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NATIONAL LOTTERY.COM
"Mrs.Teresa Allan" and "Mr.Alexander Davis"

Have you received an email from "NATIONAL LOTTERY.COM" telling you that "your email address won in the second category" or something similar? And your contact to collect your winnings is in... South Africa.  Of, of course, the UK National Lottery is run from South Africa, isn't it?

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!

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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!

  • 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.

Here is a typical scam lottery winning notification. 


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

From: NATIONAL LOTTERY.COM [ random_draw28@hotmail.co.uk ]

National Lottery
 
 
Form Mrs. Teresa Allan United Kingdom Zonal Co-coordinator
National Lottery United Kingdom
Spectrum Money Mart United Kingdom
No.1a-Bexon Court Carlton
Nottingham Shire Nottingham NG4 1SQ Essex
PO Box 1010
Essex United Kingdom.
Customer Service: 680 NCA 85914
Ref: EAASL/94-6OYI-04
Batch: 11/6/DC34 BBN
Zonal Draw No: GMLA2-005
Grand Draw No: 12099

Dear Sir/Madam:

Euro-Afro-American
Sweepstake Lottery Winning Notification
 
 
We happily announce to you the winner of the Euro-Afro-American Sweepstake Lottery International programs draws held on the 3 March 2007 in Essex United Kingdom. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: B9564 75604545 100 with serial number 46560 drew the winning
which subsequently won you the lottery in the second category (cot2).
National Lottery results
 
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 820,000.00 (Eighty Hundred and Twenty Thousand British pounds sterling) in cash credited to file KPC/9080118308/02. This is from a total cash prize of 1100,000,00 Million British  pounds sterling, shared amongst the first One-Hundred and thirty-four (134) lucky winners in this category worldwide.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Afro booklet representative office in Africa as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your 820,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand British Pounds) would be released to you immediately you contact our agent office located in South Africa.
 
Our agent will commence the process to release of your winning prize as soon as you contact their office. All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draws system and extracted from over 10,000,00 companies and personal emails.

This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your winning prize remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned.
 
To claim your winning prize, please contact:
Mr. William Pedro,
Foreign Service Manager
Overseas Subscribers Agents
Freedom Park Building Unit 1440
Johannesburg (Gauteng) 2001
South Africa
Tel: +27-83-361-9933
Fax: +27-86-512-2850
 
When you contact the agency, please provide them with your reference/batch numbers. You are also advised to provide them with the under listed information as soon as possible:
 
Details of Beneficiary
Name /Surname.
First):.......................................................................

Address:.............................................................................................

Country:.............................................................................................

Telephone:.........................................................................................

Gender:...............................................................

Marital Status:..................................................

Age:.....................................................................

Occupation:........................................................

Email Address:..................................................

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/ INDIVIDUAL:

......................................................................................................................................
......................................................................................................................................
......................................................................................................................................

Date:---------------------------------   Signature:---------------------------- 
 
Please be informed that all winning prize must be claimed on or before the end of March. 2007. To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with our designated agents.
 
Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program that has successfully won this competition.

Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
Sincerely,
Mrs.Teresa Allan
United Kingdom Zonal Co-coordinator.
Mr.Alexander Davis
United Kingdom Zonal Secretary General.
 
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