Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
You just received an email that says you won the a lottery! You've replied and started planning your trip to Disney World! Now their shipping agent, "Frontier Forwarding Service Ltd" has written back (see email below) saying you just need to pay £585.00 to "Mrs. Anna Walter" first, for delivery charges. Hmm, isn't that odd. And isn't it more odd that you've never heard of "the "British Lottery International programs" or "Frontier Forwarding Service Ltd"?
Of course, you haven't! It is a scam!
However, NO lottery ever emails people to tell them they won, nor makes the winner pay to deliver the money and you can't win from your email address, without buying a ticket, anyway!
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.
From : Frontier Forwarding Service Ltd < email@example.com >
Sent : Monday, 26 February 2007 3:58:54 AM
Subject : PAYMENT INFORMATION
Welcome to Frontier Forwarding Services Limited
Frontier Forwarding Services Ltd
Frontier House,Pier Road
Feltham, Middx TW14 OTW
Attention: John Smith
The option you have chosen, Normal class delivery: in 48hours (over night): The amount charge is (£585.00) Equivalent (1,450.00 Aus dollars) and must be paid by you. The payment should be made via Western Union Money Transfer. You are to make Payment to our account Officer's, details given below:
Name: Anna Walter (Mrs).
Address: Unit 11, Ashford Industrial Estate,
Shield Road, Ashford, Middx,
TW15 1AU, London.
Once this is done please send the following information to us:
1: Sender Name (the first and last name of sender)
2: Sender House Address
3: MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number)
4: Amount Sent
5: A Scan Copy of Payment Slip.
On the receipt of these, your FUNDS will be couriered to your door step in 48hours after payment has been received. Please NOTE: your parcel is protected by a hardcover insurance policy which makes it cash before delivery.
Before it will be remitted to you, and immediately you make the payment for the courier charges your tracking number will be given to you so do endeavour to make the payment immediately to avoid delay. Regards, Mr. Larry Morgan.
Frontier Forwarding Services LTD
Frontier forwarding service can be contacted 24 hours a day 365 days a year.