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I have received the following by e mail:
From The Desk of International Prize Award Department
Lon Nw10 England United Kingdom
File Reef: Hl/8121/31/11
Batch: Mc44/707/3
Official Winning Notification:

Attention Lucky winners!

It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes organized by some companies in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.P.S.) held on the 1st of January 2009, in United kingdom.

Wherein your electronic email address emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 1st category and therefore attracted a cash award of $500, 000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only) which your file falls in our office in USA.
Our winners are arranged into four categories with different winning prizes accordingly in each category. They are arranged in this format below:
Category a Category No of Winners of Winning Prizes.
1st. 2 winners USD$500, 000.00 each
2nd. 8 winners USD$200, 000.00 each
3rd. 13 winners USD$50, 000.00 each
4th. 27 winners USD$20, 000.00 each

We write to officially notify you of this award and to advise you to contact the processing office immediately upon receipt of this message for more information concerning the verification, processing and eventual payment of the above prize to you.
It is important to note that your award information was released with the following particulars attached to it.
(1) Award numbers: NL 62/7811
(2) Email ticket numbers: NL901/33/65
(3) Batch numbers: Mc44/707/3
(4) The file reference numbers: HL/8121/31/11
{5} Serial Numbers: Mt/030/NL0981

To file for your claim, Please contact your Claim agent below for Validation of your winning within nine working days of this winning notification. Winnings that are not validated within nine working days of winning notification are termed void and invalid. You are required to mention the above particulars of your award in every correspondence to enable the Agent to validate your winning

Contact: Your Claim Agent below!
Name Mr. Charlie Dean Porter.
Office Tel/Fax: [protected].
office E-mail:charlieporter1956@yahoo.com

For verification purpose, be sure to include the below informations to the above agent:
(1) Your Full Names.
(2) Your full address.
(3) Your Nationality/Country.
{4} Your Tel/Fax numbers.
(5) Your Occupation and Age.
This Lottery Awards is sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo, Aol, Google, consortium of software promotion companies, the Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers, world bank, Natwest bank and other International Companies. The internet E-mail draw is held periodically and is organized to encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.

NOTE: Due to a lot of scams going on all over the world, you are hereby instructed to strictly demand the agent Driver’s license copy DLN: [protected]and his picture, if the DLN No is not the same with this written number then do not contact him but if it is correct then he is our approved and genuine US AGENT, this is very important and we are making sure this award is done under a legitimate atmosphere and to save us from such embarrassment.

Once again on behalf of all our sponsors, Congratulations!

Yours faithfully,
Mr. Jimmy Banks
Award Promotion Co-coordinator.


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N  26th of Feb, 2009 by 
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I recieved the exact same email. Is it true or fake?
N  24th of Mar, 2009 by 
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This is obviously fake. It is way too stupid to be real. You won some lottery you didn’t know existed because you have an email. Come on man, I didn’t actually think that people even entertained these things anymore. My goal lately has been to try and scam the scamer. I hope i get lucky one of these idiots will actually send me money to try and trick me into thinking they are legitimate. If I find that fool, I am keeping his money.

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