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Sample Lottery Scam Email:
Canada Lottery-Soccer World Cup 2010 Promotional Draw

Another obvious scam, there is NO "Canada Lottery-Soccer World Cup 2010 Promotional Draw".  And a legitimate lottery certainly would not use free hotmail and yahoo email accounts (and both in the same email!). For a variation of this scam email, see this page.

In addition to the usual clues, notice the gibberish writing.  The sentences don't even make sense.  Hardly what a professional (i.e., real) lottery would do. Note the other clues to an obvious fraud that we have highlighted in the letter; keep confidential, selected by a random computer lottery of email addresses, use of free hotmail/yahoo email accounts, etc.

Here are some other samples, in addition to the example below:

 


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"NOTIFICATION DEPARTMENT" < lott.enquiry22@hotmail.com >
WINNING NOTIFICATION / CONGRATULATION!!!

Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 05:52:02 -0700
MRS. ANN BARRETT
Canada Lottery-Soccer World Cup 2010 Promotional Draw
Consumer Affairs
70 Foster Drive, Suite 800
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
P6A 6V2, CANADA
http://www.canada.com/findit/lotteries/results.aspx?id=6

ATTN: Customer AFRSA680

REF: EAAL/851OYHI/05
Batch No: Lotto 6/49

RE: WINNING NOTIFICATION

The Canadian/South African Government and Microsoft Dynamic Inc. sponsors this lottery for the promotion of the 2010 Soccer World cup to be hosted in Republic of South Africa.

We happily announce to you the Ongoing Annual draw of the Online Euro-Afro-Asian-American Sweepstake Lottery International Programs held on Wed Jan 03, 2007 in Essex United Kingdom and Ontario Canada.

(Note: This was an online program and no ticket was sold in the process but instead were bought off by the sponsors and due to Microsoft's involvement in this program, itís web was chosen as the mode of communication with our clients).

Your e-mail address attached to Ticket Number: B9564 75604545 100, with Serial Number 46563760 drew the winning numbers of our draw which was taken place on Wed Jan 03, 2007,04-14-17-20-38-48 Bonus 7 for LOTTO 6/49 under the choice of the lottery in the 2nd category of daily three.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$I,100,000.00(One Million, One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in cash credited to file EAAL/851OYHI/05 after dividend amongst the (11) lucky winners in this category Worldwide.

Please note that your lucky winning numbers falls within our Afro booklet representative office in Africa as indicated in your play coupon, because this particular draw was selected to promote the 2010 World Cup to be hosted in South Africa hence your winning information must be kept to enable you participate in our subsequent draws which will see 500 participants traveling on an all expense paid trip to South Africa for the Soccer World Cup 2010.

In view of this, your US$I, 100, 000.00(One Million, One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) would be released to you by an accredited commercial Bank in Republic of South Africa. Our African Agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact our African Agent's office.

Thereby, On behalf of Euro-Afro-Asia-American Sweepstake Lottery International in Canada, I have been authorized to inform you that your Afro Agent in the name of (Geofrey and Cliff Attorneys) affiliated to us and who have been assigned to work over the release and payments of your prize. As a matter of urgency, I advise you to contact.....

Name: Mr. Geofrey Gama
Tel.:0027 839 6998 94
Cell:0027 730 2162 28
Email: geogamesq@yahoo.ca

17th Floor, Vodacom Tower
102, Nelson Mandela Ave
2012 Newtown, Johannesburg-South Africa.

Also, I am hereby providing for you the secret information for your claims and do bear in mind that these bellowed Secret information was only released to you and your Agent in South Africa.

Therefore, we the Euro-Afro-Asia-American Sweepstake Lottery International Board will on no occasion be held responsible for any mistaken Identity due your exposure to your Secret information or otherwise.

1, Customer no: AFRSA680
2, Ref No: EAAL/851OYHI/05
3, Batch No: Lotto 6/49
4, Ticket No: B9564 75604545 100
5, Serial No: 46563760
6,Winning No:04-14-17-20-38-48 Bonus 7

All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Website through Computer draws system and extracted from over 1,000,000 companies and Personal e-mails.

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 unscrupulous elements.

Please be warned!!! Neither the Lottery Board nor our Agent will be liable or held responsible for any pay-out cancellation/Withdrawal cause by a double claim over the winning prize.

We therefore advise you to handle your information tight with you and follow your processing Agent's instructions until we receive your acknowledgement letter confirming a successful Pay-out.

Congratulations! Once more from all members and staff of this program that has ensured that this competition was successfully conducted.

Thank you for being part of our Promotional Lottery program.

Yours Sincerely,

MRS. ANN BARRETT
Commissioner for Consumer Affair Dept.
70 Foster Drive, Suite 800
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
P6A 6V2, CANADA

http://www.canada.com/findit/lotteries/results.aspx?id=6


Common signs that it is a scam:

  • 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!


Names of Scam / Fake / Fraud Lottery 

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