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Sample Email Scams Involving the British National Lottery

How to Recognize Them and What To Do If You Receive One

The UK National ONLINE lottery? Another UK National Lottery scam, the "THE UK NATIONAL ONLINE LOTTERY DRAWS" tries to pass itself off as a an online version of the lottery; which of course, does NOT exist.  A real website for the lottery exists, but you must go BUY A TICKET! Your email address cannot and will never win any lottery! The names, Carl A.Allison, Donald Leonard, may be different; they keep changing them to con you!

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.

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

Fraud Example

Sussex House, London Road East Grinstead west Sussex
RH18 1HH United Kingdom.

Ref : UK/776090X2/23
Batch: 013/05/8394369
Lotto Draw:
Draw date:17/2/2007


We happily announce to you the Draw (#942) of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY, online Game Lottery program held on 17th of Feb.2007.Your e-mail address won the lottery, with Serial number 368/02 drew the Winning numbers: 6 18 40 43 47 49 (Bonus no.32), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match 3 plus bonus. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 700,000.00(Seven Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds) in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/07. This is from a total cash prize of 25,893,361{Twenty Five million,Eight hundred and ninty three thousand ,Three hundred and Sixtyone Great Britain Pounds Sterling} was approved for the four( 4)lucky winners in this category i.e Match 6, Bonus with percentage 16.9% .All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites/ emails through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place monthly.

All participants were selected randomlly through a computer ballot system drawn from a pool of over 25,000 names of distinguished professionals drawn from Europe, America, Asia, Australia, Francel,Middle-East, parts of Africa, and North & South America as part of our international promotions programme conducted annually to encourage prospective overseas entries. The internet emailing diea was used, since most people do are not able to purchase tickets and play outside the UK. We hope with part of your prize awards, you will take part in our subsequent lottery jackpots. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.

Our European agent Mr. Donald Leonard will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of our funds as soon as you contact him. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize Draw .

Draw date:17/2/2007

Winning numbers: 6 18 40 43 47 49 (Bonus no.32)

This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned. To file foryour claim, Please contact our Fiduciary Agent for VALIDATION.


E-mail :


PLEASE FILL BELOW YOUR DETAILS AND THE WAY YOUR WHICH TO CLAIM YOUR WINNING. Your Personal Data Form Fill Please: Name Of Winner:_____________________________

Date Of Birth:________________________________



Tel No:_____________________________________

Fax No:____________________________________

Lucky e-mail:_______________________________

Contact Address:_____________________________



Zip Code:___________________________________

Your winnings details:

Congratulations once more from me and members of staff of THE UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.

Yours faithfully,

Carl A.Allison.

Online coordinator for THE NATIONAL LOTTERY,

UK National lottery International Program.

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