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Old 02-09-05, 11:41 PM   #1
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FROM: GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED LOTTERY PROMOTERS. WINNING NOTICE FOR
CATEGORY "A" WINNER

Dear Lucky Winner,

RE: BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual
final draws of De Lotto Netherlands International Lottery programs.

The online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000
e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced
automated random computer search from the internet. No tickets were sold.

After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as one of
two winners in the category "A" with the following:

Ref Number: 35149/337-5247/LNI
Batch Number:26371545-LNI/2004
Ticket Number:54866235

You as well as the other winner are therefore to receive a cash prize of
1,500,000.00. (ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAN EUROS ONLY) each from the
total payout.

Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and will be
transferred to you upon meeting our requirements, statutory obligations,
verifications, validations and satisfactory report.

To begin the claims processing of your prize winnings you are advised to
contact our licensed and accredited claims agent for category "A" winners
with the information below:

Mr.Paul VanFrant
Financial Director,
Netherlands Development Finance Company,
De Amsterdamse
Poort Bijlmerplein
888 1102 MG Amsterdam
1000 BV Amsterdam
E-mail: paulvan@mail2world.com
E-mail: paulvan@walla.com
Phone number +31-617-628-678
Fax number +31-847-499-712

NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 20 days. After this date
all unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake. Remember to quote
your reference information in all correspondence. You are to keep all lotto
information away from the general public especially your reference and
ticket numbers. (This is important as a case of double claims will not be
entertained).

Anybody under the age of 18 and members of the affiliate agencies are
automatically not allowed to participate in this program.

Thank you and congratulations!!!
Yours faithfully,
Mrs. Mildred Hugo
Games/Lottery Coordinator.
De Lotto Netherlands International
www.lotto.nl


How frikken stupid do they think I am?
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Old 02-10-05, 03:51 AM   #2
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Hey man that is like so legit Do you think you could send me a set of 888's and a season ticket for Whistler

Congrats on becoming a new millionaire
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Old 02-10-05, 06:11 PM   #3
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Sounds a lot like Publisher's Clearinghouse.
Let me know when Ed McMahon arrives at your house.

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I got something like this and played around with them forever until they finally gave up and moved on. They started slacking off when I told them I was having my law firm handle the details.

I wonder how many fall for that stuff.
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Old 02-15-05, 04:01 AM   #5
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I dont get it. I know its fake, but what do they get out of telling people they won the lottery?
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I dont get it. I know its fake, but what do they get out of telling people they won the lottery?
When you reply and want to collect your "winnings" they will probably ask for your account info. It's then that they take advantage of you and start the process of stealing your info. If you look for the term "419 scam" you'll find quite a few variations on this (from the original Nigerian letter to recent Tsunami scams)
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Old 02-15-05, 04:18 AM   #7
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Oh i see. Thanks for explaining that for me.
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