1) Bad grammar, from the people who invented the language!!
2) UK has very few "boards" at the national level; mostly Ministries. E.g., Ministry of Silly Walks.
As Kipling's schoolkids used to say, Cave! "Beware."
Now, my Nigerian friends have a really really good deal for her ...
Regards, Doug 'cautious as a serpent' in New Mexico
A friend of mine got notification of her winning L500,000 in a lottery. She has been corresponding with them via e-mail and they sent her a claim form and requested a photocopy of her Drivers License or passport. She inquired as to the reasoning behind this request and asked for confirmation of the legitimacy of the organization and received the below response. What do you guys think? She is lurking and waiting to see any replies. Thanks. Patrick.
Here is their info:
Empire Trust Agency
TEL [DIRECT]-44 7040-114-899
Your email has been received. In the United Kingdom you are not permitted to operate a lottery without been registered with the United Kingdom Gaming board and also the Euro Gaming Commission. Reference should be made to the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 and the Lotteries Regulations 1993 for precise details of the law. Copies are available from the Stationery Office. The Gaming Board for Great Britain has published ?Lotteries and the Law?, which is a useful source of information. I can assure you that we are duly registered with all relevant agencies and we operate a legitimate and open lottery scheme.
Nonetheless, it is worthy to note that this lottery is purely a philantrophic and charitable scheme. Our winners are not compelled to make claims.