Saturday, February 28, 2009 4:41 AM
“Mr. Mark Harris” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Good day to you, I am Mr. Mark Harris, a citizen of the United Kingdom. I
work with National Lottery Commission and Camelot Group PLC, “the
official monitoring body and the operator of the UK National Lottery”.
Please you can read about me in my company`s work profile link below:
I have a very urgent proposal for you which will be of our mutual benefit.
I wish to seek your acceptance and cooperation so that the total sum of
£8,497,985(Eight Million Four Hundred And Ninety Seven Thousand, Nine
Hundred And Eighty Five Great Britain pounds sterling) can be paid to you
by my company for our mutual benefit. The said amount is an unclaimed
lottery prize fund from the National Lottery; the prize result was
released over four months ago and since then, the winner of the prize has
not come with the winning lottery ticket to claim his or her winning
Sadly, there is a claim deadline of 180days(six months) for the claim of
the prize; which means that, after the deadline of 180 days, this funds
will be forfeited and remitted to the UK. Government as unclaimed fund.
There has been several cases like this were some winners failed to claim
their lottery winnings, and the prize were forfeited and remitted to the
UK Government treasury.
You can check the below BBC news and UK Lottery Post links to see and
understand what I am talking about:
The reasons why some winners fail to claim their prizes can be one or all
of the below:
1. The winner may have accidentally throw away the tickets and lost track
of the winning ticket number and other vital information as regards the
2. Some winners do not check their tickets properly.
3.The winner may not be aware of the victory .
4.Due to alarming increase in internet lottery scam. Some winners becomes
scpetical about the winning as to which Lottery is real or fake because
several emails are being circulated by unscrupolous persons using the name
of my company and other lottery bodies to deprive people of their hard
earned money. But some winners fail to realise that the prize is real as
you can see in the BBC NEWS LINK above.
5. The National Lottery does not advice winners of their winning via email
that is why some may not be aware that they won in the draws. So if you
receive any email from anyone informing you that you have won a prize from
the National lottery, such email is not real but fraud attempt to deprive
you of your earnings.
However, I hereby seek your consent to cooperate with me so that I can
provide you the winning information that won the prize funds of £8,497,985
to enable you apply for the claim of the funds. Once the funds is paid to
you, Our mode of sharing will be on a 50……… 50 basis. i.e 50% will
be for me while the remaining 50% will be for you. Note that any expences
that we shall incure during the course of executing the project will also
be shared in the above ratio. i.e 50….50 %.
Finanly, all I require from you is your honest cooperation and
confidentiality in this regard to enable us see this transaction through.
I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that
will protect you from any breach of the law as I have mapped out all plans
to ensure we claim this funds without any trace in the future.
I look forward to your quick response while thanking you for your
anticipated co-operation. Please call me via my telephone number below for
further clarification if the above content is not clear.
Nope. Sorry, but lotteries just don’t work that way. And all that money “Mark Harris” is offering? It doesn’t exist. Otherwise, I would notify all the banks and the UAWU so they wouldn’t have to beg for bailout money and raise my taxes!