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A new scam

#1
A new scam - has anyone else received this:

LOTTO PROMOTION

INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT, REF: *********** AND
BATCH NO: *********. ATTENTION: Sir/Madam, RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION We
are pleased to inform you of the announcement today,
7th june
2004,of winners of the CYBER LOTTO
/INTERNATIONALPROGRAMS held on 25Th
May 2004 as part of our beginning of year bonanza. You or your
company, attached to ticket number *************, with serial number
******* drew the lucky numbers *************, and consequently won the
lottery in the "A" category. You have therefore been
approved for a lump sum pay out of US$9,500,000.00 in cash credited
to file REF NO. REF: ***********.This is from the total prize money of
US$16,500,000.00
shared among the Three (3) international winners in this category.

All participants were selected through a computer Balloting system
drawn
form 25,000 names from Middle East, Asia,Africa,
Canada, Europe and North America and Oceania as part our International
Promotions Program, which is conducted annually.
CONGRATULATIONS!
Your fund is now deposited with a security House.
Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask
that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim
has
been processed and your money remitted to your account. This is part
of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts
by participants of this program.
We hope with a part of your prize, you will participate in our end of
year
high stakes US$1.1 billion International Lottery.

To begin your claim, please contact your
claim agent: Ms marian Sanchez,
lottomanager@web-mail.com.ar

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch
numbers
in
every one of your correspondences with your agent. Furthermore, should
there be any change of your address, do inform your claims agent as
soon as possible.

Congratulations again from all our staff.
Sincerely,
REVEREND WILLIAM MARROW JNR.
THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER CYBER LOTTO.
Hmmm....I will keep you posted! :D

It must be genuine - it's being headed up by a 'Reverend'! :D
 
#2
My initial response:

Re: **********
Batch: ********

Ms Marian Sanchez,

Please find enclosed my Ref Number and Batch Number.

This seems (quite literally) too good to be true!!

I'm so excited!

Regards

Dropzone

PS Please send my cash in unmarked bills of small denominations.

PPS Please send my best to the Reverend.
 
#6
i had a few but obviously i binned them, i thought of sending an abusive email back but i thought better of it, the Nigerians are getting a name for themselves aren't they ?
 
#7
how many mails a day are you getting promising to deposit £20,000000
for a "small fee" i wouldn't mind if the f**kers could spell.
 
#8
this email has been doing the rounds for a few years now and apparently (although i reckon this is urban myth) someone at my brothers work did actually send his bank details and lost his life savings after they'd cleaned out his account. like i say, believe it if you want, but it is a scam lol

but if anyone wants to give ME lots $£$£$£$£$£$ then feel free :twisted:
 
#9
Beanz said:
this email has been doing the rounds for a few years now and apparently (although i reckon this is urban myth) someone at my brothers work did actually send his bank details and lost his life savings after they'd cleaned out his account. like i say, believe it if you want, but it is a scam lol

but if anyone wants to give ME lots $£$£$£$£$£$ then feel free :twisted:
I just think they're funny. Who the hell could possibly fall for it?
 
#12
Exact same typ of e-mail was sent to one of my soldiers last year in Iraq. However, the silly sod send his bank details and then informed the Adjt that he was a millionaire and put his paperwork in to PVR. Needless to say he was had and lost everything in his account.

Fraud squad were informed and the poor lad did not see any of his cash. Sad thing is that during the couple of weeks that the incident was running for every bugger became his best mate!!! Dropped him like a log and took the piss when the truth came out!!
 
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#13
I luv these things and I always respond thus:

"Wow, way cool I am really honored and would love to take you up on your generous offer. However, I have made so much money from these deals in the past that I really must pass this one up or I will feel guilty all week.

Therefore please send this terrific offer to Lord Flasheart . . ."

:wink:
 
#14
Generalquarters said:
I luv these things and I always respond thus:

"Wow, way cool I am really honored and would love to take you up on your generous offer. However, I have made so much money from these deals in the past that I really must pass this one up or I will feel guilty all week.

Therefore please send this terrific offer to Lord Flasheart . . ."

:wink:
GQ I am getting worried about your fascination with lord flasheart!!

he will only betray you and sell you to the slave market when he has finished with you :D
 
#15
I will cc, I'm on the phone to my 'contact' in the Congo as we speak.


GQ, as much as I am flattered with your unhealthy interest in yours truly, do me a favour mate, clear your garden of any low lying branches/rubbish etc. There will be a black wokka coming soon to pick you up.
 

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