Thread: chris@ccc is £750,000 richer
09-18-2007, 11:45 AM #1
chris@ccc is £750,000 richer
I have just received this mail;
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Swiss Lottery Board,
P O Box 1010
L70 1NL UNITED KINGDOM
REF NO: SL/74/368/05
We are pleased to inform you that your e-mail address has won the Swiss On-line Lottery.
Therefore you have been approved for a lump sum payout £750,000.00) Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds Sterling in the Swiss On-line Lottery program held on 15th September 2007, and released today 16th September 2007.
The online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 21,000 email 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 ID emerged as one of the winners in the 3rd category.
You are therefore been approve to lump sum of £750,000.00(GBP). To file and claim your winning, please contact our Fiduciary Agent for the processing of your winning particulars, with the following informationôs below.
To file for your claim, please contact our
United Kingdom Lottery Fiduciary
Contact Person: Mr. Micheal Anderson
Provide him with the information below:
9 Valid ID card ..............................
Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program.
Mrs. Rose Wood
Swiss On-line Lottery.
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Am I to believe this mail?
09-18-2007, 11:51 AM #2
I don't think so an obvious attempt at identity theft? I am surprised they didn't ask for bank account numbers and inside leg measurement.
If only it were true - hope it is.
09-18-2007, 12:00 PM #3
09-18-2007, 12:08 PM #4
Chris, remember to donate some to BC!
09-18-2007, 12:17 PM #5
09-18-2007, 01:15 PM #6
if it's true, i think you should buy all the regular members here a commemorative racquet to celebrate your winnings. though how much there'll be left after doing that might be rather insignificant!
09-18-2007, 01:17 PM #7
I have alot of these mails/emails. Its a scam.
09-18-2007, 04:09 PM #8
look at where the email need to be sent to. it's clearly just created and used by scammer.
09-18-2007, 04:16 PM #9
lolz google the place...if it exists, call it and check it out...otherwise, i doubt it to be true XD
09-18-2007, 04:30 PM #10
i get like 6 of these a day... no real lottery conducts business this way.
09-18-2007, 05:13 PM #11
maybe they just really want you to take their money ahha
09-18-2007, 05:59 PM #12
I dont think there is any FREE meal in the world !
09-18-2007, 06:15 PM #13
I wonder how much the "administrative fees" will be this time?? Obviously it's a well known scam yet people still fall for it every now and then
Just like "inheritance" mails from Nigeria and others . They will ask for a fee to do all the paperwork etc. Could be a couple of thousand dollars which some idiots are prepared to pay because what's a couple thousand bucks compared to 750.000 pounds .
Last edited by demolidor; 09-18-2007 at 06:17 PM.
09-18-2007, 06:58 PM #14
yup...but there's nothing funny about..."Identity Theft"...DUN DUN DUN!!!
09-18-2007, 07:45 PM #15
Now chris@ccc is 20% of £5,000,000 richer
Did you give my email address away ??? Something is going on......
Here is another mail just received. And this time, it mentions bank account.
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Mr Paul Glover.
Hemel Hempstead Hospital
Here writes Mr Paul Glover, suffering from cancerous ailment. I am into private practice all my life and do not have time for myself or any other things,except making money via my numerous business.I was once married but after three decades without child i have to continue my life.
I am writing this email to you because i want entrust the sum of 5 Million (Five Million) Great Britain Pounds Sterling which were derived from my vast estates and investment in capital market with A Bank here in UK for the good work of charity in your country.
Presently, this money is still with the Bank.
Recently, my Doctor told me that I have limited days to live due to the cancerous problems I am suffering from. Though what bothers me most is the stroke that I have in addition to the cancer. With this hard reality that has befallen my family, and me I have decided to donate this fund to you and want you to use this gift which comes from my effort to fund the upkeep of widows, widowers, orphans, destitute, the down-trodden, physically challenged children, barren-women and persons who prove to be genuinely handicapped financially,for doing this you will be entitle to 20%.
I made a vow to uplift the down-trodden and the less-privileged individuals as i had passion for persons who can not help themselves due to physical disability or financial predicament. I can adduce this to the fact that i do not have a Child from my late wife, which never came.
It is often said that blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money and my relatives are bourgeois and very wealthy persons and I do not want my hard earned money to be misused or invested into ill perceived ventures. I do not want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner, hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be with the Almighty when I eventually pass on. The Almighty will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I do not need any telephone communication in this regard due to my deteriorating health and my doctors advise. With God all things are possible.
As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank. I will also issue you a Letter of Authority that will empower you as the original beneficiary of this fund. My happiness is that I lived a life worthy of emulation. Please always be prayerful all through your life.
Please assure me that you will act just as I have stated herein. Hope to hear from you soon and God bless you and members of your family. Reply to my mail through my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Paul Glover.
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I don't know what I have done to get all these emails (why all the sudden ???) and to deserve all these moneys.
09-18-2007, 09:12 PM #16
It's a spam & for the sake of your wallet..
Btw, which email service do you have, chris@ccc?? If you have Yahoo!, there's a Bulk folder, esp. there to store those spams!!
09-18-2007, 10:34 PM #17
I work in IT and data security is a major issue in our office.
The rule of thumb with email is if you're not expecting it or it's not from someone you know, don't even open it (unless you're sure it's really for you). Delete it right away. There are viruses and malware that can launch just by the simple act of opening an email message.
A number of my friends' Yahoo! accounts have been hacked also. Do change passwords regularly and make them hard to guess.
Last edited by Type 100; 09-18-2007 at 10:37 PM.
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