Sample Scams Emails Involving the Irish National Lottery
Recognize Them and What To Do If You Receive One
"The Irish Lottery" Scam
Some of the scammers must be deliberately trying to see how absurd a scam they
can make. This one supposedly is from "Tony Brown" at "The Irish Lottery"
with a "Reverend Clerk Phillips" as the "Online Coordinator". Do you really
believe that minister is going to be working in a paid position, for a
LOTTERY? And a first name of "Clerk"? Probably a misspelling of "Clark".
Below is a scam email, received in February 2007 from "Tony Brown" at "The
Irish Lottery". of course, all of the names are fictitious. We've
highlighted some of the obvious
clues that it is a fraud. Notice the the use of free yahoo email accounts (not likely for a professional
lottery!), gibberish phrases, many typos and misspellings, the selection
by a "computer draw system" of random email balloting, so nobody buys a
ticket (NO lottery does this!) and other nonsense.
See this page for much more
Received February 9, 2007
The Irish Lottery
47 Meadow Vale,
We are pleased to announce to you the draw of the IRISH LOTTERY PROGRAMME
online Sweepstakes International Program held on Wednesday the 7th of
febauray,2007. Your e-mail address attached to the winning ticket number:
56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/05 drew the lucky numbers:
10,13,24,24,25,36,41,08 which subsequently won the JACKPOT. You have therefore
been approved to claim a total sum of ¤1,967,932 in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/05
of Irish Lottery.
All participants for the online version were selected randomly from the World
Wide Web through a computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions,
associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes
place weekly. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our
European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play
coupon. In view of this, your ¤1,967,932 would be released to you by any of our
payment offices in Europe(UK).
To file for your claim, you are to fill the form and contact our authorized
claim agent in the UK(Europe) on the details below:
Mr. Tony Brown.
+44 7045 704 275
1. Ticket number:....
2. Batch number:....
3. Serial number:....
4. Amount won:.....
5. FULL NAMES:....
6. DATE OF BIRTH:...
8. MARITAL STATUS:....
9. CONTACT ADDRESS:...
Good luck from me and members of staff of the Irish Lottery.
Online Co-coordinator for IRISH LOTTERY SWEEPSTAKE PROGRAMME 2007.
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