Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lottery Scams - - Winning Notification: Mail From McDonald's Incorporation

Yesterday, I received this mail from cyber culprits, informing me that I've won a Lottery from random balloting of email accounts (this method is very common among cyber cowboys to cheat innocent internet users.)

This time bad guys used the name of worldwide famous Fast Food Chain "McDonald's". The mail is almost complete with respect to details and specifications to cheat any novice internet user.

Let's have a look to the mail contents hereunder:

From: MCDONALD'S 2010 AWARD NOT. (mcdonaldsprom@mcdonalds.co.uk)
Sent: Tue, April 6, 2010 11:52:13 AM
Subject: Notification: Mail From McDonald's Incorporation

McDonald's Incorporation
PO Box 1010,Liverpool
L70 1NL,United Kingdom.
Batch: 24/00319/IPD

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are Pleased to inform you that you have won a prize money from the Annual 2010 Lottery promotion which is organized by McDonald's Incorporation in conjunction with the World wide web email system company's i.e microsoft, yahoo & gmail, a random selection was made which consists of 12 winners from 6 different continents, This software radomlly picked all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo,Hotmail and various Microsoft window users, we only select 6 individuals every Month as our winners,through electronic balloting System without the winner applying.

These are your identification numbers:
Ref: XYL /26510460037/05
Batch: 24/00319/IPD
Winning number:YM/09788

To File for your claim, please contact our payment/release order officer below.

Name: Mr Benjamin Flyttyn
E-mail: mcdonaldsprom@hotmail.com
Foreign Services Manager, Payment and
Release order Department,
Tel: +44-8712375734

Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated with fraudulent claims. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.

Congratulations from me and members of staff of the THE McDonald's Lottery.

Yours faithfully,
Mrs. Lisa Wise
Online coordinator
(Sweepstakes International Program)
The McDonald's Incorporation
PO Box 1010,Liverpool
L70 1NL,United Kingdom.

Beware! It's a cyber world and don't believe the things over here which are too good to be true; as free cheese is available in rat's trap only.


Anonymous said...

I got the same mail 3 days ago.

Anonymous said...

What is the benifits they get from this type of illegal activities ...........n its not possible to reach their place through the contacts what they are appear..................

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