Sample Lottery Scam Email:
The Once Promo lottery scam is another that claims that "email
addresses were used" and it "is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users; therefore you do not need to buy ticket".
Of course, this is absolute nonsense. It is a scam.
There are many signs that this is a fraud. Note the clues to an obvious
scam that we
have highlighted in the
letter; keep confidential, selected by a random computer lottery of email
addresses, use of free email accounts, etc.
Here is a typical scam lottery winning notification.
Also see this page for a sample in the UK.
We wish to congratulate you over your email success in ONCE PROMO program
held on 10th of February 2007. This is a millennium scientific computer game
which email addresses were used. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users; therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for it. You have been approve for the star prize of 150.000.00 Euro.(One Hundred and
Fifty Thousand Euros) CONGRATULATIONS!!
To claim your winning prize you are to contact the appointed agent as soon as
possible for the immediate release of your winnings:
LOTERIA TRUST AGENCY S.L
Find below your promotion date, Reference and Batch numbers. Remember to
quote these numbers in your correspondence with your claims agent Mr.PAUL VANFRANT
REFERENCE NUMBER: LSLUK/2031/8156/06
BATCH NUMBER: 15/051/IPD/ES
Lucky Number: 2-5-0-4-9
1.Name in full
NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 14 days, Anybody under the
age of 18 is automatically disqualified Congratulations once again from all our
staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.
THE PROMOTION COORDINATOR.
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