I received an email from UK National lottery on February 09,2008. The contents of the email are down below:
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the winners of the UNITEDKINGDOM NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE PROMO PROGRAM, held on the 2nd of February, 2008. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 20511465463-7644 withSerial number S/N-00168 drew the lucky numbers: 887-13-865-37-10-83 Bonus Ball which subsequently won you the lottery in the category /A/. You and two other winner's have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 1,450,000 (One million four hundred and fifty thousand pounds sterling) each from the total payout. Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and will be transferred to you upon meetingour requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report. All participants for the online version were selected randomly from worldWide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 21,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place weekly. To file for your claim, contact Mr. Nolan Woods your Fiduciary Claims Agent, Name: Mr. Nolan WoodsEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTe l: +44 704 575 6262Fax: +44 7 07 502 4485
I replied to this mail & sent my personal info for verification. Thereafter, i received another mail stating that i will have to pay them 563.00 as shipment charges & i can contact mr. micheal roberts(mobile no: +919819060830) who is the indian representative from the courier company(scarlet couriers).I was just about to pay the shipment charges when i searched on google about it & thanx to the info i found on google about these scams & fraudulent mails that people have been receiving.
I got alerted instantly & stopped replying to any such mail from scarlet couriers or UK National Lottery.
Thanx once again.