Have you received an email from "Mr. Ted Muller" at "AUSSIE INTERNATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES" telling you that "your
email address won in the second category" or something similar, and to
contact "Mr. Harry Smith/Mrs. Susan Hartford" to collect your winnings?
Notice that the so-called "Australian Lottery" is being held in London, England,
and they are asking you to reply to a free Yahoo email account from Hong Kong.
If that doesn't make you realize it is a scam, you are unbelievably gullible. It is a
scam. No legitimate, legal lottery notifies winners via email (see footnote) The scammers may
change the names and details, but it is still a scam!
Below is another example of a fake lottery; this email claims to
be from the "AUSSIE INTERNATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES".
From: "Aussie Lottery" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: You Have Won GBP£1,000,000.00 (Contact The Claims Agent)
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 00:24:43 +0000
AUSSIE INTERNATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES,
91 Station Road,
West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 7LT,
We happily announce to you the draw of the
Aussie Lottery International program held on the 5th of February 2007 in London. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 564-75600545-188 with Serial number 5388/02 drew the lucky numbers: 31-6-26-13-35-7, which subsequently won you the lottery prize in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of GBP£1,000,000.00 (One million great Britain pounds) in cash credited to file C/9080118308/02. This is from a total cash prize of GBP£50 Million pounds, shared amongst the first fifteen (15) lucky winners in this category.
This years Lottery Program Jackpot is the 2nd largest ever for the European Lottery. The estimated £75 million jackpot would be the sixth biggest in the European history. The biggest was the £363 million jackpot that went to two winners in a May 2000 drawing of the big game, mega millions predecessor.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in UK as indicated in our play coupon. In view of this, your GBP£1,000,000.00 (One million great Britain pounds) would be released to you by our affiliate agent payment center in London.
Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds to you as soon as you make contact with him. All participants were selected randomly (Electronically) from the 'World Wide Web' site through a computer ballot system and extracted from over 100,000 company addresses. This promotion takes place annually.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money transferred to a designated bank account of your choice. This is a part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned.
This promotion is offered electronically via the Internet and is open to all persons from age 20 years and above with a valid email address. Principals and employees of the Aussie Lottery Promos and its respective Parents, subsidiaries and their immediate families are not eligible.
It is our standard practice to allocate accredited agents for the processing of claims application. It is even more imperative for oversea winners. To begin your claims therefore, you are advised as a matter of urgency, to contact the under listed licensed and accredited claims agent for the processing of your prize award winning. Please contact the accredited agent assigned with the verification of all emerged winners.
AGENT: Mr. Harry Smith/Mrs. Susan Hartford
Phone: +44 704 571 2589
+44 704 570 4870
Note that all claim process and clearance procedures must be duly completed early to avoid impersonation arising to the issue of double claim. To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent.
Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program. Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
NB: PLEASE SEE THAT YOU QUOTE YOUR REF AND BATCH NUMBERS IN YOUR CORRESPONDENCE TO YOUR CLAIMS AGENT.
Mr. Ted Muller.
AFRO-ASIAN Zonal Coordinator. Aussie Lotto International
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