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Sample Email Scams Involving the British National Lottery
"Mrs. Marilyn James", "MR. FESTUS LANDER"

"UK LOTTERY ORGANIZATION" is another UK National Lottery Scam.  Claiming to be the "online version", the scammer will send you an email from a fictitious person like "Mrs. Marilyn James" and tell you to contact another fictitious person "MR. FESTUS LANDER" (their "claims processor" or "fiduciary agent") at "Rip Speed Couriers Company". Of course, you cannot win ANY real lottery without buying a ticket. there is obviously no "Festus Lander". There is no such thing as a "computer draw system" and your email address cannot and will never win any lottery! The names, "Mrs. Marilyn James", "MR. FESTUS LANDER", 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, and they do NOT use email to notify winners. 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

Ref: 575061725
Batch: 8056490902/188
Winning no: KB8701/LPRC

PHONE: +44 702 405 5350

Your E-mail address has won you 2,500,000.00 (POUNDS)



If you are the correct owner of this email address,then be glad this day as the result of the UK lotto online e-mail winning draws and sweepstakes held here in UNITED KINGDOM on the 1st of Febuary 2007 has just been released and we are glad to announce to you that your e-mail address has won you the lottery in the first category and you are entitled to claim the sum of £2,500,000.00 (POUNDS).

Your email addresses was entered for the online draw on this Ticket Number: APP236566301307 and won on this Lucky Number: MX014926583.

You are to contact Mr. Festus Lander on the below email address for quick delivery of your won cheque of £2,500,000.00 (POUNDS). All winners cheque are certified cashiers and are cashable in any bank of any country.

To enable the Courier Company ascertain you as the rightful receiver of the cheque, include the below listed information in your contact mail.

Your country, complete official names, amount won, ticket and lucky numbers, date/venue of draw, address where your wish to receive your winnings, contact telephone, mobile and fax numbers, sex, age, occupation and job title.

Rip Speed Couriers Company, United Kingdom
Office Address: 12 Wilderness Lane, Great Barr,
Contact Person: MR. FESTUS LANDER
Phone: +44 702 402 4469
Phone: +44 702 405 5350
Fax: 0044 700 592 1605

Yours Truly,

Mrs. Marilyn James.

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