Siamo alle solite: le solite notifiche di vincite di lotterie. E quali potevano essere se non le banali lotterie legate all’estrazione di indirizzi email?

Ma vi immaginate qualcuno che "estrae" degli indirizzi email? Ne tira fuori uno e quel tale ha vinto la bellezza di un milione di euro? Un milione di euro! E come e da chi viene finanziata questa ridicola lotteria?

Facciamoci due risate col testo del messaggio:

Lucky Winner, NOTICE…CONGRATULATIONS!!!! FROM THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT POWERBALL EURO E-MAIL INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT BATCH NO: PTP/31211214257/190888/2202 REF. NO: PTP/21449267220/255100//2202 WINNING NOTIFICATION / FINAL NOTICE…CONGRATULATIONS!!!! This is to inform you of the release of the E-MAIL LOTTERY BALLOT INTERNATIONAL/WORLD GAMING BOARD. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 219028657434 with Serial number 918735625 drew the lucky numbers of 21-70-81-82-99, which consequently won the lottery in the 1st category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payment of 1,000,000.00euros only, which is deposited with the United Kingdom Clearing house in your favor as beneficiary and covered with HIGH INSURANCE POLICY. It is important that keep your winning confidential to avoid people garnering your information and subsequently making claim with your winning paraphernalia information, POWERBALL EURO E-MAIL INTERNATIONAL will decline payment if such irregularity occurs. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from only Microsoft users from over 20,000.00 companies and 3,000,000.00 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. To begin your lottery claim, please contact our agent below that have been appointed for the processing of your claim with your contact telephone and fax number to begin the processing of your payment. ELIGIBILITY: This promotion is offered only electronically via the Internet and is open to all persons from age 18 years and above with a valid email address and who live in any of the aforementioned countries. This promotion is void in all other countries and is also void where prohibited. Principals and employees of POWERBALL EURO E-MAIL INTERNATIONAL Promos and its respective Parents, subsidiaries and their immediate families are not eligible. CLAIMS PROCEDURES: It is our standard practice to allocate accredited agents for the processing of claims application. It is even more imperative for overseas winners. To begin your claims therefore, you are advised as a matter of urgency, to contact the under listed licensed and accredited claims agent for the processing of your prize awards winning. Please contact the clearing house(through your claims agent only) the body assigned with the verification of all emergent winner. Therefore all protocols laid down by them must be followed to facilitate your claims; CONTACT NAME: ANDREW GORDON CITY/ COUNTRY: LONDON, ENGLAND. TELEPHONE: +4470 1112 1986 FAX: 44-8717155326 (A) Being one of the lucky winners, you constitute entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of our terms and conditions of claims to avoid any discrepancy in the cause of payment of your prize awards winning. (B) To avoid double claims, you are advised to keep your winning details very confidential, as any discrepancies resulting from a breach of this confidentiality on the part of the winners will be covered solely by such winner as our staffs are bound by the oath of secrecy taken on employment. Congratulations again from all our staffs and thank you for being part of our Promotions program. Sincerely, Margaret Ferguson Co-ordinator. NB: PLEASE SEE THAT YOU QUOTE YOUR REF AND BATCH NUMBERS IN YOUR Correspondence TO YOUR CLAIMS AGENT.

E il bello è che, dopo diverso tempo, qualche anno, che questi messaggi truffa giravano, ha cominciato a parlarne anche il programma televisivo Striscia la Notizia, con Moreno Morello che ingaggiava una corsa coi truffatori presi in castagna.
Quindi a questo punto mi chiedo: o i signori truffatori non vedono Striscia, o sono talmente stupidi da pensare che esista ancora qualcuno che crede alle loro frottole.

Ora spedisco un’email per reclamare la mia fantomatica vincita. Nell’attesa di una risposta vi lascio nella più completa suspence…