Saturday, October 28, 2006

Someone try to steal my bank account number...

This morning, I received a strange mail from the Euromillones lottery primitiva s.a. This is surprising because I never buy a ticket... Moreover this mail come from Spain... But what is very annoying is that the name on the letter, has the same error as the name I gave to BT! In fact, when I opened my BT line, they miswrite my name and this is exactly the same error which appears on the letter I received: this is probably not a coincidence! BT leaks information about its customers, which could give the possibility to someone to send me a letter or even try to steal my identity! In fact in the letter it is written (I will copy this letter, so you will be able to compare if you received the same) that I won 615 810 euros... but I must give them my bank account number so they will be able to transfer the money to my account: THIS IS PHISHING. Sorry man I am not dumb. I will probably try to contact BT and explain them the situation... For the moment I will copy the letter here, so you can compare, if you receive the same letter:

FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRICE AWARD
ATTN:STAKE WINNER

RE: AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION

This is to inform you on the release of the Euromillones loteria internaltional program held on the 23th DEC. 2005. Due to mix up of some numbers and names, the results were released on the 23th OCT. 2006. Your name attached to ticket number ...................... with serial number ......... drew the lucky numbers of ............... which consequently won the lottery in the 3rd category.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of 615,810.00 euros in cash credited to file with REF NO ....... This is from a total cash price of 5,600,000.00 euros. Shared among the twelve international winners in there respective categories. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Your fund is now deposited with a security company and insured in your name. Due to mix up of some numbers and name, we ask that you keep this award from public notice until your claim has been processed and money remitted to your account as this part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of this program by participants.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, America and North America as part of our International promotions program which we conduct once every year. We hope your lucky name will draw a bigger cash prize in the next year's program.
To begin your lottery claim, please contact your claims agent DR. RAUL GOMEZ the Foreign operations manager of GROUPAMA SEGUROS S.A On Tel: 0034 658 520 602. Fax: 0034 911 814 182 for the processing and remittance of your winning prize money to a destignation of your choice.

Remember, all price money must be claimed not later than, 27th NOV 2006. After this date all funds will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMICO Y HACIENDA as unclaimed. And also be informed that 10% of your lottery Winning belongs to GROUPAMA SEGUROS S.A. because they are your claims agent. This is 10% will be remitted after you have received your winnings because the money is insured in your name already.

.... bla bla.....

place of the letter now: bin

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello,
i have the same sort of letter arriving at my address today 9 of July 2007.
i believe my postal address have been
taken from an web browsing and specifically www.orbtel.com
attention!
thanks

Anonymous said...

Hello,
Funny enough i too got a letter this morning telling me that I've won... wait for it.... 615,810.00 euros... fancy that, same amount as above...but the letter states that I don't have to give my account details.. I can just get a chq posted to me OR I could go and collect it!!! Greeeat... NOT..
I can't understand what they are lookin for if I don't give my account details?
D
5th Feb 08

j3r said...

I have just received an information similar "winner de 2.897.145,81€ By Primitiva Spanish Loto du 17 july 2008.
Date de la lettre 5 September 2008.
GROUPAMA SEGUROS S.A.