Who Needs a Scholarship When You've Won the Lottery?

The blog's email account gets checked rather infrequently, so when I came upon this email this morning I have no idea how long it has been there. I've highlighted the really important parts.

From: Suzan Gerald M/S suzan_gerald@she.com
To: bitchofthelaw bitchofthelaw@yahoo.com


Att:Dear Sir/Madam,


We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners Thailand International programs held on the 21/11/005.Your email address attached to ticket number :EL-40212 with serial number: EL- 241072, batch number: EL-75,lottery ref number: EL-413 and drew luckynumbers 9-7-0-30-11 which consequently won in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$550.000.00 ( FIVE Hundred And Fifty Thousand United States dollars).

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money remitted to you.This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.

To file for your claim, please contact our paying officer:
Contact Person:Dr Perry More (Lottery Director)
Tel: 66-4637-1516,
FAX: 66-3063-390
Email: perry_more@she.com

Remember, All winning must be claimed not later than 28th Of July 2006. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications. please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.For being part of our promotional program, the entire members of staff say congratulations once again.

Yours Sincerely
Mrs.Suzan Gerard
For Management

So I guess we just won a half a million dollars, gang! Oops, but I was supposed to keep that confidential so that when I contact them and they ask for my SSN, bank account number, birthdate, DL number and anything else that will cause me to be swindled, I won't have told anyone else who is smarter then me and who would have prevented me from giving out all of the essential information for identity theft.

But wait, it must be real -- the lottery director is a Dr.

Dang, since I didn't keep it confidential, I guess we won't be able to go collect our money... Sorry guys, there goes our law school tuition.

Well, I hear someone at the front door, so I'd better go. It might be Publishers Clearing House!


dicta said...

no matter what you do with your settings, yahoo has about the worst spam filter out there. my coalm email is yahoo, and i have another junk yahoo one for when i subscribe to stuff or buy stuff online, so that ridiculous advertisements dont get sent to my real email.

yahoo filters : spam :: britney spears' legs : any man

Christian said...

This reminds me of the Crim Law case where the "Doctor" calls a woman and tells her she has a deadly disease that can only be cured by having sex with an anonymous man who has the vaccine in him. But wait, you can't tell anyone. What? You told you're boss? Well tell him you were lying otherwise you will have jeopardized the research! Now, go to a hotel room and pay the man waiting $2000 to have sex with you....

God. I have tried this a couple times, and it NEVER works for me!

LawMommy said...


That was YOU?