Have you received an email from "Dennis White" at "SWEETWIN
LOTTO PROMO LOTTERY" telling you that "your email address won in the second
category" or something similar, and to contact "ARTHUR BANNETT" to collect your winnings?
It is a scam. Since when does a promotion include a statement like
"any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will
result to disqualification." The whol epoint of any promotion IS publicity.
Below is another example of a fake lottery; this email claims to
be from the "SWEETWIN LOTTO PROMO LOTTERY".
FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS / PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
SWEETWIN LOTTO PROMO LOTTERY,
HEADQUARTERS: 10 NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE , LONDON WC2N 5BX , THE UNITED KINGDOM.
ATTENTION: RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION/FINAL NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today, 4th,April, 2007 of
Winners of the SWEETWIN PROMO LOTTERY, UNITED KINGDOM / INTERNATIONAL, PROGRAMS
held on 23rd , March 2007.
Your e-mail address is attached to ticket number: 023-0148-790-459,
with serial number 5073-11 drew the lucky numbers 43-11-44-37-10-43, which
subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.
It is our pleasure to inform you that you have emerged as a Category "B" winner
of the SWEETWIN LOTTO PROMO LOTTERY.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of Five Million, Five
Hundred Thousand-America Dollars You have therefore been approved for lump sum
pay Out of US$5,500.000.00 Million in cash credited to file REF NO.OYL/25041238013/02.
This is from total prize Money Of US$80,400,000.00 shared among the seventeen
International winners in this category. Please note that your lucky winning
number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as
contained in your file.
In view of this, the Certified Bank Check of your Five Million, Five Hundred
Thousand-America Dollars ($US5, 500.000.00) would be released to you by our
security firm in London , United Kingdom . Our European agent will immediately
commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you
As a category "B" winner, all participants for the free online lotto version
were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through the computer draw system
and extracted from over 100,000 names / companies from Africa, Australia, New
Zealand, America, Europe, North America and Asia as Part of International
Promotions Program, which is Conducted Bi-Annually. After the computer ballot of
our International Promotions Program, only first seventeen- (17) lucky winners
emerged in this category.
This lottery program was organized by our group of philanthropist
promoted and sponsored by Mr. Bill Gates of Microsoft Inc, eminent personalities
like the Sultan of Brunei, Multi Choice and other corporate Organizations.
lottery program was organized to improve the use of computer software's and for
the benefit of every Microsoft user.
Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, and for security reasons,
advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is being
processed and your Certified Bank Cheque is being received by you.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. So be warned.
To file for your claim, please contact our Category "B" fiduciary agent who is
your claims agent:
MR. ARTHUR BANNETT.
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
Vertex Finance Company.
for due processing and the delivery of your won prize to be sent to you through
Certified Bank Check. Please do also send to your claim Agent the following
YOUR FULL NAME:
YOUR TITLE OR POSITION:
YOUR BATCH NUMBER:
YOUR REFERENCE NUMBER:
YOUR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER:
YOUR FAX NUMBER:
YOUR FULL ADDRESS FOR THE POSTAGE OF YOUR WON PRIZE:
However, it should be noted that all won prize must be claimed not
later than 15th of April 2007. Any claim not made before this date will be
returned back to the SWEETWIN LOTTO PROMO as unclaimed won prize.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and Complications, please remember to
quote your Reference and batch numbers in your
correspondences with your claim agent.
Furthermore, should there be any Change of your address, do inform our fiduciary
agent who is your claims agent as soon as possible.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or
unscrupulous acts by participants Of This program. We hope with a part of your
prize, you will Participate in our mid year high stakes US$1.3Billion
Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part Of our
The Promotions Manager,
SWEETWIN LOTTO PROMO LOTTERY , UNITED KINGDOM .
N.B. any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will
result to disqualification.