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UK International Lottery - Frontier Forwarding Services Limited
"Mr.Peter Liu", "Wendy Hawker or ASHE .K. AWOMI"

Have you received an email from "Mr.Peter Liu"  at the "UK International Lottery - Frontier Forwarding Services Limited " telling you that you won the a prize and to contact "Wendy Hawker or ASHE .K. AWOMI"?  It is a scam.

There are only two legal large 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, see this page to find out what happens next!

Other resources:

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In the UK, call the hotline at 020 7211 8111 to check or report lottery scams.


There are many other signs that this is a fraud that we have highlighted in the email below, typically including one or more of these:

  • Email address ballot: There is no such thing as a "computer ballot system" or "computer email draw". No one, not even Microsoft has a database of email addresses of the type or magnitude they suggest.

  • Terrible spelling, punctuation, syntax and grammar - Scammers apparently don't know how to use spell checkers.  We assume they dropped out of school before that class. They use almost random CapItaLiZAtion and often can't even spell "February" or know that "22th" ought to be "22nd". Real lotteries proofread their emails and use people who can write above the 3rd grade level.

  • Using free email account: The scammer is writing to you from a FREE email account (Yahoo, Hotmail, Excite, AIM, Gmail, etc.).  Don't you think a real organization would use its own email, its own domain and website?

  • Keep Confidential - Real lotteries THRIVE on publicity - they don't want you to keep anything secret - the publicity causes people to buy more tickets. there is NO risk of "double claiming" because they can validate where the ticket numbers were sold. The scammer want you to keep quiet because they don't want the police or ConsumerFraudreporting to hear about them!

  • "Hardcover Insurance Policy" - There is no such thing.

  • You are responsible for fees - "charges can not be deducted from the prize and hence must be provided by you before the delivery of your winnings can commence. This is in accordance with section 13(1) (n) of the National Promo Act" - Again, more nonsense.  None of this exists.

  • Email notification: NO REAL LOTTERY SENDS AN EMAIL TO NOTIFY WINNERS.  Period.  Full-stop. End of story. There mere fact ALONE that you received an email saying you won a lottery is proof that it is a scam.

  • Courier / delivery charges are high due to Hardcover insurance Policy - If you respond to them, you will usually receive an email telling you you must pay delivery charges. First, as we mentioned earlier, no winner would ever have to pay delivery charges in a real lottery, sweepstakes or promotion.  Secondly, there is no such thing as "hardcover insurance policies" . Go search in Google and see if you can find a definition for it!

Here is a typical scam lottery winning notification. 


Actual scam email (One example - the scammers constantly change names, dates and addresses!):

FRONTIER FORWARDING SERVICE

UNITED KINGDOM HEAD OFFICE

Frontier House,Pier Road

Feltham,Middx TW14 OTW

United Kingdom.

Date: 04/01/2008

ORDER NO.: BC55617

Dear John Doe,

Compliments of the day to you.

I have been notified that you have been officially cleared for payment by the Verifications Dept. at the headquarters of the UK International Lottery.

Frontier Forwarding Services Limited is a freight forwarding company with a commitment to provide you, the customer, with the finest possible service tailored to your individual needs.We are highly experienced customs clearance brokers, enabling us to customs clear your shipments quickly and efficiently through the complicated customs procedure. We also offer an excess baggage service, merchandise in baggage customs clearance and a full domestic roadfreight service.

Thanks for your quick response about your funds Delivery, with response to your mail, Please be informed that your funds is ready for DISBURSEMENT. And the Name in our list of shippment is {John Doe} One of the Lottery Winner. All your winning documents which includes your certificate and a covering document (Money Laundering protection and Letter of Affidavit for Claims) from the British government,stating that the money was obtained legally through the Lottery have been made available (Proccessed) Since you were unable to come in person to the UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL LOTTERY DISBURSEMENT CENTRE, Your cheque and other vital document will be sent to you as soon as you meet with any of the option selected. A description of your package have been stated Below.

DESCRIPTION OF PARCEL TO BE DELIVER:

Order Number: OBC55617  

Your Order number is OBC55617

Description of parcel to be delivered:

An original certificate of weight :-------------0.15kg Bonded draft of weight :-------------0.17kg Total weight of parcel :-------------0.32kg Colour of Parcel :-------------Brown.

"Frontier Forwarding Services" is a registered and copyright trade marks of :- Frontier Trans International Ltd".

==================================================================

You can now begin the final step of the claims process, which is the delivery of your won prize to you.

Please note that delivery can commence only when you are able to meet with our requirements which is the submission of your Delivery Charges and ID Proof.

Choose from Option A, B & C below which is more convinience for you and transfer the required fees to us immediately to enable us proceed with the delivery of your winnings to you.

A. Gold Delivery: in 48hours

Mailing GBP 280.00 00.00

Insurance GBP 170.00 00.00

Vat GBP 150.00 00.00

TOTAL GBP 600.00 00.00

 

B. Classic Delivery: in 72hours

Mailing GBP 250.00  00.00

Insurance GBP 150.00 00.00

Vat GBP 125.00 00.00

TOTAL GBP 525.00 00.00

 

C. Normal Delivery: in 4  Days

Mailing GBP 220.00 00.00

Insurance GBP 130.00 00.00

Vat GBP 100.00 00.00

TOTAL GBP 450.00 00.00

 

Please be informed that the charges of  delivering must be paid by you as stated by the British Law and Our Courier'S Entity before we can proceed with the delivery of your winning Cheque. Please call the following phone number after selecting any of the delivery option to enable us direct you more on how to pay your delivery charges.

 Tel: + 44 -703 196 5510

        +44 - 703 196 5611

Account officer's details and guideline to enable you make payment for your delivery shall be given to you after you must have selected from the listed delivery options you deem fit to receive your pacel and agree with our terms and conditions.

We have verify your valid contact address and Please kindly send to us the attach copy of your International passport or any avalible ID card for proof of identity and for proper verification. Be reminded that the deadline for the claiming of winnings is exactly 7 days. If you don't claim your prize After this period, your cash prize will be deemed to have been forfeited by you and your parcel will be returned to the lottery board and reused in the next eddition of the draw.

Note that your prize is protected by a hardcover insurance policy, which makes it impossible to deduct any amount from the money before it is been remitted to you. This means that the said charges can not be deducted from the prize and hence must be provided by you before the delivery of your winnings can commence.

This is in accordance with section 13(1) (n) of the National Promo Act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3rd July 1996 by the constitutional assembly. This is to protect winnings and to avoid misappropriation of funds.

NOTE: CHARGES CAN NOT BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR WINNINGS HENCE MUST BE PAID BY YOU BEFORE DELIVERY.

Good luck and hope to hear from you soon.

 

Best Regards

Mr.Peter Liu

Head Of Operator(Dispatch Unit)

Tel: + 44 -703 196 5510

        +44 - 703 196 5611

Fax: +(44) 870 471 7086

Frontier Forwarding Services Ltd.

 


The scammers persisted in sending the same victim multiple versions of the scam:

from  Frontier Forwarding Service <frontierforwardingcourier_ltd@yahoo.co.uk>    hide details  10:26 am (10 hours ago) 

 date  Jan 7, 2008 10:26 AM  

 subject  Awaitng Delivery Charges  

 signed-by  yahoo.co.uk  

Dear John Doe,

Message received and content understood.Sequel to your email we received, below are the two method of payment. Please pay your delivery charges with any of the below option that is most convinience for you.

DELIVERY CHARGES MODE OF PAYMENT OPTION (1):  

THROUGH WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSER

 

Name.....: Wendy Hawker

Address..: Frontier House,Pier Road

Feltham,Middx. United Kingdom.

OR

DELIVERY CHARGES MODE OF PAYMENT OPTION: ( 2 )

For easy payment you can also pay in cash with your country currency (Ruppes) into our Representative Bank Account in any STATE BANK OF INDIA close to you in your country.

Pay to our representative account detail below:

STATE BANK OF INDIA

NAME.....................: ASHE .K. AWOMI.

AC/NO....................: 30268495971.

BANK NAME........: STATE BANK OF INDIA

INDIA.

And

send to us a copy of your payment slip via email along with a copy of your international paasport/Driver's Liecence for confirmation

As soon as we receive confirmation and evidence of payment of the above charges, we will dispatch your parcel immediately. And we will give you the following Update (date and time of delivery, expected date and a copy of your delivery courier draft (Receipt))

Please do endeavour to immediately make the payment. And send a copy of the payment slip along a copy of your passport via email for confirmation.

Awaiting your payment details.

Regards,

Mr.Peter Liu

Head Of Operator

Frontier Forwarding Services Ltd. 


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