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Lottery Scam Email:
Loteria Primitiva

Not all lottery scams arrive in your email, some arrive in your regular mailbox by the curb! But just because you receive it in a letter from the mailman doesn't make it any more legitimate.

Click here to see a PDF of an actual Loteria Primitive scam received by a potential victim in their mailbox.

Don't be fooled: NO legitimate lottery that will notify you; not by mail, email or phone!

If you still think this might be legit, look for the other, additional signs of a scam; such as  keep confidential, selected by a random computer lottery of email addresses, no website of their own, use of free hotmail/yahoo email accounts, numerous misspellings, poor grammar and punctuation, etc.

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Names of Scam / Fake / Fraud Lottery 

Click here for the huge list of the names of the currently identified lottery scams companies


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Names used by scammers in the examples on this page and others often belong to real people and businesses who often have no knowledge of nor connection to the scammer's use of their name and information.  Sample scam emails and other documents are copies of the scam to help potential victims recognize and avoid it.  You should presume that any names used and presented here in a scam are either fictitious or used without their legitimate owner's permission.
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