Ik kom thuis van mijn werk, open de brievenbus en daar ligt hij: een witte omslag met mijn naam en adres, geen afzender, geen logo. Ik open de brief en lees:

Avd. De Las Santiago Bernabeu Y Calle Maria N°:112
28793 MADRID, SPAIN
TEL: 0034 620 789 407

FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
REF NO: ES/76007891324-WS-/07
BATCH NO: 744/011043/WS

ATTN: DEAR BENEFICIARY

RE: AWARD FINAL NOTICE

We are pleased to inform you of the release of the results of the EUROMILLONES SPANISH SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY/INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM held on the 2TH JULY 2007, by our marketing department to promote and encourage international participation in our year high stake lottery. Your name attached to ticket number 31-11278 with serial number 3214-07 and track number, 01-4110 drew the lucky numbers 12-36-43-18-24 -46-29 which consequently won in the 3rd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump payout of €915,790.00 (NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY EUROS ONLY) in cash credited to file with REF NO: ES-76007891324-WS-/07 . This is from a total cash price of €16.484,220 .00 (SIXTEEN MILLION FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FOUR THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY EUROS ONLY) Shared amonf the EIGHTEEN international winners in their respective categories.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Your fund is now deposited with a security company insured in your name alone. But due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask you to keep your prize winning numbers very confidential until your claim has been processed and your winning fund remitted to your nominated bank account, as this is part of our security protocol. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names from Europe, North America, Asia, Australia Caribean, Canada And New Zealand World-Wide as part of our international program which we conduct once every year. We hope that with a part of your prize, you will take part in our up coming end of year high stake $1.8 billion International lottery.

To begin your claim please contact your claims Agent, MR DENCO GOMEZ Foreign Services Manager of FINANCIAL SECURITY S.L MADRID on Direct Line 00 34 600 234 126 FAX: 0034 911 814 109 for processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice. Remember that all prize money must be claimed not later than 31TH AUGUST, 2007. After this date all funds will be returned to the Ministerio de Economia y Hacienda as unclaimed.

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your Reference and Batch Number in every of your Correspondence with us or your agent. And remember you have to pay 10% of your wining fund to your claims agent after the funds get to you. Further more, should there be any change of your Address, do inform your claims Agent as soon as possible. Enclosed with the attach Processing Form which you are required to fill and send by fax to your claims Agent on, 0034 911 814 109 Congratulations once again from all Members of our Department and thank you for being a part of our INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAMMES.

Sincerely,
DON, MANUEL RAUL
VICE PRESIDENT

Alleen… ik heb nog nooit meegespeeld met Euro Millions.

Een simpel zoekopdrachtje in Google leert ons al snel dat het natuurlijk om een scam gaat.
Als ik de naam van de zogezegde agent opzoek in Google dan is het eerste resultaat daadwerkelijk dat van een echte website, met contactgegevens die lijken te kloppen met die uit de brief.

Dat ik zulke zaken via e-mail krijg ben ik al lang gewoon, maar via gewone post?

Toch spijtig dat het niet echt is! Het zou welkom zijn natuurlijk. 😉