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Sample Email Scams Involving the British National Lottery
British Online Lottery
"Award Notification Team, Uk GAMING HOUSE", "Barrister (MRS) MARGARETE SPENCER"

"British Online Lottery" is another UK National Lottery Scam.  Claiming to be the "online version", the scammer will send you an email from a fictitious person like "Award Notification Team, Uk GAMING HOUSE" and tell you to contact another fictitious person "Barrister (MRS) MARGARETE SPENCER" (their "claims processor" or "fiduciary agent"). Of course, you cannot win ANY real lottery without buying a ticket. There is no such thing as a "computer draw system" and your email address cannot and will never win any lottery! The names, "Award Notification Team, Uk GAMING HOUSE", "Barrister (MRS) MARGARETE SPENCER", may be different; they keep changing them to con you!

Of course, there are only two legal lotteries in Britain, the National Lottery and the Monday Lottery, anyway.  You must buy a ticket in order to win, and even if you bought a ticket, it is up to you to match the numbers and notify them that you won - they wouldn't notify you (how would they know you won, anyway!?). Below is a scam email actually received.

DO NOT reply to any emails you receive that claim you have won a lottery that you did not enter.  They are frauds.  You will lose your money.  There is no "free lunch"; don't be foolish and believe a scam!  We can not say it any more plainly:  YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL BY ANY LEGITIMATE LOTTERY THAT YOU WON A PRIZE.  If you do receive such an email, it IS a fraud, do not reply to it!  If you DID reply to one, click here to see what you will likely receive back.

For your education and entertainment, we have highlighted some of the obvious clues that this is a scam.

In the UK, call the hotline at 020 7211 8111 to check or report lottery scams.


Fraud Example


From: British Online Lottery [ noreply@uknl.co.uk ]

Subject: *****WINNING NOTICE*****

ATTENTION WINNER

This e-mail is to notify you that your e-mail address was randomly selected and entered into our free Third Category draws. You have subsequently emerged a winner and therefore entitled to a substantial amount of 1,500,000.00 Great British Pounds.

For further information, kindly confirm receipt of this email, by forwarding Your Details as states below  to our claims department *Barrister (MRS) MARGARETE SPENCER*

*Email: britishonlineverificationdesk007@yahoo.co.uk

KINDLY FILL OUT THE PAYMENT PROCESSING FORM

FULL NAMES................................

DATE OF BIRTH............................

MARITAL STATUS.........................

CONTACT

ADDRESS.....................................

COUNTRY....................................

TELEPHONE NUMBER.....................

OCCUPATION.................................

NOTE;Note: For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time.

Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicated.

send email to:britishonlineverificationdesk007@yahoo.co.uk

Yours Sincerely,

Award Notification Team

Uk GAMING HOUSE



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