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Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:33
Member (2004)
English to French
May 8, 2005

Hi everyone,
I just received one of many scams that all land in my undesireable mail folder by default. Once in a while, I go through to send the "Nigerian" type letters to a Canadian agency.

Anyways, this one is an automatic translation (or some part is), and the punch is at the end. Have a look at the name of the author.

Enjoy!

NOTICE...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
LUCKYDAY E-MAIL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT

BATCH NO: PTP/31211214257/190888/2202
REF. NO: PTP/21449267220/255100//2202

WINNING NOTIFICATION / FINAL
NOTICE...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

This is to inform you of the release of the E-MAIL LOTTERY
BALLOT
INTERNATIONAL/ WORLD GAMING BOARD held on the 28th of April
2005.
Your name attached to ticket number 219028657434 with
serial number
918735625 drew the lucky numbers of 21-70-81-82-99, which
consequently won
the lottery in the 1st category.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of
1,000,000.00euros only, which is deposited with Finance &
Security Company in your favor as beneficiary and covered
with HIGH
INSURANCE POLICY. Due to mix up of some numbers and names,
we ask that you
keep your winning information confidential until your claim
has been
processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of
our security
protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of
this program
by some participants.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot
system drawn
from only Microsoft users from over 20,000.00 companies and
3,000,000.00
individual email addresses and names from all over the
world. To begin
your lottery claim, please contact our agent below that
have been
appointed for the processing of your claim with your
contact telephone and
fax number to begin the processing of your payment.

CONTACT NAME: ANDREW GORDON
CITY/ COUNTRY: LONDON, ENGLAND.
TELEPHONE: +(009)4470 4011 7428
FAX: 4487 0135 5097
EMAIL: luckyday@ibatam.com

Note that all winning must be claimed not later than 30th
of May 2005.
After this date all unclaimed, funds will be included in
the next
stake. Please note in order to avoid preventable delays and
Complications
please remember to quote your reference number and batch
numbers in all
correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of
address do
inform our agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and
thank you for
being part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically
disqualified.
Yours Sincerely,
Mr. Walker Smith


NOTIFICATION...FÉLICITATIONS ! ! ! !
DU BUREAU DU VICE-PRÉSIDENT
LOTERIE D'EMAIL DE LUCKYDAY INTERNATIONALE
PROMOTIONSDÉPARTEMENT PROFESSIONNEL DE RÉCOMPENSE
NO. EN LOTS : PTP/31211214257/190888/2202
Référence. NON : PTP/21449267220/255100//2202
AVIS DE GAIN/ FINAL
NOTIFICATION...FÉLICITATIONS ! ! ! !
Ce doit vous informer du dégagement du VOTE de LOTERIE
d'email INTERNATIONAL Le CONSEIL de JEU du MONDE s'est tenu
sur le 28ème avril 2005.
Votre nom attaché au billet le numéro 219028657434 avec le
numéro de série 918735625 a dessiné les nombres chanceux de
21-70-81-82-99, ce qui a par conséquent gagné la loterie
dans la 1ère catégorie.
Vous avez été donc approuvé pour un déboursement de somme
forfaitaire de 1,000,000.00euros seulement, ce qui est
déposé avec les finances et la société de valeurs
mobilières en votre faveur comme bénéficiaire et couvert de
POLICE D'ASSURANCES d'ASSURANCE ÉLEVÉE. Il est important
que subsistance votre gain confidentiel d'éviter des
personnes recueillant votre information et faisant plus
tard la réclamation avec votre attirail de gain,paiement
international de déclin de volonté de loterie chanceuse de
jour si une telle irrégularité se produit.
Tous les participants ont été choisis par un système de
vote
d'ordinateur tiré seulement des utilisateurs de Microsoft
de plus de 20.000.00 compagnies et 3.000.000.00 adresses et
noms d'email d'individu de partout dans le monde. Pour
commencer votre réclamation de loterie, veuillez entrer en
contact avec notre agent au-dessous de celui ont
été nommés pour le traitement de votre réclamation avec
votre numéro de fax de téléphone et de contact pour
commencer le traitement de votre paiement.

NOM DE CONTACT : ANDREW GORDON
VILLE PAYS : LONDRES, L'ANGLETERRE.
TÉLÉPHONE : +(009)4470 4011 7428
FAX : 4487 0135 5097
Email : luckyday@ibatam.com

Notez que tout le gain doit être réclamé plus tard que le
30ème mai 2005. Après cette date tout non-réclamée, des
fonds seront inclus dans le prochain pieu. Svp la note afin
d'éviter évitable retarde et les complications satisfont se
rappellent de citer votre numéro de référence et numéros de
lot dans toute la correspondance. En outre, si il y a
n'importe quel changement d'adresse informez notre agent
aussitôt que possible.
Les félicitations une fois de plus de nos membres de
personnel et vous remercient de faire partie de notre
programme promotionnel.
Note : Quiconque sous l'âge de 18 est automatiquement
éliminé.
Bien à vous,
M.. Marcheur Smith


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 23:33
Member
English to Turkish
Marcheur Smith May 8, 2005

Hilarious

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xxxsarahl
Local time: 14:33
English to French
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LOL May 8, 2005

Nina Khmielnitzky wrote:


des fonds seront inclus dans le prochain pieu.


Are they hiding gold coins under their mattress?


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xxxEdda Emery  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:33
German to English
+ ...
Scam May 8, 2005

I had one of those not long ago, and while I would have loved to have taken it seriously, I looked up the organisation on Google to find the same reference numbers in several postings. The scary thing is that once you send banking details, you've had it!

Funny with the direct translation of "Walker Smith"


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Timothy Barton
Local time: 00:33
Member (2006)
French to English
+ ...
Another translated name May 8, 2005

Edda Emery wrote:

I had one of those not long ago, and while I would have loved to have taken it seriously, I looked up the organisation on Google to find the same reference numbers in several postings. The scary thing is that once you send banking details, you've had it!

Funny with the direct translation of "Walker Smith"


Have a look at this one that I found in the Barcelona edition of the free newspaper "20 minutes": http://www.geocities.com/itisme88/westwood.jpg

It is an automatic translation from Spanish of the third person singular of the verb "to read".


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Parrot  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 23:33
Member (2002)
Spanish to English
+ ...
Carlos Checa May 8, 2005

Timothy Barton wrote:

It is an automatic translation from Spanish of the third person singular of the verb "to read".


Like "Carlos the Czech woman"?


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Ivana de Sousa Santos  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 22:33
French to Portuguese
+ ...
I replied to this e-mail a year ago or so May 8, 2005

My husband received it in his e-mail address (he receives many others of the kind often) about a year ago.

We answered the e-mail just for the fun of it. I wrote as if I was him and said that I was very happy to have been chosen amongst many others. Well, the e-mail was quite ironic. We never had a reply. LOL!

Regards.
Ivana


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davidgreen
German to English
do not answer these emails! May 9, 2005

I response to the person who answered this lottery scam/Nigerian 419 scam please see 419eater.com for more details (and lots of funny stuff), but the guys running these things should not know your real email address (and certainly no personal information). They are potentially dangerous criminals. They also sell your valid email address to others in the "network".

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Ivana de Sousa Santos  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 22:33
French to Portuguese
+ ...
I gave no personal details... May 9, 2005

And I would never do that. I replied to it just for the fun. It was also the first ans last time I bothered answering to it because I know these scams are a waist of time... and money. Nobody gives anything to anyone just like that!

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Alison Schwitzgebel
France
Local time: 23:33
Member (2002)
German to English
+ ...
A guy I know May 9, 2005

A guy I know got really annoyed by all these Nigerian scam mails so he sent back a sarcastic response - anonymous of course. But the spammers were smart and used his IP address to get his telephone number and address - so he got hassled by foreigners phoning him up at all hours of the day (and night!) asking him for money.

True story.

Alison


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José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 20:33
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Worst English on scams Nov 30, 2010

If there were a contest on worst English used on a Nigerian scam, I'd submit this one I got today. Please note that it's not automatic translation, this individual's English is really that bad.

THE UNITED NATION ORGANISATION
LONDON UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED NATION PAYMENT APPROVAL
OFFICE Special Duties/Logistics Department
FOREIGN CONTRACT/WINNING PAYMENT BUREAU
Our Ref: GBT /USA/STB Your Ref 25321/imf/us/09/10

UNITED NATION AND EUROPEAN UNION OFFICIAL WINNING PAYMENT VALUED $8,300,000M
UNITED NATION ORGANIZATION AND EUROPEAN UNION ORGANIZATION do hereby give this irrevocable approval order with Release Code: GNC/3480/02/00 in your favor for your contract entitlement/award winning payment with the UNITED NATION to your nominated bank account. Now youre new Payment,United nation Approval No;UN5685P,White House Approved No:WH44CV, Reference o.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632 Password No: 339331 , Pin Code No: 55674 and your Certificate of Merit Payment No : 103 , Released Code No: 0763; Immediate Citibank Telex confirmation No: -1114433 ; Secret Code No:XXTN013, Having received these vital payment number , therefore You are qualified now to received and confirm Your payment with the United Nation immediately within the next 72hrs.
As a matter of fact, you are required to Deal and Communicate only with MRS JUDITH RODIN, NEW DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL REMMITTANCE CITIBANK OF UNITED KINGDOM, with the help and monitory team from the CITIBANK OF FEDERAL RESERVE ACCOUNT OFFICE IN US which is our official remitting bank, Committee On Foreign Payment Matters in United Nation, has look up to make sure you receive your fund valued $8.3m. So contact: MRS JUDITH RODIN. on Tel:+4470457 61336/ FUND ORIGIN :+2348191815988
Email: rodinmrsjudith@yahoo.com.hk for immediate release of your contract/inheritance/Award Winning claim Be informed that you are not allowed to correspond with any person or office anymore, You are required to send her the bellow information for your transfer.
1) YOUR FULL NAME:
2) ADDRESS:
CITY, STATE:
3) PHONE:
4) COMPANY NAME(IF ANY) POSITION AND ADDRESS
5) BANK DETAILS:
BANK NAMES:
ACCOUNT NO:
ROUTING NO:
SWIFT CODE :
BANK ADDRESS:
6) PROFESSION AND MARITAL STATUS,
7) COPY OF YOUR INT'L PASSPORT/DRIVERS LICENSE

NOTE: YOUR PERSONAL CONTACT/COMMUNICATIONCODE WITH CITIBANK IS(022),YOU ARE ARE ADVICE TO SEND YOU FULL BANKING INFORMATION TO THE NEW CITIBANK OF LONDON INTERNATIONAL REMMITTANCE DIRECTOR HEADED BY MRS JUDITH RODIN AND MAKE SURE YOU ADHIRE TO HER INSTRUCTIONS,
WITH YOUR NEW PAYMENT CODE FOR RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT AND SEND HIM ALL YOUR BANKING INFORMATION NOW. CONTACT CODE(002)
OFFICER: MRS JUDITH RODIN
POSITION: NEW DIRECTOR,INTL,REMMITTANCE CITIBANK LONDON.
EMAIL: rodinmrsjudith@yahoo.com.hk
TEL: +44 70457 61336/ FUND ORIGIN :+2348191815988
MRS MARY PORTLAND
(CHAIRMAN COMMITTE ON FOREIGN CONTRACT/AWARD WINING PAYMENT UNITED
NATION AND USA GOVERNMENT).


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