Just received this email recently announcing that my email address was selected to win this 1.5 Million Euro. My heart beat didn’t even miss a thump, but my adrenalin rushed as I became angry with such old tricks. I am very angry and concerned not for myself, but for those innocent people (esp. elderly ones) who may be cheated of their money, some way or another. Simply put, all they need is one gullible man to believe in them out of the thousands of letters that they sent out.
The email is attached below. Do not send any information to whoever this guy is, just delete the mail. Just like real life, there is no free lunch or “get rich quick” shortcuts on the internet.
Note: I would not bother checking out the owner of tangana.com, nor is my responsibility to investigate. It is possible to forge an email address from a known site, so that the receipient thought that it is from the actual site.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:46 PM
Cc: recipient list not shown:
Subject: Category A + (Plus) WINNER ?1,500,000.00
Your Email Won the Category A + (Plus)..?1,500,000.00
Contact your claims officer Mr. R. Debota.!
ROYAL AMSTER INT.
PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
REF No: ANG/257-ILBI0531/07
BATCH No: DENP/15/096/1
TICKET No:20511465463- 7644
SERIAL No: 472-9768-98
LUCKY No: 8-66-97-22-65-99
WINNING EMAIL NOTIFICATION.
Dear Lucky Winner,
Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the
Free Email ComputerBallot Jackpot ‘Category A + (Plus) of ROYAL AMSTER INT. We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held today.
Your E-mail address attached to Ticket number 20511465463-7644 with Serial number 472-9768-98 drew the lucky numbers 8-66-97-22-65-99,which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved
for a lump sum payout of Eur.1,500,000.00 (One Million Five Hundred Euros).
This is from a total cash prize of Eur.9,000,000.00 Million shared amongst six International Lucky Winners in the Category A + (Plus).
This lottery is a promotional program by ROYAL AMSTER INT. (Biggest lottery Organization in Belgium/The Netherlands) to advertise to the world its existence. All participants were selected through a computer ballot systemdrawn from over 50,000 companies and 2,000,000 individual email addresses from all over the world, as part of our international promotions program, which we intend to conduct several times a year.
Be informed that your documents have to pass our authority to obtain a clearance, which shall be attached to your document in readiness of the subsequent onward transfer into your nominated mode of payment within 48 hours of completion of the authentication.
Due to the possibility of unscrupulous individuals filing a double claim, we suggest that you keep this award strictly confidential until your claim has been processed and notarized and your certificate of award obtained.
This is in conformity with the lottery claim regulations by our Organization & the Netherlands Gaming Control Board.
This is part of our security protocol measures to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse ofthis program by someparticipants/non participants.
All winnings must be claimed not later than 27th july 2006. After this date all unclaimed funds will beincluded in the next stake. Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
To file for your claim, please contact claims officer with contacts below:
Mr. R. Debota.
Reply To Claims Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative Email: email@example.com
NOTE: All winnings must be notarized and a certificate of award must be obtained from the Netherlands Gaming Control Board to complete to effect transfer of your winning prize. Winners are responsible for their legal/cost of transfer charges.
In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, provide the following when replying:
Delays will compel us to disperseyour funds, in other words, we shall divert your funds as stated above.
Kindly remember to quote your reference number number in all correspondence.
Finally, we call on you to make sure that you save a copy of this mail and note every letter clearly as stated for we will not be held responsible should there be any complications in this transaction due to laxity on your part.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
Yvonne Van Oort.
NOTICE: You have received this message from prize dept. at your winning e-mail address because you have emerged a winner.If you are not the intendedrecipient, you must not,directly or indirectly,use, disclose, distribute, print or copy any part of this message. If you
believe you have received this message in error, please do not delete it and allcopies of it from your system and notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail.