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Sample Email Scams Involving the British National Lottery
UK LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM
"Mrs.Tina Stone, Mr. Brad Naysmith and Mr Smith Sand, "fudiciary agent"

How to 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.


Fraud Example


First scam email

UK Online Lottery Result Headquarters:
10th S4 Route 559
Earthpink Towers Inc.
Manchester D40/S,
United Kingdom.
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 search.

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
E-mail: smithsand02@yahoo.it

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.

PERSONAL INFORMATIONS
1. Name:
2. Address:
3. Marital Status:
4. Occupation:
5. Age:
6. Sex:
7. Nationality:
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):
14.Category Number:
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.

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs.Tina Stone.
Director/LRO


UK Online International Lottery Co-ordinatorGood luck from me and
Members of staff of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.Online coordinator for UK
NATIONAL LOTTERY
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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 companies.
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.
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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
CO-OPERATION.


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 Program.

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 verification:

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
EMAIL: stanfordcourier_expressdelivery@yahoo.com

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 winnings.
Get back to me immediately you get in touch with the courier services.I will always guide you ok.

Regards,
Mr. Smith Sand,
Fudiciary Agent.


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