This is yet another example of an email scam claiming that you won a prize.
In order to lower suspicion, they mention that there are no tickets to buy and only your email is used. This is to preempt the question: "how can I win a lottery when I did not buy a ticket?"
From: emones deprts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our computer balloting held on 13th Septermber 2007. This is a Millennium Scientific Computer Game in which email addresses were used. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users; therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for it. You have been approve for the star prize of
US $950:000:00 (Nine Hundred And Fifty Thousand United State Dollars Only).
To claim your winning prize you are to contact the appointed agent as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings:
(¡)Ref No: EMSPL/97/007/MA.
(¡¡)Batch No: EEMSPL/179/WAI
(¡¡¡)Ticket No: EMWLESP/1897/957
(iv)Lucky No: 11-34-75-54- 977
(v) Serial No: ESPL/07459
You must contact the appointed agent with your Full Names, Contact Telephone Numbers (Home, Office and Mobile Number and also Fax Number) via email to process the immediate payment of your prize.
The Validity period of the winnings is for 30 working days hence you are expected to make your claims immediately.
Once again congratulations !!!
Mrs Maria Martinez.
fel (not verified)
scientific computer gamesThu, 2008/09/04 - 01:21
i thought it was the end of my money problems when i read the letter..it comes in my mind that at this moment i'm in financial difficulties because of so many financial obligations to be paid....when it comes into my mind to search if there is any scientific computer games like this...i found out that its just an scam...thanks to the people who shared experence like mine thank you very much..
for the someone who recieve any letter like this just ignore for yuor safety!!!!!
This the mail they sent me
We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our
computerballoting held on the 1st September 2008. This is a Scientific
Game in which email addresses were used. It is a promotional program aimed
at encouraging internet users; Meaning, you do not need to buy ticket to
enter for it.
Your email account have been picked as one of the ten winning email
address in 2008.You are therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
£516,778.00(Five hundred and Sixteen thousand,seven hundred and seventy
eight pounds sterling only) or $921,201:00(Nine hundred and twenty one
thousand two hundred and one dollars only)in cash/check credited to file
Lucky No:- 07-13-31.54-640
Serial No: - MUO TI/82536
All participants were selected through a computer balloting system
drawn from 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 to promote the use of internet around the world.
TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE.
Please quote your reference, batch and winning numbers which as well
your full name,Occupation, Sex, Age,Marital Status, Nationality address
and telephone number .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
programme by non-participant or unofficial personnel.
Note, All winnings must be claimed within 30 days from this
notification otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed.
Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!
Co-ordinator(Online Promo Programme)
Esau (not verified)
Fake winningsSat, 2008/09/06 - 10:53
I Have also received such type of email. Thank you for your advice. But I was still wondering how could one win without a ticket? This is trash!!!!!!!
Ace (not verified)
Fake Winnings from Scientific Computer Games...Mon, 2008/09/08 - 02:35
I also received the same email last sept 3, 2008.
gary (not verified)
lottery scamsSat, 2008/09/13 - 05:09
people, people, people...
just ask yourselves who is rich or stupid enough to give away all this money when no-one has bought any tickets...(needed to build up a winning fund)..
.....obvious really - don't be fooled by these morons who waste our time with such rubbish!!
Anonymous (not verified)
What?! This is a scam, DAMNThu, 2008/09/18 - 04:40
What?! This is a scam, DAMN IT! I just sent them my personal and bank details. - But surely you can't steal from someone only knowing my account number and sort code? For F**K's SAKE! I knew it was too good to be true... Who do I report something like this to? what a pain in the ass... At least I only have minus 900 pounds in that bank account.
Anonymous (not verified)
جوائز وهميةMon, 2008/10/06 - 05:51
لقد تلقيت رسالة من شيء لم اشترك فيه CASH-OUT LOTTO ILP/HW
ZENITH PLAZA, SUITE 1102A
ZUID-OOSTAMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDSINTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONSPRICE AWARD DEPARTMENT.Date:29/07/2008.
Ref No: ILP/HW 47509/02.
Batch No: XL06/3638/IPD.
Winning No: 113 26 34 4 48AF.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Dear lucky winner, We are delighted to inform you of the result of the E-mail address ballot lottery draw of the Australian cash-out lotto bv international programme,which took place on the 25th of JUNE 2008.This is a computer generated lottery of Internet users using email addresses for draws.This lotto draw is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses from different World Wide Web(www)sites.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 275-189-657-23-05 with Serial number 8756-05 drew the lucky numbers and bonus ball number which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$250,000.00 (TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND US DOLLARS)ONLY In cash credit file Ref No: ILP/HW 47509/02.
This is from the total cash prize of US$2,000,000 Million Dollars, shared amongst the first Eight (8) lucky winners in this category.All participant were selected randomly through a computer balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada,Australia,United States,Asia,Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions programme which is conducted annually.This Lottery is being promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of 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 Abuja,Nigeria,as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of US$2,500,000.00 will be released to you from the regional branch office in NIGERIA.Our Authorized Claims Agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your Won funds as soon as you contact him. TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:
Simply Contact Our Authorized Claims Agent: REV.FRANK ANDREW
email....(email@example.com) Send The Following to him:
FULL NAME.................................................Ref No:........................................Batch No:...............................................
Winning No:............................................ DATE OF BIRTH..................................ADDRESS..................................................
SEX...................................NATIONALITY...........................................OCCUPATION...........................................TELEPHONE.......................................... APPROVED FOR PAYMENT. 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(VERY SECRET) from the public until your claim is processed and your prize money remitted/released to you.This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this programme by some unscrupulous elements,equally to guard against nonparticipant or unofficial personnel taking undue advantage of this programme. Note that,all winnings MUST be claimed by a STIPULATED TIME(ON OR BEFORE 27th OF OCTOBER);otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually be reabsorbed into our next lucky dip sweepstakes.
Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!
Yours in service, Mr Joe ChungExecutive Co-ordinator(Netherlands Lottery Inc).
Dr. P. Swier, Mr. Gerald Goodman (Manager Foreign Operations), Mr. Franklyn Van Der Weijden (Manager Domestic Banking Operations), Dr. James Williams (Director International Credit Department), Mrs. Sandra Murphy (Executive), Mr. Michael Cole (Executive), Mr. Stephen Boer (Chairman). NOTE:
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS OFFICE,MAKE SURE YOU CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT ABOVE. ALSO MAKE SURE YOU SEND DOWN YOUR PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS TO YOUR CLAIMS AGENT FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION.
ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF THE WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION. NOTE, FILL IN THE FORM ABOVE AND SEND IT TO YOUR CLIAMS AGENT AT firstname.lastname@example.orgHERE IS HIS DIRECT MOBILE NUMBER+2348064716808 CALL HIM AS SOON YOU SEND YOUR DATA TO HIM.
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Anonymous (not verified)
hahahaTue, 2010/02/02 - 11:40
the claims agent they used for your e-mail is a reverend of a church
sathyan (not verified)
Re:Fake winning: Millenium Scientific Computer GameThu, 2008/12/11 - 04:25
This lottery scams are increasing day by day and most of them are easily detected by my ordinary spam filter in my mail box.i feel very worst on this issue.
Deckerkay25 (not verified)
Damn..Sat, 2009/10/17 - 01:45
i just sent my info... bout me... where i can report this kind of scam...? what will happen if i gave it to them...........?
Anonymous (not verified)
It is also FAKE!Wed, 2009/12/16 - 22:03
First, I got the text message on my cellphone and the person asked me to provide my email adress and my full name. Then, I sent the information to this person by email then, I've got the following email.
I thought it might be true and the luckiest moment finally came to me, too but, I had doubt that the person's email adress was yahoo.co.uk and I thought the person could not the one who is part of the real NOKIA company.
I thank all of the people that shared theirs experiences and I would like also to do the same thing in order to get more victimes.
NOKIA —(United Kingdom)
2nd Floor Berkley Square House, Berkley Square London,
W1J 6BD London, United Kingdom.
Dear Kwon Eun-kyung,
NOTE THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITION
Any falsification of your details will render you disqualified because you will be assumed to be impersonating.
You are required to send a copy of your passport or drivers license for proper verification.
Friend and relatives cannot redeem your won prize on your behalf because the HSBC Bank ATM Card is covered by an IRREVOCABLE GUARANTEE BOND (IGB). thereby no deduction of anykind can be made on your won prize.
To avoid double claim, impersonation and disqualification, all winning information should be kept strictly confidential.
I am directed to inform you that your payment verification and confirmations are correct, therefore we are happy to inform you that arrangements have been concluded to effect your payment as soon as possible.
We have arranged your payment through HSBC Bank ATM Card Payment Center, this is an instruction passed by the NOKIA UK MOBILE PROMO.
We will send you an International Swift ATM Card that has been approved in your favor with Card Number: 5301236451206002, with valued sum of £172,000.00 GBP (One Hundred and Seventy Two Thousand Great British Pounds Only), which you are to use in accessing your fund in any ATM Stand/location worldwide and remember that the maximum withdrawal daily limit is Five Thousand Great British Pounds (£5,000.00 GBP).
We have concluded delivery arrangement with the UPS courier services. Please note that the UPS courier company is fully insured by Nicon Insurance Corporation.
Kindly provide the details below for delivery.
1. Valid Delivery Address:
2. Full Names:
3. Phone Number:
4. A scan copy of your Passport or Driver's license
Please do confirm that you will take responsibility for the cost of delivery (£98 GBP), so that i will know how to proceed with you. Please be informed that the delivery will be made to your address in 48 hours (2 days) after our confirmation of this payment for delivery, as you know that the delivery fee receipt will be also attached on your payment delivery documents to avoid your package being delayed by customs.
Treat urgently and note that your ATM Card is ready and available for dispatch to you.
Congratulation in advance.
Dr. Anthony Floyd
Tel: +44-704-576-7014 +44-704-576-7014