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Starbuck
16-06-2010, 07:29 PM
Now this wouldn’t be some kind of rip off spam would it?

You've won the sum of NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND POUND
(£950,000.00) from the UK GOLF INTERNET emails Lottery Edition 2010

TO RECEIVE AND CLAIM YOUR PAYMENT OF PRIZE

The English seems a bit shaky. :rolleyes:

You are therefore advised to send the following information to our claims agent(Mr.Piland woods) to facilitate the remittance of your winning prize to you at once from the UK GOLF INTERNET EMAILS LOTTERY.

They want the kind of information that scammers usually want:

1. Full name............
2. Country..............
3. Contact Address........
4. Telephone Number.......
5. Marital Status.........
6. Occupation.............
7. Company..............
8. Age....................

They don’t really have a company Internet presence. Their “site” is a LinkedIn account.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/starbuck50/Golf_20Lottery_203_thumb.jpg

You can also view our lottery site : http://uk.linkedin.com/in/internetgolflottery

They are “fully special” and they “glob round the world” – yea, that sounds REAL legitimate. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/starbuck50/Golf_20Lottery_201_thumb.jpg

The writer doesn’t seem to know that in English you capitalize last names.

Mr.Piland woods. (VERIFICATION DEPARTMENT MANAGER)

And “Mr.Piland woods” does business from a hotmail email address??

Email: golf_internet222@hotmail.com

LOTTERY VERIFICATION DEPARTMENT MANAGER


Google Maps and Street View reveal that their company headquarters is a billboard advertising the “*** in the City” movie. :eek:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/starbuck50/Golf_20Lottery_204_thumb.jpg

GOLF INTERNET EMAIL LOTTERY 2010
21 Craven Park, Harlesden
London NW20, United Kingdom.
Batch number: 12/25/0340
Ref number: MSN-L/200-26845

You have been warned!

source:
Sunbelt Blog: "Attention: Lottery Winner," (http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/attention-lottery-winner.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SunbeltBlog+%28Sunbelt+BLOG%2 9)

Plastic Nev
16-06-2010, 10:38 PM
When their English is that bad, you do laugh, the problem of course is when someone with a scant knowledge of English receives it, they just might fall for it.
Nev.

Starbuck
16-06-2010, 11:03 PM
the problem of course is when someone with a scant knowledge of English receives it, they just might fall for it. Exactly Nev,
Like you say, we laugh at the way it's written.... but someone that doesn't understand English so well??
and a lot of them could well live in England.
That is by no means a racist remark... but i know of people that are English and they can speak English but not read it properly.
These are the people that are vulnerable.

KenB
16-06-2010, 11:19 PM
So ...........you didn't win then ??
:)

Starbuck
16-06-2010, 11:59 PM
So ...........you didn't win then ?? Nope and if i ever did..... i wouldn't believe it. :eek:

Plastic Nev
17-06-2010, 09:52 AM
Oh I win every time, I get to keep my bank balance, they don't.