Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hot off the presses!

I had cleaned out the various scammails that were piling up in my junk file this morning and, returning shortly afterwards, found this piece of tripe posted only minutes before. Seemed like a good idea to get it up sooner than later....

Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 12:29:58 -0700

From: "KLASSEN LOTTORIE AWARDS 2008"
Reply-To: klose.skl@gmail.com
Subject: CONGRATULATION!!!!! OUR 700,000 EURO WINNER

(So, any particular reason a large lottery organization is relying on g.mail? With all those spare Euros they have lying around, you'd figger they could pony up a few for their own.)

DIE SUDDEUTSCHE KLASSENLOTTERIE!
SKL-Gunther, Kronacher Str.60
D-96052 Bamberg
Germany
http:****//***www.skl.de/

Reference Number: SKL/Millionenformel/05/1288
Batch: SKL/25/8787

Congratulations!!!

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws of the Suddeutsche Klassenlotterie Program. Suddeutsche Klassenlotterie draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer ballot search from the internet as part of our international promotions program which we conduct every year. No tickets were sold.After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address attached to serial number 65-5524 drew the lucky numbers 4-18-24-30-31-35 which consequently emerged you as one of first fifty (50) lucky winners in this category. (Wow! Out of 25,000,000 e-mail addresses, eh? With the number of scammail addresses the fraud cretins generate you'd think that they would have a much better chance than I at walking away with all this unexpected largesse.)

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of 700,000.00Euros(Seven hundred thousand Euros) in cash credited to file SKL/Millionenformel/05/1288. This is from a total cash prize of 35 Million Euros shared amongst the first fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.

This year Lottery Program Jackpot is the largest ever for Suddeutsche Klassenlotterie. The estimated 35 million jackpot would be the sixth-biggest in Europe history. The biggest was the 363 million jackpot that went to two winners in a February 2003 drawing of The Big Game Mega Millions' predecessor.

Your fund is now deposited in an offshore bank with a hardcover insurance. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we advice that you keep this award from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your nominated bank account as this is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of this program by the general public. (Oooops! Well I guess I let the damned cat out of the bag, didn't i? Bad me!)

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in London. In view of this, your 700,000.00Euros (Seven hundred thousand Euros) would be released to you by our affiliate bank in Europe. Our agent in UK will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds to you as soon as you make contact with him.

To begin your claims please contact your claims agent:

Dr. Anderson Klose
Foreign Services Manager, Payment and Release Order Dept.
E-mail: klose.skl@gmail.com
Phone: +447024034593 or +447045775489
(Call me silly but isn't it kinda strange that a German lottery has UK phone numbers to contact?)

Your claims agent will assist you in the processing and remittance of your prize funds into your designated bank account.

Note that all prize funds must be claimed not later than One month. After this date all funds will be returned to the LOTTERY TREASURY as unclaimed.In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please endeavor to quote your Reference Number: SKL/Millionenformel/05/1288 and Batch numbers: SKL/25/8787 in every correspondence with your agent. Furthermore, should there be any change in your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible. (Rush! Rush! Rush! Operators standing by to tell you that all you have to do to claim this flowing river of cash is send 'em money for taxes or some other payment. There is a reason they call it an advance fee scam, ya know...)

Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thanks for being part of our promotions program. (If I knew what I was supposed to be promoting, I wouldn't anyway.)

Yours faithfully,

Mrs.Violletta Ibrahimovich.
Promotions Manager
Suddeutsche Klassenlotterie

(I think you will find this site is quite familiar with the scam: http://www.joewein.de/sw/419-suddeutsche.htm)

1 comment:

Brog said...

I have been emailing a scammer for a few weeks. Have a lot of fun emails. They are pretty frustrated, finally resorting to the following email to me. Pretty creative, but do you think it is really the FBI...gee I don't know, Bob
************************88*************
FBI WARNING!!!


Aug 8 (2 days ago)
INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT
to me







TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
THIS IS FROM THE DESK OF THE INVESTIGATION OFFICER OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU INVESTIGATION(FBI),WE RECEIVED A COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST YOU BY MR.... THAT YOU RECEIVED A CHECK PAYMENT FROM HIM AND YOU HAVE BEEN KEEPING HIS MONEY EVER SINCE THEN,ALSO WE HAVE EVIDENCE THAT YOU HAVE WITHDRAW THE FUNDS FROM THE ACCOUNT IN WHICH THIS CHECK WAS DRAWN FROM,WE WANT TO INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE ALL YOUR DATAS,BOTH YOUR HOME ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER,WE GIVE YOU 24HOURS TO DO THE NECCESARY THINGS AND GET HIS PAYMENT TO HIM OR ELSE YOU WILL BE BURSTED AND ARRESTED AND YOU WILL BE PUT BEHINDE BARS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
REPLY TO MR ROBIN RIGHT AWAY AND CLEAR THINGS.WE ARE EXPECTING MR ROBIN TO INFORM US THAT ALL IS WELL BEFORE WE BACK OFF.
A WORD IS ENOUGH FOR A WISE.
INVESTIGATION TEAM.
FBI.

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