Have you received an email from "DR GEORGE . M. OMERA" at "IRNL - Euromillions" telling you that "your
email address won in the second category" or something similar, and to
contact "BRITISH AIRWAYS COURIER COMPANY at firstname.lastname@example.org" 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 "IRNL - Euromillions".
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 23:21:28 +0100
Subject: ATTN: NOTIFICATION OF PAYMENT APPROVAL (CONTACT BAC-SERVICE FOR
The National Lottery
EURO MILLIONS PROMO/PRIZE DEPARTMENT
Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1, Ireland(Customer Services)
NOTIFICATION OF PAYMENT APPROVAL
IRNL is a non-profit, government-benefit association owned and operated
and finance by 31 member country lotteries
to Enhance Economic power and Tradings activities of individuals. Each IRNL member offers one or more of
the games administered by IRNL Offices. All
profits are retained by this
lottery and are used to fund projects approved by the state legislatures as
adviced by the Chief Executive Officer of the Microsoft Company to Enhance
Economic power and Tradings activities of individuals .
I wish to congratulate you for being one of the lucky winners of this
year online lottery. Count yourself a lucky person. I am glad to inform you
that I am in receipt of your mail and the provided required details (Claims
Verification Form), your winning Statement and winning prize which is now
ready for disbursement.
This is to inform you that your (Ref: IR/9420X2/68) have been approved
for payment by the IRNL Claims department.
I am happy to inform you, that your Original Winning Certificate and your
Certified bank cheque alongside with other accompanying documents has been
fowarded to our affiliated Courier Company for delivery to you at your door
step. Find below the contact details (E-mail and Phone number) of the
Delivery Company incharge of your parcel delivery.
BRITISH AIRWAYS COURIER COMPANY
EMAIL ADDRESS : email@example.com Please you are to ensure that
you copy the email address carefuly, Note you will find an (_)
When contacting them,ensure to include this Cleared number as your
Please you are adviced to write down the cleared number and save it.
CLEARED NUMBER: 00/999/123
NOTE : YOU ARE TO USED YOUR CLEARD NUMBER AS YOUR SUBJECT WHEN CONTACTING
THE COURIER COMPANY.
Officially, i want you to understand that Since your Certified Winning
Cheque and All Other Accompanying Documents have Finally been Issued In Your
Name and as well covered with a hard cover insurance policy which makes it
impossible for any deduction whatsoever to be made out of your winning fund,
You Will be responsible for Any delivery charges that WILL Be Required For
by the Courier Company for a secured and save delivery of your parcel to
your door step.
Once again, Congratulations and always inform me of your transaction with
the COURIER COMPANY.
Courier Contact And Details:-
Note! This information should be sent to the Courier Company via-email
when contacting the office:
Your Full Names:..................................?
Name of your fiduciary agent:.......................?
Parcel Cleared Number: 00/999/123
DR GEORGE . M. OMERA
IRNL Claims Department
BAC-Service Couriers provides local, national and international courier
services at consistently affordable prices.
Each courier works to a timetable, within an exclusive
territory/Location. Customers of BAC-service Couriers are invited to deal
with their courier on a CLEARED NUMBER basis, and full contact details,
hence known as delivery request form and invoice are provided to customers
to make a choice of delivery to which Customers are deem fit to get his/her
For an international delivery we are made to
incure some initial
expencies, such as
insuring your parcel,registration of your parcel with the
Fedral High Court before it can be placed on transit to your
location/door-step, in this regard we do not accept payment after delivery
from our Customers, hence payment before delivery
ehance the commence of our
delivery and enable us to serve you better.
We open 7days a week and our service 24 hours of daily.
Dispatch Officer: Mr. P. Alanmoore