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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 Great Britain..." 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.
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,
Aintree, 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 United Kingdom 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 correspondence.
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 program.
To begin your claim, please contact your claims agent:
Mr Fred Martin.+44-702-403-8968
He will brief you on steps to be taken for due processing and remittance of your prize money.Note below your winning details:Ticket Nş: 22-1356-4096-988
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 ThompsonOnline Coordinator,CAMELOT GROUP,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.*IMPORTANT* 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 remittance.
*Name of Beneficiary:
*Next of Kin:
OFFICE USE ONLY
Confirmed by: ________________
CLAIMS AGENTS SIGNATURE:________________