I received this kind of email 4yrs. ago and up to now they are still on it. I wonder how much money they are making for cheating on people like this. Tsk! Thats why I'm blogging this out to warn you.
How they are doing it?
First of course, they will send you this notification to ask you to send them your personal infos like name, address and contact number.
Their goal is to ask you some $$$ to process and fund transfer the mentioned winning amount to your account. Or some will ask you to deposit any amount in their bank account just to prove you're the right person qualified for the prize. Then, they will request you to transfer an amount like maybe $500-$1000 on their account. Of course, if you are stupid, you will say "what's $1000 when I will have $4million . Rofl!
At first it makes you feel excited thinking about the $$$ but as the communication prolongs, the next conversion would become such a drag. Lolx!
I am sharing this based on my experience. If you ever receive an email like this and still have doubts,it is better that you ask around first or investigate.
How can you win a lotto when you didn't even buy the tickets.
Pls. read the email below.
Dear Lucky Winner,
THE MC DONALD'S SEASONAL PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION.
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual
final draws of McDonalds Annual Promo.
The online McDonalds KL, Malaysian Annual Promo draws was conducted by a
random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 29,031
E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced
automated random computer search from the internet. However, no tickets
were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket
numbers for representation and privacy.
After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as one
of twelve winners in the fourth category for the second prize with the
Ref Number: EAASL/941OYI/02/SHYN
Batch Number: 12/25/0034
Ticket Number: 025-11464992-750
You as well as the other winners are therefore to receive a cash prize of
£1,350,000 (ONE MILLION THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND BRITISH POUNDS
ONLY) each from the total payout.
Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and will be
transferred to you upon meeting the requirements, statutory obligations,
verifications, validations and satisfactory report.
To begin the claims processing of your prize winnings you are advised to
contact our licensed and accredited claims agent/security company
for SECOND category winners with the information below: You are also
advised to give the following information’s to the claim's agent via email
1. Full name and address:
3. Tel and fax number:
5. Your Reference and Batch number at the top of this mail:
Dr Harry Hector,
MCDONALDS PROMO CLAIMS AGENT
NOTE: All winnings must be claimed within 20 days from today. After this
date all unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake.
Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence with
your claims agent.
You are to keep all lotto information away from the general public
especially your reference and ticket numbers. (This is important as a
case of double claims will not be entertained).
Members of the affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to
participate in this program.
Thank you and congratulations!!!
Managing Director McDonalds Malaysia.
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