The following is an email I just got the other day... I'm so excited...
This was just too funny.I guess there are people out there that would fall for this... not I.
Subject: URGENT rcbxftpjb They really expected me to take that as a serious subject heading? HA
AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY COMPANY
FROM: PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
ATTENTION: DEAR WINNER,
RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE
We wish to inform you of the lottery draws held on 11th of Auguts 2010, to declare the winners of the AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROMOTIONS UK. Your email address, attached to ticket number 900-4675-04854-197, with serial number 412-01 drew the lucky numbers 8 11 32 45 22 19 , and consequently won the lottery.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$2,500,000.00(TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLAR) to you in your file REF :ZAR/900111/2010. This is from total prize money of USD262, 000,000.00 shared among the Forty International Winners in this category, drawn from over 30,000,000 company and 200,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.
(they expect me to believe they give away 100 million dollars every year, to people that didn't pay into something???)
This promotional program takes place every year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Association of software producers. We hope with part of your winning, you will take part in our next year US$400m international lottery.
Your fund is now available for claim. Due to the mix up of some numbers and email address<- this just means they don't actually have your email address yet..., we ask that you keep this award strictly away from public notice(hmm I wonder why... until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this promotion.
To begin your claim, please contact our claim manager;
AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL SWEEPSTAKERS LOTTERY UK.
TEL + 447031746736 <- google this number... cheap factory unlocked phones???
For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice. Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than Four Weeks after notice. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your correspondences with our manager. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform your claims manager as! Soon as possible. Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.
THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY UK. <- there's no such thing... Not to mention that the email actually came from South Africa...