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May 29, 2011

It Must Be Lottery Spam Day!

by Rev. A. J. Iovine

Holy Cow! When dumping the bulk folder in my email account today, I noticed that I received 3 "lottery" or "awards." It has to be lottery day in the spam world.

The first one:

On behalf of the Bill Gates Funds Foundation, we wish to notify you as abeneficiary of Nine Million United State's Dollars in compensation of scam victims.Do contact OCEANIC INTERNATIONAL BANK, United Kingdom Branch for verification and release of your (Nine Million United State's Dollars).Do contact theManaging Director of the OCEANIC INTERNATIONAL BANK, with the followingdetails: You are to fill the appropriate form and submit to the bank.

[1] Full Names:…………………..
[2] Contact address:…………………..
[3] Direct Telephone No:…………………..
|4| Occupation :…………………..
[5] Age :…………………..
[6] Marital Status:………….
Name: Mrs. Roseline Wood

Number two:


I want to inform you that your payment verification and confirmations is "OK". Therefore, we are happy to inform you that an arrangement has perfectly been concluded to effect your payment as soon as possible in our bid to be transparent.

However, it is our pleasure to inform you that your ATM Card Number; (I DELETED THE NUMBER) has been approved and upgraded in your favour.

Meanwhile, your Secret Pin Number will be available as soon as you confirm to us the receipt of your ATM CARD. The ATM Card Value is $1.2 Million USD Only. You are advised that a maximum withdrawal value of US$500 is permitted daily. And we are duly inter-switched and you can make withdrawal in any location of the ATM Center of your choice/nearest to you any where in the world. We have also concluded delivery arrangement with our accredited courier service Company to oversee the delivery of the ATM Card to you without any further delay.

I want to inform you that the agent responsible for the dispatching of the ATM card to you will leave Malaysia to get to your country in 16 hours as soon as the delivery fee of $100 has been received here in this office. Also the card will be packaged as a parcel including the documents that will back you up as the real owner of the said money.

Here are the parcel registration numbers (008672) this was the registration numbers placed on the parcel take note of it. The name of the diplomatic agent Mr.Tan Wong, he is the diplomatic agent responsible for the DISPATCHING of this PARCEL to you from Malaysia.

TAKE NOTE: The parcel was declared as OFFICIAL MATERIALS meant for special delivery to you so do not disclose the content to anyone.

Even the diplomatic agent Mr.Tan Wong. does not know the real contents of the parcel, we did it for security purpose and safety of the funds contained in the card to avoid anyone tampering with it until you have received it from the diplomatic agent, take full note of these details and be informed that your valid I.D card must be presented to the dispatchers before release will be done to you to avoid wrong delivery.

Please kindly confirm to us the receipt of this email.

Treat as very urgent, as I also remind you once again that your ATM Card is ready.Get in touch with Mr Lee Chong for more information

Thanks and God Bless You

And finally, Number three:

Good day,

My name is Dr. Denis Rise; I work in the Euro Lottery. I am soliciting
your assistance for a swift transfer of 4,528,000 GBP, should you be
willing to assist me in this project, and you will be giving me just 25%
of your winnings.

Just as a brief, you just have to register online; due to my position in
the company I can make it happen that you would be a winner of the above
stated amount. Naturally, every body would like to play a lottery if they
are assured of winning. I am assuring you today to be a winner, please do
not take for granted this once in a life time opportunity as we both stand
to collectively gain from this at the success of the transaction.

Should you be willing to assist me in this transaction please do respond to…

It is terrible that there are evil people in this world who con and scam unknowing people with these types of emails. Sad.

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