Sample Email Scams
Involving the British National Lottery - Page 11 -
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes International program
Recognize Them and What To Do If You Receive One
Wow, the UK National Lottery scams just never stop. And yet they continue
to become more preposterous; this one says "The internet emailing ideal was
used, since most people are not able to purchase tickets and play outside the
UK". Well, true... because it's illegal! and gee, shades of Karl Marx,
it's nice to know that scammers are now socialists; if you can't afford to BUY a
ticket, they'll give you one. Hmmm, I wonder where their money comes from?
Oh, yes, from people who are foolish enough to believe this scam is true.
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.
Fraud Example 12
This one's fairly unimaginative.
Feel free to send lots of mail to them at:
From: Uk National Lottery <
Subject: FINAL NOTIFICATION Ref: XYC /26500460037/08
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 14:46:12 -0800
The National Lottery
PO Box 1010
Ref: XYC /26500460037/08
Dear lucky winner,
We happily announce to you the draw (1068) of the
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY, online
Sweepstakes International program held on 31st January 2007 as part
of our new year promotion. Your
e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545188 with Serial
number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:07-10-22-24-34-44 (Bonus number 18)
which subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category i.e match 6. You
have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £2,532,137 (Two
million, Five hundred and Thirty Two Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty Seven
pounds sterling) in cash credited to fil YC /26500460037/08.This is from a
cash prize of £2,532,137 (Two million, Five hundred and Thirty Two
Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty Seven pounds sterling) obviously to be
taken by you, as the only winner in this category i.e.Match 6..
All Participants were selected
through a computer ballot system drawn from a pool of over 25,000
names of distinguished professionals drawn from Europe, America, Asia,
Australia, New Zealand, Middle-East,parts of Africa, and North & South
America as part of our international end of year promotional program
conducted to encourage prospective overseas entries.
The internet emailing ideal was
used, since most people are not able to purchase tickets and play outside
the UK. We hope with part of your prize awards, you will take part in
our subsequent lottery jackpots.
To file for your claim, send your full names, Full Address,Sex: Age:
phone/fax and occupation: to the claims agent immediately via email or fax
to the claims director.
Name: Smith Stanford
Phone: +447011121674 Fax: +448704798433
Once again congratulations...
Sir George Arisson Online Co-ordinator
U.K NATIONAL LOTTERY
Sweepstakes International Program.
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