Lottery Scam Email:
Shell Lottery Promo
Shell Oil Company apparently now runs a lottery... a free lottery... picking
winners randomly from email addresses... and giving away about a million dollars
per week. If that makes sense to you, we suggest you re-enroll in kindergarten,
apparently you haven't learned much yet! This is a very obvious scam.
There is NO SUCH THING as a lottery in which "participants for the online
version were selected randomly from
World Wide Web sites through Ballot draw system"
to select winners.
Notice the gibberish writing,
excessive use of CAPITAL letters, etc. Note the other clues to an obvious fraud that we
have highlighted in the
letter; keep confidential, selected by a random computer lottery of email
addresses, use of free hotmail/yahoo email accounts, etc.
Example lottery scam email
winners" < firstname.lastname@example.org
Shell Lottery Promo
Batch: 074/05/ZY369 WINNING
NOTIFICATION OF YOUR WINNING
We happily announce to you the draw
(#951) of the Shell
online Shell program held on 14th of April,2006.Your
e-mail address attached to ticket number:
56475600545 188 with
Serial number 5368/02
drew the lucky numbers: 02-19-28-33-44-49 (bonus no.21), which
subsequently won you the lottery JACKPOT category
i.e match 6. You have therefore been approved to
claim a total sum of $200,000.00 (Two Hundred
Thousand Dollars) in cash credited to file
is from a total cash prize of $800,000.00 shared
amongst four (4) lucky winners in this category.
All participants for the online version were
selected randomly from
World Wide Web sites through Ballot draw system and
extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations,
and corporate bodies that are listed online.
promotion takes place weekly.
Note that 10% of your claim will go for the
tsunami victims. Please note that your lucky winning
number falls within our African booklet
representative office in Africa as indicated in your
play coupon. In view of this, your $200,000.00 (Two
Hundred Thousand Dollars) would be released to you
by any of our payment offices. Our agent will
immediately commence the process to facilitate the
release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your
winning information confidential till your claims is
processed and your money remitted to you in whatever
manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is
part of our precautionary measure to avoid double
claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.
Names of Scam / Fake / Fraud Lottery
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