Warning: Take a look at the latest email scam hitting the Internet!

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Warning: please review the following email scam below to see what to avoid.

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This question was answered on June 19, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The email below is part of an age old scam to take your money This scam is the latest variation on the Nigerian scam that is hitting email accounts globaly Please be forewarned, if you receive this email do not respond to it

-----Original Message-----

From: [email protected]

[mailto:[email protected]]

Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 7:46 AM

To: client

Subject: from the desk of the promotion manager

FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,

INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,

REF: NBM44125677 AND BATCH NO: 31/107/AY.

ATTENTION: Sir/Madam,

RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today, 01 may 2003, of winners of the UK LOTTO / INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS held on 17TH JAN 2003 as part of our begining of year bonanza.

You or your company, attached to ticket number 1416-4612-750, with serial number 3187-17 drew the lucky numbers 31-17-8-28-55, and consequently won the lottery in the "A" category.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$5,500,000.00 in cash credited to file REF NO REF: NBM44125677 This is from total prize money of US$16,500,000.00 shared among the Three (3) international winners in this category All participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn form 25,000 names from Middle East, Asia, Africa, Canada, Europe and North America and Oceania as part our International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Your fund is now deposited with FINANCIAL SECURITIES CO., a security House Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account This is part of our security protocol to avoid 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 high stakes US$1.1 billion International Lottery.

To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent;

MR COLINS RICHARDS,

FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,

FINANCIAL SECURITIES CO.

GROSVENOR SQUARE

W1A 1AE LONDON

UNITED KINGDOM.

TEL/ FAX:815-550-8622

EMAIL:[email protected]

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on June 19, 2003