Sample Email Scams
Involving the British National Lottery - Page 12 -
United Kingdom National Lottery wishes to inform you that the results of the
E-mail address ballot lottery international program by
Recognize Them and What To Do If You Receive One
This scam email, claiming to be from the UK National Lottery, for their "E-mail
address ballot lottery" is so full of holes and obvious errors, it is almost
frightening to think that there is anyone gullible enough to fall for it.
As usual, the email starts with "United
Kingdom National Lottery wishes to inform you that the results of
the E-mail address ballot lottery international program by
This is, of course, a fraud. The UK National Lottery does NOT conduct
"email address ballot lotteries", nor would they notify winners by email.
As usual with illiterate scammer scum, the emails are filled with spelling
mistakes, poor grammar, conflicting information and, of course, a free yahoo
email account to reply to! We have highlighted some of the clues and errors in
the email below to draw your attention to them.
There are only two legal lotteries in Britain,
the National Lottery
and the Monday Lottery, and they do
NOT use email to notify winners. Below are scam emails actually received.
DO NOT reply to any emails you receive saying that 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.
In the UK, call the hotline at 020 7211 8111 to check or report lottery scams.
From: "Award Department"
To: undisclosed-recipients, :
Subject: YOUR AWARD NOTIFICATION
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 01:50:12 +0000
The Camelot Group,:
Operators of The National Lottery.
3b Olympic Way, Sefton Business Park,
Liverpool , L30 1RD
REF Nş: UKL/74-A0802742006
BATCH Nş: 2006UKL-01
YOUR AWARD NOTIFICATION FOR 2007
The United Kingdom
National Lottery wishes to inform you that the results of the
E-mail address ballot lottery
international program by
Great Britain held on 6th January,
2007. Your email account have been
picked as a winner of a lump sum pay out of Eight hundred and ninty-one
thousand, nine hundred and thirty-four
Great Britain pounds (£891,934.00
pounds sterlings) in cash credited to file REF NO. REF: UKL/74-A0802742006. This
is from total prize money of GBP £4,459,670.00 shared among the FIVE (5)
international winners in this category.
All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World
Wide Web through computer balloting
system drawn from over 100,000 names database, union associations and
corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion is this year's United
Kingdom National Lottery NEW YEAR BONANZA. The Camelot Group, operators of the
National Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by
the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).
All winning must be claimed not later than 14 working days from this
notification. After this time all unclaimed funds will be
retured to European Union
Treasury as unclaimed. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications please remember to quote your reference number in all
Be advice to keep your winning
information confidential until your
claims has been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of
our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this
To begin your claim, please contact your claims agent:
Mr Fred Martin.
He will brief you on steps to be taken for due processing and
remittance of your prize money.
below your winning details:
Serial Nş: A069-07
Lucky Nş: 12-13-21-26-32-39 Bonus-17
File REF Nş.: UKL/74-A0802742006
BATCH Nş.: 2006UKL-01
Congratulations again from all our staff and thank
you for being part of our promotions program.Sincerely,
Mrs. Dianne Thompson
Operator of The National Lottery.
N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on
the part of the Winners will result to disqualification.
NOTE: Do not reply
this mail. You are to contact your claims officer immediately. In
order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember
to quote your reference number in every one of your correspondences.
FILL OUT THIS WINNERS VERIFICATION FORM BELOW:
Your application for the
claim of lottery winning prize will be duly processed and
settlement made upon certification.
Hence, carefully fill in the
appropriate information in the space provided below for
record purposes to facilitate our immediate commencement of
your claims process. The completed form should be sent to
your claims agent for immediate commencement of prize
CLAIMS AGENTS SIGNATURE:________________
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