I have won Five hundred thousand pound (£750,000)

@Kool121 (292)
India
July 31, 2009 1:00am CST
Dear friends I have just received an Email from some Tyler Joseph. He says that i have won a prize money of five hundred thousand pounds(£750,000) for New Year Edition 2009 Lottery promotion which is organized by Uk National Lottery. Wow i am a rich person now. Here is what the Email reads: _________________________________________________________________________________ Uk National Lottery Baley House, Har Road Sutton, Greater London SM1 4te United A Kingdom. Batch: 12/25/0340 Dear Winner This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of five hundred thousand pounds(£750,000) for New Year Edition 2009 Lottery promotion which is organized by Uk National Lottery,collects all the email addresses of people that are active online,among the millions we only select five people every Month as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying,we congratulate you for being one of the people selected. PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM You are to contact your Claims Agent with immediate effect to faciliate the protocol of your winning prized before the date of Claim. Dr Patrick Joseph (VERIFICATION DEPARTMENT MANAGER) Tel: +44 701 118 4701 Email: drpatrick.joseph01@live.com You are therefore advised to send the following information to the claims agent. 1. Full name ............. 2. Country.............. 3. Contact Address.......... 4.. Telephone Number ...... 5. Marital Status ......... 6. Occupation ............. 7. Company ............. 8. Age................... Congratulations!! once again. Yours in service, Mrs Rose Wood. CONGRATULATION******FILE FOR YOUR CLAIMS.
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@berrys (864)
• Singapore
31 Jul 09
such a scam, call the national lottery first to confirm that they have such a contest running. I once got the same email but it was from yahoo and msn messenger, i call to ask?? it was a scam
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• United States
1 Aug 09
That's another point. Real winning announcements would not use a free email account like yahoo, or msn. They would use a registered email with that company or lottery. And even then they would send out registered postal mail by your name not your email.
@lheng18 (93)
• Philippines
31 Jul 09
its a way of promotion but i think its a scam at the end of the line you recieve nothing... if you are the really selected among others then they pay you asap.. as soon as possible.. be careful lot of scam is in the internet.
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• United States
1 Aug 09
This is no promotion! This is a scam, read my other posts here.
• United States
31 Jul 09
If that's their number on the e-mail, I would call the number to see if it's legit, before giving them all your information.
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@lelin1123 (15634)
• Puerto Rico
31 Jul 09
Are you being sarcasted with this email or not. Because if you aren't I just want you to know this is a big time SCAM. I have gotten this email numerous times and I send it too phishing scam. This is unbelievable how these people get away with sending this garbage.
@jdyrj777 (6538)
• United States
2 Aug 09
SCAM SCAM SCAM!!! Run as fast as possible in the opposite direction. If i bother answering these things its just to tell them. Cool im broke please send my money via paypal you have my email thats all you need. Of coarse i NEVER hear from them. I get these things in my email everyday. Along with the woo is me letters begging you to assist them in getting money from a hidden account out of what ever country they are stuck in..
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@darshan36 (497)
• India
2 Aug 09
no no no! Dont go for it! These are fake emails. Mostly they are coming from pakistan or terrorists who collect funds. You will fall into big trouble. I had also got one and had send them my documents, but there was no reply from their side. So be careful. Rest it is upon you.
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@aerous (13457)
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
Wow! My friend, you receive email scam..That is a scam my friend. Visit http://bit.ly/cAKzt For more details about that kind of scam email...there are many forms of that my friend
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@veejay19 (3590)
• India
2 Aug 09
dear kool, don`t fall for this, its a scam. I regularly get such mails and i just delete. Most of these are from African countries and if they were true i would have been the richest person on earth as till now i have received over a 100 of them. So just mark them as scam and let them go into the scam folder. Thousands of people receive such mails and very few fall for them. Be careful.
@iriscot (1290)
• United States
1 Aug 09
It smells of being a scam, don't do anything until you check it out. I get these all of the time and just delete them.
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@K46620 (1993)
• United States
1 Aug 09
THIS IS SPAM!!! DO NOT SEND YOUR INFO!!!!
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@busky5 (3165)
• Thailand
1 Aug 09
I'm congraturation with you too.I think you try to ask the UK embassy about this or not.
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@goldeneagle (6773)
• United States
1 Aug 09
It is a scam. A friend of mine lost $2000 on one of these type things. First of all, in order to have won the UK national lottery, I believe you would have at least had been in the UK at some point in the past in order to have been able to play the lottery there or have been registered for some type of contest. Please do NOT send them any information...just delete the email.
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• India
1 Aug 09
O thats great. But in my opinion you should leave the money and enjoy your life.
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@RANIRAJA (79)
• India
1 Aug 09
It is of no surprise. I too have received similar many times in the past.And many of my friends also have received similar mails.One of them had sent the details, but nothing happened.In my my opinion, do not go after that and do not give any of your details. It is upto you to take a decision. Thanks.
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@tchapp (15)
• United States
1 Aug 09
Unfortunately, no you did not win. This is one form of a scam. There are many, many of these out there. I get them all the time in my e-mail. Beware about answering any of these, giving out your personal information is a good way of getting ripped off. You should never have to tell any prize committee any person information nor should you have to pay any fees.
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• United States
1 Aug 09
OMG!! This is such a scam. I also receive atleast one of these emails at my yahoo email. This scam has also been on the news. Please don't do this they can steal your identity because they will contact you and want your bank information once you do that your screwed!! Hope and pray you don't go through with this. Take care.
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• United States
1 Aug 09
I think its a scam to get your personal information. Have they asked you to travel to another palce yet? Or asked you for cash? Be careful. I have received tons of those same letters in the email, and always, they are a scam.
• Denmark
1 Aug 09
That is a Scam. It's a very common scam method, been around for years now. Don't fall for it.
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@bdugas (3580)
• United States
1 Aug 09
It a scam I get just about 10 or more a day in my emails. I was so excited the first one I got, it was from Yahoo mail, I had won I don't remember how many millions of pounds and when converted to US money I was right a quarter million I believe. I got everyone up in the house to see it. Oh yes I sent them name, address and all the info they needed. Then while telling a girl friend of mine, she referred me to a page where I found it listed as a scam. A television report one night said they get you to respond with all this info and they use that to make fake ids to get into the usa with and even to make a id and kill someone and leave that id behind, while they looking for you they are long gone. So please do not believe this because it is all bull/crap. Usually you can search the name of the lottery or the person name who you suppose to contact and it will bring up the scam in search.
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• India
1 Aug 09
This is known as the Nigerian Scam, in our country. Many of my country men have fallen prey to this scam. First they inform you that you have won the lottery. Then they ask you to pay them a service charge, if you fall for this, the same thing continues either till you become tired or become poor. Simply avoid this e-mail or report it to the nearest Police Station.
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