You didn’t win the World Cup Lottery Award.

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Sigh.

What better way to be welcomed back other than by a slew of people writing to me asking how they won the FIFA Lottery. Most people were quick enough to realize that this was a scam, but a few of you have me worried. Especially the guy who was ready to quit his job. Hopefully he read my response in time. Also, kudos to the other guy who offered to give me a few thousand dollars if I helped him collect this. Your thoughts were appreciated.

Anyway, here’s the scam email going around…

CONGRATULATIONS WINNING NOTIFICATION!!!

SOUTH AFRICAN 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP LOTTERY AWARD
The Global Mega-Million Lottery (GMML) Promotion team is proud to inform you that you have won US$850,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand United State Dollars) why you have won? Your E- mail address is one of 7 lucky Addresses who have won in the weekly Promotion.

See below how to claim your prize.

Details on the Winnings

Your Winning Reference Number is: GMML/240142:

Batch Number18/006/1094/LIPDA/ZA

WINNING NUMBERS: 80, 35, 11, 72, 90, 41 (01)

Send the following information below:

Details on the Winnings FULL NAME:
COUNTRY:
COUNTRY OF RESIDENT:

CITY:
AGE:
SEX:
MARITAL STATUS
OCCUPATION:
COMPANY:

MOBILE:
WINNING EMAIL:
FULL ADDRESS:

Note: This program is being sponsored by the FIFA SUPPORT TEAM to create awareness for the up Coming 2010 FIFA world Cup, which is to be host by South Africa. TO FILE FOR YOUR CLAIM…

Contact The Claim Processing Manager:

Dr Michael Morris

TEL: +27 83 745 0788

FAX: +27 86 662 4255

Email:michaelmorris@doctor.com

Email:michael.dr.morris@gmail.com

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned.

Yours Faithfully,

{Mrs.} Nelly Chris

Come on guys.

How do you honestly think you’ve won a lottery you’ve never even heard of? This lottery doesn’t even make sense! At least past lottery scams used countries or states. This one is using a major sporting event. I love that the scammer says that FIFA needs to promote the WORLD CUP by giving away $850k to some random stranger with an email account. If you actually think about that past sentence, you’ll laugh out loud. I also love the sentence, “why you have won?” Brilliant.

Just for future reference, you didn’t win the World Series Lottery, the Lottery Lottery, or the National Talk Like a Pirate Day Lottery either.

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4 Comments

    1. Vic Bender says:

      I’ve “won” three verions of this in the last two weeks —that should give me enough money to retire totally .and never have to see a computer again thus never have to receive rubbish like this again,I cant believe that people fall for this BS.Wish ther was some way to find these dudes.

    2. I got the same email. I almost believed it but decided to do research.

    3. Do these guys think the majority of people are stupid, or are they hoping someone is desparate enough to follow up thier obvious scam. The good Dr Morris, if he actually exists, needs stern words from a size 10 hobnailed boot accurately aimed where the sun dont shine!

    4. KENNETH JOHN HARRIS says:

      I DID ENTER A LOTTERY BEFORE THE WORLD CUP STARTED SO

      I THOUGHT I MAY HAVE WON ALTHOUGH I DID THINK IT WAS A BIT LATE

      AS THE WORLD CUP FINISHED IN JULY.

      I STARTED THE PROCESS OF APPLYING UNTIL FORTUNATELY MY WIFE

      LOOKED ON THE INTERNET AND FOUND THIS INFORMATION

      THANK YOU SO HAVE NOW SHREDDED ALL E : MAILS I RECEIVED
      MY POINT IS HOW COME NED BANK Plc ARE MENTIONED HAVE
      THEY NOT TAKEN ACTION TO STOP THIS SCAM ?

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