Wednesday, 6 June 2007

"Long Time Coming" - Jonny Lang, 2003


I have just received the following e-mail in my Yahoo Mail account:

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Award/Promotions

C & C Promotions
U.K Lotto House
157-161 Millbank, London, SW1P 4RR Great Britain (U.K)

Dear Winner,

YAHOO LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION.

We are obliged to inform you that you a winner in the YAHOO INTERNATIONA LOTTERY that was held in respect on it's 100 Years Anniversary, held on the 26th of March 2007. Due to mix up of email addresses, the results were finally released on 31st March 2007.

Winners were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from ''300,000,000'' E-mail addresses, from eight different Zones; North America, Latin America, Caribbean, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Asia, South Asia and Australia/South Pacific. Your E-mail address generated British Telecom Jackpot Number 0220-T11444999-05P50 with serial number BT/400550/SH, Drew the lucky numbers 4-18-24-30-31-35-78-10, which consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category.

You have therefore been approved for a the total winning sum payout of U.S$2,000.000.00 (Two Million United States of American Dollars) to file reference number: BTGL/1500000/05p50/15305, from a total cash price of U.S$10.000,000.00 (Ten Million United States of American Dollars) shared among Five (5) International Winners in this grand category. Your claim agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your winning prize to you as soon as you contact them.

Your Claim Agent is:

Yahoo lottery Agency Services
0109 Sam Carolina St . West DR, London, SW1P 4RR
Contact Person: Mr. Thomas Lampard
Tel: +44701-115-0862 Fax : +44704-570-0137

Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thanks for being part of our promotions program.

Mrs. Claudia Mourinho
Promotion Department For The C & C Promotions
U.K Lotto House 157-161 Millbank, London, SW1P 4RR

Note To avoid the issue of lost of funds, stolen funds and people claiming peoples prize/fund, your lottery prize/fund is not deductible, divisible or withdrawable until it gets to you.

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As exciting as this all sounds, I am finding a few problems with this e-mail....besides all of the typos and poor use of English.

One is that, coincidentally (?), the surnames of both people mentioned have something in common -- they are surnames of two people affiliated with London's Chelsea Football Club.

Another is that I'm unaware that there's a "Sam Carolina Street" in London. (Somebody correct me, please, if I'm wrong about that one.)

But my favorite is the comment about this being the 100-year anniversary of the "Yahoo Internationa(l) Lottery". Yeah, right!!!!!

Has anybody else received one of these?

Janet
PS HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cindy!

1 Comments:

At 06 June, 2007 23:58 , Anonymous bronx boy said...

It reminds me of all the discounted Nigerian Crude you and I could have bought back in the early to mid eighties. Don't go and spend your winnings too quickly :-)

 

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