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Sample Lottery Scam Email:
Bono Loteria Nacional
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Your email address has won EUR 1,000,000.00 (One Million Euro Only) in the Spainish Loteria Nacional Sweepstakes " from Mrs. Clementina Antonio, contact Mr.Juan Soleman.

Did you receive an email from "Mrs. Clementina Antonio" at "Bono Loteria Nacional" claiming you won "Spainish Loteria Nacional Sweepstakes" and to contact "Mr.Juan Soleman." (why he ends is name with a period, we do not know, this is common with scammers) at an AOL.com email address? There's enough evidence right there to tell you this is plainly a scam. They even misspelled "Spanish"! We real lottery knows how to correctly spell their own name and the name of their country!

Additionally, the Spanish Ministry of the Treasury has advised us that legitimate lottery tickets can only be purchased from authorized ticket sellers in Spain. Let us repeat that: The El Gordo and other legal Spanish lotteries are only open to Spanish residents - you CANNOT win if you are not resident IN Spain.

Here is a typical scam lottery winning notification. 

 Also see this page for a sample in the UK.


Below is yet another example of a fake lottery . Again, note the poor format and poor grammar. They also expect a payment in order to receive your winnings.  If paying a fee to receive unsolicited winnings from a lottery makes sense to you; then you are likely to be scammed!

WE have highlight some of the obvious clues to the scam:


From:  Bono Loteria Nacional [ aclaimoffice1@aol.com ]

Subject: Bono Loteria Nacional ( Call For Confirmation)

Bono Loteria Nacional

Madrid-Spain

https://www.lotojuegos.com

Ref No: LN/88-5/0008.

Batch No: 009/9876SP.

Dear. Prize Winner,

Your email address has won EUR 1,000,000.00 (One Million Euro Only)  in the Spainish Loteria Nacional Sweepstakes, conducted on the 1st day of April 2008, sponsored by consortium of software promotion companies.For more informations/procedure of your winning claim, you are advice to contact our processing department with the details below

Mr.Juan Soleman.

Loteria Processing Dept.

Tel: 0034-634-045-998

Fax: 0034-911-012-759

Email: aclaimoffice@aol.com

Kindly provide them with the following details for further processing of claims

1. Name in full

2. Address

3. Nationality

4. Age

5. Sex

6. Occupation

7. Telephone, Mobile and Fax

8. Present Country

9. Amount  won.

Your Winning Details.

Ref No: LN/88-5/0008.

Batch No: 009/9876SP.

Ticket Number:05894365847659

Serial Number:4882-2

Lucky Number:13-29-12-85-37

Please remember that all winning must be processed not later than 29th of April 2008....

Sincerely Yours,

Mrs. Clementina Antonio

Sweepstakes Coordinator.

                                                                 

Copyright ) 2001-2008 Loteria Nacional


Advisory from the real Spanish lottery agency (Loterías y Apuestas de Estado (LAE) ):

See this page for the warning in Spanish and many other languages

"Loterías y Apuestas de Estado (LAE) would like to inform the general public that a number of groups of criminals of various nationalities are using the prestige and the commercial names of the Spanish Lottery by fraudulent means in several countries. They move easily around the whole world and use mobile telephones, PO boxes, provisional or false addresses (including real addresses of official Spanish organisations), as well as names that bring to mind prestigious institutions ("el Gordo", la Primitiva", "European Lottery Commission", etc.) They also forge the printed sheets and signatures of various banks or insurance firms.

          In order to carry out the fraud, the procedure that is generally followed consists of informing the potential victim that they have been the lucky winner of a substantial prize (even if they have not participated in any draw), although they cannot collect this prize until they have paid an amount going towards the taxes, bank costs, delivery costs or insurance processing, etc. Usually, the fraudster warns their potential victim that the deadline to pay these charges is very soon and that their right to collect the prize is about to expire.

          Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, that is, the Spanish Lottery, wants to inform very clearly the following:

  1. To win a prize of the Spanish lottery is essential to have purchased previously lottery or bets of our range of products.

  2. Spanish lottery prizes are always free of taxes and burdens.

  3. When you are offered “prizes” that seem to be linked to the Spanish Lottery, DO NOT PAY ANY AMOUNT. We are, in all probability, before a criminal fact that must be reported to the authorities. The Spanish Police has already arrested and subjected to legal procedures some of the members of groups who were operating from Spain.

  4. If you have any question, please contact: sugerencias@loteriasyapuestas.es  "


Background check:

https://www.lotojuegos.com/

 

Whois Record for Lotojuegos.com ( LotoJuegos ) Click to Edit 

Front Page Information

Website Title: Lotería, Quiniela, Primitiva, Euromillones: Apuestas Oficiales - Lotojuegos.com, Una Apuesta Segura 

Title Relevancy 80%

Meta Description: Apuesta on-line a la primitiva, el gordo, loteria nacional, quiniela, quinigol, euromillones, lototurf, bonoloto. 

Description Relevancy: 92% relevant. 

AboutUs:  Wiki article on Lotojuegos.com 

SEO Score:  93% 

Terms: 578 (Unique: 212, Linked: 271) 

Images: 43 (Alt tags missing: 0) 

Links: 117   (Internal: 87, Outbound: 21) 

 

Indexed Data

 

Registry Data

ICANN Registrar:  ENOM, INC.

Created:  2000-07-25

Expires:  2013-07-25

Registrar Status:  clientDeleteProhibited 

Registrar Status:  clientTransferProhibited 

Registrar Status:  clientUpdateProhibited 

Name Server:  NS1.ACENS.NET (has 16,710 domains)

Name Server:  NS2.ACENS.NET

Whois Server:  whois.enom.com

 

Server Data

Server Type:  Microsoft-IIS/6.0 

IP Address:  77.240.116.135      

IP Location   - Madrid - Madrid - Integralcom Dedicated Network 

Response Code:  200 

Blacklist Status:  Clear 

SSL Cert:  www.lotojuegos.com expires in 243 days. 

Domain Status:  Registered And Active Website 

 

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Registrant Search: "Lotojuegos S.L." owns about 219 other domains 

Email Search:  is associated with about 1,198,843 domains

 is associated with about 390 domains

 

Registrar History: 2 registrars 

NS History: 1 change on 2 unique name servers over 6 years. 

IP History: 3 changes on 3 unique name servers over 3 years. 

Whois History: 31 records have been archived since 2003-10-29. 

Dedicated Hosting: lotojuegos.com is hosted on a dedicated server. 

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Whois Record

Registration Service Provided By: Enom, Inc

Contact:

Visit: www.enom.com

       

Domain name: lotojuegos.com

 

Registrant Contact:

   Lotojuegos S.L.

   Lotojuegos S.L. ()

   +1.0034915553729

   Fax:

   General Peron 32, Piso 12 puerta O

   Madrid, MADRID 28020

   ES

 

Administrative Contact:

   Integralcom S.L.

   Eduardo Vilar ()

   +1.0034915672913

   Fax:

   c/ General peron 32, piso 12 puerta O

   Madrid,  28020

   ES

 

Technical Contact:

   Integralcom S.L.

   Eduardo Vilar ()

   +1.0034915672913

   Fax:

   c/ General peron 32, piso 12 puerta O

   Madrid,  28020

   ES

 

Status: Locked

 

Name Servers:

   ns1.acens.net

 

   ns2.acens.net

 

Creation date: 25 Jul 2000 17:30:18

Expiration date: 25 Jul 2013 17:30:18

 

  

 

 

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