,inthe bin

  bluto1 22:53 11 Feb 06

Scam too soon turns into virus. Delete without opening and then run you anti virus programme

  Ray5776 23:00 11 Feb 06

Definate scam if you did not buy a ticket,nobody gives money away.
Delete & run AV now

  Forum Editor 23:09 11 Feb 06

The email is riddled with so many impossibles it's almost laughable. Delete it and move on.

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