Idea Sandbox to Close Its Doors…
While I hate to gloat, my ship has come in!
I received an email today informing me:
CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE WON THE LOTTERY !!!
EURO MILLION LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
DATE 8th Feb.,2006.
FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD..
BATCH: EGGS-541-623-782: REFERENCE: 67/80/IPD
I’m happy to share some of the details of the e-mail… I feel I owe it to my loyal readers…
This is to inform you of the release of the EURO MILLION
LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL… Your email address was attached to ticket
number XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX with serial number XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX that drew the
lucky numbers of 34-32-90-43-32, which consequently won the lottery in
the 2nd category. (Note: I blocked out my winning numbers with XXX to prevent readers – like you – from claiming MY prize!)
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum of payment of Euros 600,000.00 (Six Hundred Thousand)… (That’s over $716,000 in US dollars!)
…Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep
this award from public notice until your claims has been processed and
the money remitted to your account as this is part of our security
protocol to avoid double claiming… (Whoops! I hope I haven’t blown it by posting about it?!)
…This programme is sponsored by EUROPEAN UNION/BILL GATES and
WORLD INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY ORGANISATION TO PROMOTE and ENHANCE the use
of SOFT WARE IN THE GLOBAL WORLD…
…yada yada yada…
…we wish you continued good fortunes.
To begin you calim,your are required to forward to Glocom Consultant at email@example.com the following items:
- A scanned copy (photo page) of your International Passport or
drivers licence via email attachment or a fax copy to their international
verification department with fax number(+44-870-131-4221) for confirmation
of your identity to assist your claims.
- Your telephone/fax number and address written on the fax copy to
speed your claim process.
These are the information they need before your claim can be processed…
…Please act accordingly.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
I didn’t even know I was entered?! I’ve got to go… I’ve got some faxing of my personal inforrmation to do!
It’s been nice working with all of you!