Have you received an email from "James Keegan" at "FREE LOTTO
EMAIL PROMO OFFICE" telling you that "your email address won in the second
category" or something similar, and to contact him to collect your winnings? It is a
scam. No legitimate, legal lottery notifies winners via email (see footnote)
there is a legal business named
"FreeLotto" that has a paid
subscription auto-entry called "F.A.S.T.", but that is a separate
story. The scammers may
change the names and details, but it is still a scam!
Below is another example of a fake lottery; this email claims to
be from the "FREE LOTTO EMAIL PROMO OFFICE".
Subject: Re: Claims Verification Form
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 11:08:25 -0400
FREE LOTTO EMAIL PROMO OFFICE
82 VICTORIA STREET
ATTN: Staci ,
I am Mr. James Keegan your claims officer, I wish to Congratulate you,
are a lucky person to have won this lottery.
This is a promotional draw which officially launches the new system.
funds accrued exclusively from previous draws, payouts to all winners are
guaranteed and will be transferred in record time.
This correspondence officially confirms that we are in receipt of
instructions relating to the payment of your lottery winnings. Please
complete the form below with correct information and email back to us with
a return email . Looking forward to your swift response.
Mr. James Keegan,
Tel: +44 70457 05223
Fax: +44 707 515 826
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SHOULD BE SUPPLIED COMPREHENSIVELY BY THE
BENEFICIARY OF THE STATED FUND,FOR VERIFICATION BEFORE TRANSFER.
1.FULL NAMES OF BENEFICIARY:
3.DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
5.NAME AND ADDRESS OF NEXT OF KIN:
10.TICKET NUMBER AND SERIAL NUMBER:
11. AMOUNT WON:
The options to receive your winnings are:
1. CASH PICK UP: You can come down in person to collect your funds here
the UK (CASH). You will be required to present a valid International
Passport as proof of Identification amongst other documentation which will
be required if you choose this option.
2. CASHIERS CHEQUE: This is In consonance with our policy in this
be advised that if you opt for the cashiers cheque, you will be referred to
our affiliate financial Institution that you can make enquiries concerning
modalities. That is to say if you opt for cashiers cheque you are to notify
this office that we may forward your check per your request to the issuing
I...............HEREBY DECLARE THAT THE ABOVE DATA ARE TRUE. IN CASE OF
UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCE,MY NEXT OF KIN HAS THE RIGHT TO CLAIM MY TOTAL
WINNINGS.(SUPER STANDARD AGENT) SHALL ACT AS MY AGENT IN FACILITATING THE
TRANSFER OF THE TOTAL FUND TO ME.
This email and its attachments are confidential and intended for the
exclusive use of the addressee(s).This email and its attachments may also
be privileged or protected by legal rules. If you have received this by
mistake please let us know by reply immediately and/or destroy the email
and its attachments without reading, copying or forwarding the contents.
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