It looks like a catch, smells like a catch, but...

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  1. Maestro

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    Greetings ladies and gentlemen.

    I just received this E-mail today. It looks like some "fishing", but unlike the other E-mails of that kind that I received, they are not asking for my credit card number. Here is the main part of it :

    The address of the sender is [email protected] and the address of my "claim officer" is [email protected] .

    I never registered for any lottery. So did anyone ever heard of it ?
     
  2. R-2800

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    hmmmmm...... i don't know if i would trust it,then again it doesen't ask you for anything but your email address but..........i don't know..................
     
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    There are too many grammatical errors for it to be genuine Maestro...
     
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    Lottery fraud ? Alright...

    *Trash the E-mail.*

    Thanks for your help, everyone. And thanks for the tip, Parmigiano.
     
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    Maestro.

    If it looks like it

    And smells like it

    It probably is.....

    PS. My web servers have blocked 1,000s of emails from this portal address over the last couple of years. I recommend you block it in your email software. set it to IGNORE anything from the katewwdb.com mail adress.
     

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    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    Yep, I'd agree Kiwi. Any email that has the word lottery in it (or saying you have won x amount of money) is spam...
     
  8. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    I get those all the time - one from folks in the UK, another from folks in the Netherlands or Australia. When they come in at the same time from different places, I cut and paste them and respond back (i.e. I send a copy of the one from the UK to the guy from Australia and visa-versa) and ask "Hey do you guys know each other? Maybe it's your long lost brother."
     
  9. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
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    Yeah I get stuff like that all the time. I do the same and google it if I dont just go ahead and trash it. Sometimes I have found through googeling that if you open it there is a virus in it.
     
  10. Matt308

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    Based upon the infamous Nigeria scam asking to deposit money in your account.
     
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    man that's bogus as hell! you don't get anything for nothing........
     
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