Lottery Scam Report from a
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
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
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