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Old 06-22-2009, 12:02 PM
rico suave
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: lost in a romance
Posts: 815
great welcome to the uk
so i just sent in an application for a work visa into the uk, putting into the flashy new government website all my vital info and then I get this email back a week later. super awesome first impression how the government works since they allow scammers to harvest my email.

The National Lottery,
P O Box 1010,
(Customer Services)


We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our computer
balloting held on the 20th June, 2009. This is a Scientific Computer
Game in which email addresses were used. It is a promotional program
aimed at encouraging internet users; Meaning, you do not need to buy
ticket to enter for it.

Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 74454774 with Serial
number: 144-66584 drew the lucky numbers: 5-21-23-34-61-72 (Bonus
ball) which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 916,778.00
(Nine hundred and Sixteen thousand, seven hundred and seventy eight
pounds sterling only).

All participants were selected through a computer balloting system
drawn from Eight hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada,
Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and
Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is
conducted annually. This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a
conglomerate of some multinational companies to promote the use
of internet around the world.

Please note that your Original Certificate and your Certified bank
cheque has been forwarded to the courier company.

Find below the details of the courier company.

ADDRESS: 5 Bashley Road, London, NW10 6SD, England.

NAME: MR. TERRY HOPKINS (Dispatch Officer)

TEL: +44-702-403-0560
FAX: +44-870-479-0792

You are advised to send the courier company a mail to their email
address for their courier cost.
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it."

- Mark Twain

Old 06-22-2009, 02:04 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,569
Re: great welcome to the uk
Maybe it's kinda a subtle hint that after months of awaiting a reply from them, they're gonna refuse you a work visa anyway.

Old 06-22-2009, 02:15 PM
issue 37
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South Wales
Posts: 1,244
Re: great welcome to the uk
Don't worry mate.

The UK are world leaders in data protection.

No, hold on. I think that's data loss...
Old 06-22-2009, 05:09 PM
the fuckest upest
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: dustbin of europe
Posts: 1,201
Re: great welcome to the uk
what a f**kin shambles!
The truth, as ever, is subjective
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