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Sample Email Scams Involving UK Lotteries
UK Premier Lottery Organization

How to Recognize Them and What To Do If You Receive One

Has the Sharon Knox at the "UK Premier Lottery Organization" emailed you to say you won? They say "This lottery scheme was created to bring awareness to the world, being that United Kingdom is hosting the next Olympics in 2012". Not very likely. There are only two legal lotteries in Britain, the National Lottery and the Monday Lottery, and they do NOT use email to notify winners. Below is a scam email actually received.

DO NOT reply to any emails you receive that claim you have won a lottery that you did not enter.  They are frauds.  You will lose your money.  There is no "free lunch"; don't be foolish and believe a scam!  We can not say it any more plainly:  YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL BY ANY LEGITIMATE LOTTERY THAT YOU WON A PRIZE.  If you do receive such an email, it IS a fraud, do not reply to it!  If you DID reply to one, click here to see what you will likely receive back.

For your education and entertainment, we have highlighted some of the obvious clues that thi sis a scam.

In the UK, call the hotline at 020 7211 8111 to check or report lottery scams.


Fraud Example


UK PREMIER LOTTERY ORGANIZATION
56 UNION STREET
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND
UNITED KINGDOM.
Ref:ZA/144132/1211
Batch: 22/523009/LHINT

ONLINE-UK/OCOUKL LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION
ATTENTION
RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION

We wish to inform you of the lottery draws held on the 2nd of Febuary 2007 to declare the winners of the UK Premier Lottery Organization). This lottery scheme was created to bring awareness to the world, being that United Kingdom is hosting the next Olympics in 2012.
Yourself, attached to Ticket number 356-00098-3211-222, with Serial number 818-09 drew the lucky numbers 67-99-777963, and consequently won the lottery through a computer ballot system and your email address was gotten through United Kingdom Information Network Online (U.K.I.N.O) which is affiliated with the internet.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$1,950,000.00 in cash credited to file REF NO: ZA/144132/1211.This is from total prize money of US$14,000,000.00 shared among the ten international winners in this category.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 17,000 names from Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America, Europe and Middle East and Asia as part of our International Promotions Program, which is conducted monthly.

To begin your claim process, please contact your claims manager with details below and also provide him with the requested information so that he can Expedite the processing of your claims.

NAME:
........................................
COUNTRY:
........................................
ADDRESS:
........................................
CITY:
........................................
STATE/PROV:
........................................
ZIP/POSTAL/CODE:
........................................
PHONE&FAX:
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OCCUPATION & AGE:
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EMAIL:
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REFERENCE NUMBER:
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BATCH NUMBER:
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DR.PETER WRIGHT
CLAIMS MANAGER
FOREIGN CLAIMS DEPARTMENT,
EARLVILLE FINANCE UNITED KINGDOM PTY
1212 EARLVILLE HOUSE
1580 RIDGE CIRCLE AVENUE
MANCHESTER, LONDON
ENGLAND
EMAIL: ukplo@yahoo.pl
TELEPHONE: +447024054988

To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers to any correspondences with us or our designated agent.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
(a) Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than One Week After notice. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed Funds.
(b) Being one of the lucky winners, you constitute entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of our terms and conditions claims to avoid any discrepancy in the cause of payment of your prize awards winning.
(c) To avoid double claims, you are advised to keep your winning details very confidential, as any discrepancies resulting from a breach of this confidentiality on the part of the winners will be covered solely by such winner as our staffs are bound by the oath of secrecy taken on employment.

Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program.
Thank You for being part of our promotional lottery program.

Sincerely
Sharon Knox
 


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