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Sample Email Scams Involving the British National Lottery
THE UK NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE PROMO PROGRAMME
"Sir Steven Smith", "Mrs Deborah White"

"THE UK NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE PROMO PROGRAMME" is another UK National Lottery Scam.  Claiming to be the "online version", the scammer will send you an email from a fictitious person like "Sir Steven Smith" and tell you to contact another fictitious person "Mrs Deborah White" (their "claims processor" or "fiduciary agent"). Of course, you cannot win ANY real lottery without buying a ticket. There is no such thing as a "computer draw system" and your email address cannot and will never win any lottery! The names, "Sir Steven Smith", "Mrs Deborah White", 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


From: UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 4:22 AM
Subject: CONGRATULATION ===YOU HAVE WON 100,983.00 !!!

THE UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
28 TAN FIELD ROAD,
CROYDON, LONDON.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Ref: UK/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/05/ZY369

Dear Winner

We are pleased to inform you of the final announcement today, 13th of March 2007, of winners of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE PROMO PROGRAMME, held on the 20th of February, 2007.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:01-14-21-3-35-48, and a bonus number of 24 which subsequently won you the lottery in the second category. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 100,983.00 in cash credited to KTU/9023118308/03. This is from a total cash prize of 100,983.00 shared amongst the first Ten (10) lucky winners in this category.

All participants of this online promotion programme were selected randomly from numerous World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from close to 125,000 unions. Your assigned claims agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him via electronic mail(email).

PROCEDURES FOR CLAIMS
NON UK RESIDENT WINNERS ARE HOWEVER REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE FIDUCIARY AGENT ATTACHED TO DRAW ASAP UK LOTTERY{CLAIMS DEPT}

FIDUCIARY AGENT: Mrs Deborah White
EMAIL: ukclaimsagent_deborahwhite@yahoo.co.uk


VERIFICATION FORM
TO AUTHENTICATE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS FROM YOUR WEBMAIL PROVIDER AND RECORD PURPOSES,WE DO REQUIRE YOU TO SEND THESE INFORMATION TO US ASAP
FULL NAME:
WINNING E-MAIL ADDRESS:
FULL ADDRESS:
SEX:
AGE:
OCCUPATION:
TEL:
COUNTRY:

Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program. Thank you for being part of our online promotional lottery program.

Yours Truly,
Sir Steven Smith.
Co-ordinator(Online Promo Programme)



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