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NATIONAL STATLOTTERIJ SCAM
The NATIONAL STATLOTTERIJ
scam email shown below claims that the recipient has won money in an international lottery. The email is an attempt to initiate a dialogue with potential victims and subsequently trick them into sending money to the scammers responsible. There is no "NATIONAL STATLOTTERIJ" and no prize money.
Example of NATIONAL STATLOTTERIJ Scam Email:
NATIONAL STATLOTTERIJ BV
ENDHOVEN 645, 1155MW-HOLLAND
FROM:THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.
BACTH NO: GLNL/009842/04.
REF. NO. GLNL/107654/04
RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION
This is to inform you of the release of the NATIONAL STATLOTTERIJ BV / WORLD GAMING BOARD held on the 1st of JANUARY 2005.Due to the mix up of number, the results were released on the 7th of MARCH 2005. Your name attached to ticket number 56739-1 with serial number 928098-0 drew the lucky numbers of 2-6-9 which consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of $300,000.00 ( THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) in cash credited to file with REF. NO. GLNL/107654/04. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information conf idential until your claims has been processed and money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from only Microsoft users from over 20,000 company, and 3,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every three years.
To begin your lottery claim, please contact the processing company that have been appointed for the processing of your wining. Please call the claiming agent Mr JONES MEER the Foreign operation manager of the appointed company,
for the processing and remittance of your winning prize money to a destination of your choice. Any claim not made before two weeks from this date will be returned to the MINISTERIAL VAN DE ECONOMIA HOLLAND. Note that all unclaimed funds will be included in the nest stake. Also in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all your correspondence with Mr Jones Meer and please follow all his instructions religiously. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
MISS LYNE KEN
(Vice President,NATIONAL STATLOTTERIJ BV)