Lottery Scam Email:
Euromillions Lottery Agency, ADVOCATEN AND PROCUREN, Bussels, Belgium
"William Van Dijck", "Mr:Peter Klaes"
Have you received an email from "William Van Dijck" at "ADVOCATEN AND PROCUREN, Bussels, Belgium" telling you that "your
email address won in the second category" or something similar, and to
contact "Mr:Peter Klaes" to collect your winnings? It is a
scam. No legitimate, legal lottery notifies winners via email (see footnote)! The scammers may
change the names and details, but it is still a scam!
Below is the example of the fake email scam (the email is the scam, not any persons or companies named in the email) claiming to
be from the "ADVOCATEN AND PROCUREN, Bussels, Belgium".
Although the most important clue is that no legitimate
lottery will ever email a winner, there are many other signs that this is a fraud.
highlighted some of these in the email below, not the least
of which are:
Email address ballot: There is no such thing as a
"computer ballot system" or "computer email draw". No one, not even
Microsoft has a database of email addresses of the type or magnitude they
"No tickets were sold": You care to explain where the
money comes from? Perhaps the lottery money fairy? Why would a lottery
give away money to "email address randomly selected by a computer ballot
draw system"? This is CLEARLY nonsense: you MUST, repeat MUST buy a
ticket to have a chance of winning any lottery!
Terrible spelling, punctuation, syntax and grammar - Scammers
apparently don't know how to use spell checkers. We assume they
dropped out of school before that class. They use almost excessive and random CapItaLiZAtion.
Names are usually in all capital letters for some reason known only to these
illiterate criminals. They often can't even spell "February" or know that "22th" ought to
be "22nd". These scammers usually write at the 3rd grade level.
Being non-native English speakers, they also often get first names and
surnames (last names reversed), so you will frequently see names like "Mr.
SMITH JAMES.", instead of "Mr. James Smith", along with the peculiar usage
of periods (full stops) and spaces or the lack thereof. Real lotteries also proofread their emails
and look and read more professional.
Using free email account: The scammer is writing to
you from a FREE email account (Yahoo, Hotmail, Excite, AIM, Gmail, etc.). Don't you think a real organization
would use it's own email, it's own domain and website?
Keep Confidential - Real lotteries THRIVE on
publicity - they don't want you to keep anything secret - the publicity
causes people to buy more tickets. there is NO risk of "double claiming"
because they can validate where the ticket numbers were sold. The scammer
want you to keep quiet because they don't want the police or
ConsumerFraudreporting to hear about them! It should read: "For our own security, you
are advised to keep your winning information confidential until we have
finished scamming you!"
Email notification: NO REAL LOTTERY SENDS AN EMAIL TO
NOTIFY WINNERS. Period. Full-stop. End of story. There mere fact
ALONE that you received an email saying you won a lottery is proof that it
is a scam.
Here is a typical scam lottery winning notification.
Actual scam email (One example - the scammers constantly change
names, dates and addresses!):
To: Paris Hilton
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 05:02:36 -0500
Subject: BARR: WILLIAM VAN DIJCK:REQUIREMENT TO SECURE/TRANSFER YOUR FUND
ADVOCATEN AND PROCUREN
Avenue de Tervuerev 61, 1190 Brussels, Belgium
This Chambers hereby acknowledges the receipt of your email, we congratulate you
on your winnings; we wish to notify you that we are willing to represent and
guide you through the claim process of your winning and also assist you to set a
non resident Bank account here in Belgium where your winning sum will be
credited for subsequent Transfer to your resident account in your country.
enable us accomplish this, your winnings has to be Notarize in the court of
justice here in Belgium and once we secure all the documentation relating to
this as well as the official Notary receipt from the public court, the head of
our firm will proceed to the lottery agency to endorse the official release
order of your winning, Once this is completed we will then forward the necessary
documentation as well the official Notary receipt from the public court to the
paying bank to enable the bank effect the remittance of your winning to your
domiciliary account amicably.
allow this office proceed with the Notarization of your winnings, we request
that you forward with urgency the following listed below;
(1) An Identification proof (I.E, A VALID I.D)
(2) A copy of your completed claim form
(3) The consultation form must be, duly filled, signed and send back via fax, as
a power of attorney.
informed that the consultation will cost you Four Thousand Five Hundred euros
(€4.500), this fee belong to this law firm and should be paid after
acknowledgment of your winning sum in your nominated bank account.
The Legalizations/ Notarization of your winning documents in the high court will
cost you Nine Hundred and Twenty Five euros (€925), you are expected to pay this
fee to the court up front to enable us obtain the notary receipt.
also aware that we do not have access to your winning sum and as such
legalizations / notarization fee cannot therefore be deducted from your
winnings. In other for this firm to be able to obtain the notary receipt that
the authorities demands before they can allow us to sign the release document of
your prize, legalizations / notarization fee must be paid promptly to allow us
serve and represent you fully in the claiming of your lottery-winning sum. You
are to pay the money through our financial department.
NOTE: That our receiver's Bank Account details where you are expected to make
the part payment for our Consultation /Notarization fee into will be provided
for you immediately in the next page/mail.
Be informed that immediately we are through with the notarization process, you
will be required to provide the details of your Bank Account coordinate for the
remittance of your winning sum as we do not wish the paying bank to hold on to
your fund longer than necessary.
NOTE: THAT THE LEGALIZATION/NOTARIZATION FEE IS NOT LOTTERY FEE, IT DOES NOT GO
TO THE LOTTERY AGENCY, LOTTERY AGENCY DOES NOT DEMANDS ANY FEE FOR CLAIMS, THE
PURPOSE OF SENDING THIS MONEY UPFRONT IS TO OBTAIN A NOTARY RECEIPT FROM HIGH
BARR. William Van Dijck
(ASSOCIATE BARRISTER TO MR.VINCENT VAN LEONARD
communication is confidential to Barr. William Van Dijck and is intended solely
for the use of the individual or organization to which it is addressed. It may
contain privileged or confidential information. If you have received this
message in error, please notify the originator immediately. If you are not the
intended recipient, you should not use, copy, alter, or disclose the contents of
this message. All information or opinions expressed in this message and/or any
attachments are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Barr.
William Van Dijck, Barr. William Van Dijck accepts no responsibility for loss or
damage arising from its use.
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And then this reply:
To: Paris Hilton
Subject: (ATTORNEY INFO)Contact the attorney(ASAP)
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 14:50:04 +0200
ONLY ALTERNATIVE IF YOU CAN NOT COME IN PERSON
Sequel to your email, We wish to inform you that we have appointed an advocate
to represent you in signing the release document, alternatively due to your
inability to come to
also help to secure a non resident account on your behalf where your bond worth
the sum of (ONE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS) will be deposited before the final
transfer to your private bank account in your country, and also to help you
sign the release document to your claim and receive the award certificate on
And only a registered attorney in
Belgium can represent you because the
authority demands the notarization of every lottery winning in the high court
before the authorization for the remittance of the winning sum to the account of
the winner can be approved.
To validate your application for the release and transfer of your winning sum,
the Board of Management have therefore appointed an Attorney that is familiar
with this procedure here in
Belgium to perform the notary of your
claim in the court as required by the
Belgium authority, this will also help to expedite your claim
procedure and facilitate the onward remittance of your winning sum to
your nominated account without delay.
Please be aware that
Euromillions Lottery Agency will not be
responsible for any fee or charges of the attorney, as a result of your
inability to fulfil the appointment schedule for you, prior to the rules and
regulations of the lottery coordinator, as we do not have access to your fund
until the release document has been signed by the claimant’s attorney and
endorsed by the Payment Director.
No client has access to the fund unless the release document has been signed by
the beneficiary and endorsed by this Agency.
You are therefore advised to contact your advocate for further
instruction pertaining to the notarizing of your winning and instruction
pertaining to your undersigned payment mode.
Note, you are therefore advice to send your email to the both email address
given to you to contact the attorney to avoid delay of response
BARR.WILLIAM VAN DIJCK
0032-488-664-733 or 01132-488-664-733
please contact the lawyer as soon as possible to avoid any delay.
BARR. WILLIAM VAN DIJCK is
familiar to this program and only charge for legalization and notarization of
your winning documents part payments and that is why we recommend them.
You are to send your
number to the attorney in order for then to contact you for further explanation
that the form B6 will be given to you or your attorney immediately after
signing the release document and the certificate of award will be awarded to
you and then the form B6 where you will stipulate your prefer mode of payment
which eventually your fund will be deposited in any of the bank here for
onward transfer of your fund to your nominated bank account in your country.
The most important and essential part of the lottery is the signing of the
release document which the organizer demanded before any payment must be made to
any body or winner’s. All these are laid down procedures that we must follow.
You are advice to contact the legal registered attorney in
Belgium that we have provided you with the info above don't forget
to send the attorney your tell/fax number
Names of Scam / Fake / Fraud Lottery
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* Re: emails of winnings. We know of only ONE exception in the world to this rule
- and if you bought a ticket from them, you would know it, and would used their
* Re: emails of winnings. We know of only ONE exception in the world to this rule
- and if you bought a ticket from them, you would know it, and would not be