Have you received an email from "Mrs. Grace. G. Briggs" at "UK UNIVERSAL LOTTERY INC" telling you that "your
email address won in the second category" or something similar, and to
contact "Mr. Rev.(Fr.)Connilus R.Chamberlin" to collect your winnings? It is a
scam. No legitimate, legal lottery notifies winners via 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 "UK UNIVERSAL LOTTERY INC".
UNIVERSAL LOTTERY INC.
THE LOTTERY HOUSE
WESTMINSTER P.O BOX
35451 182 LONDON
Date: 28th December, 2007.
Ref: SGIL: 763276/03
Dear Winner No: 7.
immense pleasure, we wish to notify you that you have emerged today, 28th
December 2007, one of the recipients of UK
Universal Email Promotion Prize. Your email
address attached to ticket number 023-56678230954, drew the lucky numbers
06-09-11-33-36-49-29, batch number 6858/UK and consequently won you the Email
Promotion Award in the
category. You have therefore been approved of a
lump sum pay of £1,500, 000, and 00 (One Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds
Sterling) which has been credited to file REF NO. SGIL/763276/03. This is from
the total prize money of £32,000,000.00 which is to be shared among the forty
International winners in categories
serial number: IL/FLW/12-C033721192. All participants in this promotional
program were selected randomly through a computer balloting system
involving 85,000.000 individual email addresses drawn online.
e-mail address was picked by the automated computer ballot system via random
sampling technique. This eventually qualified you for the promo award. This
promotional program takes place annually, and is promoted and sponsored by
eminent personalities (such as Sultan of Brunei, Bill
Gates of Microsoft Corporation, etc.) and
the support of European / African corporate companies and organizations to
encourage the use of Internet.
contacting our European fiduciary agent, Rev. (Fr) Collinus R.Chamberlin, with
the required details below, the payment of your £1.500, 000.00 will be affected:
Mr. Rev.(Fr.)Connilus R.Chamberlin (International
Date of Birth:
Country & Religion:
Brief Description of Company/Individual:
Winning E-mail Address:
a brief explanation, how do you intend to use your won prize in improving your
standard of living?
that our paying bank is only authorized to make Payment upon
satisfactory Verification and Report by our fiduciary agent. Also, according
to our Promotion Code of Conduct, Section 37.2, page 10, paragraph 5, prize will
be cancelled and withdrawn if not claimed on or before 30 days, from the date of
this notification, and thereafter all funds will be returned to the UK Ministry
of Finance as unclaimed.
security measure to avoid fraudulent claims, you are requested to keep your
Award notification letter confidential until your claim has been processed and
your fund transferred to your designated bank account.
Finally, always quote your reference number in all your correspondence and
should there be any change in your contact addresses, do notify our fiduciary
Congratulations once again from all our staff
Grace. G. Briggs. (Lottery Coordinator)
coordinator for THE UNIVERSAL LOTTERY.
Mrs. Grace. G. Briggs