[ba-unrev-talk] Latest OnLine Scam? Fwd: Award Notification
This one is a hoot!
It didn't even come from the late wife of some deposed dictator somewhere
in Africa! (01)
The Website is real. Here is what whois says about it:
WERKEN BIJ DE LOTTO
AMSTERDAM, N/A NL - 1007
Phone: 31 619690723
Fax..: 31 619690723
Email: email@example.com (02)
Registrar Name....: Register.com
Registrar Whois...: whois.register.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.register.com (03)
Domain Name: WERKEN-BIJ-DELOTTO.NET (04)
Created on..............: Thu, May 09, 2002
Expires on..............: Fri, May 09, 2003
Record last updated on..: Mon, Nov 18, 2002" (05)
The site itself says they ran their first trials of the computer (take a
look at the photo of the computer room!) in January.
They got the domain in May. They only bought the domain for a year. I
suppose they don't expect to be around all that long. (06)
And, now they are telling me I won 2.5 billion (in the US, that's 1000
million) dollars (US, I suppose). And I'm actually sharing some 22.5
billion with a total of 15 winners! (07)
Notice my winnings will be transferred to a "designated account" of my
choice. We have all heard that one before, n'est-ce pas? (08)
Gag me with a large spoon! (09)
This one is a hoot!
What will they try next? (010)
Of course, what if I'm wrong... (011)
>Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 17:02:33 GMT
>Subject: Award Notification
>WERKEN BIJ DE LOTTO,
>41132, NL-1007 DB AMSTERDAM,
>FROM: THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS,
>INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
> AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE
>We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today,
>21th November. 2002,
>of winners of the WERKEN BIJ DE LOTTO/ INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS held on 1ST
>You / your company, attached to ticket number 013-2316-2002-477, with serial
>number A025-09 drew the lucky numbers 37-13-34-85-56-42, and consequently
>You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$2,500,000.00 in
>cash credited to file REF NO. REF: AYT774521DA. This is from total prize
>money of US$22,500,000.00 shared among the fifteen international winners
>category C. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system
>drawn from 30,000 names from Australia, New Zealand, America, Asia,
>North America as part our
>International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually.
>Your fund is now deposited with a Finance and Security House and insured in
>your name. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you
>award strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and
>money remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to
>double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program.
>We hope with a part of you prize, you will participate in our end of year
>stakes US$1.3 billion International lotto.
>To begin your claim, please contact your claims officer immediately:
>FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
>EURO CROSSING BV,
> FAX: 31 619310573
>For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account
>of your choice. Remember, you must contact your claims officer not later than
>December 5th, 2002. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.
>All correspondences to Mr. Frank Ubu,either by fax or email, should have this
>email sent along with it and also, your email address to which this email is
>sent, should be clearly and boldly written in your response.
>NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember
>to quote your reference number in every one of your correspondences with your
>officer. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do
>claims officer as soon as possible.
>Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our
>THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS,
>WERKEN BIJ DE LOTTO.
>N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to
>disqualification. Please do not reply this mail. This message is been sent
>on your confidential email address [!TO!] for confidentiality purposes. (013)
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