Sample Email Scams
Involving the British National Lottery
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE GAME PROMO
Recognize Them and What To Do If You Receive One
Is it a lottery or a sweepstakes? Another UK National Lottery scam, the "UK
NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE GAME PROMO" tries to pass itself off as a promotion for
a lottery... which you won. You might wonder why the email for the UK National
Lottery came from a Polish free email address, or why they can't spell
"Wednesday" or "February", but nobody said scammers were all that bright: just
Of course, there are only two legal lotteries in Britain,
the National Lottery
the Monday Lottery,
anyway, 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 this is a scam.
In the UK, call the hotline at 020 7211 8111 to check or report lottery scams.
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE GAME PROMO
< firstname.lastname@example.org > wrote:
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 17:06:54 +0300 (MSK)
Subject: BRITISH DESK NOTIFICATION!!!
THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
P O BOX 1010
LIVERPOOL, L70 1NL
RE/AWARD BRITISH NOTIFICATION DESK
Dear Lucky Winner,
We happily announce to you the new year draw (#994) of the UK NATIONAL
LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes International program held on
Febuary 14th 2007. It is yet to be unclaimed and you are getting the final
NOTIFICATION as regards this. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:
56475600545 188 with Serial number 1037 drew the lucky numbers:
07,14,29,37,41,45,04 (bonus no.04), which subsequently won you the lottery
in the 2nd category i.e match 5 plus bonus.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £1,500,000 (one
million five hundred thousand great British pounds sterling) in cash
credited to file KTU/9023118308/03. This is from a total cash prize of
£10,500,000 shared amongst the first seven (7) lucky winners in this
category i.e. Match 5 plus bonus. All participants for the online version
were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw
system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate
bodies that are listed online.
This promotion takes place weekly. Please note that your lucky winning
number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as
indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your £1,500,000 (one million
five hundred thousand Great Britain pounds sterling) would be released to
you by any of our payment offices in Europe. Our European agent will
immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as
soon as you contact him.
For security reasons,
you are advised to keep your winning information
confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in
whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our
precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this
Please be warned!!!.
PLEASE WE ADVISE YOU TO FILL THIS VERIFICATION FORM AND GET BACK TO THE
FUDICIARY CLAIMS AGENT VIA EMAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WITH THE FOLLOWING
INFORMATIONS TO ENABLE US FILE YOUR
VERIFICATION AND CLEARANCE FORM
7.E-MAIL ADDRESS: __
B. REF NUMBER:______
10.BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL:
Barrister. Luis Santiago ESQ
Alpha Consultants Lawfirm & Schmidtz Associates
(Solicitors Advocates & Arbitrators)
Fudiciary Agent/Payment Officer.
Endeavour to email/fax him your full names, winning numbers,email/billing
address, telephone and fax numbers immediately. Congratulations from me and
members of staff of THE UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.
Mrs. Deborah Moore
Online coordinator for THE NATIONAL LOTTERY Sweepstakes International
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