Email scam: Winning the Australian lottery jack pot

Yet another variant of the scam, winning a lottery, this time claimed to be from Australia. 

Date:   Tue, 7 Aug 2007 01:16:14 +0200 (MEST)
From:  "australialoto08@terra.es" <australialoto08@terra.es>
Subject:   CONGRATULATIONS! ! ! YOUR E-MAIL WON AUSTRALIA JACK POT

                            Visions of Australia logo

                                          6123 COOL STREET  RD,
                                      PAULGREENVULLE  Ax34587,
                                                  AUSTRALIA.
 
Ref: 475061725
Batch: 7056490902/188
Winning no: GB8701/LPRC
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are delighted to inform you of your prize release on the 6th August 2007, from the Australian Mega Lottery incorporated program.This is a bonus to promote lotto in Australia Which is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses form some site.

Your email address was attached to ticket number; 4700172507056490102 serial number  7741134002  This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 5-13-33-37-42 bonus number17,which consequently won the lotto in the second category.

You here by have been approved a lump sum pay of US$200,000.00 (TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND  DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref: ILP/HW 47509/09 from the total cash prize shared amongst eight lucky winners in this category.
 
All participant were selected through a computer balloting  system drawn form Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada,Australia,United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East,Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually.

This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base.

Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our AFRICAN representative office in LAGOS ,NIGERIA,as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of US$200,000.00 will be released to you from the regional branch office in NIGERIA.We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes for US$1.3 Billion international draw. 
 
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: Simply contact our fiducially agent, Rev. Fr. Kenneth Donald Joe  E-mail address  (rev_kendonald_ag@mail.ru ) contact phone number +234-805-722-1918 to file for your claim .
 

Please quote your reference,batch and winning number which can be found on the top left corner of this notification as well as your full name, address and telephone number to help locate your file easily. For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize released to you.

This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-participant or unofficial personnel.Note, all winnings MUST be claimed; otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed to the Australian Government.
 
Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!
 
Best Regards CarolSweet (co ordinator)

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT AT  (rev_kendonald_ag@mail.ru )
 
ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF THE WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION.
 
 
Yours faithfully,
Carol Sweet
Online coordinator for
AUSTRALIAN  LOTTO PROGRAMME,Sweepstakes International Program.
 
 
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I got an email from the australian lottery

My email was basically the same as what is posted up top there but mine was a little different.. it never asked me for my bank account or anything else like that it just wanted my home address and phone number etc.. i immedietly checked google and found this.. i never sent in any info thank god.. my email that i recieved told me i won 500,000USD. it gave me email addresses and phone numbers to call and contact and when i sent an email asking what it was all about they send me an automated one back saying from the phone conversation we had and email contact i can tell you that this is legitamate.. for one i didnt call them so that told me right there that it wasnt a real person.. i forewarded one the the scam pages about the australian lottery to the email address they provided me and in the subject area i put down ( this looks familiar!!! ) the email addy that they gave me was: ml.timothyp.cahilly@googlemail.com, E-mail: timothyp.cahill@yahoo.co.uk and the same name was at the bottom, Ms. Carol Sweet.. please do not fall for it!!! i was lucky enough to search google and find out about this scam.. i just hope others are as lucky..

Hi. I recieved the same

Hi. I recieved the same message. I sent them my bio and a scanned copy of my driving Lisence. I didn't send them any money. what are the proplems that I'm going to face?

austuralian lottery

 

I TOO HAD RECEIVED THE SAME EMAILS. I AM FROM INDIA. I BELIEVED IT TO BE TRUE, I WAS TO PAY FROM MY CREDIT CARD. I ALSO REQUESTED THEM, THAT I AM IN FINANCIAL HARD SHIP, PLEASE SAY IT GENUINE?, BUT WHILE  SEEING THESE MANY REPLIES I AM SHOCKED.!!!!!! PLEASE SUGGEST ME !!!!

advice!!!

I was told that i had won 2ooooooo us dollars & I have send all the things needed but i havent got any reply so what shall i do?

won a lottery

respected sir,
i m khan azharuddin,i had gave my id(zaikk552003@yahoo.com).
sir i had won a lottery from u but i m unable to claim my prize.pleaae send me the details of my lottery n also guide me how can i get the prize.
thanking u.
yours faithfully,
khan azharuddin.

Guys, let's not be naive!

Outrageous cynicism of our everyday world amazes me. All the moral values are violated, u can trust NO ONE & keep all your noble intentions & all your humane feelings for yourself & for those whom u really know. A couple of days ago i received a heartbreaking message from a rich man dying from cancer, who looks for someone who could help him dispatch his huge fortune to charity organisations "for the benefit of the downtrodden,less priveledged ,people in disaster affected areas and unto the glory of God Almighty". I hesitated for a moment, & then realised it was a scam, but i felt curious about which way he chooses to con me out of money, so i sent a reply. But how cynical it is! He calls himself Rev Ken Plywood. The most funny thing is this "Rev" & all the sugary words about God, kindness & noble impulses! It's becomming unwise to be kind, as u risk to be a fool.

Just look at this:
Hello, This is Ken Plywood, a successful Australian Businessman. I have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer.It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live.I am very rich,but was never generous, I have given most of my assets to my immediate family members. I have decided to give alms to charity organizations. I cannot do this myself anymore because of my health.I once asked members of my family to give some money to charity organizations,they refused and kept the money.I have a huge cash deposit of Six Million Usdollars with a financial Institution abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatch it to charity organizations. You will take out 20% of this funds for your assistance. I know not everybody that has the heart to carry out Charitable cause like this but I assure you that this Noble cause is worth embarking on even though the reward is eternal and immediate and I hope you will help me bring my wishes to reality even I might not be here to know whether you used the fund for the this Noble Cause. I wait to hear from you and please note that the fund will be Released to you through Telegraphic wire transfer then you will disburse the funds to the list of Charity organizations whose names I will pass to you. Please note that my use of computer is restricted by Doctors, so if you do not get an immediate instruction after you email me do not worry, I will find to to check my mail to ensure smooth communication until you receive the fund as has been perfectly arranged. Also email your reply to: rev.kenplywood@yahoo.co.uk.
Regards,

what is this I receive in my mail?

To whom it may concern,

Mr. M. Haplin,
I have been receiving bunch of your envelops says that Iam a winner of the Official President Challenge, what is this exactly? Is this a way to make money? I have sent 10US to this company and thought that was true and I never received anything so now are you after me again to make more money? Then you tell me this is a final notice final notice of what? Why do I have to pay 10 registration fee for? Every times I mail this envelop it cost more than regular stamps. If ti is a fraud please do not mail me your crap again.

this is a scam i searched the

this is a scam i searched the so called winning number and what showed is about 10 people have the same winning no batc h and ref number that i do.do not do this

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