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British Int'l E-Lottery Promo Board
British Promotional Sweepstakes

Below is another example of a fake lottery; this one from the "British International E-Lottery Promo Board" and their (non-existent) "British Promotional Sweepstakes". Note the usual clues to an obvious fraud that we have highlighted in the letter; keep confidential, selected by a random computer lottery, use of free hotmail/yahoo email accounts, etc.

From: "British Int'l E-Lottery Promo Board" < >
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2007 7:06 AM
Subject: Winning Notification

Ref No: BIOL-C/ 18-F0602312
Batch No:801/00515/HOP

Your email address was selected among the 4 lucky winners of the British Promotional Sweepstakes held recently as part of our EXPERIMENTAL BONANZA.

Winners were selected through a computer ballot system drawn randomly from a pool of over 100,000 names of e-mail addresses from world- wide web in all over the world.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 125,000 (One hundred and twenty five thousand pounds sterling) in cash credited to file BOL/9023110708/07

To file for your claims, please contact our Fiduciary Agent (Dr. Knight Anderson )who is to guide and facilitate the release of your funds. Ensure you provide him with your Ref and Batch Number.

Dr Knight Anderson: Email:

Tel: +44 (0) 700 580 2518

Goodluck from me and members of staff of the British Int'l E-Lottery


Yours faithfully,

Dr. Sarah Williams
Online Cordinator

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