This is the lottery scam that I just got in my inbox:
FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT LAWRENCE WEST (URBAN PROMOTIONS INTERNATIONAL)PRIZE AWARD DEPT REF NO: 15/0018/IPD
BATCH NO: EGS/ 22504002/04
RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION FINAL NOTICE.
We are pleased to inform you, that as a result of our RECENT LOTTERY DRAWS HELD on the 3rd of December 2005.Your e-mail address attached to
ticket number:085-12876077-09 with serial number:51390-0 drew lucky numbers:03-05-12-14-38 which consequently won in the 5th category.you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of (ONE MILLION US DOLLARS ONLY) in cash credited to file with REF: º.EGS/3662367114/13.Note that
all participants in this lottery program have been selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 Officials and
30,000,000 individual email addresses from all search engines and web sites,from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North and South America, Middle East and Africa, as part of our International Promotions Program.
This promotional program takes place every year,and is promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like the Sultan of Brunei,Bill Gates of microsoft inc and other corporate organizations.This is to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide. Your fund is now deposited with Citi Bank and insured in your name for security purpose and clarity,we advise that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been processed and your money remitted to your account.This is part of our security protocol to
avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.We look forward to your active participation in our next 4 million dollars slot.
To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact your claims agent through our accredited Prize Transfer agents as stated below:
DR HAMEL HAGGEN
CALL HIM IMMEDIATELY WITH HIS ABOVE DIRECT PHONE NUMBER
When you contact him, please provide him with your secret BATCH NO,
You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible:
1. Name in full
All winnings must be claimed not later than one month. After the date of this notice.Please note,in order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications,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 and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
As if the real lottery were not bad enough, now these people just want me to give my money away.