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Lottery scam warning.
« on: 18/04/2009 14:11:17 »
I have received this email:

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Ref Nş.: UKL/74-A0802742009
Your E-Address was selected online in this week's Uk National Lottery.Your
draw
has a total value of £1,000,000 GBP. Please acknowledge the receipt of
this mail with the details below to:
Barrister Kelly Moore.
Email: kellymooreclaims111@ yahoo,com.hk
CALL NOW +447045727786 .
Provide Your Name:___ Address:___ Age:___ Sex:___ Occupation:___
Tel/Fax:___Country.
for claims immediately.

Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being
part of our promotional program




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According to the lottery operators, these scams are on the increase. http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/player/p/help/yoursecurity/commonscams.ftl

I doubt anyone here is daft enough to fall for such a scam, but the more people who are aware of them, the less likelyhood of some gullible unfortunate getting ripped off by these devious gits.

« Last Edit: 18/04/2009 15:20:05 by ukmicky »


 

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« Reply #1 on: 18/04/2009 17:43:02 »
The way to tell this isn't from the UK lottery is that it came from Hong Kong - .hk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 

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Lottery scam warning.
« Reply #2 on: 18/04/2009 20:58:12 »
I have received this email:

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Ref Nş.: UKL/74-A0802742009
Your E-Address was selected online in this week's Uk National Lottery.Your
draw
has a total value of £1,000,000 GBP. Please acknowledge the receipt of
this mail with the details below to:
Barrister Kelly Moore.
Email: kellymooreclaims111@ yahoo,com.hk
CALL NOW +447045727786 .
Provide Your Name:___ Address:___ Age:___ Sex:___ Occupation:___
Tel/Fax:___Country.
for claims immediately.

Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being
part of our promotional program




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This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by OpenProtect(http ://www. openprotect,com), and is
believed to be clean.


According to the lottery operators, these scams are on the increase. http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/player/p/help/yoursecurity/commonscams.ftl

I doubt anyone here is daft enough to fall for such a scam, but the more people who are aware of them, the less likelyhood of some gullible unfortunate getting ripped off by these devious gits.



 Don.... you should post this in the above emails and Hoaxes ....here in chat at the top of the page.....
 

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Lottery scam warning.
« Reply #3 on: 18/04/2009 21:15:54 »
The way to tell this isn't from the UK lottery is that it came from Hong Kong - .hk                                                  
From Hong Kong hey,........I trust nothing coming from Hong Kong!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 18/04/2009 21:35:33 »
Yes, it has a reputation of being poorly made
 

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« Reply #5 on: 18/04/2009 21:40:39 »
An old friend told me to watch the yahoo reply addresses as a red flag also..I would add gmail hotmail etc..unless it has their own  thing..etc..
 

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« Reply #6 on: 20/04/2009 09:20:38 »

 Don.... you should post this in the above emails and Hoaxes ....here in chat at the top of the page.....

Why didn't I think of that?

Rhetorical question - please do not post answers! It will only blow up the TNS servers!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 20/04/2009 12:47:48 »
Good thing that I do not use the Lottery it's a long story as to why
 

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