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Ministry of Propaganda - 16/Feb/2005: "Instant Blog Entry"

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Instant Blog Entry

Somehow I like these mails, they kind of generate 'Instant Blog Entries'. Especially because I've received several of these over the last few days: From: INSTANT PROMO SWEEPSTAKES <> Subject: Instant Congratulations !!! (REMINDER NOTICE) They kind of raise my instant curiosity:

Hoover Building
Western Avenue
Perivale London

And bloggers from London reading this, any idea if this address really exists? And if it does if this 'company' really resides there? Or is it just another instant address?


An instant ref number? With an instant batch number?

It is our honour to inform you of the announcement today the 16th of February, 2005 that you have been selected as one of the 3 winners of INSTANT PROMO SWEEPSTAKES held on the 10th of February, 2005 as our first quarter of the year bonanza. Your email,attached to ticket number 2004-76445-78, with serial number 64745-899 drew the lucky numbers 33-89-75-54-80-2,and consequently won the lottery in B category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of EURO3,000,000 in cash credited to file REF:IML/57721/XVA.

Cool, lots of instant numbers for instant amusement...

Your email was selected through a means of computer ballot system drawing from 285,000 companies and individuals from Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Europe, North America,South America and Asia as part our International Promotions Program, which is for the year 2005.

Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Hm. Sounds like pretty much the whole inhabited world to me. Instant world might have been shorter, although less impressive.

To begin your claim, please contact your claims agent for due processing and remittance of your prize money to you accordingly with your Full Names,Telephone and Email.

Mr Jonathan Ideh
Tel: +44-7040117073

Of course I will instantly contact you. Not. 070, is that a London number? Anyone want to try it, for some instant amusement?

NOTE: In order to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to you. Please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of Your correspondences with your claims agent.
N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification.

Oh, bummer. Instant disqualification.

Funnily enough they even have a website: Instant Cons R'Us. Enjoy their instant mugshots.

Update: Further comments on Instant Promo Sweepstakes here

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