Man, I can’t believe that people keep coming up with this bullshit. But then as long as there are people who are gullible enough to fall for these scams these wankers will continue to promote them.

I got this one today saying that I won over 2 million GBP in the UK National Lottery. Even though I didn’t enter it? What a load of bullshit! They try to get around it by saying that the prize is linked to my email. And what, they just pulled my email at random. Sure mate. I’ve posted the email in it’s entirety below. Naturally I have removed all the spammy links.

The National Lottery
PO Box 1010 Liverpool
L70 1NL.

Dear winner,

This letter is from the UK National Lottery. Following official publication results of the Email electronic online sweepstakes organized by the UK National Lottery corporation, the slide circular award and in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.P.S.) Held on Sat 07 Feb 2015 happily announce to you the draw (#1996) of the UK National Lottery online International program. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 856-039-45-702 with Serial number 4028/06 drew the lucky numbers 03-06-15-17-18-35 and the bonus number (22) won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e. match 6. Your draw has a total value of 2,598,424.00 GBP from a total cash prize of 7,795,272.00 GBP shared amongst three (3) lucky winners in your category. You are therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 2,598,424.00 GBP in cash. Your email address was selected by our Electronic Random Selection System (ERSS) from an exclusive list of 650,000,000 e-mail addresses ! of individual and corporate bodi
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Name: Michael bradford
E-mail: loadofbullshit yahoo email (Really! How bloody unprofessional)
Tel: +44 750 953 0062
Tel: +1 760 545 8638
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NOTE: Please state your name as it should appear on the prize cheque.You are to contact Mr. Michael Bradford as instructed above in respect of your winning immediately with the following details below:
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FULL LEGAL NAMES:
SEX:
TEL:
AMOUNT WON:
COMPLETE CONTACT ADDRESS:
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Please note the following:
*1. All claims are nullified after 7working days from today.
*2. Your ticket number must be in all your mails with the claims officer.
*3. Do inform the claims officer of any change of names or addresses.
*4. Please do not reply to this email.
Contact your claims agent as soon as you receive this letter. Whilst every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of information containing National Lottery results, Camelot Group plc cannot take any responsibility for any errors or omissions of names. Prize winning and all aspects of the National Lottery games are subject to Games Rules and Procedures. You can go to our online result site to confirm the value of your winnings and also get a prize breakdown:
https://www.national-lottery.co.uk/results/lotto/draw-history/prize-breakdown/1996. This is actually a legitimate link but check out the date and the draw details. Don;t fall for this crap just because they link to an old lottery draw that confirms the amounts quoted in the email. Congratulations once again from all members and staff of this program and thank you for being part of our promotional lucky email lottery program.

Yours faithfully,
Mrs. Miranda Kavanagh (Co-ordinator)
UK National Lottery International Program.

Anything is red is my personal opinion.

If you happen to get this email I hope you find this post before falling for this scam.