My date for quitting smoking has been postponed until the whole job is finished.
Received an e-mail today (senders address: firstname.lastname@example.org) , informing me that I’d won 500,000 Euros from the BANKGIRO LOTERIJ.NL,/INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAMES NL. Statements such as the following make it rather suspicious :
“Due to mixed up of some names and addresses, we ask that you keep this
personal, till your claims has been processed and your funds remitted
you. This is part of our security measures to avoid double claiming or
unwarranted taking advantage of the situation by other participants or
“NOTE: All winnings must be notarized to complete the claim process;
will be referred to a Foreign Transfer Manager,to have their winnings
notarized. Winners are to cover the legal charges not STAATSLOTERIJ,”
as well as:
“N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will
So, it's a 'promotion' but, they're afraid of publicity!
Just out of curiosity I sought further information online; several similar mailings can be found at : http://server11.infn.it/archive-sc/
[INFN ( Italian) National Institute of Nuclear Physics]
Don’t think I’m going to be wealthy just yet!