Scam Email: Sachsen Lotto-GmbH scam - version 3 - "Gray Armstrong"

Sample Lottery Scam Email:
Sachsen Lotto-GmbH

2 years later and the scammers are still sending out  the German "Sachsen Lotto-GmbH" lottery scam act.  Oddly, they stick to using the name "Mr.Gray Armstrong", but they have learned how to use a spell checker. Below is another actual scam email.  Note some of the obvious clues that is is a scam, highlighted below, that it is a scam:

  • No lottery EVER contacts winners: winners MUST contact the lottery first.

  • the return email addresses are free Hotmail email accounts, not a lottery company email address.

  • The recipient "won" without buying a ticket (by definition, no legal lottery may operate this way)

  • Why would a German lottery have an office in London? Especially since they claim they do not sell tickets there (or anywhere).

  • the winner was selected from a "computer ballot system" (there is no such thing)

  • The money is part of a promotion, but no one's ever heard of it.  It must be the world's worst promotion.

  • "For security reasons" you're not allowed to talk to anyone about it (especially the police or!) - which ought to be odd since lotteries thrive on publicity!

  • No consistency: of contact information, multiple names, and email addresses

  • There is no such thing as "hardcover insurance" policies.

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Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 19:24:08 -0400 (EDT)
Sachsen Lotto-GmbH
Central Office
Management and Central Services:
Sachsen-Strasse 52,DE-13370 Postdam

Reference Number: SL/06-GmbH/4009

Batch: SL/06- GmbH/3434

I am Mr. Gray Armstrong, the fiduciary agent assigned to your case to help you in the claims process of your funds.  I wish to congratulate you and to say you are a lucky person to have won this lottery. All the winners in the Lottery were selected by an advanced automated random computer ballot search from the internet as part of our international promotions program which we conduct every year. No tickets were sold.

You are required to fill the attached Lotto Payment Verification Form to facilitate the processing of your claims which will lead to the payment of your prize to you as required. You are also to send a copy of your International Passport or Drivers License along with the filled form. If you do not have any of these, you can send your National Identity Card or any other form of Identification.

You are to choose only One (1) from the Two (2) given options on how to claim your prize. For any option you choose, you are to fill in the necessary information .

1. Transfer of your funds to your local bank account by Telegraphic Bank transfer and your funds will be in your account within 48 hours.

2. You employ the services of our affiliate courier/diplomatic service to deliver your prize Funds to you in form of Consignment to your physical mailing address.

You will be totally responsible for the Telegraphic Bank Transfer Charges OR Courier Charges. When we receive your Filled Form, we will send you more information about any option you choose.

Note that your funds have been insured and no deductions of any kind can be made on your funds.

Lotto Payment Verification Form

This Form is to be filled by the sole beneficiary of the prize Funds and return by fax or e-mail for verification and final processing before courier or optional transfer process can be initiated.


First Name (Mr/Mrs/Miss): ..

Last Name:

Residential Address:. 


Date of Birth:..

Next of Kin's Name and address:..

Telephone : ..

Fax :

Occupation: ..

Marital status:................................

Reference Number: Batch Number:..

E-mail address:

Amount Won:.

*PART B (Prize Payment Options)

Note that you are required to choose only One from the Two given options on how to claim your prize Funds and fill in the necessary information.

1. Telegraphic/Swift Bank transfer.

Bank Name:.

Bank Address:.

Bank Account :

Swift/Routing/Sort Code:...................................................

Beneficiary Name:.

2. Courier/Diplomatic Service delivery

Name of Beneficiary:

Mailing Address:.

*Post office or private mail bag unacceptable.



Ihereby declare that I have not received any payment of the stated prize Funds nor has any of my family members filed claim on my behalf. I hereby authorize Sachsen Lotto-GmbH to act as my agent in facilitating and remittance of my prize Funds to me.


Sachsen Lotto-GmbH

Once again I say congratulations and hope to hear from you soon. 

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Gray Armstrong

Sachsen Lotto-GmbH

Information and Payment Bureau:

London Representative Office.

Phone: +44-701-115-2750

Fax:    +44-707-575-7142



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