Monday, February 1, 2010

I've won the lottery! Uh, no, it's a scam

Email addresses don't win lotteries. While there's indeed a National Lottery in the UK -- which this email claims to come from -- this email is a fraud. That's why the return address is to a "" account, not to a address.

This is a fake. Don't reply, don't respond, to messages like this.

From: "The National Lottery"
Date: January 30, 2010 8:54:55 AM EST
To: Undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Your e-mail address won!!!

The National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool L70 1NL


We happily announce to you the draw number (308) of EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw held on 01 January 2010. Your e-mail address attached to your ticket number with winning number SDV403955 drew the lucky numbers: 09 22 24 27 36 05 07 which subsequently won you the Raffle draw. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of GBP1,000,000.00 (One Million British Pounds Sterling) in cash credited to file reference number KLA7532/05.

All participants for the online version were selected randomly from the World Wide Web through a computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place weekly.

Please note that your lucky winning number may fall within any of our representative offices either in Europe, Asia or Africa as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this your GBP1,000,000.00 (British Pounds Sterling) would be released to you by any of our payment officer in any of these continents.

To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:

Mr. Bennett

Provide him with the information below:
Telephone number:
Fax number:
Winning e-mail:
Country of residence:


Yours faithfully,
Mrs. Williams
Online Coordinator

Registration details Camelot Group plc Registered office: Tolpits Lane, Watford, Herts WD18 9RN Registered in England and Wales No. 2822203

N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. You must contact your claim agent not later than 2 weeks upon receipt of this information to file for your claims; this way your Winning Certificate and all other relevant documents/paperwork can be prepared for your prize release to you. After this date all funds will be returned as unclaimed.

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