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Here is a email scam I received. Good to know that the Prius is popular enough to be used in the scam but apparently the mentally challanged scammer doesn't know what a Prius is.

Have fun, Rick



The Lottery Department
Toyota Car Promotions
Haandvaerkervej 8,1
DK-9000 Aalborg
CVR-nr. 25554493



PRIZE OF A BRAND NEW CAR AWARD
This is to inform you that have been selected for a a brand new toyota car (Toyota Prius).Your email address won International promotion draw programs held on the 20th of November 2005 in London Uk.


Description Of New Toyota Car to be Shipped to you.

New Toyota Car :......................Year 2005 Model
COLOUR OF CAR:.......................Light Blue Colour
MODEL:...............................Toyota Prius 2.0i ES
ENGINE TYPE:.........................1973cc 4-cylinder
CHASSIS NUMBER........................:5654489
POWER:...............................145bhp
TRANSMISSIONS:.....................Five-speed manual
FUEL:................................29.1mpg (combined)
AMOUNT OF CAR.......................$21,275

You can view our website to view your car
(<http://www.toyota.com/prius/>)

The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection system drawn from a database of over 250,000 email addresses selected from all the continents of the world.

This Toyota car Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).
This promotional car lottery is the fifth of its kind as we intend to sensitize the
public.

To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact your reality claims officer through our accredited Prize agents as stated below:

Mr Gary Fletcher
Haandvaerkervej 8,1
DK-9000 Aalborg
United Kingdom
Email;[email protected]
Tel:+44-703-1922-776
+44-703-1922-783
When contacting him, please provide him with your secret pin code tyt4234bg and your reference number 6y2005udx.You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible:

CLAIMS REQUIREMENTS:
1.Name in full
2.Address
3.Nationality
4.Age
5.Sex
6.Occupation
7Phone/Fax
8.Present Country
9.Scanned copy of your identity(compulsory)


If you do not contact your claims agent within 7 working days of this notification,your car claim would be revoked. Winners are advised to keep their winning details/information from the public to avoid fraudulent claim (IMPORTANT)pending the claim by Winner.

Accept my hearty congratulations once again!

Regards
Mr Howard leronne
Toyota district Manager
 

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Usually it's from Nigeria but lately lot's are coming from the Netherlands.
I got one where I won 15 million in a lottery I never entered.
http://www.quatloos.com/TaxForums/viewt ... b096596575
Another was a Nigerian Scam telling me I could gain several million by posing as a long lost relitive.
It never ends because there is always somebody who will get suckered in by these people.
Some people fight back by baiting the scammers.
Here's one of the best I've seen......
http://www.quatloos.com/brad-c/ejaculator.htm
 

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I've been getting the "Nigerian" one, and also emails from eBay - question from eBay user. Except I don't sell on, or use that email address on the auction site! "Click here to reply." yahright. Oh yah, and "verification of your Paypal account." Wrong...

At least they're getting more creative...
 

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So.... when do you get your car..?
 

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paul16451 said:
LOL...the listed mileage gives it away if nothing else!!
Well, of course the two-liter engine brings the mpg down ... though I would have thought the five-speed transmission would have counteracted that a bit! :)
 
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