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    I received an email saying I won 1 million dollars and I replied

    An email appeared in my Gmail account yesterday, saying I won 1 million dollars. Gmail classified it as spam, and I know it is, but just for the sake of pitying the failure of this person who actually thinks I am an innocent person thinking that I actually won 1 million dollars, I replied.

    The email I received said:

    Title: Congratulations Lucky Winner
    From: National Lottery Award Promo
    Message:
    THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR EMAIL ID WON ONE MILLION POUNDS FROM THE
    NATIONAL LOTTERY, CONTACT LINDA HILLS ON EMAIL :lindahills001@gmail.com
    FOR MORE INFORMATION'S TO CLAIM PRIZE WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS,
    PHONE,OCCUPATION,COUNTRY. THANKS. SONIA GIBSON
    I replied:
    YES! I can't believe I won! Thank you so much! I bought that ticket from that little cart on the road, but I didn't actually think I'd win!

    NAME: Samuel L. Wohlyon
    ADDRESS: 17 Mount Joy
    PHONE: 1-914-723-6539
    OCCUPATION: System analyst for Apple (one of many)
    COUNTRY: U.S.A.

    Can you convert pre-convert the pounds to dollars for me?

    P.S. What time is the money coming in by?

    By the way, is this real? Not a scam or anything right? Thanks again!
    I forgot about it. But today, I opened up my mailbox, and HA! She replied to my reply!
    UK National Lottery,
    2 Lansdowne Row,
    Berkeley Square,
    London, W1J 6H,
    United Kingdom,
    WINNING PARAMETERS
    Ref : UK/776090X2/23
    Batch: 013/05/8394369


    Congratulations Samuel L. Wohlyon,

    On Behalf of the Screening Committee of United Kingdom National Lottery, I wish to formally inform you that you have successfully passed the Email Screening and Verification Matching Test conducted for all online winners in your winning in accordance with the United Kingdom National Lottery Terms and Conditions. Hence you are therefore cleared for payment by the verifications and fund release department at the United Kingdom National Lottery Headquarters and your winnings has been duly signed and approved for release to you by the legal attorney to the United Kingdom National Lottery.

    Your approved winning Certificate number is UK/9876125
    Your winning Transfer Identification code is ELPC/MWT/0143.

    As you already know, all winners for the online version of the United Kingdom National Lottery Online promotions were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from an exclusive list of 21,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies listed online as part of our international promotion to promote international co-operation between the United Kingdom and other countries worldwide and I must say that you should count yourself extremely lucky to have emerged as one of our winners in this week's lucky dip sweepstakes and we do sincerely hope you will put part of your winnings into good use for community, educational and business development and also to render selfless services to the less privileged in your community.

    The process for claiming your winnings has been made very simple so that by the end of one week at most, you are assured of having received your cash prize of the sum of £1,000,000.00 Pounds Sterling and all the legal documents backing your winnings. In the light of the above mentioned, you are to contact the the Agency that will be handling the transfer of your winning to you with the contact informations below:

    CONTACT INFORMATION:-
    UK FAST DELIVERY SERVICE
    Timber Kilmallie Mill Corpach Ft William PH33 7NH
    UK,ENGLAND
    Marc Kenneth
    TELL: +447031914262
    EMAIL: marc_kenneth44@live.com

    Note that you are to provide the Lottery Winners Agency that will be handling the transfer of your winning with the required details below to officially identify you:

    1) Winner's Full Names:
    2) Present Full Address:
    3) Telephone Number:
    4) Raffle Draw Winning Email:
    5) Amount Won:
    6) Winning Reference Number:
    7) Winning Batch Number:
    8) Winning Transfer Identification code: ELPC/MWT/0143
    9) Winning Certificate Number: UK/9876125

    Note that there exists a periodic condition on all claims process; therefore you have limited time to claim your winnings. Failure to claim your winnings within the stipulated time frame will lead to the forfeiture of your winnings after which your winnings remitted back to the United Kingdom National Lottery Headquarters and will then be added to next winning draws. Also kindly be aware that the United Kingdom National Lottery winning prizes are regulated by the Financial Services Authority and as a result, you are advice to follow the Lottery Claims Terms and Conditions to ensure the remittance of your prize to you within the stipulated time of the claiming of winnings.

    Further to this, due to some recent miss-up of some winning numbers, as a Prize winner and according to the United Kingdom National Lottery Terms and Conditions, you are only privy to your winnings informations and your winnings transfer information in order to avoid any form of double claiming and misappropriation of your winnings, hence the release of your winning informations to a third party(friends and family members inclusive) is absolutely ruled out as this will lead give room to double claiming by a third party which is against the United Kingdom National Lottery Terms and Conditions. You are hereby advice to keep your winning information personal from any third parties (friends and family members inclusive) until your winnings have been remitted to you.

    Lastly, I will require a concise update on your proceedings with the Agency that will be handling the transfer of your winning. If you need any assistance whatsoever from this office, please do not hesitate to inform me.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Mr Adams Bayleys
    Accredited Fiduciary Agent
    Confidentiality Notice:
    Please note that this email and any files that may be attached to it is/are confidential and is/are intended for the sole use of the individual(s) or entity (is) to which it/they is/are addressed. Any use,distribution,copying or disclosure by any other person or entity is strictly prohibited under applicable law(s).Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to official business of NATIONAL LOTTERY and insurance shall be understood to be neither given nor endorsed by NATIONAL LOTTERY finance and insurance when addressed to concern finance and insurance clients; and any information contained in this email is subject to the terms and conditions of the governing client's contract(s).

    United Kingdom National Lottery
    COPYRIGHT © 1994-2008ALL RIGHT RESERVED

    And the winners of the National Lottery Awards are ...
    One reason you can obviously see why this lottery is fake is because the above email I received answers none of the questions I asked or request. (e.g. I asked her to change the pounds into US dollars, and I also asked "this isn't a scam or anything right?" (Because the average innocent person would still be doubtful. This gives a reality touch.) The foolish scammer just copied and pasted the message from a DOC file she saved. If you saw the actual second email, (not this copy and paste) you would also notice the different font types. This doesn't happen on formal, business-related emails. Another mistake I made but "Linda Hills" failed to recognize is I said "I bought that lottery ticket on a cart on the road, but I didn't actually think I'd win!" but in her second email, it says this is a lottery based on email.

    Now, my question to you. How should I respond to the second email that I got?
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    Re: I received an email saying I won 1 million dollars and I replied

    Simple. DONT.

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    Re: I received an email saying I won 1 million dollars and I replied

    I hope you like Jail, and hosting the FBI for dinner.
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    Re: I received an email saying I won 1 million dollars and I replied

    why bother responding?
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    Re: I received an email saying I won 1 million dollars and I replied

    Quote Originally Posted by toupeiro View Post
    I hope you like Jail, and hosting the FBI for dinner.
    If someone tells you you've won 1 000 000 £, and you say 'OK, I'll take it', is that illegal ?

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    Re: I received an email saying I won 1 million dollars and I replied

    I don't know how you should reply. I remember 2 guys in a radio show replying to scams from Nigaria claiming to be Harrison Ford and somehow managed to turn this into a soap opera with this scammer and actors phoning him.

    So if you could make this person start writing you in person we could have a great laugh and say that your uncle Thomas Edison is able to pick up the money because he has a big plastic bag... or wheelbarrows. He'll pick up half of the money and the rest goes into your bank account number which he will deliver when he comes.


    *edit*
    of course the wheel under the wheelbarrows breaks or the plastic bag gets torn so he is unable to pick up the money. And without him being able to pick it up you will not give any id.. or bank number or some... dunno. They need to send Thomas Edison a new plastic bag...
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    Re: I received an email saying I won 1 million dollars and I replied

    Considering scammers try millions of random email addresses, without knowing they even exist (think about taking names from a phonebook and add @aol.com, @hotmail.com) I hereby congratulate you to having your address promoted from "lets try once or twice" to "confirmed victim that even reads our crap" in alot of scammers-databases.
    Last edited by Npl; September 12th, 2008 at 05:18 PM.

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    Re: I received an email saying I won 1 million dollars and I replied

    Just don't reply as then they'll get additional info on you.
    It's a scam. Just google the phone number and you'll find a few more 'winners'.
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    Re: I received an email saying I won 1 million dollars and I replied

    I know this is a scam. I'm not actually trying to receive the 1 million dollars. I just want to know how to get back at this guy.

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    Re: I received an email saying I won 1 million dollars and I replied

    lol Some idiot sent me mail requesting I sent one million dollars to them for thew UN. I said for them to meet me under the London eye at someday.
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