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Sample Email Scams Involving the British National Lottery - Page 11 -
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes International program

How to 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
L70 1NL
United Kingdom.
Ref: XYC /26500460037/08
Batch: 74/00319/IPD

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
Sweepstakes International Program.

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