Scam Lottery Replies: British National Lottery - Maxwell Smith

Lottery Scams - Reply from the Scammers at:
The British National Lottery
"Mrs. Stella Ellis", "Mr. Maxwell Smith",
Mr. Robert Spencer at Parcel Flight Courier Ltd.

If you replied to the email from "Mrs. Stella Ellis" at "The British National Lottery" telling you that "your email address won in the second category" or something similar, and to contact "Mr. Maxwell Smith" to collect your winnings, you will probably get one of the emails below back from the scammers. Notice the new name added to the list: Mr. Robert Spencer at Parcel Flight Courier Ltd.

Although the most important clue is that no legitimate lottery will ever email a winner, nor require a winner to pay any fees, taxes or delivery charges, there are many other signs that this is a fraud.  Scroll down the page to read on the emails below to see how "winning a lottery" turns into "you owe us money!" as the con unfolds!


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

After responding to the scammer, the victim received this email:

From: BRITISH NATIONAL LOTTERY <britishlotteryclaimsdept02@yahoo.com>
To: bigstepnow@hotmail.com
Subject: Contact Parcel Flight Courier Company For Delivery
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 11:35:52 -0700 (PDT)


BRITISH ONLINE NOTIFICATION DESK.
GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED!!
BRITISH ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
IS REGISTERED UNDER THE DATA PROTECTION ACT OF;
(Registration Z720633X).

British National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1NL UNITED KINGDOM
(Customer Services)

Ref: UK/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/05/ZY369

Dear Joe Gullible

I am in receipt of your mail and I must say that you should count yourself extremely lucky to have emerged as one of our winners in this year lucky dip sweepstakes.We hereby inform you that we have processed your payment and your cheque is ready for disbursement, along with:

(1).WINNING CERTIFICATE FROM BRITISH NATIONAL LOTTERY PROMOTIONS.
(2).CLEAR SOURCE OF FUNDS CERTIFICATES (C.S.F.C.);
(3).CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN OF FUNDS (C.O.F.).
(4). AFFIDAVIT OF CLAIM

Your winnings is not in cash form but in Bank Cheque, this advice complies with the Anti-Fraud section 2, sub section (IV) of the procedural manual of the funds disbursement agreement existing between courier companies and the British Government.

We have then forwarded your winning cheque to the courier firm that will handle the delivery. It will be delivered to your address. You are to proceed to your bank with the cheque to cash it once you receive it.

The process for claiming your win has been made very simple so that by the end of one week at most, you are assured of having received your cash prize of 1,000,000 Pounds. However, Parcel Flight Courier Delivery Services are responsible for sending you your Certified Cheque and the original copies of the documents which will require your signature.

When the documents are couriered to you, you would sign them and return them to the courier company, from there it would be forwarded to our Lottery headquarters. Please oblige to follow the Parcel Flight Courier instructions so the document can get to your present address on time.

You are to contact the Delivery officer of the Payment Parastatal with the following information below:

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Courier Name: Parcel Flight Courier Ltd.
Contact Person: Mr. Robert Spencer
Tel: +44 704-570-3960
Fax: +44- 707-570-0209
E-mail: parcelflight_dispatchunit@hotmail.co.uk 

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You are required to give The Courier Company your Name, telephone number, Amount Won and address in case they need to contact you regarding the delivery. This information will not be kept by Parcel Flight or used by any other third party.

Note: you are to quote your full names, Ref Number,winning amount and your direct phone number so that they can honour your letter.

I will require a concise update on proceedings with the delivery department as soon as you are in contact with them. If you need any assistance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Once again I say congratulations.

Warm Regards,
Mr.Maxwell Smith
+44-704-570-3916
Fudiciary Agent.


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Now that the scammers know they may have a gullible victim on the line, they send him an email from the "courier company - a fictitious company, notice that the email says to respond to a free hotmail account, not a company email address!

From: "PARCEL FLIGHT COURIER COMPANY" < parcelflight_dispatchunit@hotmail.co.uk >
Subject: Delivery Destination Form Needed
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 18:10:02 +0000


Parcel Flight Courier Service
658 Ajax Avenue, Slough Berkshire
SL1 4BG United Kingdom.

Direct Tel:+44- 704-571-0536
Direct Tel +44-704-571-0400
Direct Fax:+44- 707-570-0209
Email: parcelflightcourierdeliveryservice02@hotmail.com

Attn: Joe Gullible

You are welcome to Parcel Flight Courier Service an affiliate of the British National Lottery. We are pleased to be at your service. Parcel Flight Courier is Regulated and Stipulated by the Finacial Service Authority (FSA). The finacial institutions that Govern all Finacial activities in the United Kingdom.

This is to inform you that we are in possession of a consignment, deposited by British National Lottery which is to be couriered to you. You are to please confirm your alternative mailing address to enable us dispatch your parcel immediately. Note that we also do not deliver to P.O.Box address or street corners but to your residence or offices.

We hereby seek your full information's by filling the delivery destination form for confirmation to enable our delivery department deliver your winning parcel to you.

Below are the delivery destination form

Full Name:
Full Address:
City/State:
Country:
Occupation:
Marital Status:
Sex:
Age:
Tel:
Fax:

Kindly send the filled form to our office via mail as soon as possible to enable us proceed in delivering your winning parcel.


Mr. Robert Spencer
Customer Services
Parcelflight Courier Services

This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and may be legally privileged and are solely for the individual or entity to which they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error please delete this message and any attachment files, or contact pacel flight delivery Courier Services. All business is transacted under our Standard Trading Terms and Conditions a copy of which is available upon request. E. & .O. E. All liability for viruses is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.


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When the victim stopped replying to the scammers, they became worried that they may be losing, so they sent this email:

From: BRITISH NATIONAL LOTTERY <britishlotteryclaimsdept02@yahoo.com>
To: TaylorMade Limo Taylor <bigstepnow@hotmail.com>
Subject: Dear Robert Taylor
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 19:51:17 -0700 (PDT)


BRITISH ONLINE NOTIFICATION DESK.
GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED!!
BRITISH ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
IS REGISTERED UNDER THE DATA PROTECTION ACT OF;
(Registration Z720633X).

British National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1NL UNITED KINGDOM
(Customer Services)

Dear Robert Taylor

From the desk of Mrs. Stella Ellis Group coordinator of the British National Lottery. I am well informed by the parcel flight courier company that you have not contacted them as regards the delivery of your winning cheque and other vital document via courier express.

I Mrs. Stella Ellis which to seek your indulgent response and to know why you have not contact the courier company for delivery of your said amount won in the British National Lottery sweepstakes program.

This message serve as final notice to inform you that the courier company have decided to return your winning cheque and other vital document back to this company because you have not contact them for your claims.

I therefore advised you in your own interest to contact them immediately, and once you have contacted them you are to keep this office update on the procedures with the courier firm.

I hope you understand this email to your knowledge of understanding.

Once again congratulations.

Warm Regards,
Mr.Maxwell Smith
+44-704-570-3916
Fudiciary Agent.
 

Still not hearing back from their victim, the scammers try another, more official looking email, complete with pictures of packages! Did you notice that although some of these emails are supposedly from different people at different companies, they all misspell "financial" exactly the same way?

From: "PARCEL FLIGHT COURIER COMPANY" <parcelflight_dispatchunit@hotmail.co.uk>
To: bigstepnow@hotmail.com
Subject: Parcel {Mode Of Delivery}
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 11:47:23 +0000

 
 
Parcel Flight Courier Service
658 Ajax Avenue, Slough Berkshire
SL1 4BG United Kingdom.
 
Direct Tel:+44- 704-571-0536
Direct Tel +44-704-571-0400
Direct Fax:+44- 707-570-0209
Email:parcelflightcourierdeliveryservice02@hotmail.com                                                              
 
Parcels
 
 
 
                    ATTN: Joe Gullible
 
You are welcome to Parcel Flight Courier Service an affiliate of the British Lottery .We are pleased to be at your service.Parcel Flight Courier is Regulated and Stipulated by the Finacial Service Authority(FSA).,the finacial institutions that Govern all Finacial activities in the United Kingdom.
   
This is to inform you that we are in possession of a consignment, deposited by British National Lottery which is to be couriered to you. You are to please confirm your alternative mailing address to enable us dispatch your parcel immediately. Note that we also do not deliver to P.O.Box address or street corners but to your residence or offices.
 
It is the usual practice of our organization to conduct a proper verification of all parcels that we are to deliver to ensure that they are valid. Is rest assured that your cheque has been package and true and delivery will be made once you have met the necessary requirements.
 
We are a well established company offering courier and transport services 24 hour a day for priority delivery of letters, parcels and consignments to any destination by road, air or sea. We have a substantial team of couriers available for motorcycle dispatch plus van driver couriers in all size vehicles from small vans up to 7.5 tonne and international couriers for dispatch by road, sea or air.
 
Description of parcel to be delivered
 
An original certificate of weight: -------------0.15kg
Bonded cheque of weight: -------------0.17kg
Total weight of parcel: -------------0.32kg
Colour of Parcel: -------------Brown
 
Delivery Destination:
 
Name: Joe Gullible
 
Address: 801 BECKLEYMEADE AVE APT 1712
City/State:DALLAS, TEXAS
Country:U.S.A
Tel: (214)893-4915
 
Note:In our company, we don't deduct from your winning parcel or deliver before payment and you are to make payment before delivery please take note.
 
Below are our mandatory charges. You are required to choose one of our three specified shipment options to enable us courier your certified bank cheque to you. Kindly note that we rate our postage charge depending on the high sensitivity of the package to be delivered.
 
Delivery within 24 hours:{1 Working Day}
Courier charges .....................100.00 Pounds (VAT inclusive)
Administrative ......................180.00 Pounds
Insurance ...........................400.00 Pounds
 
TOTAL: 680.00 Pounds
 
Delivery within 48 hours:{2 Working Days}
Courier charges .......................80.00 Pounds (VAT inclusive)
Administrative ........................140.00 Pounds
Insurance .............................350.00 Pounds
 
TOTAL: 570.00 Pounds
 
Delivery in 96 Hours:{4 Working Days}
Courier charges ..............................50.00 Pounds (VAT inclusive)
Administrative ..........................100.00 Pounds
Insurance ...............................310.00 Pounds
 
TOTAL: 460.00 Pounds
 
Delivery in 168 Hours{7 Working Days}:
Courier charges .......................30.00 Pounds (VAT inclusive)
Administrative .............................70.00  Pounds
Insurance ................................230.00 Pounds
 
TOTAL: 330.00 Pounds
 
 
*IMPORTANT* You are to choose from the options above the most suitable for you, once this payment is made you will be given a tracking number to track your consignment.
 
We have undertaken a hard cover insurance incase of loss, damage or theft of your highly sensitive document. We assume all responsibilities incase of any eventualities.
 
As soon as we receive confirmation and evidence of payment of the above charges, we will dispatch your parcel immediately. The date and time of departure and expected date of delivery will be sent to you. It will depend on the type of delivery you choose. You will be required to sign for the parcel and to do this, you will need either your international passport as identification or your driver's license.
 
All orders not delivered within Four (4) working days from this communication will be returned. Please ensure that you confirm your delivery address.
 
Note: That your prize is protected by a hardcover insurance policy, which makes it impossible to deduct any amount from the money before it has been remitted to you. This means that the above charges cannot be deducted from the prize and hence must be provided by you before your package deliver to you
 
We are glad to be of service to you.
 
Mr. Robert Spencer
Customer Services
Parcelflight Courier Services
 
This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and may be legally privileged and are solely for the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error please delete this message and any attachment files, or contact pacel flight delivery Courier Services . All business is transacted under our Standard Trading Terms and Conditions a copy of which is available upon request . E .& .O. E . All liability for viruses is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 
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