Here is a scam sent with the return name of Paul Van Dar at firstname.lastname@example.org claiming that I have won 910,000 Euros or 1.155609 million U.S. dollars if you convert it.
They ask that I keep this confidential to prevent mixing up the numbers until I have my money – right – read that as: Please don’t tell anyone about this until we have taken all your money and personal information.
Here is the scam:
NATIONAL POSTCODE LOTERIJ
FROM: INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
BATCH: 11/112/IKE /EL
We are pleased to inform you, the postcode promotion result, of the Postcode International Lottery programs held on the 10th of MAY 2010. your e-mail address attached to ticket number 19511415881-138 with serial number 1162-18 drew lucky numbers 5-14-18-24-31-44-68 which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of ? 910,000(NINE HUNDRED & TEN THOUSEND EURO)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 100,000 company and 50,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every three year.
We hope with part of your winning you will take part in our 2011 program of 50 million Dollars international lottery.
To begin your claims, contact your claim agent for processing and remittance of your fund to your destination choice 695Euro to be paid by the beneficiary
NATIONAL POSTCODE SECURITY AGENCY B.V.
Contact Person: DR. JOHN SMITH, (the foreign department manager)
Tel: +31-645-133-545 / Fax: +31-847-408-145
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 28th of JUN 2010. 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 and Staff and thank you for being part of our promotional Program. Been informed that the processing and remittance fill we be paid by the beneficiary.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
PAUL VAN DAR .
Remember, this is a scam and you should not respond to it. If you received one like this, please leave a comment with a copy and I’ll get it posted. It will help prevent others from becoming a victim!