Sample Lottery Scam Email:
Dayzers Lotto E-Games
Mr Van Dirk
Below is another scam lottery winning notification claiming to
be from "Dayzer' s Lotto E-Games". The would-be victim wrote us after
seeing a similar scam letter here. This ought to serve as a reminder that
the scam criminals are constantly revising their letters, so look for the
patter, not an exact match.
Notice the gibberish writing,
excessive use of CAPITAL letters, poor punctuation and spacing, bad grammar and
spelling, etc. 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.
Email from a potential victim:
On February 17, 2007, I received an e-mail notifying me that I had won the
2007 Dayzers Lotto - Wheel E-game.
Out of curiosity and wishful thinking, I replied to their email
which was listed in the e-mail as the contact point, for all responses.
My reply, basically consisted of my acknowledgement of receipt of the winner
notification and the following notation, "Awaiting further instructions."
On February 19, 2007, I received a second e-mail (see below)
acknowledging receipt of my reply and requesting that I fax or e-mail them
personal ID information ... for processing. This prompted me to conduct
online research of Dayzers Lottery as well as to visit a "Fraud Awareness"
web site. Information gathered during these actions convinced me that
Dayzers' contact of me was (is) an attempted scam.
John Doe (name changed to protect the identity)
Sample Scam Lottery email:
Thank you for contacting us at the Due Process Unit. We are assigned to
render advice and assistance in line with your winning claim process .DAYZERS
LOTTO E-games has finally conducted
E-game lottery for 2007.
We wish to congratulate you and formally inform you that you have won
the sum of 1.500, 000.00 Euros (One Million Five Hundred
in the last email-lottery draw, organized here in the Netherlands.
You are required to forward the below details to help facilitate the
processing of your certificate and the release of your winning prize.
- A SCANNED IDENTIFICATION OF YOU sent via email or fax for vetting
process which is a standard practice just to ensure that we are dealing
and communicating with the right individual.
- Attached along with this message is a processing application form
which you are advised to fill and forward with the above details as soon
as possible through e-mail or fax to enable us process your winnings.
After the verification exercise your information will be forwarded to
Bank for the immediate release of your prize money.
You are also required to choose from the mode of payments offered by the
issueing bank which includes:
2.Certified Bank Draft/cheque
After due processing has been done, a
Certificate of winning will be
presented to you. The certificate stands as
proof of source of the
funds. This process is vital and urgent following the instruction from
our Payment center that all prize money should be claimed as soon as
As soon as you forward all necessary
informations requested, you shall be
contacted and briefed on the next procedures .
Once again accept our congratulations and we look forward to hearing
from you soon. You are free to contact us on whatever information you
need or if you have any questions.
Mr Van Dirk.
DPU Claims Officer
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