I have come across these scams before, actually, I get them frequently in my email. This one I followed their instructions almost all the way through (I DID NOT SEND ANY MONEY). I did so just to see how much they thought they could get out of me.
NOTE: If you go to Western Union online, it will tell you to NEVER SEND MONEY FOR LOTTERY WINNINGS..AND NEVER TO AN INDIVIDUAL THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW PERSONALLY.
Additionally: It is illegal for an individual of the United States to win ANY Lotteries from another country....PERIOD.
So, if you got this email or ones like it, just report it here.
See my emails below in order from the first to the last.
MEGA JACKPOT PROMOTION
Old Bond Street,
Whitefield, Manchester M457SX U.K.
Registered Charity No.QE77BT
REF NO: MELI-T/17-F044262312
TICKET NUMBER 9901-0148-790-691
SERIAL NUMBER 6109-17
ELECTRONIC MAIL AWARD PROMOTION;
We are pleased to inform you that you are one of the
selected winners of the BRITISH TOBACCO MEGA JACKPOT
PROMOTION held on the first quarter of 2007. Your
email address attached to ticket number 9901-0148-790-
691, with serial number 6109-17 drew the lucky numbers
990-11-815-37-10-83; the lottery was categorized into
seven zonal stages (Africa,North America,South
America,Central America, Europe, Oceania and Asia).
Consequently, you have won the lottery in the 2nd
category. You have therefore been approved for a lump
sum pay out of (ONE MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED)US dollars
Credited to file REF NO:MELI-T/17-F044262312 Batch No.
All participants were selected through a computer
ballot system drawn from 25,000 names from the Middle
East, Asia, Africa,Oceania,Central America,South
America, Europe and North America. All participants in
this Lottery Program have been selected randomly
through a computer Ballot System drawn from over
200,000 Companies and 30,000,000 individual emails
address from all search engines and web sites. This
promotional program will take place every year until
the Olympics games begin in Beijing China in 2008.
However,winners are only eligible for claims once.
Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask
that you keep this award strictly from public notice
until your claims have been processed and your money
remitted to your nominal bank account. This is part of
our security protocol to avoid double claiming or
unscrupulous acts by participants of this program.
This promotion is offered only electronically via the
Internet and is open to all persons from age 18 years
and above with a valid email address and who live in
any of the aforementioned countries. This promotion is
void in all other countries and is also void where
Principals and employees of the CAMELOT LOTTERY
PROMOTION and its respective Parent subsidiaries and
their immediate families are not eligible.
It is our norm to allocate accredited agents for the
processing of claims application. It is even more
imperative for overseas winners.
To begin your claims therefore, you are advised as a
matter of urgency, to contact the under listed
licensed and accredited claims agent for the
processing of your prize award winning.
Please contact the clearing and forwarding house
(through your claims agent only) the body assigned
with the verification of all emergent winner.
Therefore all protocols laid down by them must be
followed to facilitate your claims;
Mr. ALBERT GREGORY,
20 Lausanne Road London, SW2 3JB ENGLAND.U.K
MOBILE: +44 (0) 702 407 5373
LANDLINE:+44 70111 53079
Facsimile: +44(0)70 7570 7818
You are to provide the claims agent with the under
listed information as
soon as possible:
1. NAMES IN FULL:................................
7.COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE..........................
(a) Note that there exists a periodic condition on all
claims process, failing so would lead to
disqualification and winnings Forfeiture. Winners are
therefore advised to expedite their claims process.
(b) Being one of the lucky winners, you constitute
entrant's full and unconditional agreement to an
acceptance of our terms and conditions of claims to
avoid any discrepancy in the cause of payment of your
prize awards winning.
(c) To avoid double claims, you are advised to keep
your winning details very confidential,as any
discrepancies resulting from a breach of this
confidentiality on the part of the winners will be
covered solely by such winner as our staffs are bound
by the oath of secrecy taken on employment.
For processing and remittance of your prize money to a
designated bank account of your choice.Remember, all
prize money must be claimed not later two weeks from
your notification.All funds not claimed on or before
two weeks will be returned as unclaimed.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications,please remember to quote your reference
and batch numbers in all correspondences with this
office. Furthermore, should there be any change of
your address, do inform us as soon as possible.
Congratulations again from all our staffs and thank
you for being part of our Promotions program.
BARONESS KAREN PETERSON.
Do not reply to this promotional email account.
Contact your claims agent, immediately.