The scammer behind this lottery scam decided to try to use the
names of a number of lotteries in the same email. This scam comes from "BRITISH
ONLINE LOTTERY" and purports to be "CASH-OUT LOTTO BV of The National Lottery",
and is an "E-mail address ballot lottery draw of the Australian cash-out lotto bv international
programme". That's different 3 countries and 4 lotteries right there!
In addition to the numerous gibberish phrases, the email is
highly repetitive, repeating several phrases over. There are many
other signs that this is a fraud, not the least
of which is that no legitimate lottery uses email to notify its winners!
And a legitimate lottery certainly would not use free hotmail,
yahoo, elitist, or aim email accounts. Especially a free Yahoo email account
from Hong Kong.
In addition to the usual clues, notice the gibberish writing,
excessive/incorrect 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 email accounts, etc.
From: BRITISH ONLINE LOTTERY
Sent: Friday, March 02, 2007 6:39 AM
CASH-OUT LOTTO BV
The National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1NL
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRICE AWARD DEPARTMENT. Date:02/03/2007
Winning no: 11 13 26 34 44 48
We are delighted to inform you of the result of the E-mail address ballot
lottery draw of the Australian cash-out lotto bv international programme, which
took place on the 2nd March 2007.This is a
computer generated lottery of
Internet users using email addresses for draws. This lotto draw is fully based on
an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses from different
World Wide Web(www)sites.
Youre-mail address attached to ticket number:
275-189-657-23-05 with Serial number 8756-05 drew the lucky numbers and bonus
ball number which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.You have
therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US£500,000.00 (FIVE HUNDRED
THOUSAND POUNDS STERLINGS) in cash credit file ref: ILP/HW 47509/02.This lotto
draw is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail
addresses from different World Wide Web(www) sites. Your e-mail address attached
to ticket number: 275-189-657-23-05 with Serial number 8756-05 drew the lucky
numbers and bonus ball number which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd
category. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £500,000.00
(FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS STERLINGS) in cash credit file ref:ILP/HW
47509/02. This is from the total cash prize of £5,000,000 Million Pounds,shared
amongst the first Ten (10) lucky winners in this category.
All participant were
selected randomly through a computer balloting system drawn from Nine hundred
thousand E-mail addresses from Canada,Australia,United States,Asia,Europe,Middle
East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions programme which
is conducted annually.
This Lottery is being promoted and sponsored by a
conglomerate of Multinational companies as part of their social responsibility
to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base. Further more
your details (e-mail address) falls within our European representative office in
Amsterdam,Holland,as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of £500,000.00
will be released to you from the regional branch office in UK. We hope with part
of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes £13,Billion
Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate
the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:
Simply contact your claims agent, MR Frank Anderson at email..
( email@example.com ) by filling this form below and send it to him to
file for your claim.
LOTTERY WINNERS APPLICATION FORM OF PAYMENT
VERIFICATION/WINNER'S CLAIM FORM
WINNER'S PERSONAL DATA
First Name.: *
Last Name.: *
Gender.: Male Female
Month Of Birth.: Month January Febuary March April May June July August
September October November December
Day: Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1112 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Year:
Marital Status.: Single
Address 1.: *
Zip Code.: *
Mobile phone No.: *
Email Address.: * eg. firstname.lastname@example.org
Batch Number.: *
Serial Number.: *
Refrence Number.: *
This is to verify that the information filled in this FORM is a valid
particulars of me.
Please quote your reference, batch and winning number
which can be found on the top left corner of this notification as well as your
full name, address and telephone number to help locate your file easily.
mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information
confidential until your claims has been processed and your money Remitted to
you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.
Note that, all winnings
MUST be claimed by a STIPULATED TIME; otherwise all funds will be returned as
Unclaimed and eventually be reabsorbed into our next lucky dip sweepstakes.
Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!
Yours in service,
Mrs. Grace Ford
Executive Co-ordinator (Australian Lottery Inc).
Dr. P. Swier, Mr. Gerald Goodman
(Manager Foreign Operations), Mr. Franklyn Van Der Weijden (Manager Domestic
Banking Operations), Dr. James Williams (Director International Credit
Department), Mrs. Sandra Murphy(Executive), Mr. Michael Cole (Executive), Mr.
Stephen Boer (Chairman).
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS OFFICE, MAKE SURE YOU
CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT ABOVE.A LSO MAKE SURE YOU SEND DOWN YOUR PHONE AND FAX
NUMBERS TO YOUR CLAIMS AGENT FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION. ANY BREACH OF
CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF THE WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION.