I got the same e-mail, I guess I replied because they didn't ask for banking or credit info, and I seen Microsoft, AOL, & Yahoo.
MICROSOFT YAHOO AND AOL LOTTERY AWARDThe Microsoft Yahoo, Aol, Lottery Annex Office,PO Box 42 Peterborough PE3 8XH UNITED KINGDOM Ref No: MELI-T/ 17-F0993485754Batch No:901/00319/HGHSZonal Draw No: GMLHZ-93 Grand Draw No: 848474 WINNING NOTIFICATION: We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today of your selection as one of the five participants of the promotional Microsoft, Yahoo and Aol Lottery Sweepstakes held recently as part of our EXPERIMENTAL BONANZA. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of £1,500.000.00 (G.B.P).the value of the amount comes to ($2,917,956.00 USD) Two Million, Nine Hundred and Seventeen thousand, Nine hundred and fifty-six United States Dollars. We in the Microsoft, Yahoo and Aol Lottery Sweepstakes is by this program,Launching our model computer balloting lottery draws, developed and designed to satisfy the cravings of the ever-growing number of participants in our various lottery programs.You will have to fill the form below and send it back to us for verification and then you will be inform on how your Cashier's Check for £1,500.000.00 has already been deposited with your email contact. NOTE :Fill and return to Agent Name: Professor Dave H. Collins E-Mail: email@example.comFull name.....Sex ..............Marital Status .............Winning email.....Occupation.........Nationality.........Present Country/Contact Address ................Phone no...........Age....... Please you are adviced to complete the form and send back to us for prompt collection. Sincerely, Dr. Presly Campbell (Jr)
and for some reason I replied and this is what I got
From the desk of Professor Dave CollinsFiduciary Agent.Microsoft Yahoo and Aol Lottery PromotionUnited Kingdom. Dear Eligible Winner Of The Microsoft Yahoo and Aol Lottery Promotion (Contact Fastway Couriers International For Your Cheque Of 1.5 Million Pounds Sterlings) CONGRATULATIONS! This is to inform you that you have been cleared a winner of the MICROSOFT, YAHOO AND AOL LOTTERY. Congratulations once again on behalf of the MICROSOFT, YAHOO AND AOL LOTTERY. We do believe that your winnings will be put into good use for community, educational and business development. Your cheque has been issued and signed. It has been sent to the courier service to deliver you original copy of your cheque, original copy of your certificate of winnings and a winning manual that will instruct you on how to deposit your winning cheque, it is specially designed by London City Trust Bank, for winners that can not come to our office for claims. All necessary documents that will facilitate the clearance of your cheque in your name has been processed and sent to the courier company for delivery.These documents has been securely sealed and packed for security reasons which makes it impossible for anyone to view it until its been delivered to you. Your parcel with identification number: CPEL/OWN/9876 has been sent to our affiliate courier company (FASTWAY COURIER DELIVERY SERVICE). You are required to contact the courier officer of Fast Courier Service customer desk with the following details: (FAST COURIER DELIVERY SERVICE )Client Service Manager/Dispatch OfficeDave Adams (Mr)Contact Information:Fast Couriers LimitedUnit 11, Lewisher Road, Leicester, LE4 9LR Company Email address: firstname.lastname@example.orgGeneral Information: email@example.comCompany Website: http://fastwayfms.comParcel Identification Number Its is imperative that you add your identification number as the subject of any correspondence with the courier company to ensure they respond in a timely manner. I will require a concise update on proceedings with the firm as soon as you are in contact with them. If you need any assistance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to let me know. Once again, congratulations,Have a nice day. Regards,Prof.Dave CollinsRepresentative/Claims Agent.
so again I replied, I contacted Fastways couriers and this is their reply
Welcome to FAST WAY COURIER SERVICE .We are a courier company that ensures a safe, sound and secure delivery of your parcels, making sure you get them when expected.
Fastway Courier Ltd is the overall entity that heads up the Fastway Courier Franchise Network - the world's largest courier franchise. Operating each Fastway country is a Fastway National Master Franchisee. They run a total business management franchise, establishing and controling the sales, marketing, administration, IT, operations, and support services in their country. Fastway Global's role is to provide the initial training and ongoing support and assistance to each National Master Franchisee to enable them to build successful businesses. The main office for Fastway Global is in Napier, in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand and a representational office (London) is based in Lincoln Road.UK
Kindly provide us with the information requested below accurately to help us deliver your package as the information provided will be used to contact you and the address provided is where your winning package will be shipped to. When This is done you will be issued a tracking number with which you will be able to monitor your package online.
Package Contents: Cheque, Winning Certificate and Security Documents.
Delivery time :.....................( time of recipient's availability)
Mode of Delivery (Please Choose from the Gold, Premium, Classic and Bank Transfer)........
Who will sign to collect the parcel upon delivery? include a phone number of this person to enable us call him/her when we gets close to your area/address
With this information, we would be able to dispatch your parcel immediately. We will only deliver the parcel to the address you have given us and we will only hand over the parcel to the person you will assign to sign for its collection. This individual must have a valid identification of him/herself as proof.
We are a well established company offering courier and transport services 24 hour a day for priority delivery of letters, parcels and consignments to any destination by road, air or sea. We have a substantial team of couriers available for motorcycle dispatch plus van driver couriers in all size vehicles from small vans up to 7.5 tone and international couriers for dispatch by road, sea or air.We deliver to all countries worldwide, as our AIR transport system, made it possible.
Below are the mandatory charges that you required to pay to enable us courier your certified parcel to you. You are allowed to choose one of our three specified shipment options.
GOLD DELIVERY (24HRS)
Mailing £175.00 $320.00
Insurance £300.20 $572.00
Vat (5%) £148.00 $297.00
TOTAL £623.20 $1189.00
PREMIUM DELIVERY (48 hours)
Mailing £155.00 $300.00
Insurance £300.20 $572.00
Vat (5%) £129.00 $257.00
TOTAL £584.15 $1100.00
CLASSIC DELIVERY (3DAYS)
Mailing £125.00 $270.00
Insurance £300.20 $572.00
Vat (5%) £109.00 $207.00
TOTAL £534.20 $1020.00
BANK TRANSFER (24HRS)
Condition: The COT (Cost of transfer) been charged by our transferring bank, which is (£2,500 Pounds = $5,000 ) will be paid by you(winner).before your winning fund can be transferred into your account.
Note: Fast Courier Service do not receive cash on C.O.D Cash on delivery as all payment must be receive in this office before shipment can commence.
Parcel Insurance fee are absolutely compulsory. Due to the diplomatic content of your parcel, it will be illegal to ship it without being insured.
This means payment for the insurance fee must be made before shipment can commence to avoid risk. This is because of some bad Experience we had in the past. We can not afford to pay for your parcel if anything goes wrong. This is why your parcel must be insured with the British insurance ministry.
This company decline reverse payment for these charges, stating that it is against their professional policy towards ensuring the safe delivery of the cheque to you. That if a reverse payment is made, and something goes wrong, that we/you cannot sue the courier company or insurance company to recover the full value of the fund as stipulated in the cheque since payment for insurance cover was not made at point of mailing.With the above reason, reverse payment is ruled out.
Do confirm the payment,delivery address. All orders not delivered within seven (7) working days from this communication will be returned to the lottery organisation. Do acknowledge the receipt of this mail.
Please respond to this email by making a selection from the three options above.
Good luck and Congratulations once again. Please send
your response within the next 24hrs to this same email address.
Mr. Dave Adams
Client Service Manager/Dispatch Officer
FASTWAY COURIERS LTD (We lead Other's Follow).
It would be nice to win millions of dollars, but can it happen???