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Lottery Scam: Lottery Winners International

This lottery scam was sent directly to the contact address for this blog, sent from (WHOIS: NL Hosting Internet) on Mon, 30 May 2005 16:04:19 -0000.

Dear Winner,

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 3rd march 2005 . Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 77007742781005-18721 with reference number 414-3721060 drew winning numbers 7-00-71-00-66-49 and credited to batch number 121cfg, which consequently won in the 3rd category. You have
therefore been approved for a pay out of 1,800,000.00 (One Million Eight Hundred Thousand Pounds).

You funds are now deposited and insured with a security firm to be transferred into your nominated bank account either by means of wire transfer or by whatever suitable means. Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information very confidential till your claim has been processed and your prize/money Remitted to you.

This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 800,000 company and 1,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place annually. We hope with part of your winning you will take part in our next year 20 Million Pounds International Lottery. To file for your claim, you will be contacting Capital Financial Investment Corporation the accredited finance agent authorised to process your claims for your payment(You will receive more information upon your acknowledgment of this email).

This lottery is promoted and sponsored by software corporations and other private organisations to help individuals generate fortunes which would encourage them to expand their business frontiers and assist with humanitarian concerns. Please Note that winnings must be claimed not later than 14th June 2005. After this date all unclaimed, funds will be included in

the next stake coming up in 2005. Please note that in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote your reference number in all correspondence.

Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform us as soon as possible.

Congratulations again from our organisation and thank you for being part of
our promotional program.

N.B: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified from this program.

Sincerely yours,

Paul David
Programs coordinator
(Capital Group)

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