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Oh well, no worries - I'm in correspondance from a bloke in some other country who's got millions of govt. money he'll be putting into my account soon...
 

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Quote[/b] (FionaB @ Jan. 14 2004,08:11)]Euro-Afro Asian Sweepstake Lottery

I have just won £2.5M in the lottery.  I'm rich
 


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If you by an Inspiration/Evolution and don't like it - can I have it? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.  
 

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<font color='#0000FF'>I have just heard back from them.  I now need to send the following and book my plane ticket.


Congratulations on your winning.
You are required to forward the following details to help facilitate the
processing of your certificate and the release of your winnings.
1. Full names.
2. Residential address.
3. Phone number.

4.A scanned identification of yourself sent via email

South Africa here I come.  



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Quote[/b] (FionaB @ Jan. 14 2004,08:11)]I have just won £2.5M in the lottery.  I'm rich
 
And I bet all you have to do to claim your prize is forward your bank details to Mr Tarquin Fintimlinbinwhinbimlim Bus Stop F'tang  F'tang Ole  Biscuit-Barrel, and he'll deposit the dosh to your account
 


Doh! Fi replied while I was typing this, I take it this is a wind up?
 

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Quote[/b] (Bren Tierney @ Jan. 14 2004,10:13)]Is this a wind-up, or have to just come into a bundle of cash for real??? ??
<font color='#0000FF'>Bren

Would I really still be sat here if I had, you wouldn't see me for dust.  



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Was going to see how far you get before having to send bank details though.  


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I wonder if these people would notice if you gave them the bank details for a local authority (available on your council tax payment book), and then Photoshop'ed (photo chop as some of my friends like to call it) up some ID?

These people obviously don't realise that to win a lottery you need to have entered it?

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Quote[/b] (FionaB @ Jan. 14 2004,11:28)]Was going to see how far you get before having to send bank details though.  
<font color='#000080'>I presume you're joking about that, too? Even just to see how far it goes, don't be sending those details, as incongruous as they seem. They will prove very useful for a number of other scams I can think of - in fact the whole thing might be designed just to get that information.
 

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Quote[/b] (FionaB @ Jan. 14 2004,11:28)]Was going to see how far you get before having to send bank details though.  
I presume you're joking about that, too? Even just to see how far it goes, don't be sending those details, as incongruous as they seem. They will prove very useful for a number of other scams I can think of - in fact the whole thing might be designed just to get that information.
<font color='#0000FF'>I wasn't actually going to use my real address.  
 just interested to see how these things work.  Probably going to make one up or use work address
 

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Well, all you cynics. I recieved a mail from a Mr Umbungo- Umbungo De-Cungo about 6 months ago. After 3 or 4 E-mails he deposited £16.9mil in my bank account, no problems.

You lot should be more trusting!
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<font color='#000F22'>we got one of these a work a couple of years ago some guy in nigeria was going to deposit a load of money in one of our accounts we knew it was a con but wanted to see how far it would go. we ended up phoning him and when the phone bill arrived it had cost £35.00 per min
luckily it was works telephone we used
 
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