I received this notice through email titled "Pin No:9387001Lottery Winners(Reply to Jack Kenedy.firstname.lastname@example.org)" From Crolyn Gough and Lorie Saubletto. The letter read as follows:
"Ref: UK/9420X2/68 Batch: 074/05/ZY369 UK-LOTTO Headquarters:The Marina Offices,St Peters Yacht Basin,Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1HX England WINNING NOTIFICATION: We happily announce to you the draw (#1293) of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY,Online Sweepstakes Program held on 14th May, 2008in NEWCASTLE, UNITED-KINGDOM. Your e-mail address attached to ticket no.: 56475600545 188 with Serial no. 5368/02 drew the lucky no.which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match 6. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 850,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds) in cash, credited to file ktu/9023118308/03. This is from a total cash prize of 3. 6 Million pounds, shared amongst the first Four (4) lucky winners in this category. All participants for this online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place weekly. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European bookletrepresentative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your 850,000 (Eight hundred and fifty thousand pounds) will be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to receive your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned!! To file for your claim, contact our fiduciary agent: Mr.Jack Kenedy Tell:+447031977695 +447031977756 Email:email@example.com/player/p/results/results.do Congratulations once again from all members and staff of this program. Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery programs. Yours faithfully,Lorraine Dodds Online coordinator for UK NATIONAL LOTTERY Sweepstakes International Copyright 1994-2008 The UK National Lottery Inc.All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guidelines."
The first time I received the email, I ignored it. Then I received it again, and I replyed with name and address. I did search for a scam and was very sceptical. However, I did send that information. That is all I have given them so far - howver there is so much that internet scammers can do with that information - I am really nervous. What did I do??? What can I do now to save my belongings?