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Sample Lottery Scam Email: Swiss Lotto

Below is an actual scam email purporting to be from the "Swiss National Lottery. org"  Note some of the dead giveaways that it is a scam:

  • the return email addresses are free Yahoo email accounts,

  • The recipient "won" without buying a ticket (so where does the money come from?)

  • "For security reasons" you're not allowed to talk to anyone about it (especially the police or consumerfraudreporting.org!) - which ought to be odd since lotteries thrive on publicity!


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Swiss Lotto - Swiss National Lottery Scam


 

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SWISS LOTTO  

BUNDERSTRASSE 33

3324 BERN ECK,

SWITZERLAND

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Dear Swiss Lottery Winner,

You have just won 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) in an internet lottery in which e-mail address was picked randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website. Your email address was amongst those chosen this SECOND QUARTER of the year. This promo is proudly sponsored by the Swiss lottery organization. Your email address, attached to JOKER: 192248, with EXTRA JOKER: 992994 drew the WINNING NUMBER 14 16-17-32-36-37+29, and consequently won the lottery in the "B" Category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 6,162,474.1556 CHF which is equivalent to 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) .Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. The Draws for Date 1ST of JANUARY 2006 are out and Today the 20TH of FEBRUARY 2006 your email address is among the lucky winnings and are to be collected by you before or on the 12TH of MARCH 2006.In View of this, your 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) will be released to you by our security firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them. All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw System and extracted from over 300,000 companies and individual email addresses. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. To file for your claim, please contact our trusted agent:

Name:   RICHARD FORBES
Email:   swisslottery_richardforbes@yahoo.com

           Claims_richard_forbes@yahoo.com

Tel   :   +447031942607, +447023758996
TO CONTACT YOUR CLAIM AGENT  

To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your joker number and extra joker numbers with your phone numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent. Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program.

Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

Sincerely,

Cynthia Thomas {co-coordinator SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY}  

YOU ARE TO SEND THE FOLLOWING FOR DOCUMENTATION OF CERTIFICATE TO THE CLAIMS AGENT.

FULL NAME

ADDRESS

TELEPHONE NUMBER

FAX NUMBER

OCCUPATION

NATIONALITY

COUNTRY

DATE OF BIRTH

JOKER NUMBER

EXTRA JOKER NUMBER

COUNTRY
EXPIRATION DATE OF COLLECTING YOUR FUNDS


 For another example of the same scam, see this page.

Names of Scam / Fake / Fraud Lottery 

Click here for the huge list of the names of the currently identified lottery scams companies

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