Did you catch the news in the UK press that the forty-one year old Neil Trotter has won the lottery? I guess when someone wins one hundred and eight million pounds it’s worth more than a few notes in the newspapers, and a lot of background checking too, just to see what sort of person he is and what has happened in his past. But is he really as bad as at least one newspaper makes him out to be? Could there be a heart of gold beating in that chest which makes the ex-Marine, accused of extremist comments and caught up in the tragic loss of a baby plus the heart-rending split with his girlfriend?
Believe it or not, he might just be an angel in disguise, with all that money turning his head and making him start afresh.
Especially when you read this mail which I received.
Greetings, I am Neil Trotter, if you have received this email then you are one of the lucky fellows to benefit from me. I am happy to inform you that i have chosen you to be one of my donation beneficiary from my Euro Millions Jackpot win of £108 Million (One hundred and Eight Million Pounds Sterling). Based on the win i decided that just 5 people be selected for this benefit, leaving each beneficiary with £1.5 million Pounds Sterling each to better their lives because i cannot enjoy it all alone, as the win is for sharing.
This donation is made out to you voluntarily to enable you strengthen your personal issues and mostly to generously help me extend hands of giving to the less privilege, orphans and charity organizations within your locality. This might appear strange but it is a reality, so do get back to me quickly via email at: neiltrotteruk@****.net
which casts a completely different light on his character.
What would you do with so much money? Imagine winning one of the superballs, or snowballs, or the Spanish lottery, or the Euromillions or any one of the other lotteries which have six, seven or eight figures before the decimal point. No one can spend that much money in their own lifetime, unless they give it away.
Now, if you split it down into smaller parcels, as Neil in his mail to me, and four others, is doing, it becomes much easier to handle. So of course I replied to him.
I read about your win in the news. Congratulations! And that you want to share it with a few people is really wonderful. I don’t know what I would do with so much money, apart from helping other people around me, but I am glad that you decided to pick me!
You see, I know that I can do a great deal with all that money. For one thing we need new curtains! Well, to be honest, we don’t need new curtains, but it would be fun to re-style the apartment and bring some fresh wind into our lives. And, of course, into the lives of so many others, when we share the money we are bound to receive amongst the needy. That, after all, is the idea behind the whole scheme, isn’t it? That is why everyone is going to find out that Neil Trotter has a heart of gold.
Hello Lucky Donation Recipient,
Your response has been received. You are lucky to be one of the selected recipients in this Donation Scheme, your email was gotten through an on-line email ballot system which chooses emails to be contacted anonymously and luckily you emerged as one of the 5 persons contacted. I am grateful to God for this fortune and i thank him so much for the smiles he has put on my face, so in turn i have decided to put smiles on the faces of other people.
It might interest you to know that i am fully aware that most people might be sceptical about this donation, that is why i decided to go public by attaching the link of my Euro Millions win in this e-mail. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/03/18/neil-trotter-euromillions-winner_n_4984234.html
I am sure with the link, you wouldn’t be sceptical as this is not a scam, it is absolutely a blessing from God. I believe i am doing the right thing in deciding to put smiles on the faces of other people by reaching out to some individuals, the less privileged ones and charity organizations too.
In view of all these, I want you to know that measures have been put in places for my intentions to be implemented swiftly and by so doing, I require you to immediately get back to me with the below information.
Contact / resident Address:
Gender / Age:
Country / Nationality:
Please be aware that i do not need your information for any other purpose, I only need these information because i need to have a correct record of who i am dealing with so as to establish a better relationship with you.
Awaiting your prompt response.
Mr. Neil Trotter.
Of course, the truth is completely different. Such a mail is too good to be true. It simply doesn’t happen. There are people who go out and give massive tips to waitresses – in the name of Jesus or whatever – and some who give their time and energies to helping those in need personally. But a mail to an anonymous, unknown person offering them over a million pounds? And the questions asked are exactly the same as with so many other scams, just to get your identity and, if all goes well for them, allow the scammers to take it over. I mean, why do they need my name, for example, when I am only one of five lucky winners and they have written to me personally?
Of course it’s a scam. It can’t be anything other than scam because, no matter how much you wish that there really were such people in the world, no matter how much you believe that there is good in every single person out there, the chances of meeting up with them of getting a mail from them, are so close to none whatsoever that you cannot measure the space between none whatsoever and the remotest chance. Aside from which, this sort of scam, which I am sure less wakeful people will fall for, is covered in other news already.
And of course I created a throwaway mail account to contact whoever is behind the scam and see how they work it. The gray mass between my ears does do a little work sometimes!
Love & Kisses, Viki.