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Sample Lottery Scam Email:
Electronic Lottery Programs

"Electronic Lottery Programs" just sent you an email, saying you won hundreds of thousands of "Great British Pounds"? We have one bit of advice: don't quick your job just yet.  It is a scam.

They have a great gibberlish line about "no ticket were sold" (you've got to admire their lack of grammar). But, there's no such thing as a FREE lotto or lottery.  Think about it!  Where would their money to give away come from and why? 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 account from Hong Kong.  If that isn't a clue that this is a fake, perhaps you are Anna Nicole Smith's long lost son or daughter... Certainly not Albert Einstein's.

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.

Here is a typical scam lottery winning notification. 

 Also see this page for a sample in the UK.


Dear Sir/Ma .

Top of days greetings to you.Finally today, we announce that you are one of the winners of the ELECTRONIC LOTTERY PROGRAMS. held on 31st December,2006. Your company and your personal e-mail addresses, attached to ticket number: 7-1-8-36-4-22 under agent ID: 18 and lucky ball number 7363789,which consequently won in the Tenth lottery category.

You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of 860,641.28 Great British Pounds(GBP) which amounts to $1,500,000.00 (One Million,Five Hundred Thousand United States DOLLARS).

The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 29,031 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet. No ticket were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy.

Mr.David Nelson

TEL:+44-701-113-2446 EMAIL: european_lotterycompany03@yahoo.com.hk

FILL THE FORM BELOW WITH YOUR DATAS

1.Full Name:____________________
2.Address:______________________
3.Nationality:____________________
4.Age:______________________________
5.Occupation:____________________
6.Phone:________________________
7.State of Origin:_________________
8.Country:______________________

Sincerely,

Mrs Owen Becky


Names of Scam / Fake / Fraud Lottery 

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