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Lottery Scams - Reply from the Scammers at:
Free Lotto - Swift Express Courier Company
"Mr John Cole", "Swift Express Courier Company"

If you replied to the Free Lotto - Swift Express Courier Company lottery / promo scam email you can expect to receive another email like the one below from "Mr John Cole" at "Swift Express Courier Company" telling you that that you must pay "hardcover insurance policy", "delivery fees", "taxes", etc.  Of course, that is all nonsense. Real lotteries are prohibited by law in most countries from charging winners these fees. Some of this is simply made up: there is no such thing as a "hardcover insurance policy" - go ahead, search on that term in Google and see if you can find a single definition. Similarly, the references to specific laws and regulations are either completely made up, or taken completely out of context. 

Just look at the websites: the courier company's website www.swiftgroup.tk is an obviously fake website:

  1. There is NO way to contact the company or order their services

  2. They claim to be "one among the world's number 1 in ocean freight and contract logistics", which is terrible grammar. And if they're so big, why hasn't anyone heard of them?

  3. They have a photo of someone who they say is their controller on their home oage.  Have you EVER seen a company do that?

The other website www.deliveryman.com exists only as a domain name, there is no website there!

The simple fact you must somehow grasp is no legitimate lottery will ever email a winner, nor require a winner to pay any fees, taxes or delivery charges. There are many other signs that this is a fraud.  We have highlighted some of these in the email below, not the least of which are:

  • NO LOTTERY ANYWHERE REQUIRES WINNERS TO PAY FEES, TAXES OR OTHER CHARGES TO COLLECT THEIR WINNINGS!!! Can we say it any more plainly than that?

  • Pigeon English - Notice that as the scammer gets past the initial template email and must write free-form, how his grammar, spelling and basic sentence structure go straight in the toilet.  The scammers don't even know how to use spell checkers.  After all, this is a stupid, low-life criminal in the heart of Africa, who probably dropped out of school at age 5 to join a gang or militia. Obviously, 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 its own email, its 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!"

Here is a typical scam lottery winning notification. 


Actual scam reply email (One example - the scammers constantly change names, dates and addresses!):

Office
1 Oakwell Drive,Springhill Court
Victoria Island WR7 3LH,Lagos Nigeria
Email: swift_couriercompany@deliveryman.com

Web Site: www.swiftgroup.tk

SWIFTEXPRESS COURIER COMPANY.

ATTN:

You actually have a package of $2.5 million Dollars in our custody to be delivered to you with IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:{SECC/H67/B4} from the free lotto organisation. you are adviced to confirm the delivery address where you want the classified package to be delivered.

Package will be delivered within TWO days. Note that you are mandated as the receiver to PAY for the delivery of the package before the delivery will be made.

Also you are advise to fill below and send back to us:

1. Full Names:

2. Residential Address:

3. Phone Number:

4. Fax Number:

5. Occupation:

6.TICKET NUMBER:

7.SERIAL NUMBER:

8.BATCH NUMBER :

9. Nationality:

10. Present Country:

Sincerely,

Mr John Cole

www.swiftgroup.tk

Controller,

Swift Express Courier Company.

Copyright 1994-2007 The Swift express Courier Inc.

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