Monday, April 24, 2006

New Scam ?

Watford, Head Office and Regional Centre Euro Millions,
Tolpits Lane, Watford, Herts,

WD18 9RN

REF NO: EML/ 56-TF-8890776
BATCH: 109/91300/EML


We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today of winners of the MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS PROGRAMS held on Friday 21 April 2006.

Your company or your personal e-mail address, is attached to ticket number 9901-0148-790-691, with serial number 66109-17 drew the lucky numbers 990-11-815-37-10-83, and consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of ?420,000.00 in cash credited to file REF NO: EML/ 56-TF-8890776. This is from total prize money of ?10,500,000.00 shared among the Twenty five (25) international winners in this category.

To claim your winning prize, you must first contact the claims department by email or phone for processing and remittance of your prize money to you. The claims officer contact email is:

Lewis Williams

United Kingdom

Tel: +44-7031947368

The header on the mail contains this :

Sun, 23 Apr 2006 17:51:40 +0400 (MSD)
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 17:51:40 +0400 (MSD)
From: "euromillions2006"
Message-Id: <>
MIME-Version: 1.0
X-Mailer: Yamail [ ]


The phone number (with 44 knocked off and 0 added) is provided by Magrathea, according to the ICSTIS website.


Bystander said...

I would trust stuff from Russia about as much as I trust stuff from Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

He's using the same IP as this guy, a Canadian satellite ISP.

Squander Two said...

The most obvious sign that it's bollocks is that his email's domain doesn't match the name of the company he claims to be working for. You get an email from Mobileshop, it's from For a Euromillions employee to use an Excite address would be unprofessional.

And do you remember putting your email address on a lottery ticket?

If you're ever in doubt about something like this -- like if there's a good chance it might be real -- it's very simple to check. Don't use the contact details they give you; use the phone book. Look up the number of Euromillions and ring them. If the email's genuine, you'll get through to the people who sent it.

Anonymous said...

Whoops, they've let the cat out of the bag. This is clearly an email from the EU to pro-EU MPs which has gone adrift.

Anonymous said...

If it's from Russia (which it is) then don't touch with the proverbial barge pole.

Anonymous said...

Don't loose your time, just throw it away!!!!!