Lottery Scam Email:
Star National Lottery
"Lewis Morgan", "Denins M. Ryan"
Have you received an email from "Star National Lottery" telling you that "your
email address won in the 1st category" or something similar? It is a
scam. No legitimate, legal lottery notifies winners via email (see footnote)
Below is another example of a fake lottery; this email claims to
be from the "Star National Lottery".
There are many other signs that this is a fraud that we have
highlighted 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
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 random
CapItaLiZAtion and often can't even spell "February" or know that "22th" ought to
be "22nd". Real lotteries proofread their emails and use people
who can write above the 3rd grade level.
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!
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!):
Star National Lottery
PO Box 1010
Liverpool L70 1NL United Kingdom
We happily announce to you the draw (#1147) of the STAR NATIONAL LOTTERY,
online Sweepstakes International program held on Saturday 13th Jan 2007.Your
e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545188 with Serial number
5368/02 drew the lucky numbers: 04 10 21 22 25 38 31(Bonus ball) which
subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category i.e. match 6 plus bonus.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £1,500,000 Pounds( one
million five hundred thousand pounds) in cash credited to file XYL
/26510460037/05 This is from a total cash prize of £6,000,000 (six million
pounds starlings) shared amongst the Six (6) lucky winners in this category i.e.
match 6 plus bonus. Please do provide with the following informationís: And send
to our Fiduciary Agent.
To file for your claim, please contact your fiduciary agent immediately via
the email below. STAR NATIONAL LOTTERY FIDUCIARY AGENT
Name: Mr. Denins M. Ryan
Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence. You are
to keep all lotto information away from the general public especially your
reference and ticket numbers. (This is important as a case of double claims will
not be entertained). Anybody under the age of 17 and members of the affiliate
agencies are automatically not allowed to participate in this program.
Cordially, Mr. Lewis Morgan
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