The other day, I got this email:
Congratulation, You Have Won £800,000.00 GBP
11 G Lower Dorset Street
This electronic mail is to inform you that you have won the sum of £800,000.00 (GBP) in the Irish Lottery Official On-Line Drawing.
According to exchange rates tabulated on the official day of the drawing (July 26, 2008), the aforementioned
jackpot prize amount is equivalent of $1,621,435.38 (USD) or 1,041,188.51 (Euros), less taxes which are to be extracted by the British Governments Tax and Revenue Division prior to distribution of the winnings.
The official drawing for the aforementioned jackpot was performed at the greater Dublin Office of the
Irish Lottery Commission at 12:01pm on July 26, 2008, and was overseen by the accounting firm of House
& Beckermann LLC. In the above noted drawing, your contact Email was selected from a pool of 24,667,309 potential winners.
Your winning Numbers are;
Winning Num: 23, 30, 32, 36, 39, 40, Bonus 34
Batch Num: Batch: R3/A312-59
Reference Num: Ref: LSUK/2031/8161/05
For additional information you must contact the commission’s fiduciary agent In the United Kingdom at the below noted email address;
Mr. Terry Cole (Fiduciary Agent)
For verification please provide your:
and your above Batch and reference Number when responding.
Thank you and congratulation.
Thomas Stinson, Online Coordinator
Fudiciary & Notification Department
Lottery Commission of Ireland.
I noticed some issues with this email, and sent “Mr Stinson” a reply:
Dear Irish Lottery:
Please note that:
(1) Ireland uses the Euro as their measure of currency
(2) Ireland is not a part of Great Britain, and therefore GB would not be taking taxes out of the payment.
If you are going to write a scam email, please do some fucking research beforehand.
Oddly, I didn’t get a response. Huh.