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I know it's a scam, but I can't figure out why they would send this out unless it's just the first step. Maybe I contact them and they ask for my account number to wire the money? Anybody else get one?

 

DNL-GH

Department of National Lottery

28-30 February Road Accra Ghana

P. O Box 1139 Accra Ghana

 

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners

International programs held on the 02/12/2005. Your

e-mail address attached to ticket number :310878GH655BE which

consequently won in the 1st category, you have

therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$2,000,000.00 (Two

Million United States dollars).

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that

you

keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been

processed and your money Remitted to you.

 

This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and

unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.

 

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn

from over 60,000 company and 40,000,000 individual email addresses

and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes

place quarterly every year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by

a

group of successful electronic dealers.we hope with part of your

winning,you will take part in our next year US$20 million international

lottery.

 

To file for your claim, please contact our Claims Agent with the below

contact information: Contact Person: Mr wilson Hans

(Lottery Director) Email: wil_hans@k.ro

 

Please confirm to our Claims Agent with your personal information:

 

1. Your Full Name

2. Contact Address

3. Telephone Number

4. Fax Number

5. Country of Resident

6. Your Winning Ticket Number

7. Occupation

8. Age

 

Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 21 days from the

first date of this Notification. After this date all unclaimed funds

will be included in the next stake.

 

Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications

please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in

all correspondence.

 

Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent

as

soon as possible.

 

Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for

being part of our promotional program.

 

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Smith Khan

Zonal Cordinator

DNL World Wide

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I know it's a scam, but I can't figure out why they would send this out unless it's just the first step. Maybe I contact them and they ask for my account number to wire the money? Anybody else get one?

 

DNL-GH

Department of National Lottery

28-30 February Road Accra Ghana

P. O Box 1139 Accra Ghana

 

 

Maybe they're trying to harvest your physical address to send you unsolicited "real" mail as well as SPAM. Your best bet is not to contact them if you ask me.

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That's exactly it. As the scam moves on, they will claim that they have to send the money but that it will cost X dollars to move it through customs efficiently. If you would pay the customs (or whatever fee) before hand, this will expedite the processing of your claim. Oh, because of problems with the banks in their country, could you please send the money (usually in excess of 10k) in the form of a money order?

 

It's the Nigerian scam with a new country.

Edited by Kid Cid

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I had no intention of actually responding to it. Even I'm not that stupid. :D

I was trying to figure out what they were after. Couldn't decide between my address or eventually asking me to send them money for the "shipping costs."

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I had no intention of actually responding to it. Even I'm not that stupid.  :D

I was trying to figure out what they were after. Couldn't decide between my address or eventually asking me to send them money for the "shipping costs."

 

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Most of those actually end up wanting your account information so they can make a "transfer" but the only thing that gets transferred is your money out. They would ask for all the bank info for the transaction to gain access to your account.

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I won last year. I'm now a millionaire. I light my cigars with $100 bills.

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I got this one today:

 

NUMBER:7733809-ANL/07

OUR REF:05/EXD776509/BV

YOUR REF:AD/GU670/66/06.FY.

 

 

EURO LINES PROMOTIONS AWARD!!

 

 

 

              LOTTERY WINNER,

 

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the euro lines Lottery

programs held on Jan 10,2006 your email address were attached to one of the

ten winning ticket numbers #9817- with game Number #128000... You have

therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$250,000.00 (Two Hundred

and Fifty Thousand dollars)

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!

 

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system  from our

sponsors databases, including over 20,000 companies and 180,000 individual

E-mail addresses and names submitted by our agents  drawn  from  Asia,

Africa, Europe, North And South America, Oceania and around the world. To

file for your urgent claim, please contact our approved agent.

 

Mr. Lucas Donk

EURO LINES LOTTERY AGENCY

Tilburg the Netherlands

Tel:+31-619-056-199

E-mail:infoagenc1@netscape.net

 

It is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and to minimize

identification difficulties to advise you to keep this information

confidential until your claim is processed successfully and to avoid

unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants to please note that

you will be required to pay for the issuance of your winning certificate and

all winnings must be claimed not later than Jan 20,2006.after this date all

unclaimed winnings will be null and void.

 

In Order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote

your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore,

should there be any change of address do inform our agents as soon as

possible.

 

Congratulations once more and thank you for being part of our promotional

program.  Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

 

 

Yours faithfully,

Mrs.Molburg Anderberg

Award Promotional Co-ordinator.

 

 

 

Drinks are on me as soon as I collect!

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