Sample Email Scams
Involving the British National Lottery
British International Lottery and Sweepstake
Recognize Them and What To Do If You Receive One
Have you received an email from the "British International Lottery"? Have you ever heard of the "British
International Lottery"? The cheque will bounce. There is no such lottery. How could your "email address" win a lottery? Did you buy a
ticket? Oh, that 's right; they say in the email that "the lottery tickets
are free". We assume they have magic fairies printing the money for them
to give away.
Besides which, NO lottery ever emails people to tell them they won. It is
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...
Also see this page to find out
what happens if you reply to them!
In the UK, call the hotline at 020 7211 8111 to check or report lottery scams.
BRITISH INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
CUSTOMER SERVICES & INFORMATION
28 TANFIELD ROAD, CROYDON
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM. WCH9 GB1
Ref No: BIL/ 0133#
Batch: 2CW/ 5155
Courtesy of the draw results released on the 27th of February, 2007, of the
BRITISH INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY E-ADDRESS GAME ,
your e-address, which was affixed
to the ticket number: 411-2334-0J with serial Number: I10999,
was picked as one
of the lucky winning e-addresses. Your e-address which drew the lucky number:
(12, 17 74 43 and JackPot Ball *61*) : has was won you the prize for the second
Subject to this notification, you have therefore been accredited to receive
the sum of Ł250,000.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pound Sterling) as a
second category prize. This prize has been credited in cash to file SCW//001.0012/0J
from the total cash prize of Ł 250,000,000, budgeted for this year's winners in
The Lottery game for second category winners is free. The lottery tickets are
free also and you do not need to pay a dime to enter. It is an e-address
draw designed to make winners all over the globe and you do not have to enter in
person to play. The active participation of winners is not a prerequisite as
selected e-addresses are collected from the World Wide Web, Urls, Outlook,
Search engines and company profiles of Personnels, Executives and a host of
For security reasons, you are advised to keep
your winning information
confidential till your claim is processed and prize remitted to you. This is
part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse
of this programme.
Be informed that your ticket number, which qualified you as a second category
winner, falls within our booklet supervisory office in Europe as indicated in
our play coupon before the draws. This however means that your winning prize
will be released by our designated affiliates in the United Kingdom. The
transfer of your winning prize would commence as soon as you establish contact
with your approved Claims Director.
To file for your claim, please contact your Claims Director by email with the
following information : 1. Full Name and Address (No P.O. BOX) 2. Ref No. and
Batch No. 3. Winning E-mail 4. Age 5. Contact phone number 6. Country
CONTACT PERSON (Claims Director)
Lawrence Artkinson (Lottery Agent, Claims Office, UK)
Telephone: +44 (701) 115 3187
Congratulations from British International Lottery and Sweepstake
Sponsors/Promoters of this programme.
Zonal Co-ordination & Information
British International Lottery
Sweepstakes International Programme
E-lottery From British International Lottery Board, United Kingdom. Second
category game winners 2007. All rights reserved.
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