You know there is a Worldwide Economic Recession going on when you have virtually one of every kind of Nigerian SCAM e-mail show up in your account.
BUT THERE HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED INSTANCES OF RIP OFF REPORT READERS --usually inexperienced Internet users --very young or older people who think you can believe EVERYTHING you read on the internet that is e-mailed to them OR they want desparately to believe it because of all the money or whatever they are TOLD they have won because they really do need the money in any case AND the powerful lure of a lot of valuable things for NOTHING sometimes overrides common sense and logic.
I feel reasonably sure that the addresses and phone number go somewhere only NOT WHERE YOU ARE TOLD THEY GO.
THIS ENTIRE OPERATION IS A SCAM AND A CON GAME.
IT IS FAKE.
YOU HAVE NOT WON A MILLION DOLLARS.
DELETE ANY E-MAILS THAT BASICALLY FOLLOW THE SAME FORM AND SIMILIAR WORDING AS THE EXAMPLE I HAVE SHOWN BELOW --- AFTER YOU HAVE HAD A GOOD LAUGH AND ADMIRED THE CROOK'S EFFORTS TO TRY TO SCREW YOU OUT OF YOUR MONEY!
THE BOGUS E-MAIL"
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:47 AM
From: "THE CHEVRON/TEXACO OIL COMPANY"
THE CHEVRON/TEXACO OIL COMPANY
1092 CHEVRON LAYOUT, WUSE ZONE 2,
WUSE, ABUJA. NIGERIA.
THE CHEVRON/TEXACO OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION.
Congratulation You Have Been Selected in the on-going chevron texaco
award held on January 2009 and you have been awarded $1,000,000.00 USD. (One Million
United States Dollars)
If you did receive this email, it means you are one of the five(5)
luckywinners. Your verification number is: (CT-222-6747,FGN/P-900-56).
CLAIMS PROCESSING OFFICER:
You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon
NAME IN FULL:
REMARKS ABOUT CHEVRON/TEXACO:
We are glad to have you as one of our luckly winners.
Mr. Chike Madu.
Co-sponsors of this online promotion are listed herein: Shell Oil Company,
Pepsi Corporation, and the Federal Government of Nigeria.