Lottery Scam Email:
Global Lottery Foundation in Association with Readers Digest

Have you received an email from "MRS.JEANETTE GOENS" at "Global Lottery Foundation in Association with Readers Digest" telling you that "your email address won in the second category" or something similar, and to contact "MR DESMOND WING" to collect your winnings? It is a scam. No legitimate, legal lottery notifies winners vian email (see footnote)! The scammers may change the names and details, but it is still a scam!

Below is the example of the fake email scam (the email is the scam, not any persons or companies named in the email) claiming to be from the "Global Lottery Foundation in Association with Readers Digest".  

Although the most important clue is that no legitimate lottery will ever email a winner, there are many other signs that this is a fraud. We have highlighted some of these in the email below, not the least of which are:

  • Email address ballot: There is no such thing as a "computer ballot system" or "computer email draw". No one, not even Microsoft has a database of email addresses of the type or magnitude they suggest.

  • "No tickets were sold": You care to explain where the money comes from?  Perhaps the lottery money fairy? Why would a lottery give away money to "email address randomly selected by a computer ballot draw system"?  This is CLEARLY nonsense: you MUST, repeat MUST buy a ticket to have a chance of winning any lottery!

  • Terrible spelling, punctuation, syntax and grammar - Scammers apparently don't know how to use spell checkers.  We assume they dropped out of school before that class. They use almost excessive and random CapItaLiZAtion. Names are usually in all capital letters for some reason known only to these illiterate criminals. They often can't even spell "February" or know that "22th" ought to be "22nd". These scammers usually write at the 3rd grade level. Being non-native English speakers, they also often get first names and surnames (last names reversed), so you will frequently see names like "Mr. SMITH JAMES.", instead of "Mr. James Smith", along with the peculiar usage of periods (full stops) and spaces or the lack thereof. Real lotteries also proofread their emails and look and read more professional.

  • Using free email account: The scammer is writing to you from a FREE email account (Yahoo, Hotmail, Excite, AIM, Gmail, etc.).  Don't you think a real organization would use it's own email, it's own domain and website?

  • Keep Confidential - Real lotteries THRIVE on publicity - they don't want you to keep anything secret - the publicity causes people to buy more tickets. there is NO risk of "double claiming" because they can validate where the ticket numbers were sold. The scammer want you to keep quiet because they don't want the police or ConsumerFraudreporting to hear about them! It should read: "For our own security, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential until we have finished scamming you!"

  • Email notification: NO REAL LOTTERY SENDS AN EMAIL TO NOTIFY WINNERS.  Period.  Full-stop. End of story. There mere fact ALONE that you received an email saying you won a lottery is proof that it is a scam.

Here is a typical scam lottery winning notification. 

Actual scam email (One example - the scammers constantly change names, dates and addresses!):










 From Global Lottery Foundation in Association with Readers Digest, We happily announce to you that you have won award of $750,000 at the China Payment Center.


Ticket Number: 90-88-44-32-23-1P

Serial Number: 77-Q11

Batch Number: UK/ITT/030/011C

Reference Number: KW/0071/PI/DQW

Drew Date: 24TH February 2008


Your email address name attached to a ticket number: 90-88-44-32-23-1P with the serial number: 77-Q11 drew the lucky number: 34-55-21-69-09 which consequently won the draw in the 2nd category. Your email address was among the (10) email addresses chosen to receive grand prize of US$750,000.00 each in this section.Therefore you must contact your Claim Agent




Address:6th Floor Beijing Embassy Tower oppt.

Beijing Immigration Building.


He will need to confirm everything we have on file to ensure that, there will be no set backs upon the release of these funds to you.

I want you to know that verification and confirmation of all of your payment documents have been sent to our affiliate company, The International Lottery Board of Commissions from our processing office. Also, be rest assured that your winning will be sent to you as{ ATM Card or Bank Transfer} which can be used in any ATM machines worldwide.This will be issued from our paying bank in China.

Your won prize cannot be deducted, simply because this is a promotional award, until prize is released to you due to strict insurance policy. After you have received your money, we expect you to use some of the money to spread Internet knowledge within your locality and remember to support our next promotion. We have five clearance offices zoned continentally AUSTRALIA,CHINA, USA,LONDON & FRANCE,  clearance zones are picked randomly by computer, each winning number falls within any of the clearance zones,it is the duty of the approved zonal clearance officer to handle all clearance process to make sure bank releases won prize in time.

Your prize number falls within Asia region clearance office in Beijing,China .In view of this, your prize will be released from China,your money has been deposited in bank with insurance coverage.

Your clearance agent will facilitate payment process immediately you contact him.

Contact with your information below:  


Full Name:

Marital Status:



Home Phone:

Mobile Phone:


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Names of Scam / Fake / Fraud Lottery 

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* Re: emails of winnings. We know of only ONE exception in the world to this rule - and if you bought a ticket from them, you would know it, and would used their safegaurds.

* Re: emails of winnings. We know of only ONE exception in the world to this rule - and if you bought a ticket from them, you would know it, and would not be questioning it.

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