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mattley23
05-04-2004, 05:24 PM
Hi,

I have just checked my emails and have recieved one from a company called The Golden Trivial International Lottery. Its said that Bill Gates is part of the lottery and that ive won some cash!!

I have pasted the contents of the email below for your guys to read, what do you think, fake or not???

EMAIL READ AS FOLLOWS:

GOLDEN TRIVIA LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
Ref. Number: 639/898/007
Batch Number: 430456543-DA25
Sir/Madam
We are pleased to inform you of the result of The Lottery Winners International programs held on the 20th March 2004. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 44676546546-2343 with serial number 8645-635 drew lucky numbers 9-43-76-43-31-75 which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of US$ 1,000,000.00 (One Million United States Dollars)
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 20,000 company and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every three year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Bill Gates, President of the World Largest software, we hope with part of your winning you will take part in our next year USD50 million International lottery. To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial agent
MR. GIDEON HANS of the, Intercontinental Trust Agency
Email: gidhans55@netscape.net
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 15th of April 2004. 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 addresses 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,

Mrs. Clara Martins
Lottery Coordinator

cmckay
05-04-2004, 05:37 PM
To be honest id say its a load of **** - With e-mail addresses like @netscape.net it seems very unprofessional.

EDIT > DELETE!

Adam
05-04-2004, 06:31 PM
Some idiot will fall for it and give their email address to spammers or be conned in to handing over money for the prize.

There are the usual hooks and emotional ploys and even the odd typo to prove it is junk. It is very helpful of spammers to do this.

I got one to my mobile which said "Someone fancies you and have given your number, please call 090..... to fnd out who"

kng
05-04-2004, 06:44 PM
http://www.gibnet.com/isl/yahoo.htm

http://www.fraudaid.com/ScamSpam/Lottery/

Looks like it is a SCAM boo hoo!!!

mattley23
05-04-2004, 07:01 PM
Exactly what I thought, a complete hoax.
God i was sooo excited too!!! me a millionaire!!! NOT