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Loterie'Romande
"Jean-Piere Beuret", "Mac Grant"

Have you received an email from "Jean-Piere Beuret" at "Loterie'Romande" telling you that "your email address won in the second category" or something similar, and to contact "Mac Grant" 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 "Loterie'Romande".  

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. 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!):

Loterie'Romande,
Rue Marterey 13,
1002 Lausanne,
Switzerland.

Reference number: LR/19-CH/9642,

Batch: LR/07/18

Congratulations!,

You are hereby notified that your email identity has won EUR 1 000 000 (One million Euro) after our final email draws condcuted last week.Your email ID was attached to serial number : 25-6395 and drew the winnig numbers; 4.36.18.2.31.39

Please contact your assigned release manager, Mr.Mac Grant by his email below;

Mac Grant
Foreign Services Manager,
Information and Payment Bureau.
London Representative Office.
 

Phone: 00 44 702 403 5806
Fax:   00 44 870 471 1698

Email: info@romande2008.vossnet.co.uk  

for more information and release details.

To avoid complications or delay, please quote your refernce and batch numbers in every correspondence

 

Yours truly,

Jean-Piere Beuret,

Promotions Manager,

Loterie'Romande

                   Wishing You A Happy And Properous NewYear.

                           


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