REF NO: SAFA/ZA4/GP22
ONLINE-CAF/SAFA LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION"
RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION
We wish to inform you of the lottery draws held on the 26th of November 2007 to declare the winners of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and South Africa Football Association (SAFA). This lottery was created to bring awareness to the world, being that South Africa is hosting the next world cup in 2010. Your email, attached to Ticket number SA45-00096-2511-777, with Serial number 585-06 drew the lucky numbers 72-22-555-266 and consequently won the lottery through a computer ballot system and your email address was gotten through the South African Information Network Online (S A I N O), which is affiliated with the Internet.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$2,200,000.00 in cash credited to file REF NO: SAFA/200702/0311. This is from total prize money of US$22,000,000.00 shared among the ten international winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer ballot System drawn from 17,000 names from Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America, Europe and Middle East and Asia as part of our International Promotions Program, which is conducted every quarter of the year.
To begin your claim process, please contact your claims manager with details below and also provide him with the requested information so that he can expedite the processing of your claims.
BATCH NUMBER: ________________________________
MR. FRANK KEISA
ALLAN FINANCE PTY,
1212 ALLAN HOUSE.
JAN SMUTS AVENUE,
24 HOURS OFFICE HOTLINE NO: +27 741 805 115
To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any of your correspondences with your designated agent.
(a) Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than ten days after notice. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed funds.
(b) Being one of the lucky winners, you constitute entrant鈥檚 full and unconditional agreement to and 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 Parts of the winners will be covered solely by such winner as our staffs are bound by the oath of secrecy taken on employment.
Should there be any change of your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program. Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
Mrs. Susan Van vyk.
N:B Please note that you are to donate 10% of your Winnings to the less privileged children of Africa .
GOOD NEWS, NOTIFICATION OF YOUR LOTTERY WINNINGS!!
firstname.lastname@example.orgIs this real?
This is a SCAM.
Check out the below link for confirmation of various scams, including the famous Yahoo/MSN lottery scams and how to report them.
Unscrupulous thieves have sent you this email and they are trying to part you from your hard earned cash. They will often ask you to call a premium rate number and keep you holding on whilst you rack up a huge phone bill. They are then paid a large proportion of this phone bill. They may ask you to divulge personal information about yourself or ask for your bank or credit card details. Do not divulge any such information under any circumstances. It is surprising how many innocent victims have been duped by these types of emails. Just remember the thieves who send them are very clever and extremely convincing. I suggest you delete the email and send it into cyberspace, hopefully along with the thieving scumbags who send them.
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No way, Jose. You receive an unsolicited email, which states that you have won a major prize in an international lottery. Supposedly, your email address was collected online and attached to a random number that was subsequently entered in a draw for the lottery. In order to claim your prize, you are instructed to contact the official "agent" in charge of your case. You are also advised to keep the win confidential for "security reasons". This part of the scam is basically a random phishing expedition. If you respond in any way to the email, the scammers will send further messages or even contact you by phone in an attempt to draw you deeper into the scam.
You may be asked to provide banking details, a large amount of personal information, and copies of your driver's licence and passport. Ostensibly, these requests are to prove your identity and facilitate the transfer of your winnings. However, if you comply with these requests, the scammers will have enough information to steal your identity.
Sooner or later, the scammers will request some sort of advance fee supposedly to cover administration, legal or delivery costs. At its core, this scam is just a reworking of the Nigerian loan fraud, in which scammers also eventually ask for upfront fees to facilitate the "deal". Like Nigerian scams, victims who do actually pay the requested fees will probably find that they receive continuing payment demands to cover "unexpected expenses". The requests for money will go on until the victim realizes what is happening or has no further money to send.
In some cases, the scammers give victims the option of opening an account at a particular bank as an alternative to paying upfront fees. However, this "bank" which is completely bogus, will insist on an initial deposit of $3000 as a requirement for opening the account. The fake bank will have a legitimate looking website to reinforce the scam. In other cases, the victim is given the option of travelling to an overseas destination and paying a cash fee to facilitate the release of the funds. However, any "winnings" released to the victim will be counterfeit and therefore worthless.
The details of the lottery scams vary regularly with regard to the name of the lottery itself, the country of origin, the sponsoring organization, the amount of the "prize" and other particulars. The scammers try to add a patina of legitimacy to their claims by mentioning real financial institutions, government departments or well-known companies. They may also provide links to slick looking, but fraudulent websites that are designed to back up information included in the scam emails. If the scammers are successful in establishing a dialogue with a potential victim, they may provide "proof" such as a scanned image of a supposed government official's ID and even photographs of the "winnings" in cash.
Complete list of SCAM e-mail addresses.
http://www.419baiter.com/_scam_emails/sc鈥?/a>Is this real?
Yes it is completely geniune, and for those who would disagree , I suppose that next you will be tellng us that Father Christmas and the tooth fairy don't exist...x
You don't get anything for nothing, it's a scam do not answer do not give personal information.The following sites give more information.
.Also If you go to the following link you will get some info on ID theft www.identity-theft.org.uk the iinternet is safe enough if you are careful but please answer nothing that you are doubtful about.Good Luck and be careful.
Someone likes Jill Pinky's answers, I have seen them copied and pasted several times recently..Is this real?
No it is one of thousands of bogus lottery emails that go out every single day.
The story does not sound at all credible. The email claims that every quarter they give away $22m. That's $88 million dollars per year. Now imagine for a moment that you had a budget of $88 million to promote South African football. Do you really think that contacting ten people via email four times per year and sending them two million dollars each makes sense? Wouldn't you think it would be better to send eight million people $100? Or advertise on TV? Or in a newspaper?
The concept of something like this existing to promote football is just ludicrous. Also if you had a budget of $88m, don't you think you could find someone to work for you who could write proper English, and did not Randomly Capitalize words in the middle of sentences?
So again, it's just a scam, and I am 100% certain that you will never get a penny from these people. What's more if you are silly enough to provide them with information about you, they will use that to steal from you.
Ask yourself the following questions:
Do you really think you have won a lottery when you did NOT purchase a ticket BEFORE the lottery was held?
Do you know anyone in South Africa? Why would anyone from South Africa enter your email address in a lottery without asking you for money BEFORE the lottery was held?
The only legitimate information I could verify in your email is Confederation of African Football (CAF) and South Africa Football Association (SAFA) are real sports organizations and that +27 is the international telephone country code for South Africa. I visited the web sites for both of those sports organizations and searched them using the keyword LOTTERY. I found no information so that means they do NOT sponsor any lotteries. You can visit their web sites by clicking on the top two links I posted below.
Finally, do a Google search using keywords such as SAFA LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION and you will see just how many others have received the same message as you did. Their might be slight differences such as in the dollar amount of the winnings and the name of the person sending the email.
Do NOT try to contact them via email. If you do, that will confirm to them that your email address is active. They can sell your verified contact information to other scammers. Do NOT try to contact them via telephone. That will provide them with a verified telephone number they can also sell. If you want to take some action against them, try clicking on the last source link I posted below.
Nope, afraid not. Sounds very much like a scam.
Edit: "South African Information Network Online (S A I N O), which is affiliated with the Internet."
Affiliated with the internet???! hahahahahaha
Did you enter this lottery? My guess is no. So If I was you I would delete this e-mail as soon as possibe. They seem to be asking an awful lot of personal questions, so even if they are not asking for any money up front. (Which I am sure they will) to release your winnings , then they maybe trying to steal your identity. Follow this link below to get more details