i got this email a few days ago:
FROM THE EMAIL LOTTERY PROMOTION AWARD COMITEE
NATIONAL LOTTERY OF BURKINA FASO
AFFILIATE OF NATIONAL LOTTERY UNITED KINGDOM
AVENUE CHRLES DE GUILE
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO
E-mail( firstname.lastname@example.org )
MOTTO : CELEBRATING THE DIFFERENCE YOU’VE MADE
€850,000.00 EMAIL SELECTION AWARD WINNING PRIZE 2010
Dear Lucky Winner,
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the E-MAILS LOTTERY RAFFLE DRAW an International program held on the 19th of Febuary, 2010.Your e-mail address was attached to the following informations
(1) TICKET NUMBER: removed
(2) SERIAL NUMBER: removed
(3) LUCKY DRAW NUMBER: removed
which consequently won in the 2nd category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum payment of €850,000.00 (Eight Hundred and fifty Thousand Euros).
NOTE: Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocols 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 from all over the world.
This promotional program takes place every year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by International software organization committee, we hope with part of your winning you will take part in our next coming (1million euro) international lottery.
To file for your claim, Please contact the claiming Agent stated below to receive your winning Money immediately:
NAME: Mr Yunus Ibra
CONGRATULATIONS: Contact your claim agent for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice. Remember, you must contact your claims officer not later than 10th of March, 2010. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference numbers in every one of your Correspondences with your officers. Furthermore,should there be any change of your address, do inform your claims officer as soon as possible. Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our Promotions program.
i did not think it was real so i emailed them asking for more info and got this reply:
Dear Lucky winner. We have two options in this office
Dear Lucky winner ,
OPTION 1. This programme is a world wide programme. I advise you to furnish us with your details to enable us transfer your charity prize if all obligations are fulfilled. This programme is called united lotto random e-mail pick by the computer for all email users that fall in. Although, it will go through the ministry of justice for authentication here in Burkina Faso. After you provide the banking information, the claiming manger will send it to the ministry of justice for a legal clearance and after which, the chairman of the Board of Directors will sign your winning cheque. It will sent to your paying bank who will transfer your charity prize into your bank account anywhere in the world within 48hours.
OPTION 2. The claiming manager will take care of you and make sure that your fund is well processed, Once you come i will open a non residence account for you and then you will sign the realese order before your charity prize will be transferred. If you accept on coming down that will be more better for you,but it will only take you 2 to 3 days and you will go back to your country. We will make a hotel reservation for you and also tell you on how to come,If you decide to come send to us your scan passport photo and Fill the CLAIMING RELEASE FORM below in opening a non residential account for you once you come so that everything will be easy for you.
Congratulations for winning in this programme.
Fill this CLAIMING RELEASE FORM below and send it immediately to this e-mail Address and Call me after you have sent the form to this Email address because I am a very busy person.
Mr Ibra Yunus.
Tel: ( +226 78 04 94 15 ).
AWARD FUNDS RELEASE FORM (EMLK/85-045)
(1)YOUR FULL NAME: —————————
(2)CONTACT ADDRESS: ————————-
(3)SEX: —————————— ————
(4)AGE: —————————— ————
(5) MARITAL STATUS : ————————–
(6)OCCUPATION: —————————— –
(7)NATIONALITY : ——————————
(8)PHONE NUMBER———————— ——
OFFICIAL WINNING INFORMATIONS
TICKET NUMBER:………………….. …….