Irish National Lottery Promo (Scam Alert)

In the old days (a few years ago) lottery scam messages used to be very long and detailed. Some scammers seem to have now discovered that short messages work just as well—after all, the point is just to get you on the hook, and the phony details can be supplied later.

date: Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 11:21 AM
subject: You won £250,000,00 Contact Jack Robinson Esq via

You have been selected as a winner of £250,000 in the Irish National Lottery Promo.Contact agent Via Email: with your Bio-Data for claims

The key thing to remember about lotteries is: if you didn’t enter, you didn’t win. No legitimate lottery sends prizes to people who have never entered their contest.

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