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Lottery Scam Email:
Zürich Lotterien Program
Andrea March, Heinz Frazier

This Zürich Lotterien Program scammers are quite persistent.  They sent this one intended victim 5 emails trying to con her. Look for the obvious problems: loads of spelling errors, lotteries NEVER email the winners and since when do lotteries choose winners who didn't buy a ticket, choosing winners "from an exclusive list of 20,000,000 e-mail addresses"? And the Swiss lottery is located in... London???  They even claim that the UK lottery operator, Camelot, is running it! See this variation of the same scam.

Gee, and they only want you to send all your personal information, including you bank account numbers!

Below is another example of a fake lottery; these 5 emails claiming to be from the "Zürich Lotterien Program".  

Note the usual clues to an obvious fraud that we have highlighted in the letter. 

And for an even worse attempt Microsoft scam, see this page.


From: " "Zürich Lotterien" <zurich@basicisp.net>"
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 7:16 AM
Subject: You Have Won One Million Euro

Zürich Lotterien Central Office.
Management and Central Services:
Weg 205 B - 02241, zum Erfolgreichen Switzerland

THE PROMOTIONS DEPARTMENT OF ZüRICH LOTTERIEN

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws of Zürich Lotterien Program.

Zürich Lotterien draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 20,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an automated random computer ballot search from the internet as part of our international promotions program which we conduct every year. No tickets were sold.

This programe is organised by the international lotto and games subcommitte in conjunction with NGO organization in Switzerland.

After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address attached to serial number 02-87-87 drew the lucky numbers 4-11-41-26-02-62, which consequently emerged as one of first ten (10) lucky winners in the United Kingdom category.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay off of ?1,000,000.00 (One Million EURO) in cash credited to file ZL/07/4007. This is from total cash prize of ?50 Million Euro shared amongst the first fifty- (50) lucky winners all around the world. Your funds are now deposited in an offshore bank with a hardcover insurance.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in London. In view of this, our affiliate bank in the Europe would release your ?1,000,000.00 (One Million Euro) to you in the United Kingdom.

To claim your prize funds, you are required to come directly to our UK office for directly claim. If you have problems with coming to our office you can make a wire transfer of your funds to your private bank account. You can also employ the use of a courier service company to deliver your winning cheque to your home or office address.

For a telegraphic transfer of your funds to your private bank account, you are required to send your name and address in full, phone number, bank name, bank address, next of kin, account number, Swift/Routing/Sort Code, so as to facilitate the release of your funds to your stated bank account.

For a courier service delivery ,you are required to send your name, phone number, information of next of kin, mailing address(home or office address), so as to facilitate the release of your Funds to your desired address.

You are required to send the necessary information as regards your chosen option to our help line below:

Zürich Lotterien
Information and Payment Bureau:
London Representative Office
Help Service Contact
Tel: +44-703-182-0896
E-mail: infozurich@uk2.net

You will be assisted in the processing and remittance of your prize funds as regards your chosen option.

Note that all prize funds must be claimed not later than 10 days. After this date all funds will be returned to the LOTTERY TREASURY as unclaimed. please endeavor to quote your Reference Number:ZL/07/4007 and Lucky numbers:4-11-41-26-02-62 in every correspondence with your help service.

Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thanks for being part of our promotions program.

Mrs. Andrea March
Promotions Manager.
Zürich Lotterien


Second email

From: "Zurich Lotterien" < info@zurichlotterien.com >
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 10:35 PM
Subject: Contact Information

ATTN:

This office is in receipt of your e-mail message. Zurich Lotterien draws was conducted from an exclusive list of e-mail addresses picked by an automated random computer ballot search from the internet. You happen to be one of the lucky winners.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay off of ?1,000,000.00 (One Million EURO) in cash credited to file ZL/07/4007. This is from total cash prize of ?50 Million Euro shared amongst the first fifty- (50) lucky winners all around the world. Your funds are now deposited in an offshore bank with a hardcover insurance.

  Zurich Lotterien is a pan-European lottery which was launched by Camelot on Saturday February 7, 2004. The first draw took place on Friday February 13, 2004 in Zurich Switzerland .

  The UK, France and Spain were involved initially, but lotteries from six additional European countries and 20 other countries worldwide subsequently joined the draw on 8 October 2004 For more information on our lotterien program kindly visit out site at: http://zurichlotterien.com or call us at: +44-703-182-0896 or email us at: info@zurichlotterien.com

To begin your claim, you are to choose from the options below:

1.Telegraphic/swift bank transfer.
  2.Diplomatic Courier Service.

For option one(1),you are to send your name and address in full,bank name, bank address, next of kin, account number,Swift/Routing/Sort Code,so as to facilitate the release of your funds to your stated local bank account.

For option two(2),you are to send your name and mailing address in full, so as to facilitate the release of your Funds to your desired address/office address.

You are required to send the necessary information as regards your choosen option to effect the transfer of your winnings to your designation.

Acknowledge receipt of this letter with a reply e-mail message.

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr.Heinz Frazier
Zurich Lotterien
Information and Payment Bureau:
London Representative Office.

CC
Mrs. Andrea March
Promotions Manager.
Zurich Lotterien
Central Office.
Management and Central Services:
Weg 205 B - 02241, zum Erfolgreichen Switzerland


Third email

From: "Zurich Lotterien" <info@zurichlotterien.com>
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 11:16 PM
Subject: Contact Information

  ATTN:

Kindly contact our affiliate courier service with your information for onward delivery of your winning cheque.

Regards

 


Fourth email

From: "Zurich Lotterien" < info@zurichlotterien.com >
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 2:05 AM
Subject: Contact Information/update

Dear Winner,

We recieved your information and our affiliate Courier/Diplomatic Service Company has been informed to deliver the consignment containing your prize Funds of ?1,000,000.00(One Million Euros) and other highly sensitive document to your stated mailing address.

You are required to contact the courier company in charge of your consignment with the information below:

Name: Hi-Speed Services Ltd
Address: Courier House, Aldershot Road, Ash
Aldershot, Hampshire, GU12 6PD United Kingdom
TEL: +44-703-187-0842
Email: customerservice@hi-speedservice.com
Website: www.hi-speedservice.com

We have already funished them with your required information. You are required to contact them as soon as possible as your consignment is set for dispatch.

Yours faithfully,

Mr.Heinz Frazier
Zurich Lotterien
Information and Payment Bureau:
London Representative Office.
www.zurichlotterien.co


Last email

From: "Zurich Lotterien" < info@zurichlotterien.com >
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 2:06 AM
Subject: Contact Information/update

Dear Winner,

We recieved your information and our affiliate Courier/Diplomatic Service Company has been informed to deliver the consignment containing your prize Funds of ?1,000,000.00(One Million Euros) and other highly sensitive document to your stated mailing address.

You are required to contact the courier company in charge of your consignment with the information below:

Name: Hi-Speed Services Ltd
Address: Courier House, Aldershot Road, Ash
Aldershot, Hampshire, GU12 6PD
United Kingdom
TEL: +44-703-187-0842
Email: customerservice@hi-speedservice.com
Website: www.hi-speedservice.com

We have already funished them with your required information. You are required to contact them as soon as possible as your consignment is set for dispatch.

Yours faithfully,

Mr.Heinz Frazier
Zurich Lotterien
Information and Payment Bureau:
London Representative Office.
www.zurichlotterien.com


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