I won!


Abstract:
1 million Euros, baby!

Body:
Time to call off the job search... I just hit it big!

Alright, not really, but if you were ever curious about what happens if you actually do call the number in a spam email, listen to this. Oh, the things I do when I should be writing a paper...

Here's the original message:
THE PROMOTION DIRECTOR
RESULTS FOR THE SECOND CATEGORY DREW
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS DEPT STAATSLOTERIJ NL.
REF: FAS/22315/SAP,
BATCH: SAT/2333/MUT

ATTN;WINNER,


We are pleased to inform you of
the release, of the long awaited results of the
STAATSLOTERIJ/INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAMES NL held on 9th of
January 2006. Reference Number: FAS/22315/SAP, and Batch number BATCH:
SAT/2333/MUT.

Your email address attached to the ticket number:
TK/4693659BV that drew the lucky winning number, which consequently won
the loterij in the second category in four parts. You have been
approved for a payment of 1,000,000.00Euro (ONE MILLION EURO) in cash
credited to file reference number:HPL/4247159609/WP1. This is from a
total cash prize of TEN MILLION EUROS Shared among the ten
international winners that won the second categories.

Congratulations!!!

All participants were selected through our
Microsoft computer ballot system drawn form 42,000 Names, 6,000 names
from each continent, as part of International "E-MAIL" Promotions
Program, for our prominent MS WORD user all over the world, and for the
Continues use of E-mail.Due to mixed up of some names and addresses, we
ask that you keep this award personal, till your claims has been
processed and your funds remitted to you.

This is part of our
security measures to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking
advantage of the situation by other participants or impersonators.To
begin your claim, do file for the release of your winning by contacting
our accredited agent:

Mr.Smith Roland.
Foreign Transfer Manager.
First Diplomatic Finance
Tel:+31-633-789-420
Email:
infofirstdip@netscape.net


Please note in order to avoid
unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your
reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.They are your
agent, and responsible for the processing and transfer of your winnings
fund to you.

YOUR SECURITY FILE NUMBER IS 55/23432/7B (keep
personal) Remember, your winning must be claimed not later than (17-1-
2006) After this date, funds might be returned to the unclaimed.
Furthermore, should there be any change in your address, do inform your
claims agent as soon as possible.

Yours truly,
Mrs. Anita
Vlutglaan. 
STAATSLOTERIJ. NL
THE PROMOTION DIRECTOR.
INTERNATIONAL
PROGRAM (NL).

N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the
winners will result to disqualification.

Posted: Wednesday - January 11, 2006 at 09:19 PM          


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