Spamed, by a mac user

Discussion in 'Community' started by AssassinOfGates, May 17, 2004.

  1. AssassinOfGates macrumors 6502

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    #1
    This is just sad, now the spammmers have taken to emails for mac users.

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    ATTENTION: WINNER,

    RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE

    We are pleased to inform you of the announcement

    today, 17th MAY, 2004 of winners of the

    WINNERSGATE

    PROMO LOTTERY,THE NETHERLANDS/ INTERNATIONAL, PROGRAMS

    held on 15th MAY, 2004.



    Your email address,is attached to ticket number

    023-0148-790-459, with serial number 5073-11 drew

    the lucky numbers 43-11-44-37-10-43, and consequently

    won the lottery in the 3rd category.



    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay

    out of US$5,500.000.00 in cash credited to file REF

    NO. SSW/25041238013/04. This is from total prize money

    of US$80,400,000.00 shared among the seventeen

    international winners in this category. All

    participants were selected through a computer ballot

    system drawn from a collation of frequent internet

    users from all over the world from Australia, New

    Zealand, America, Europe, North America and Asia as

    part of International Promotions

    Program, which is conducted bia-annually.



    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Your fund is now deposited with a Security company

    insured in your name. Due to the mix up of

    some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this

    award strictly from public notice until your claim has





    been processed and your money remitted to your

    account.



    This is part of our security protocol to avoid

    double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants

    of this program. We hope with a part of you prize, you

    will participate in our end of year high stakes US$1.3

    billion International Lottery.



    To begin your claim, please contact your claim

    agent; MRS.REBECCA HILLMAN, FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,

    Nieuweszijds voorburgwal,33, AMSTERDAM-NETHERLAND, via this

    email address

    <<removed>>

    For due processing and remittance of your prize

    money to a designated account of your choice.



    Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later

    than 31st MAY, 2004. After this date, all funds

    will

    be returned as unclaimed.



    NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and

    complications, please remember to quote your

    reference and batch numbers in every one of your

    correspondences with your agent.

    Furthermore, should there be any change of your

    address, do inform your claims agent as soon as

    possible.



    Congratulations again from all our staff and thank

    you for being part of our promotions program.





    Sincerely,

    MR OLIVER RAMSEY SIDNEY,

    THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, WINNERSGATE PROMO LOTTERY,THE

    NETHERLANDS.



    N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of

    any of our winners will result to disqualification.



    SORRY FOR THE LATE INFORMATION THANKS

    MR OLIVER SIDNEY,

    PROMOTION MANAGER

    WINNERSGATE PROMO LOTTERY COMPANY

    AMSTERDAM,NEDERLANDS





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    MacMail - the Webmail service especially for Mac users worldwide

    http://www.macmail.com

    ----End Quote---

    That's just sad. And even more sad for the ppl who fall for it.
     
  2. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    #2
    that is not associated with macs / apple.

    i've had the same scam a few times. they harvest emails and i think one came from prevention.com. a use an throw address, which i had not used anywhere else or left visible. so prevention.com is one of the places that sells your addresses to the spammers and scammers, but i'm 200 % sure it is not the only one doing that.
     

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