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    7:50 am (UTC-7)   |    by

    Sweeet!! I just won USD 500,000.00!!

    But wait! Before I could claim my prize, first I must email 6 (six!!) personally identifiable information to my agent Mr. Chang Lazarus.

    Nah.. I think I’ll pass. I would rather not give such information to someone I have never met before.

    This looks like another variation of the notorious 419 scams we’ve come to hate over the years.

    These Beijing lotto notification letters have been floating around since late last year, as earlier reported in this blog. With the Beijing Olympics only weeks away, expect to see more of these scams to crop up. Trend Micro Smart Protection Network shields users from this spam run. Other users should think twice before even responding to these messages.

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