Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Dumbass Scammers

Got this email today:

EURO MILLIONS LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL.
FROM: INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
REF: EML/ES/IPP/1555002244/05
BATCH: ES34/044/ILP /SL
RE: WINNING NOTIFICATION / FINAL NOTICE
DATE: 15th November, 2005
Winner,

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Euro millions Lottery Winners International E-mail programs held on the 29th of November , 2005.Your E-mail address attached to ticket number 2203-006 with lucky main number 15 16 36 41 42 drew lucky star numbers 03 05, which consequently won in the 3rd category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 1,000,000.00 Euro. (One Million Euro)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Due to mix up of some numbers and names/programme abuse, 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.

We hope with part of your winning you will take part in our end of year 50 millions Euro International lottery. this is an irish woman who won http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4730113.stm
To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial/Claim agent:
Mr Collins Smith ( SANITAS CONSULTANT & SECURITY)

Email:sanitasconsultan@netscape.net
Email: sanitasconsul@netscape.net

Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 30TH of September 2005. 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 of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Sincerely yours,
Mr .Richard Marcial
Lottery Coordinator.
http://www.national-lottery.com/resultseuro.asp
SEND REQUIRED INFORMATION BELOW TO YOUR CLAIM AGENT
( sanitasconsultan@netscape.net)

VERIFICATION FORM
1. FULL NAMES: _______________________________
2. ADDRESS: __________________________________
3. SEX: _______________
4. AGE: ________
5. MARITAL STATUS: ___________________
6. OCCUPATION: _______________________
7. E-MAIL ADDRESS: ___________________
8. TELEPHONE NUMBER: ________________
9. LUCKY MAIN NUMBER: _______________
LUCKY STAR NUMBER: _______________
10.TICKET NUMBER: ___________________
11.REF / BATCH NUMBER: ______________
12.AMOUNT WON: ______________________
13.IDENTIFICATION NUMBER EITHER INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OR DRIVING LICENCE / NATIONAL ID CARD.


Man, must be my lucky day! Yippeee...

Oh wait...the dumbass sent me this letter, dated Nov 15th, 2005. The draw TOOK place on November 29th, 2005. In order to claim my prize I had to respond by the deadline of Sept 30th, 2005. Sooo...lemme get this straight...I had to claim my prize 2 months before the numbers were actually drawn and I wasn't told about any of this until a month and a half AFTER the deadline, but the draw isn't for another 2 weeks?

Now all I need is a Delorean loaded with a flux capacitor and I can go (BACK TO?) the future, ensure my numbers were drawn, then go back to Sept 29th and send in a claim for my prize...

You think I could sue this Mr Collins Smith guy?