Monday, June 7, 2010

Lucky Winner your ass

I checked my Spam Mails in my Yahoo email account today. I bet many of you also receive these email from especially foreign names claiming you won something2 on something2, kindly provide details blablabla. OK I'm quite sure im IT-literate (and not stupidly greedy) enough to believe. But this particular email almost made me believe and I could bet there would actually be people falling for this. Read up.

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Subject : PETRONAS REDEMPTION CENTRE
From : PETROLIAM NASIONAL BERHAD

Petroliam Nasional Berhad(PETRONAS). <-hello, this is my company, freak!
Tower 1
Petronas Twin Towers
Kuala Lumpur City Centre(KLCC)
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia


PETRONAS a Leading Oil and Gas Multinational Of Choice proudly announces to you as one of her 25 lucky winners worldwide in it's Secured Online Promotion.

You are therefore entitled to a Total payout of TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS ($2,500,000.00USD) in cash in this category.

This Promotion was held at the Prestigious Petronas Twin Towers(Currently the Tallest Building in Malaysia) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia through a secured automated powered ballot where over 50,000 email addresses from all over the world were being collected for the draw. The purpose for this Promotion is an avenue to appreciate all customers who have patronized us over the years both from Malaysia and worldwide as a whole, the promotion is also geared at bringing PETRONAS close to the world for advertising its exquisite brands of products.

The following are your winning Informations to be kept confidential, your claims agent is the only authorised person you are required to disclose these informations to for processing:

TICKET NUMBER ------------------60876KS652M,
WINNING NUMBERS ------------------ 85083457
RAFFLE DRAW NUMBERS ------------------1982-02
SECURITY NUMBER ------------------------- 0202.
REFERENCE NUMBER----------------- PET/43824394763/08

You being Authorised/Mandated by this notification which takes immediate effect to get in touch with your claims officer whom your entitlement has been drafted to for onward assistance and disbursement with the following informations

YOUR FULL NAME:
CONTACT ADDRESS:
PHONE NO:
OCCUPATION:
YOUR WINNING EMAIL:
NAME OF YOUR NEXT OF KIN:

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PRIZE RELEASE DEPARTMENT
Petroliam Nasional Berhad(PETRONAS)
Tower 1
Petronas Twin Towers
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
EMAIL: pjpeterjeffrey@yahoo.com.hk
MR. PETER JEFFERY.
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All the Members and Staff Of PETRONAS congratulates you for being a winner of its promotion as we hope that you would take the time to Patronize us in the near future to have a taste of our Exquisite brands of products.

Yours Truly,
Mrs.Omo Fausty.
Online coordinator,
PETRONAS SECURED ONLINE PROMOTION,
Sweepstakes International Program.
Open 7 days 8am-11pm.

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The first few paragraphs made my heart pound (nervous la ni ingat betul2). I siap dah fikir eh, the system must have not double checked my name in staff list. Staff kan not eligible to win such promotions. But it was kinda funny cause the amount stated was in USD. I scrolled further down & saw the form requesting for personal details. Pastu lagi suruh reply email to pjpeterjeffrey@yahoo.com.hk - VERY FUNNY. apesal HK tiba2 pulak kan. Come oooon!

But. Just to warn in case someone's google-ing for the authentication of such email, PLEASE DO NOT GIVE OUT SUCH PERSONAL INFO!

Sengal punya Mrs Omo Fausty. If she even exists.

2 comments:

Charles Tan said...

Wow, thank you for posting this entry so that at least people who are smart enough to Google this are spared from a potential fraud!

Babe, forward the email to me and I'll take it from there. Our expert team will track the criminal down!

Note to All: NEVER EVER give out personal details like that over the email or website.

profwacko said...

PWNED.. lol.

I once received an email from a Nigerian claiming that she inherit a whole lot of fortune back home and need my help.

I straightway realized the scam since its already a regularly heard scam here.

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