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Lottery Scam Email:
NACIONAL BONO LOTERIAS AGENCY
"Amado Benjamin"

Have you received an email from "Amado Benjamin" at "NACIONAL BONO LOTERIAS AGENCY" telling you that "your email address won in the second category" or something similar, and to contact them 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! Notice the "WE DONT TOLERATE PIRACY OR SCAM!" statement.  Of course they don't tolerate it; they create it! And they continually forget to put the apostrophes in.  Real bright scammers.

Below is another example of a fake lottery; this email claims to be from the "NACIONAL BONO LOTERIAS AGENCY".  

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.

  • 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!):

From : < bonolot@netscape.net >
Sent : Saturday, April 14, 2007 12:15 PM
Subject : TERMS AND CONDITIONS / CLAIM APPLICATION FORM ATTACHED

Attachment : BONOLOTTOAWARDCLAIMAPPLICATIONFORM.doc (0.38 MB)

WINNING INFORMATION / OUR SERVICES

Sir/Madam

Congratulations from our members of staff. We are NACIONAL BONO LOTERIAS AGENCY, You don't have to purchase a ticket to enter this lottery, your email Address indicating you as a winner in the lottery programs held by the NACIONAL BONO LOTERIAS was received. Your email address was selected through the computer ballot system drawn from over 30,000 company and 50,000,000 email addresses, your email address attached to a single ticket was found as one of the lucky email address that emerge from the first category to have won the sum of One Million Five Hundred Thousand, United State Dollars, (1.500,000.00 Dollars each.

The information was passed to you by the Lottery Coordinator to ensure that they are in contact with the rightful owner of the winning e-mail and web-site addresses.

We write to explain and clarify the mode and chronologies of the services we render to our clients of lottery claim related issues. Firstly, our ultimate concern is that our clients get their winning prizes as quickly as it is possible.

You are therefore required to fill the pasted or attached Nacional Bono Loterias Claim Application Form and return back to this office through fax or e-mail attachment for verification from the lottery coordinators. After been confirmed as the bonafide winner, a Release Order will be issued after which a Beneficiary Award Certificate will be presented to your representative attorney on your behalf, as the head of legal department.

You will also be required to complete the Form B6, where a department of the paying bank will therefore be eventually remitted, to your designated account. Due to mix-up of certain numbers and names, you are required to keep your winning information confidential until your claim has been processed and winning prize remitted to your nominated bank account. This is part of our security protocols to avoid abuse of the program by some participants.

Your winning prize is covered by HIGH INSURANCE POLICY PREMIUM, in accordance with Article 342 of the World Gaming Board as amended in the 1996 Constitution. This is to protect the prime winner and miss-Appropriation of funds.

Be assured that, in line with our principles of efficiency, transparency and customers` satisfaction, we handle all verification exercises with the highest level of professionalism and discretion to ensure that our clients receive their prizes within the shortest possible time. For more information, please contact the under-signed directly on 0034-606-300-147 when calling from Europe, or 0011-34-606-300-147 when calling from United States.

N.B Please find bellow the pasted claim application form, you are advice to use the pasted claim form bellow and ignore the attached claim application form if you are having problem down loading the attach form, filled in the necessary info and send it back via fax, regular e-mail or attachment and upon receipt we shall forward it to the verification centre for further scrutiny and verification purposes.

Best Regards

Mr.Amado Benjamin,

REMITTANCE/PROCESSING DEPARTMENT, DIR.

And the attached form:

NACIONAL BONO LOTERIAS AGENCY
Tel:0034-606-300-147
Fax:00 338-2670-1113
CALL FROM THE U.S
TEL:0011-34-606-300-147
FAX:0011-338-2670-1113
FAX0011-338-2183-0289
email add: bonolot@netscape.net
alternative email: infobenjiagency@yahoo.co.uk
Telephone lines are open between the hours of
8:00am-19:30pm.Monday -Saturday ..Ext..001

NACIONAL BONO LOTERIAS HEAD OFFICE: AV.PLACA 84

3401 MADRID " SPAIN

TELL: 0034-606-300-147 FAX:00338-2670 1113

REF:091/12

CLAIM AWARD APPRAISAL FORM THE TRUE BENEFICIARY OF THE STATED FUND MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM ACCORDINGLY. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED IMMEDIATELY AFETR VERIFICATION OF YOUR WINNING CLAIMS.

BENEFICIARY’S NAME: MR/MRS/MISS:.....................................LAST NAME:..................................................

HOME ADDRESS...................................................................COUNTRY.............................................................

AREA AND STATE:....................................................................ZIP CODE:.................................................

PLACE OF BIRTH:.....................................................DATE OF BIRTH:..........................................................

CONFIDENTIAL (TELEPHONE) No:..............................................( FAX) No:......................................................

OCCUPATION:...............................................MARITAL STATUS:.........................................................

WINNING E-MAIL ADDRESS:…………………………..AMOUNT WON …………………………………………

REF No:......................................BATCH No:..................................LUCKY No:.............................................

NEXT OF KIN:

NAME:MR/MRS/MISS:.................................................LAST NAME:..........................................................

HOME ADDRESS:.....................................................................................................................................

DECLARATION:

I MR/MRS/MISS:.................................................................. HEREBY DECLARE THAT, THE ABOVE DATAS ARE TRUE, AND INCASE OF FALSIFICATION, I SHALL LOSE CLAIMS TO MY TOTAL FUND. INCASE OF UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCE, MY NEXT OF KIN HAS THE RIGHT TO CLAIM ON MY BEHALF THE TOTAL FUND. AND EXPRESS FINANCE B.V SHALL ACT AS MY REPRESENTATIVE/AGENT IN FACILITATING MY TOTAL FUND TO ME.

DATE:...........................................................................SIGNATURE:..............................................................

VERIFIED BY…………. CONFIRMED BY……………

SPECIAL NOTICE: ANNOUNENCMENT WE DONT TOLERATE PIRACY OR SCAM !

WE DONT TOLERATE PIRACY OR SCAM !

Be A Winner !!!

CONGRATULATIONS: This lottery is a promotional program by the NACIONAL BONO LOTO ONLINE LOTTERY (Biggest lottery Organization in the Spanish Lottery Commission Baord to advertise to the world its existence. All participants were selected through a Computer ballot system drawn which is fully based on an electronic selection from all over world which conquently won you the huge sum of $1.500,000.00 (One Million Five Hundred Thousand United State (US Dollars Only), as part of our international promotions program, which we intend to conduct several times a year. WE DONT TOLERATE PIRACY OR SCAM !

WE DONT TOLERATE PIRACY OR SCAM !

SOME OF THE WINNERS OF THE LAST NACIONAL BONO LOTO ONLINE LOTTERY


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