I got the following email three separate times. I know this is a popular spam thing (with my luck this one would be real and i've just pasted the information needed to collect the prize). I just found it relatively weird that I received this three separate times and it originated from this board. When I click on the first link, it brings me to the "contact member" section of this board. Anyone else seen this or know who/what it is? ============================================ This is a message from Godfrey Johnson at US Message Board ( http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/index.php ). The US Message Board owners cannot accept any responsibility for the contents of the email. To email Godfrey Johnson, you can use this online form: http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/member.php?action=mailform&userid=575 OR, by email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org This is the message: FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT DEAR SIR/MADAM, AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made on 23rd DECEMBER, 2003, of winners of the FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO SOUTH AFRICA / INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, held on 21st December , 2003 as part of our end of the year promotional draws. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and New Zealand as part of our electronic business Promotions Program. You qualified for the draw as a result of you visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for. You/Your Company, attached to ticket number 100-309-7482, with serial number 513-10 drew the lucky numbers 5, 9, 12, 29, 40, 59, 76, and consequently won in the Second Category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$150,000.00 in cash, which is the winning payout for Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$13,650,000.00 shared among the Seven international winners in the Second category. CONGRATULATIONS! Your fund is now deposited with the Solid Rock Finance and Security Company insured in your name. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. We hope with a part of your prize, you will participate in our mid year (2003) high stakes US$1.3 billion International Lottery. To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent immediately MR BEN DONALD FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER, SOLID ROCK FINANCE & SECURITY LTD, JOHANNESBURG, S.A TEL: +27 83-4244-665 FAX: +27 83-4244-963 EMAIL : email@example.com For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice. Remember, you must contact your claim agent not later than 31st JANUARY , 2004. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed. NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers provided below in every one of your correspondences with your claims agent. REFERENCE NUMBER: FLS-ZR39-825P-4 BATCH NUMBER: 74-263-BBN Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program. Sincerely, THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO SOUTH AFRICA. 115 NORDIX AVE. BRYANSTON, 1762 JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail box. Contact your claims agent through his email contact above.