beware of this email! Pls read!
December 22, 2006 12:01am CST
hey guys and gals! I just want to warn you about emails like this. I just received this a few days ago. According to this email, I just won an email raffle or something like that. Imagine winning 850,000 euros without any effort! If you're going to convert that in Philippine peso, that will amout to more than 55 million! Good thing, I am not the kind of person who is easily misguided and deceived. So I searched the web about this kind of email and there, I found out that it's really a fraud. They send this to people and then ask them for a "processing fee" of the prize amounting to a thousand US dollars,which, according to them, cannot be deducted to the prize amount. You have to pay them that fee via western union. Whoa! Really, if something is too good to be true, it's not true, right? hehehe! Here's a copy of the email. I hope no one will be fooled by this. RESULT OF THE INTERNATIONAL POOLS LOTTERY. FROM:INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROMOTIONS AVENUE NKRUMAH KWAME SECTOR,14OUAGA 01 BP. BURKINA FASO. Dear lucky winner, We are pleased to inform you that your email address was selected in our EMAIL RAFFLE DRAW.An International program held on the 3rd of December,2006. Your e-mail address was attached to : Ticket number :148690309P Serial number: 3485210739 Drew lucky number:6397867715 which consequently won in the 2nd category. You are therefore been approved of a lump sum prize of € 850,000.00 (Eight Hundred and fifty Thousand (Euros). CONGRATULATION IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION: Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential untill your claim has been processed and your money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocolsto avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by someparticipants. All participants were selected through a computer raffle system drawn from over 20,000 company and 30,000,000 individual's email addresses from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every year.This lottery was promoted and sponsored by International software organisation committe,we hope as a lucky winner,you will be part of our next year ( 1 million Euro) Lottery Bonanza. To file your claim, please contact our claim agent named: Officer BUTAM LUJI to obtain your winning Form and Court Clearance for your won prize to be released and transfered to you. Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org TELEPHONE: (00226) 76 01 42 83 CONGRATULATIONS !! Contact your claim officer for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice. "Remember" that you must contact your claims officer through the email address as written aboveto obtain your winning form and court clearance. Your winning certificate shall be given to you for the endorsement of your winning cheque which shall be paid to our corresponding bank to your designated bankaccount . We assure our winners utmost security of their prizes without no hitch following our Protocol to release the prize to the bonafide winners. Winner are therefore notify that the Award Giving Day is on the 27th of December,2006, Winner's file should be completed and forwarded to the payment department before this date. In order to avoid unnecessary delay and complications, please remember to "QUOTE" your winning references to your claim agent on telephone,that is: Serial number Drew Lucky Number Ticket Number to your claim officer through his email address and telephone number as given above.Should there be any change of your address, do inform your claims officer assoon as possible. Congratulations once again from the staff of this Organisation,we thank you for being part of this year promotion program and wish you a continuing good fortunes. MR.LARRY LLOYD. 2006 RAFFLE CO-ORDINATOR.