I’m a Winner – That’s What The Scammers Say Anyway

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Cor blimey my inbox has been really exciting during the past few weeks. I’ve won millions of pounds, had lots of lucrative business proposals and even received several greetings e cards. I’m a lucky lady – or am I?

Mr. Kenneth Gram says that I have won 750,000 euros in the Netherlands SWISS-LOTTO Satellite Software email lottery and that I should contact fidiciary agent Mr. David Barnet and include my:  Name, address, Marital, Age, Sex, Nationality, Country of Residence, Occupation, Telephone number, fax number and winning number provided in the email.

That was the second time I’ve won that prize, Mr. David Bradley was the fidiciary agent a few days beforehand in the FINAL notice and he wanted all those details too.

Monica Floyd tells me that I have won $2,500,000 in the Secured Mega Jackpot Online Sweepstakes and that I should contact Mr. Leon Becker and give him the following details: Name, Address, Occupation, Tel/Fax, Cell/mobile, Age, winning ref number. The email also reckons to be from Joan Brookes Promotions Co-ordinator and the email address is supposedly a US university hospital.

Then Mrs. Yvonne Zwanette sent me a $2,500,000 award winning notice from the Oversea Winners Processing Department. She’s in cahoots with Mr.Henry Cerutti and they want the following details: names, Telephone/Fax number, Nationality, Age, Occupation, Winning Email, Identification I D.

I got another award winning notice of $2,500,000 from Mr. Danny Blind

Lottery Coordinator www.lotto.nl. He says to send the following details to Kenneth Vermeer: Names, Telephone/Fax number, Nationality, Age, Occupation, Winning Email, Identification I D.

According to Mrs.Elizerbeert Hetter I won 1,200,000 euros from the electronic free E-mail ballot organized by Elgordo de la Primitiva Lottery Promotions of Spain and I need to contact Dr.Gerald Erichsen for details. This scammer is trying the two step process of getting you interested before asking for your personal details.

Mrs Ana Sanchez and Juan Fernando Hernandez joined together to tell me that I’ve won 1,500,000 euros in the E-Lotto Internet Promotional Draws Jackpot held in Madrid Spain on the 4th of March of 2009. They will send you a claim form when you contact them but the claim form is just a request for your personal details. That was so good I won it twice!

Mr.Dirk Hoffman and Mrs.Monica Lisa tell me that I won $2,500,000 in their lottery draw and want my details too and Don. Jose Miguel and Mrs. Helen Gomez say that I have won 1 million euros in their lottery draw.

What all of these winning emails have in common apart from wanting your details is that they tell you that the email is confidential and not to pass the information on.

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For fun I replied to one of several scam emails from Mr. Fernando Sanchez and Denim DYZER of MICROWORD CORPORATIONS CUSTOMER SERVICE. they say that they have awarded me a second prize in as many weeks of 488,620.00 Euros.

I saidOk pay me then

Their reply:

MICROWORD CORPORATIONS SWEEPSTAKES PROMO.

CALLE SABASTINE 41, 28021,

MADRID SPAIN.

Date: 27th July 2009.

Attention: Winner,

We the entire staffs of Microword Corporations wishes to congratulate

you for being one of the lucky winners in this season’s lottery promotion. This is an independent promotion and it’s unconnected to any publication, no purchase necessary. Microword Corporations rolled out over €7,000,000.00 (Seven Million Euros) to encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide. All participants were selected through our Microword computer ballot system drawn from 52,000 Names, 5,000 names from each continent, as part of International “E-MAIL “Promotions Program, for our prominent MS WORD user all over the world, and for the Continues use of E-mail.

INFORMATION NEEDED FROM YOU FOR PAYMENT AND VERIFICATION !!!

YOUR FULL NAME:…………………….

OCCUPATION:……………….

AGE:………………………

SEX:……………………..

ADDRESS:……………………..

POST CODE:…………………

CITY:……………………..

STATE:…………………..

COUNTRY:……………….

MOBILE-TELEPHONE:……………………….

FAX NUMBER:……………………….

SCAN COPY OF YOUR PASSPORT OR DRIVING LICENSE

WINNER EMAIL ADDRESS:………………

REFERENCE NUMBER:…………………….

As soon as you send the information to us by Email, These will enable us start your Verification Procedure from our Office here in Madrid Spain. However once the verification is done, All the necessary documents that are required from you to receive your Funds in your country will be file such as your winning certificate for the transfer of your prize money.

Congratulations in advance.

Yours faithfully, Mr. Fernando Sanchez.

Foreign Transfer Manager: MSFT Word Resource.

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager.

©2009 Microword Corporation.

OMG they want a scanned copy of your passport or driving license!

My reply was:

“Why do you need that information when you and I both know that if I had really won a prize all you would need is my address to send a cheque to?

Their reply was:

DEAR SIR.

YOUR INFORMATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR DOCUMENTS PURPOSE.THERE ARE DOCUMENT TO FILE.IF A BANK HAVE TO ISSUE A CHEQUE,THERE HAS TO BE A FULL NAME E.T.C.

SO,PLEASE SEND THE REQUIRED INFORMATION.

THANKS

FERNANDOZ

My final reply was:
“Bull!! All you would need to send a cheque are my name and address. Only a fool would send all that information and scan copies of their passport and driving license for a complete stranger. You are a scammer pure and simple, a greedy thief feeding upon other peoples needs and greed. Get Lost”

Enough said!

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