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Old 09-19-2010, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default Yay! I won the lottery!

Myself and ten others have won a share of 1 Meelion Great British Pounds. I wonder why the Yahoo rep has a postribe.com email address? Oh well, time to send her my most personal information to get my reward!
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Dear Esteemed Winner,

The prestigious YAHOO! has set out and successfully organized a Sweepstakes
marking the Begining of the year 2010 anniversary we rolled out over
1,000,000.00 (One Million Great British Pounds) for our new year
Anniversary Draws. Participants for the draws were randomly selected and
drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we enjoy their patronage.

Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to ticket number
883734657492-5319 with REF:YAHOO7/315116127/27 and drew the BATCH:15/623/UK
which subsequently won you 1,000,000.00 (One Million Great British
Pounds) as one of the 10 jackpot winners in this draw.

Please be informed by this winning notification, to file your claims, you
are to make contact with your designated agent who shall by duty guide you
through the process to facilitate the release of your prize. To file for
your claim Please Contact your fiduciary agent.

Mrs. Clari Ortiz
Claims Agent
Yahoo! Promotion Award Team
44 Moorfields London EC2Y 9AL UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +4470-2403-4853
E-mail: mrsclariortiz@postribe.com

You are advised to contact your fiduciary agent with the following details
to avoid unnecessary delays and complications:

1.Full Name:
2.Full Address:
3.Marital Status:
4.Occupation:
5.Age:
6.Sex
7.Nationality:
8.Country Of Residence:
9.Telephone Number:
10.Fax Number:
Passport copy or legal document scan and attach for identification
How do you Feel as a Winner.

Thank you for being part of our commemorative new year Anniversary Draws.
Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of the interative Lotteries Board
Commission :

Sincerely,
Mr Albert.Emirian
Yahoo! Promotion Award Team.
© 2010 Microsoft & Yahoo! Inc
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:42 PM   #2
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Please add YA419T to your title
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:47 PM   #3
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I don't get the random capitalization. I'm not sure what their native language is, but what language randomly throws in capitalized words (that aren't proper/place names) into sentences?
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Please add YA419T to your title
Hey, this is pure entertainment courtesy of my gmail spam folder.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:53 PM   #5
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I don't get the random capitalization. I'm not sure what their native language is, but what language randomly throws in capitalized words (that aren't proper/place names) into sentences?
Not all languages have upper & lower cases. Many just have a single case, and others don't use spaces, paragraphs, etc.
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Not all languages have upper & lower cases. Many just have a single case, and others don't use spaces, paragraphs, etc.
Fair enough, but why do they decide to randomly throw in some uppercases in the middle of a sentence? It just seems like a such a simple give away that could easily be avoided.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:40 PM   #7
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Fair enough, but why do they decide to randomly throw in some uppercases in the middle of a sentence? It just seems like a such a simple give away that could easily be avoided.
Ask Sandorski, he does the same thing.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:44 PM   #8
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Party at Magnus' place?

And wait? What language doesn't use spaces?
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:47 PM   #9
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You won a sweepstakes, not a lottery.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:51 PM   #10
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why did they include Microsoft at the bottom...?
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Ask Sandorski, he does the same thing.
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Haven't you posted this same thing before OP?
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Haven't you posted this same thing before OP?
Not me. I never win nuttin'
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Bait away!

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Dear Mrs. Clari Ortiz,

I received notification that I have won 1,000,000 British pounds in the YAHOO sweepstakes promotion with ticket number 883734657492-5319 with REF:YAHOO7/315116127/2. But I'm an American, so am I eligible?
If I am, could you send me the steps needed for a US citizen to claim the prize? I am very excited at the prospect and am hoping to hear from you soon.

Yours truly,
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:48 PM   #15
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I LOVE how they decided, if it's Great Britain it must be Great British Pounds!
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This. Or just don't post it. Seriously, we don't need a thread every time someone gets one of these emails.
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I LOVE how they decided, if it's Great Britain it must be Great British Pounds!
It's not uncommon to refer to pounds sterling as Great British Pounds (GBP).
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This. Or just don't post it. Seriously, we don't need a thread every time someone gets one of these emails.
Hey, we haven't had one in at least a week! Go suck a kiwi.
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I get these types of "You have won the lottery/sweepstakes" emails every so often. I guess you don't really have to buy a ticket to win!!

Silly fucking Nigerians...
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I've been stringing two along on a craigslist sale. Waiting for their checks to arrive. They'll pick up the item after I've cashed the checks. I really, really, really hope they waste money on postage. Besides, I can't cash the checks - they're made out to one of my llamas.
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Oh Nooooo! I just received word from the person I sold my stuff to that her assistant goofed:
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I urgently have to bring something to your notice. I just found out that my Assistant overpaid you. The payment meant for another transaction was made out in your name and sent to you. However I want to believe I wont have a problem with you on this. Once you receive the payment, Please proceed to the bank and cash the payment, deduct your money and send back the balance to me via western union. So I can proceed with arrangement for pick-up. Once more, I hope I can fully trust you with this? I will await your response on this so my mind can be at rest.
Thankfully, I drive right by 2 separate western union offices on my way to work.

(Let's turn this into a contest, Magnus. Whoever strings along their scammer the longest wins.)
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Oh Nooooo! I just received word from the person I sold my stuff to that her assistant goofed:


Thankfully, I drive right by 2 separate western union offices on my way to work.

(Let's turn this into a contest, Magnus. Whoever strings along their scammer the longest wins.)
Lol. You win by default. I'm too lazy to spend the effort.
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I kinda get the feeling that these scammers run their copy through an online translator and then give it to a friend who had two semesters of English taught by an Albanian pirate to polish.
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I kinda get the feeling that these scammers run their copy through an online translator and then give it to a friend who had two semesters of English taught by an Albanian pirate to polish.
I figure that the first 2 or 3 responses are cut & paste. The fun will begin when someone steals what I sold, right after their check arrives.
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(Thanks for contributing to our Financial Success)
FROM: THE DESK OF THE CLAIMS DIRECTOR,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS / PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
REF: YAHOO6/315116127/27
BATCH: 15/623/UK.
Registered Lottery No 220949

Dear Esteemed Winner,

Thanks for your email response. This is to officially congratulate you for emerging a lucky winner in the ongoing Yahoo/Msn email lottery promotions.Please note that this Promotional Programmes tagged "Thanks for contributing to our financial Success" was sponsored and organized by the Yahoo Corporation in view of the Financial benefits Yahoo! have received from its numerous customers either through adverts, hosting and personal emails for the 2009/2010 Financial Year.

INFORMATION ABOUT YAHOO! MSN HOTMAIL INTERNET LOTTERY
The Yahoo! Lotto is an independent Internet Lotto organization that has been financially assisting people with it's intention to changing peoples life since 1994, so many people have benefited from it over the years. All Participants were selected randomly through a computer balloting system from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania.

This Lottery was jointly promoted and co-sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base. Further more your details (e-mail address) falls within our Asian representative office in United Kingdom as indicated in your play coupon and your won prize will be released to you from this Office.

HISTORY OF YAHOO! MSN HOTMAIL LOTTERY THROUGH THE YEARS
* Mission Statement of the Bureau of State Lottery
* To thank the public for all the financial benefits Yahoo! has received from its numerous customers.
* To help and limit hardship round the globe through financial assistance.
* To generate revenue for the state of International world with the public good.
* To provide quality gaming/lotto entertainment to the International world with the Statutory mandate.
* To maintain the integrity of lottery games and activities.

The only basis for a valid Lottery claim is compliance with the Lottery Statute and the Lottery Rules. No valid Lottery claim may be premised on human, or other error in the communication, display or transmission of data, however recorded, displayed, or transmitted. A valid Lottery claim can be premised upon any intentional human, electronic, or other form of communication or transmission of data, which has been authorized by the Lottery Commissioner: Article 44 sub sections 142 of the Yahoo Lotto Commission as amended.

Your winnings is protected by a hardcover insurance policy from Halladay Insurance Company which is to protect you against funds misappropriation and it is also in line with the Yahoo! Msn Hotmail lottery Promotions for winners to receive their winnings short of the amount stipulated in the Payment Draft and original winning notification sent to you via email by Amelia Hunts of the Yahoo! Promotion office.

The lottery is meant to show thanks and appreciation to the millions of teeming customers Yahoo! and Msn Hotmail has garnered over the years due to their excellent email services,Broadband Provision and advertisement.

For everytime you surf the internet,and click on any yahoo webpage,or any yahoo related search engine,Yahoo makes money by the numerous adverts it flashes and your ISP remits funds to yahoo for being able to gain access to its webpages.

Now consider this, Millions of People surf the internet per second and if Yahoo should get a dollar per person that means they make millions of dollars per/second and what is 1,000,000.00GBP as a publicity stunt to get more customers.

1,000,000.00GBP according to the official FX-rate amounts to approximately Two Million United States Dollars which is not even up to the profits Yahoo! makes in seconds.

In other words,Yahoo changes your life in less than a second just for using the internet and it is my sincere hope and advise that you just like us register a Yahoo! Msn Hotmail free email account from the weblink below:

https://edit.yahoo.com/registration?...&promo=&.last=


https://signup.live.com/signup.aspx?...ollrs=12&lic=1


Furthermore. please note that we have carried out all the necessary screening excercise and have already forwarded your certified cheque to Scarlet International Couriers who is our licensed delivery company incharge of the delivery of your lottery prize to your address . I will therefore advice that you carry out all the instructions that is given to you by Scarlet International Couriers so that your cheque can be delivered to you in country for cashing.

In line with this, you are advised to contact the courier company for immediate delivery of your winning cheque of £1,000,000.00 safely to you in your country for cashing.Please find details of the Courier Service Company below:

Scarlet Group Ltd
Mrs. Martha Haffana
Business Address: 658 Ajax Avenue Slough Berkshire SL1 4BG U.K
Telephone: +447-0457-13157 +447-5108-01902 +447-0240-87669

E-mail: customercare@scarletlondon.co.uk

Please note that Contact should be established within twenty four hours of receiving this email so that details of the delivery of your cheque will be communicated to you. In establishing contact, the number: SC232244-UK should also be included, in your email amongst the following underlisted informations :Full Names, Contact Address, Telephone and Fax Number, Confidential Order Number, Ticket Number, Batch Number, Amount Won.

Please endeavour to contact them as soon as possible so that they can commence delivery of your cheque to you in your designated address for cashing.Furthermore, the number SC232244-UK is a very important and confidential order number which is to be included in your email to the courier company and carefully noted. Also, I must inform you that to avoid unwarranted abuse and wrongful claims, you are to keep your winnings confidential.

Once again on behalf of the Yahoo team i say congratulations and we do hope that with part of your winnings you take part in next years sweepstates draws.

Your's Sincerely,
Mrs Clari Ortiz
REMMITANCE DIRECTOR
YAHOO LOTTERY PROMOTIONS UK
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I have been notified by Mrs Clari Ortiz, Remittance Director of Yahoo Lottery Promotions UK, that I have won 1,000,000 British pounds in the YAHOO sweepstakes. As per her instructions, I am contacting you for delivery of my cheque, with the number SC232244-UK.

As I am an American citizen, and not British, could you please tell me exactly what information you need from me for me to claim my prize?

Yours truly,
F. Mulder
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