i recieved this email in my emailbox on feb 4 2010
GOOD DAY WE ARE FROM THE PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE
(PCH) AND YOUR EMAIL
ADDRESS JUST WON YOU ONE
MILLION US DOLLARS($1,000,000.00 USD) IN THIS WEEK PCH LOTTERY,WINNER YOU
ARE TO CONTACT OUR
FIDUCIARY.PLEASE NOTE,IF YOU ARE NOT THE RIGHTFULL OWNER OF THIS EMAIL,DO
NOT RESPOND TO THIS
AGENT: MR PAUL FERGUSSON
YOU ARE REQUIRE TO SEND THE INFORMATION BELOW TO PROCESS YOUR CLAIM
so i gave them the information that they had asked for. i had hoped that it was real but didnt have any idea how to find out if it was real or not. then i received this second email the next day
OFFICIAL RULES|SWEEPSTAKES FACTS
I hereby use this medium to acknowledge the receipt of your claims requirement regarding the winning notification mail you received, informing you of the prize you have won PCH LOTTO, after the verification process was conducted I wish to inform you that the lotto department and promotions department has just approved your payment of the tune of ( ONE MILLION USD ($1,000,000.00 USD) the check have been handover to a security company in the UK England
The security company will be responsible for the remittance of the entire winnings, and your Lottery Winnings documents which is of high importance to you, so I expect you to show great appreciation to (Publishers Clearing House) PCH LOTTO as a great firm haven been in existence for years and has single highhandedly made this promotion possible in other to promote (Publishers Clearing House) in every corner of the world through the means of the internet as a global source of reaching people world wide.
Incase you still have doubts arising from the angle of how you got selected, note that the selection process was carried out through an electronic email ballot system our aim was to select winners through the internet which will be a much more easier way to select winners all around the universe due to the fact that only you alone have access to your email so have no fear , for you have emerged a winner as far as you are the original proprietor to the email account which you have received the winning notification letter as distributed by Michelle I Centeno the lottery manager of this great promotion .
In furtherance, to begin the final step of the claims process you are advised to contact the security firm whose details are furnished below and they shall be responsible for onward delivery of your winnings to you and you shall be expected to pay some fees along the line by the security firm for the delivery of your cheque and documents this fees will not be more than normal shipping charges which we feel will not be a problem to you.
Before your winnings was released to security company a hard cover insurance policy was placed on your winnings by the (publishers Clearing House) PCH Lotto company to avoid any harm or illegal channeling due to this, deduction of any amount of money from your funds cannot be done from your Won prize. The instructions given inline with the rules and regulation of the USA and England gaming board once you get your winning funds check you are expected to deposit it in your personal bank account and there is a certain assurance that the entire ONE MILLION USD you have won will be accredited into your account in not less than three to four banking days please note. below is the courier contact information's
CONTACT INFORMATION. ELITE COURIER
ADDRESS: Unit 20 Britannia Industrial Estate
Pole Road, Colebrook, Berkshire SL3 0BH,United Kingdom.
TELEPHONE: +4470 2404 4999
CONTACT NAME: Mr. Barry Badmos
Write to them via email upon receipt of this mail without wasting time. You are to furnish them with your
Telephone number :
Your winning Numbers
Email Ticket Number
Below Are Your Winning Numbers And Your Email Ticket Number
winning numbers: 47-14-34-85-67-32
email ticket number: FL 754/22/76
Once again, keep us posted on any development with the Security Company, in relation to your lottery winnings.
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been fully processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid multiple claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.
Congratulations once again.
Mr.paul fergusson(Claims Officer)
then the 7th of feb. i received 6 phone calls from an unknown number from a man with such a thick accent that i just couldnt make out anything he said except as soon as possible at the end of the conversation. and i kept reading the letter over and over wondering why i had to pay to process something that i supposedly won. well needless to say its the 8th and i havent heard anything from them and i decided to yahoo a little research on the matter but havent found much on this particular one so i thought i would submit it and let someone else check it out. thank you.