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Sample Lottery Scam Email:
LOTTO.NET INTERNATIONAL B.V, Affiliate Sponsor of SUPER-LOTTO

Another scam lottery, there is NO "LOTTO.NET INTERNATIONAL B.V, Affiliate Sponsor of SUPER-LOTTO".  And a legitimate lottery certainly would not use free hotmail and yahoo email accounts (and both in the same email!).

In addition to the usual clues, notice the gibberish writing, excessive use of CAPITAL letters, lack of decent punctuation..  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.


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European International lottery Award prize .
{ACCREDITED LICENSE AGENT WITH LOTTO.NET INTERNATIONAL B.V, Affiliate Sponsor of SUPER-LOTTO Extra Award online program} , ADD:Hofstadter 15,1114 XW,Alkmaar ,The Netherlands.
Sir/Madam,
AWARDS ! AWARDS !! AWARDS !!!
 
Hurray ! You are legally merited and won at the Lotto.net Awards end of year 2007 Superlotto international online program in the category of The ANNUAL EURO GRAND STAKE PROMO  .You have been Choosen as one of the five lucky winners in the first edition of the LOTTO.NET Super-Lotto TEN MILLION EURO GRAND STAKE PROMO {€10,000,000.00} online extra award Program held on the 20th of January..2007 whereby alump sum pay-out of five million euros would be shared amongst selected lucky winners.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

You have therefore been approved of, a huge pay-out of 1 Million Euro(€1,000,000.00},Only)!

HOW WAS THE SELECTION DONE?

Almost 95% of the email draws in this category went in favour of the five selected winners this year draw,that means your email address amongst the rest arose massively in this category.Winners were randomly selected from an initial database of (101.793) draws of Browsed and generated email  online, which we digitally downsize to (5.000) from which we eventually selected the final and lucky five.Your email address emerged alongside four[4] others as a first category in this edition of the superlotto online draw.That makes lotto.net particularly proud!

We are also proud to say that over 200 Million Euros are won annually in more than 150 countries worldwide.The process of collecting your winnings, is to be handled by our Prize Transfer Agents.To ensure a smooth collection of your Grand prize, You are to contact Your FIDUCIAL CLAIMS AGENT VIA email or fax within a week of receiving this notice. Please find full contact details below:

Mr JACOB BERGER .
Operation Service Manager,
ADD:Hofstadter 15,1114 XW,
Alkmaar ,The Netherlands.
TEL:+31-644-945-768.
FAX:+31-847-271-904.
Email:berger01jacobus@aim.com
Due to terrorist/Scam abuse of this program FEEDBACK WILL BE ALERTED VIA EMAIL "superlotto"<noreply@superlottery.com> AND"superlotto"<info-superlottery@consultant.com>.
As soon as you contact your claims agent please provide him with your full names,country of residence and address along with the following information below:
CONTROL N°:SLNSA52/X001#05/A1.
BATCH N°:512/W05-317
LUCKY N°:15-1-26-3-37-7
TICKET N°:99173
Furthermore you are seriously advised to keep all winning lottery information and numbers from the public in-line with our company security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by unscrupulous individuals.Please do not reply to this mail, contact your claims agent as instructed above.Remember all prize money must be claimed not later than 3rd of January...2007, Why claims begin 25th of January...2007 EXEMPTIONS WEEKENDS AND NON WORKING DAYS.{i.e;A GRACE OF 7 WORKING DAYS TO CLAIM THE AWARD}.On behalf of all our staff in SUPER LOTTO EXTRA ONLINE AWARD PROGRAM,THE NETHERLANDS lottery draw, accept my ..Congratulations!
Best Regards,
MRs MAGDALENA HOFMANN.{VICE-PRESIDENT)
E-MAIL:mag50hofman@aim.com
N.B:LOTTO.NET INTERNATIONAL B.V affiliate sponsor of  super lotto extra Award online program is so organized annually to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide. Lotto.net and its entourage,are network of international lottery association for companies whose products and services sell online via digital communications to consumers, for example by means of the internet .Each company that are members of the association keeps to the rules of lotto.org guarantee.Annually some Group of conglomeration of International IT company and professional jury ask what is at present the best lottery Company of the Netherlands.(March 2006)and the result lives us with no question unanswered “Netherlands lotto” our Priority.Lotto.net wants that trust gladly preserved. We work of it daily hard to make customers already our clients satisfy

See steps to claiming your prize;

1.Please quote the numbers attached to your lottery payment order, in all correspondence with the claims officer.
2. You must contact the appointed agent with your Full Names, Contact Telephone Numbers (Home, Office and Mobile Number and also Fax Number) via email to process the immediate payment of your prize.
3. Be informed that the appointed agent will be required to swear an Affidavits of Lotto Claim and also obtain Approval Legal Clearance Certificate from the Court here in the Netherlands which is in accordance with the European Union Financial Act 2004 on payment of International Lottery Winners.

Please be aware that the PAYING BANK will Effect Payment Swiftly upon satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by this fiduciary agent.For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you. Be informed that the deadline to claim your winning prize money is affix as mentioned above.

CONGRATULATIONS, ONCE MORE FROM THE ENTIRE MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF MICROSOFT COOPERATION TO ALL OUR LUCKY WINNERS THIS YEAR. THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF THIS PROMOTIONAL LOTTERY PROGRAM. OUR SPECIAL THANKS AND GRATITUDE TO BILL GATES OF MICROSOFT AND ALL HIS ENTOURAGE FOR ALLEVIATING POVERTY ROUND THE WORLD.
SINCERELY, 

ATTN:WINNER 
 
WE ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF YOUR WINNING CLAIM PRIZE OF ONE MILLION EUROS{€ 1,000,000.00}ONLY.),WITH LOTTO.NET ONLINE AWARD PROGRAM THE NETHERLANDS,{SUPER LOTTO ONLINE EXTRA AWARD PROGRAM} HELD ON THE{20TH OF JANUARY..2007.}, DRAWN IN THE FIRST CATEGORY OF THIS PROGRAM YOUR NAME ATTACHED TO TICKET NUMBER 99173.AND LUCKY NUMBER:15-1-26-3-37-7 FOR CLAIMANT AWARD WINNING PRIZE REMAIN FIXED WITH THE PAYMENT BANK.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

IN REQUEST ,YOU ARE REQUIRED BY THE CLAIMS DEPARTMENT TO COMFIRM ONCES MORE YOUR WINNING CODES, AS SHOWN IN THE ATTACHEMENT FOLDER,FOR US TO BEGIN PROCESSING OF YOUR WINNING PRIZE,BE INFORMING ALL CORRESPONDING INFORMATION COMPILE IN THE ATTACHED FOLDER FOR VERIFICATION AND VETTING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROTOCOL ORDER OF THE LOTTERY COMPANY ARE PRE-REQUISITES FOR SUCCESSFULL APPLICATION.SEE COMPILED COMFIRMATION CLAIM FILE IN THE ATTACHMENT FOLDER.
 
THE INFORMATION YOU WILL FORWARD TO US,AFTER THE VERIFICATION EXERCISE,YOUR WINNING FILES WILL BE CERTIFY BY THE FINANCE SECTION FOR OUT-PAYMENT WITH THE BENEFICIARY CONTROL NUMBER:SLNSA52/X001#05/A1.AN APPLICATION VERIFICATION FORM{A} WILL BE FORWARDED TO YOU AS SOON AS ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION INCLUDING YOUR PERSONAL DATA/S FOR COMFIRMATION IS FORWARDED TO THIS OFFICE.BE FURTHER NOTIFY THAT IN THE APPLICATION CLAIM/ VERIFICATION FILE YOU WILL BE ASKED TO CHOOSE YOUR AVAILABILITY TO TRAVEL TO THE NEDERLANDS/AS NON-RESIDENCE TO SIGN FOR THE RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT TO YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT OR GIVE YOUR BANK DETAILS WHEN YOU CANNOT COME TO THE NETHERLANDS .YOU HAVE BEEN AWARDED A LUMP SUM PAY-OUT OF ONE MILLION EUROS ONLY.}, TAXABLE UNDER THE NEDERLANDS TAX LAW.YOU ARE TO INFORM US WITH THE FOLLOWING ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE ADDRESS;MAILADDRESS:{berger01jacobus@aim.com} {: info-superlottery@consultant.com  }TEL:+31-644-945-768. //FAX:+31-847-271-904.OR CONTACT YOUR FIDUCIARY AGENT FOR SUCCESSIVE APPLICATIONS.
CONGRATULATIONS ONCE MORE!!!FROM MEMBERS OF LOTTO.NET,THE NETHERLANDS.
 
BEST REGARDS,
MR JACOBUS.A BERGER {FIDUCIAL AGENT,THE NETHERLANDS.}
 
NOTE:ALL CORESPONDING INFORMATIONS BE SENT VIA EMAIL/FAX OR CONTACT YOUR AGENT TO AIR YOUR VIEW.REQUIRED INFORMATIONS ARE NEEDED BY OUR ATTORNEY WHO WILL NOTARIZE YOUR CLAIM FILES IN THE COURT OF JUSTICE DEN HAAG,THE NETHERLANDS.THIS IS PART OF THE EUROPEAN LOTTERY PROMULGATION ACT. article.565[SEC. C5]2004.FURTHER MORE,SEE WINNERS COMFIRMATION FILE IN THE ATTACHEMENT FOLDER FOR CORRESPONDING INFORMATIONS TO BE FORWARDED FOR CLAIMS.
SPECIAL NOTIFICATION :DUE TO MIX-UP OF NUMBERS AND EMAILS IN OUR DATA-BASE WE URGE YOU TO KEEP ALL WINNING NUMBERS IN SAFE WORDROBE UNTILL PROCESSING DULY ASCRETAINED. FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION MARK WINNING CODES AS CONFIDENTIAL,THE LOTTERY COMPANY SUSPECT UNWARRANTED ABUSE OF THIS PROGRAM BY UNSCRUPULOUS SCAMMERS WHO ATTEMPT TO CLAIM ,VERIFICATION AND VETTING OF YOUR WINNING FILE WILL BE SUBJECT TO PROPER SCRUTINY TO ENSURE THAT ACTUAL BENEFICIARYS' OF FUND ARE COMPENSATED ACCORDINGLY WITHOUT HITCH OR DISQUALIFICATION.


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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