“Janet Patterson” writes to tell me she has “GOOD NEWS”. That’s a clear sign that she’s a scammer – have you noticed how many scammers use capital letters for their names and subject lines?
She tells me she is writing from the “British Lottery Council” (there’s no such thing) and asks me to phone a South African phone number. Is this starting to sound strange? Of course it is.
“Janet Patterson” is a scammer – she is hoping you will believe her lies and then she will start asking you to send her money. Ignore her.
BRITISH LOTTERY COUNCIL
UK HEAD OFFICE
SUITE 23-30, LION TOWERS
We are please to announce to you as one of the 10 lucky winners in the free lotto draw held on the 27th of Mar, 2010. All 10 winning email addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 50,000 international emails. Your email address emerged alongside 9 others as a category 2 winner in this year’s annual free lotto draw. Consequently, you are therefore been approved to a total pay out of USD900.000.00 (Nine Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) only.
The following particulars are attached to your lotto payment order:
(i) winning numbers: 27-13-43-75-67-12
(ii) email ticket number: FL764/21/56
(iii) lotto code number: FL06422UK
(iv) the file Ref number: FL/04/736207152/UK
Please contact the under listed claims officer as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings:
Mr. Vin Khumalo
N.B:Steps to claiming your prize;
1.Please quote your reference number in all correspondence with the claims officer.
2. Winners should send to claim officer account detail or address where they
want their prize paid or sent.
3. Winners must send their names, address, telephone number and means of identification (international passport or driver’s license) to claim officer, via email or fax, to process the immediate payment of your prize.
Once again on behalf of all our staff,