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Lottery Scams: Winners International Lottery
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Lottery Scam Report from a Victim:
Winners International Lottery
"Jeff White, U.S. Customs Claims Dept",

Have you received an phone call from "Jeff White" (name probably ficticious), of "U.S. Customs Claims Dept" at "Winners International Lottery" telling you that you won a lottery and you needed to pay $575 via Western Union to cover handling and then your winnings check would be hand delivered? It is a scam. No legitimate, legal lottery notifies winners via email (see footnote)! The scammers may change the names and details, but it is still a scam!

Below is the example of the fake lottery scam claiming to be from the "Winners International Lottery", related by the victim.  

Although the most important clue is that no legitimate lottery will ever ask a winner to pay fees to collect!, there are many other signs that this is a fraud.

Here is a typical scam lottery winning notification. 

Actual case reported by a victim (One example - the scammers constantly change names, dates and addresses!):

Received a phone call re my winning 3.6 million dollars from Winners International Lottery.  I was to send $575 via Western Union to cover handling and then my check would be hand delivered after I returned the call to 876-436-6634, a Mr. Jeff White, U.S. Customs Claims Dept. , this sponsored by MGM Casino, Las Vegas.  Money to be sent to  Aaron Cuevas, 186 E. 10th St., Chicago, IL  60411.  I of course did not follow thru.  Received two more calls from above Mr. White and he hung up when I stated that a legitimate lottery would take taxes, handling, etc. out of the money before delivering it to me.  I got as far as "legitimate lottery" and he hung up.   How can these people continue to operate these scams?  This is the third call I have had - all different scams.

Names of Scam / Fake / Fraud Lottery 

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* Re: emails of winnings. We know of only ONE exception in the world to this rule - and if you bought a ticket from them, you would know it, and would used their safegaurds.

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Names used by scammers in the examples on this page and others often belong to real people and businesses who often have no knowledge of nor connection to the scammer's use of their name and information.  Sample scam emails and other documents are copies of the scam to help potential victims recognize and avoid it.  You should presume that any names used and presented here in a scam are either fictitious or used without their legitimate owner's permission.
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