Lottery Winning Notification Scam

Today I received scam mail as below related some lottery in which i won, this one i never bought …Lottery scam letters are sent out by the thousands every day. There are only two things the bad guys want: your money and your identity.

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from GRAHAM SMITH
to
date Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 2:46 PM
subject Lottery Winning Notification!!
mailed-by shaw.ca

Your Email Has Won £1,500,000 (One Million, Five hundred thousand Great Britain PoundSterlings).
These are your Winning Information and Identification Numbers:
Batch Number…………………………………PC/835X/2010
Pin no………………………. …………….MMB/676/96803/D
Winning Numbers………………………………MV004930
Reference Number……………………………..ML34963SB
To file your claims, kindly contact the claims manager:
Mr. John Howard (Claims Officer)
EMAIL: claimdepartmentunity113@hotmail.co.uk
Endeavour to e-mail us your Full Names, Address, Mobile Number, Age, Resident Country and Occupation.
Yours Sincerely,
APPROVED
GRAHAM SMITH (PHD)
LOTTERY CO-ORDINATOR.

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They will pretend to be lawyers, claims agents, bankers, law enforcement agents, people of high rank in the government, gaming officials, tax collectors, and any other title that will convince you they are good people. After you answer the first email, they will write back asking for your personal identification. This is used to steal your identity. They can commit crimes using your name and leave you holding the bag.

These are all fake notifications, never respond to such mails.

Happy Surfing!
Vishal

Vishal Dodke

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