UK Gaming Board, lol

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Deno, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Deno

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    We are pleased to inform you today the result of the winners of The UK
    NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE PROMO PROGRAMME, held on the 20th of July, 2008.

    You have therefore been approved to claim the total sum of
    £516,778:00(Five Hundred and Sixteen Thousand,Seven Hundred and Seventy
    Eight Pounds Sterling Only)in cash/Cheque credited to You.Its Equivalent
    is $921,201:00All participants for the online version were selected
    randomly from a World Wide Web sites through a computer draw system and
    extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies
    that are listed online.
    This promotion takes place Periodically.
    Our Payment Officer will immediately commence the process to facilitate
    the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
    To file for your claim, please contact our Payment Officer;

    Name: Mr Clarke Davis
    Email:webdraws_120@hotmail.com

    1.Full Name:
    2.Full Address:
    3.Marital Status:
    4.Occupation:
    5.Age:
    6.Sex:
    7.Nationality:
    8.Country Of Residence:
    9.Telephone Number:

    Name: Mr Clarke Davis
    Email:webdraws_120@hotmail.com

    Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program.
    Sincerely,
    Lucy Baines
    Online Announcer
     
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    I wonder if he's related to the Lagos Davises?
     
  3. Deno

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    how these people would even get my email address is suspicious at best, that plus the fact it went straight to the junk folder of my windows mail.
     
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    It's simple, really...
    If you've posted your e-mail address anywhere online, a bot can find it and send you a spam message like this. They send these little things all over the net looking for e-mail addresses of any kind. They don't just target one user.

    One way to prevent scammers from sending you bulk spam like this is to post your e-mail as a graphic. Bots cannot decipher text that is on a jpg or gif, so it tricks the bot into thinking it has come into a picture and moves on. It won't prevent ALL spam and I'm sure someone in Zimbabwe will still want to give you a bunch of diamonds for helping them smuggle money out of a secret account. But it will deflect a good portion of it so it can make room for the messages from the Canadian Pharmacy that offer you Viiaagra instead. :biggrin1:
     
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