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Sample Lottery Scam Email: British Airways Courier Service Lottery
"
DELIVERY INFORMATION ENTRY FORM"

British Airways has a lottery? This one is truly unbelievable. If you really think that British Airways is going to operate a lottery, and send out a winning notification, by email, filled with spelling mistakes and poor grammar like this.. and using a free Yahoo email account... well, we suspect you have a tough life ahead of you.

In addition to the usual clues, notice the terrible writing, misspellings, and worse. The sentences don't even make sense. Total nonsense like "a hard cover insurance policy" and  "we have to incure some initial expenses for an international delivery" ought to be obvious clues that this is a scam.

This is hardly what a professional (i.e., real) lottery would do, and British Airways is not in the lottery business, anyway! 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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From:  BRITISH AIRWAYS COURIER SERVICE <info_bacservice@yahoo.co.uk>

Subject:  DELIVERY INFORMATION ENTRY FORM
Date:  Tue, 30 Jan 2007 03:25:29 +0000 (GMT)
 
 
  
  
C O U R I E R   S E R V I C E
  
World Cargocentre
PO Box 99
Heathrow Airport
Hounslowdr
TW6 2JS
  
       info@nukls-online.com      
     
PHONE NUMBER: +44 2070605901

Valued Customer,

Good day to you and how are you today?

A notification came to my desk for your package remittance and ever since then, we have been trying to hear from you. Basically to reconfirm your details in our possession for confirmity.

We need exactly 12hrs to complete the notarization of your winning in a court of law, for the probate registry here in United Kingdom.

Before this can be done, please see below our delivery information request form(Courier Form-HLP). Appropriate completion of this form ensures that your package is not delivered to the wrong person.

  
...............................................................................................................................................
  
DELIVERY INFORMATION ENTRY FORM
 
  
(Courier- Form HLP)
  

FULL NAME......................................................................................
FULL RESIDENTIAL
CONTACT:..........................................................
SEX:................................................................................................
OFFICIAL AGE..................................................................................
MARITAL STATUS.............................................................................
OCCUPATION /PROFESSIONAL STATUS.............................................
HAVE YOU A PASSPORT OR LICENSE (identification on delivery).........
TEL.....................................FAX...........................................(If
any)
NATIONALITY............................................................................................
COUNTRY.......................................................................................................
  
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/ INDIVIDUAL:
  
 
  
    As soon as this form is filled, Your parcel will be put on transit for delivery to your door step pending the time payment for delivery will be made.
  
     We do not accept Cash On Delivery (C.O.D) simply because of the fact that we have to incure some
initial expenses for an international delivery like yours.
    The reason why any amount of money whatsoever cannot be deducted from your winning check is that your winnning is already covered with an hard cover insurance policy which makes it IMPOSSIBLE for any amount whatsoever to be deducted for your own good.
  
    You are Not Mandated to Do this as Failure to Comply With Our  Rules Will automatically to the Returning Of yourr Winning Check Back to the Lottery Company.
  
    A tracking number will be given to you for you to know the status of your parcel after making payment for your parcel delivery.
 
NOTE: Payment for parcel delivery are made to the approved member of staff after which you will receive a tracking number to enable you check the statuse of your parcel online.
  
 
  Please be aware that all this is legitimate as we act in accordance with section 14 subsection 14(ii) of the British Law as ammended by the Assembly which all courier company in the United Kingdom act with as Endorsed by her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth 11 of England.
  
     Below is the description of your parcel that await delivery here in Our Office.
  
 
PARCEL DESCRIPTION
  
REFERENCE NUMBER: BACS/11052/2007
  
PACKAGE WEIGHT: 2.97kg
  
PACKAGE COLOUR: Brown
  
REG NUMBER: CVL/TW/US/724.
  
PACKAGE BATCH NUMBER: 3994-1
  
PARCEL CONTENT: WINNING CHEQUE ,WINNING CERTIFICATE WITH THREE OTHER CLAIM DOCUMENTS AND COMPANY'S SEASONAL BONUS.
  
COMPANY'S SEASONAL BONUS: BRITISH AIRWAY T-SHIRT, WITH A SONY VIA0 LAPTOP (COURTESY OF BRITISH AIRWAYS CHRIST MASS BONAZA COMMITTEE)
  
TRANSFER DURATION: 72HOURS AFTER PAYMENT CONFIRMATION
  
 
  
       Please ensure that this transaction is given outermost confidentiality as this company is known for her efficacy and effective delivery.  
 
  
 
  
   NOTE: You are responsible for paying our required delivery charges. Subsequently, your certified cheque (prize) is protected with a hardcover insurance policy.Hence any deduction from your winning fund is a breach of contract.
  
 
  
    We will furnish you with our delivery charges (price breakdown) and options as soon as your DELIVERY INFORMATION ENTRY FORM is sucessfully submitted to this office via email.
  
 
  
EXPECTING TO GET YOUR FORM SOONEST.
  
   
Yours Faithfully,
  
 
  
Mrs Elizabeth Morris

Spoofed (fake) Website

They've even made a fake website to look like a British Airways website!  But make no mistake, this is a fraud! The REAL British Airways website's domain is http://www.britishairways.com/ not http://nukls-online.com/

 


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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