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Subject: New scam?
From: "Michael Lewis" <mlewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 14:54:34 +1100
Folks, Apologies if you already know about this; I think it's worth spreading the word. We're all accustomed to the messages from Nigeria, and we've all had a quiet snigger (or even a loud guffaw) over the convoluted English. But I've just received a grammatically flawless message purporting to be from the Netherlands Lottery, telling me that I've won umpteen squillions and suggesting that I contact them to arrange collection. Needless to say, it's a fake -- and the Netherlands Lottery website carries a brief but obscure warning about scams in their name. I can't see the purpose; the message doesn't ask for bank account details or anything else potentially useful to a fraudster. Perhaps it's just trying to verify the e-mail address (one I haven't used for a long time). Anyway, the best way to respond seems to be the same as in the case of the Nigerian messages: hit the delete key. Michael Lewis Brandle Pty Limited, Sydney, Australia http://www.brandle.com.au ** To unsubscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org ** ** with "unsubscribe framers" (no quotes) in the body. **