Monday, April 29, 2013

Spam


I received this fabulous email, which inspired tonight's pattern.
Facebook Lottery Winning NotificationsWest Africa Lottery Establishment
Reference: 76739900Batch: KTU 90902232Winning no: KB1973
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Hello Lucky Winner,
We are delighted to inform you of the result of the E-mail address ballot lottery draw of the Facebook International Lottery Programme, which tookplace on the 5nd of JANUARY 2013. This is a computer generated lottery of Internet users using email addresses for draws. This lottery draw is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses from different World Wide Web. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 275-189-657-23-05 with Serial number 8756-05 drew the lucky numbers 11 13 26 34 44 48 and bonus ball number 02 which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$300,000.00 (THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND U.S DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref:ILP/HW 47509/02. This is from the total cash prize of US$2,000,000 Million Dollars,shared amongst the first Ten (10) lucky winners in this category.All participant were selected randomly through a computer balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada,Australia,United States,Asia,Europe,Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions programme which is conducted annually.
This Lottery is being promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of Multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base. Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our AFRICAN representative office in ACCRA,GHANA,as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of US$300,000.00 will be released to you from the regional branch office ACCRA in GHANA.We hope with part of your prize,you will participate in our end of year high stakes for US$1.3 Billion international draw.
Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:Simply contact your claims agent:
MR.  JOHN McCLANECELL PHONE NUMBER: +233 540 335 779E-MAIL : X@yahoo.com
Please quote your reference,batch and winning number which can be found on the top left corner of this notification as well as your full name,address and telephone number to help locate your file easily.For security reasons,we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize money remitted/released to you.
This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this programme by some unscrupulous elements,equally toguard against non participant or unofficial personnel taking undue advantage of this programme. Note that,all winnings MUST be claimed by a STIPULATED TIME(ON OR BEFORE 20TH APRIL 2013) otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually be reabsorbed into our next lucky dip sweepstakes.
Note that you have to call Mr. John McClane (+233 540 335 779) before sending your listed informations to him.
Full name:Telephone number:Fax number:Mailing address:Age:Occupation:Ktu Number:Draw Number:
Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!
Yours sincerely,
Mrs. Helen BlakeExecutive Co-ordinatorNew Zealand Lottery Establishment
Dr. P. Swier, Mr. Gerald GoodmanManager Foreign Operations
Mark ZuckerbergFacebook founder
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS OFFICE, MAKE SURE YOUCONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT: X@yahoo.co.uk
ALSO MAKE SURE YOU SEND DOWN YOUR PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS TO YOUR CLAIMS AGENT FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR WINNING,BATCH AND REF NUMBERS. ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF THE WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION.
I liked the idea of picking one single email address out of a lottery of addresses "from different world wide web." I also loved the "5nd." After a little doodling I settled on the ticket motif.