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From: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 08:10:54 +0200
Subject: PEUGEOT AUTOMOBILES LOTTERY
PEUGEOT AUTOMOBILES LOTTERY
Peugeot Auto-mobiles headquarters, 19 Ul,
Essex, PE9 2YP, London
REFERENCE NUMBER: PGA/12058006/06.
SECRET PIN CODE: PGA00111234.
We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our computer
balloting held on the 28th August 2008. This is a Scientific Computer
Game in which email addresses were used. It is a promotional program
aimed at encouraging internet users; Meaning, you do not need to buy
ticket to enter for it.our e-mail address attached to ticket
number:56475600545 188, with Serial number 5368/02, drew the
lucky numbers:02-05-13-30-39-49-03(bonus no.), which subsequently
won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.ematch 5 plus bonus.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
300,000.00 GBP. (Three Hundred Thousand United kingdom Pounds Sterling)
in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03 and a brand new Peugeot 607 Car,
a certified hard copy of the cheque of the said sum has been written in your
name, Your certificate of winnings and your form b1 (otherwise known as the
clearance certificate) and along side the keys and the documents of shipment
of your brand new Peugeot car has been compiled in as a consignment and sent
to our official security Courier company in your favor.
This is from a total cash prize of 12,000,000 shared amongst the
first four (4) lucky winners in this category i.e Match 5 plus
bonus.All participants were selected through a computer balloting system
drawn from Eight hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada,
Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and
Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is
conducted annually. This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a
conglomerate of some multinational companies to promote the use
of internet around the world. This promotion takes place periodically.
Please note that your Original Certificate and your Certified bank
cheque along side the keys and the documents of shipment of your
brand new Peugeot car has been compiled in as a consignment
has been forwarded to the courier company.
Find below the details of the courier company.
CONTACT INFORMATION .
AIR MAX COURIER
Unit 20 Britannia Industrial Estate
Poyle Road, Colnbrook, Berkshire SL3 0BH,
You are advised to send the courier company a mail to their email
address for their courier cost.When contacting them,you are to
include your SECRET PIN CODE as your subject.
SECRET PIN CODE: PGA00111234
Note: you are to furnished the courier company with the following
details so that they can honour your letter.
10.SECRET PIN CODE:
We advice all winners to keep this information confidential from
the public until your claim is processed and your prize delivered
to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double
claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this programme by
non-participant or unofficial personnel.
Before your winnings was released to security company a hard
cover insurance policy was placed on your winnings by Peugeot
Automobiles to avoid any harm or illegal channeling due to this,
deduction of any amount of money from your cheque cannot be done
from your Won prize. The instructions given inline with the rules
and regulation of the British gaming board is that once you get your
winning cheque you are expected to deposit it in your personal bank
account and there is a certain assurance that the entire Three hundred
thousand pounds sterling÷Õ you have won will be accredited into your
account in not less that three to four banking days please note.
Once again congratulations...
Dr Kelvin Perkins(claims officer)
Peugeot Automobile Lottery Promotions.