The Anonymous Widower

The BBC does Lotteries

These scams keep coming and you do wonder why anybody is stupid enough to fall for them.

BBC.CO.UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
PROGRAMED CLAIM HOME UK
HEADQUARTER, UNITED KINGDOM
===========================
The National lottery winners Results
These Are The Email’s Lucky’s Winning Numbers
*(04)*(06)*(12)*(31)*(38)*(48)*BONUS*(29)
ON Wednesday November 11th
Check On Your Winning Number
Draw Times – Find details
on this site below
website.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/lottery

Your Email Winning Number=(38)

Dear Lucky Winner,

We are pleased to announce your email address as one of the 300 lucky stars winners in the Bbc.co.uk national lottery promo draw held on the 11th NOVEMBER 2009.
All 300 winning addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 200,000,000{TWO HUNDRED MILLION} international emails addresses.Your email have been approved to claim the sum of £1,000,000.00GBP(ONE MILLION POUNDS),We are proud to say that over £25 Million GBP Pounds are won annually in more than 130 countries world-wide.

The Bbc.co.uk national lottery promotion draw is held once in every three years interval.And is also organized to encourage the use of internet and computers.
For security reasons,you are advised to keep your winning information confidential until you claim your prize money.However you will have to fill and submit this form to the events manager for verification & direction on how you can  claim your winning fund.

you are required to provide us with the information below for verification.

you must be 16 over to claim the prize

Fill the Details Below

1.FULL NAMES:
2.DATE OF BIRTH:
3.GENDER:
4.OCCUPATION:
5.POSITION
6.WORK ADDRESS
7.RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS:
8.COUNTRY:
9.MOBILE NUMBER AND NETWORK NAME:
10.ALTERNATE MOBILE/PHONE NUMBER:
11.AMOUNT WON:
12.EMAIL ADDRESS(S):
13.Your Winning Number:

CHOOSE METHOD OF CLAIM WINNINGS ( COURIER DELIVERY OR DIRECT BANK TRANSFER)…..

Sincerely,
Mr.Brian Adams
Promotion Manager.

Reply this email with the information for claim

E-mail:bbccouk_nationallotteryclaim@yahoo.com.hk

website. _http://www.bbc.co.uk/lottery

Name:Ethan Sawyer (Mr.)
Phone:+44 7024 079 993
National Coordinator
Congratulations once again.

Copyright (c) 2009 Bbc.co.uk national lottery Online Promotion Inc.

Some points to note, which apply to nearly all of these scams.

  1. I got four of these e-mails all to undisclosed-recipients.  Did I win four times?  No!  I didn’t even win once!
  2. There are numerous spelling and grammatical mistakes.  Look at the heading for a start, which contains Headquarter and programed.
  3. Capitalisation is bad too. 
  4. The e-mail address is in Hong Kong.
  5. The phone number may well be one that costs quite a lot for each minute.
  6. The copyright notice has Inc. in it.  The UK does not use this American form.

Remember no-one has ever won a lottery they didn’t enter.

One thing that should be done is that the UK should tighten up how 07 numbers are allocated.  Many seem to be used for frauds.  It might be difficult to check everybody before they get a number, but after any hint of fraud, the numbers should be cancelled immediately.

November 16, 2009 - Posted by | Computing | ,

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