Occasionally I get these “fake lottery” SPAM email messages slip through the net and actually reach my mailbox – but this one made me laugh…
This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of Â£300,000.00 (Three Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds) and a brand new Peugeot 407 Car,From the International online programs held on the 26th of April 2007 in London the United Kingdom .
Now, if I had 300 grand, I wouldn’t be driving around in a Peugeot, I can think of several far more “fun” cars to spend money on… Especially after my previous experiences with Peugeot cars!
The email then carries on with the usual rubbish, including a form to send to an address, which is (not) surprisingly not at a domain owned by Peugeot, but is in fact on Yahoo Mail. The form naturally asks for a ton of personal information normally asked for by people wanting to steal your identity.
I can’t beleive anyone falls for these – simply by the very fact that the “company”claiming you’ve won aren’t even using their own domain, but are using a well-known, free webmail provider.