Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I May Already Be a Winner!

Usually I hate email spam. Well, I can't stand the canned meat variety either. But occasionally one comes along that is pretty fun to read. Imagine what this looks like to those folks (like me) with the Red Pencil Vision super power (a power shared by college lit professors and editors). There's just so much wrong with it, I wouldn't know where to begin, if I were an editor who worked for Yahoo/Msn Lottery Incorporation (WTF??). I guess I should feel free to use Mr. Mellor's email address (at bottom), if it is a legit email address, to sign up for a bunch of porn email. I'm sure whoever is running this phishing effort would be at least as amused as I was by getting this email.

* * *

Yahoo/Msn Lottery Incorporation
Baley House, Har Road
Sutton, Greater London
SM1 4te
United Kingdom.

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Five hundred thousand, Great Britain Pound Sterlings(£500,000.00) for this month 2007 Lottery promotion which is organized by YAHOO/MSN LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE.

YAHOO/MSN & MICROSOFT WINDOWS, collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to any email providers. we only select five people every Month as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying,we congratulate you for being one of the people selected.

You are to contact the events manager on or before your date of Claim, Winners Shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre.

Yahoo/Msn Lottery Prize must be claimed no later than 20 days from date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

These are your identification numbers:
Batch number.....................YM 09102XN Reff number.......................YM35447XN
Winning number...................YM09788

These numbers fall within your Location file, you are requested to contact the events manager, send your winning identification numbers to him,to enable him verify your claims.

Name:Mr.Brian Mellor
E-mail: mellor_financeuk@yahoo.co.uk
TEL: +44 70457 12933
Thank you and Accept my hearty congratulations once again!
Yours faithfully,
Mrs.Florina Bent
(Yahoo/Msn Lottery Games/Lottery Coordinator).


Anonymous said...

I got a message the other day with the subject line "Fraudulent Spam." I wonder if they were trying to draw in the people who are suckers for an honest delivery? :^)

SWGfo2K said...

If you have the time to kill, http://www.scamorama.com/ is a great website that not only details these types of scams but also the email exchanges back and forth between people messing with these folks.