Sample Email Scams
Involving the British National Lottery
UK LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM
"Mrs.Tina Stone, Mr. Brad Naysmith and Mr
Recognize Them and What To Do If You Receive One
It's a pity "Mrs. Tina Stone" can't spell or use a simple spell-checker.
"Her" scam from "UK Online Lottery Result Headquarters" would be more
believable. Especially since they're located in the "Earthpink
Towers, Inc." And it's hard to understand how a building becomes incorporated,
and somehow we think they meant "Earthlink" not "Earthpink".
The scammers are counting on a combination of greed and stupidity
on the part of the victims.
Of course, there are only two legal lotteries in Britain,
the National Lottery
and 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; such as random capitalization, the use of a free Yahoo email account and the
omnipresent claim that your "email address attached to ticket..." was the key to
winning. As if email addresses are used to hand out money...
In the UK, call the hotline at 020 7211 8111 to check or report lottery scams.
First scam email
UK Online Lottery Result Headquarters:
10th S4 Route 559
Earthpink Towers Inc.
TICKET NUMBER: 2752246896
SERIAL NUMBER: 652-662
BATCH NUMBER : AT-040SB06-03
AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the release of the long awaited Results of
the UK LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM held on the 21th of
Fabuary,2007 at Uk Lotto Headquarters Manchester, UK.
Your Email address was selected
randomly from official worldwide company's/Internet data web through
online email addresses search Engine with the aid of Google prominent
Been entered as Dependent clients email address with; Reference Serial
Number: 652-662 And Batch number AT-040SB06-03.Your email address attached
to the Ticket number:
2752246896 that drew the lucky winning number 2, which Consequently won the
online sweepstake in the 2nd category, in four Parts. You have therefore
been approved for a payment of US$500,000(Five Hundred Thousand United
States Dollars) in cash Credited to file reference number: IPL/4249859609/WP1.This
is from a Total cash prize of US$5 Million dollars, shared among the first
Ten (10) lucky winners in this 2nd category.
Congratulations! Once more as All participants were selected through a
computer ballot system drawn From 50,000 (Fifty thousand) names of email
users around the world, As part of your international promotion program.
Due to mixed up of Some
names and addresses, we ask that you keep this award
Confidential, till your
claims has been processed and your funds Remitted to you. Your contact
fudiciary agent is below:
Name: Mr Smith Sand
UK LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL CLAIMING SECURITY AGENCY. YOUR SECURITY FILE NUMBER
IS W-91237-H67/B4 (keep personal). You are Required to forward the following
details to help facilitate the Processing of your claims and certificate
which will facilitate the Release of your winnings.
3. Marital Status:
8. Country Of Residence:
9. Telephone Number (Country Code)-(Area Code)- Phone Number):
10 Cell Number: (Country Code) - (Cell Phone Number):
11. Fax Number:
12. Draw Number above:
13. Payment Method (Cheque / Bank Transfer):
15. Amount won:
16. Email Address:
You are advised to forward these
informations to your
fudiciary Agent as soon as possible to enable her file out a claim
for your Prizewinning package. Once again, Congratulations.
UK Online International Lottery Co-ordinatorGood luck from me and
Members of staff of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.Online coordinator for UK
The national lottery promo Awards is
proudly sponsored by the Microsoft Corporation, the Intel Group,Toshiba,Dell
Computers, Mckintosh and a conglomeration of other international IT
The Free lottery Internet draw is held quarterly every year and is so
Organized to encourage the use of the Internet and computers world Wide. We
are proud to say that over 200 Million Euros are won annually In more than
150 countries worldwide.
WARNING!!! ANY MAIL RECIEVED
OF THIS SUCH WITH ANY OTHER TRADE MARK OR
ADDRESS SHOULD BE FOWARDED TO
THIS BOX IMMEDIATELY, THIS WILL HELP US
TO FIGHT SCAM AND LOTTERY IMPOSTERS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED
Scammer's second email:
How are you doing today?
I am in receipt of your reply and I must say that you should count yourself
extremely lucky to have emerged as one of our winners in this yearís
lucky dip sweepstakes. As you
already know your email address was
randomly selected along with 10 others from over 125,600 websites on
the Internet. Each email address was attached to a ticket number viz. Ticket
number: 2752246896 and Serial number: 652-662.
Your email address (********** ) was randomly selected along with ten others
as winners of $500,000USD each of our $5 Million Dollars Sweeps take
A certificate of prize claims and other vital documents will be sent along
side your winnings Send the following to the company for proof and
1. SERIAL NUMBER: 652-662
2. TICKET NUMBER: 2752246896
3. YOUR WINNING CATEGORY NUMBER: ..................
4. YOUR FULL NAME: ............................
5. YOUR DELIVERY ADDRESS: ...........
6. YOUR TELEPHONE/FAX NUMBER......................
STANFORD DELIVERY COURIER COMPANY has been contracted to deliver your
winning package to your location. Contact the courier company with the
contact information below for further instructions on how to send the
winning cheque to your location.
STANFORD DELIVERY COURIER COMPANY
CONTACT AGENT: Mr. Brad Naysmith
I have no idea what it will cost you to get your package to your address but
do have it in mind that you will be required to settle the courier charges
that the sending of your winnings cheque will incur, this is because the
total amount has been insured to the real value and as such cannot be
deducted from. This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the national
gambling act as adop ted in 1993 and amended on 3rd July 1996 by the
constitutional assembly. This is to protect winnersí rights and to avoid
misappropriation of funds.
It is also imperative that you add your IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
[SCC/OWN/9876] in the subject line of any correspondence you have with the
courier company to ensure that your identification number tallies with what
they have in their records as appropriate.
I will require a concise update on proceedings/correspondence with the firm
as soon as you are in contact with them. If you need any assistance
whatsoever, please do not hesitate to let me know how I may assist. I do
hope you will consider me for a little bonus after you have received your
Get back to me immediately you get in touch with the courier services.I will
always guide you ok.
Mr. Smith Sand,
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