Readers keep sending in emails, like the one below, wanting to believe it is real. It’s a scam and typically results in a request for the recipient to pay some fee to get their prize.
The scammers can’t even spell correctly.
From:BBC NATIONAL LOTTERY
Subj: CONGRATULATION,DEAR WINNER OPEN THE ATTACHED FILE FOR DETAILS.
KINDLY DOWNLOAD THE ATTACHED FILE AND GET BACK TO US
CONGRATULATION,DEAR WINNER OPENTHE ATTACHED FILE FOR DETAILS.doc
THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
Address:12vincent square,london,SW1P2PA united kingdom
24hrs.Tel:+44(0)703 1746 641
wenesday 12th december2012-Draw No.1771 (06)(15)(18)(33)(38)(44)Bonus(16)
your email has won you £1,000,000.00 (one million pound) from BBC LOTTERY. Email adresses were pulled together from awide range of wordwide Email users and internet subscribers information.
The national lottery saturday and wenesday night draws presented by John Partridge and Scott Mills (surturday)Jenni Falconer (wenesday),with lotto and thunderball draws,10:35pm on BBC one.
See our website to confirm your winning numbers http://www.bbc.co.uk/lottery/ the draw no.1771. brought out your email address from data base of internet Email users aqualified you abonafied winner of the stated winning amount.
You are to contact your accreditted claim manager providing the below stated information for the proccessing of your clams.
please forward him the folllowing details below
for confirmation of your winning number please ensure your check your winning details on our site given below http://www.bbc.co.uk/lottery/