Sample Email Scams
Involving the British National Lottery
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
UK National Online Lottery Sweepstakes Promotion
Recognize Them and What To Do If You Receive One
"Henry Preston" sends out another UK National Lottery Scam.
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 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 thi sis a scam.
In the UK, call the hotline at 020 7211 8111 to check or report lottery scams.
From: Henry Preston <
Subject: Lottery Claim.
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 05:16:26 +0000 (GMT)
Compliments of the day to you. I am in receipt of your email and would
want to inform you that with respect to your ticket number, you have been
selected as a winner in this quarter of the UK National Online Lottery
Sweepstakes Promotion in the second category.
Your email address was randomly
selected along with others from over 125,000 website on the Internet.
Thus your email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) was attached to a ticket number
(112-4540-525-106) which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd
You are therefore entitled to claim a lump sum pay out sum of
£480,152.00(Four hundred and eighty thousand one hundred and fifty-two Great
Britain Pounds) in cash credited to file (UXL/03920462943/07). This is from
a total cash prize of £3,361,064.00 (Three million three hundred and
sixty-one thousand and sixty-four Great Britain Pounds) shared equally
amongst the first seven (7) lucky winners in this category i.e Match 5 plus
I have cross verified the information you have sent to my desk and as your
assigned fiduciary agent, I hope to do my best to ensure your file is given
the necessary attention. I would require you provide the information
as requested below to facilitate my activities with the verification and
remittance department for the release of your lottery prize.
8.Country Of Residence:
Endeavour to keep information
about your lottery winnings confidential until your claims have been
processed and funds have been remitted to you. This is to avoid double
claiming as it might lead to your disqualification by the Lottery Board.
Hopefully, I will get back to you soon. Ensure to attend to the required.
+447 011 121 847
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