Sample Lottery Scam Email:
"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
FILL THE FORM BELOW WITH YOUR DATAS
7.State of Origin:_________________
Mrs Owen Becky
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