The John Mitchell Email Internet Lotto Scam

Apparently I have won a combined total of 1, 252,000 euros plus 2,500,000 dollars.  I’m rich!  The best part was I didn’t have to enter any contests or lottos.  Just by using the internet and my “patronage of internet services” I was selected as the winnder.  All I have to do is email the claims agent a bunch of personal information.  What a great deal!!  I bet you guys were wishing you were me.  Don’t be jealous.

In case you don’t believe me checkout the email’s I received (I’ve crossed out the winning reference numbers since I don’t want you claiming prize)…Ok really do people really fall for this stuff?

Subject:     Dear Inernet User
Date:     July 23, 2009 12:32:36 AM PDT

Dear Inernet User

We are pleased to notify you the “Winner” of our Internet Lotto draws. This is a reward program for the patronage of internet services and all email addresses entered for this promotional draws were randomly selected from an internet resource database of of registered software and domain users.

Reference Number: NLS 90 EU 1109
e-ticket number: 765-45556453 098
Category: A
Amount: $2,500,000.00 (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars)

You may wish to establish contact with your claims agent via e-mail with the particulars presented below:

Name: Thomas Ward
Tel::+31 619 551 210

In line with the governing rules of claim, you are requested to furnish your claims agent With the following information:

1. Full names
2. Address
3. Occupation.
4. Tel/Fax
5. Nationality
6.  Winning Reference Number

Yours faithfully,
John Mitchell
Promotions Co-ordinator

John really should use spell check…I’m not an “Inernet” user!

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