List of Prize and Lottery Scams Starting with
the Letter M
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Check the Names of Fake Lotteries
This page identifies and provides links to many actual examples of lottery and
sweepstake scam emails. Remember, just because your email is not in this list
does not make it legitimate. The scammers constantly change the names and
the content of the letters. However, if the letter you received is similar
to one below, you will know it IS a scam!
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recommending them; lotteries are called "a tax on the stupid" for very good
reasons, but if you're looking for a lottery, here is a
list of legitimate
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Reports from Consumers of Miscellaneous
Directory of Sample Lottery Scams -
Real Scam Emails and Explanations
Electronic Lottery SA, "MRS. THULI MATHISHELA", "DR.JOHN W. MARAWA"
Markham, Donnelly &
MASCHIL EQUITY & FINANCE (PTY) LTD.
MasterCard/ Microsoft International Mega Jackpot,
"Mr.Rivera Maquel ", "SKYNET WORLDWIDE EXPRESS"
MASTER MEGA MILLION LOTTERY
"Dr. Jabulani Thabo", "MR. ALBAN ALLEN"
MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS PROGRAMS
/ UK's Overseas Gambling Board
Diplomatic Service (UDS)"
Mercedes-Benz Car and money give-away
Award, "Mrs. Mary Beth Smith", "Maryann Randle"
Microsoft Award Team,
"MR.GERY BROOK", "MR WESLEY SCHOLES"
Microsoft Award Team
Mr. Robert Alfred,
Mr. Philips Cole
Microsoft Award Team, MICROSOFT LOTTERY COMPANY DESK, MICROSOFT LOTTERY AWARD PROMOTION
"Dr.Christopher Mcdonald", "MR: COLE smith. "
MICROSOFT CORPORATION WORD LOTTERY UNITED KINGDOM, "Dr JOHN GERRI
(Chief Claim Agent)"
MICROSOFT LOTTERY - Microsoft Award Team
Microsoft Word Lottery - MSWMEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS PROGRAMS
"MRS.PATRICIA LAWRENCE", "MR. PRINCE FORDHAM"
Microsoft / Diamond
British Microsoft Email
Select Award with Yahoo - Windows
YAHOO/MSN & MICROSOFT
WINDOWS Lottery - (End of Year Promo) Dr.Christopher Mcdonald and Brain
Hunt (or Brian Hunt)
LOTTERY PROMOTION AWARD - MONICA SHAGAYA, Alan Stubs
MICROSOFT CORPORATION WORLD LOTTERY - Bill Gates Lottery Award!!!
"Mrs. Basheera Abubakar", "Mr. Owen Lasson."
MICROSOFT CORPORATION WORD LOTTERY,
"MOTTO: FIGHTING POVERTY ROUND THE WORLD", From "REV CHARLES DICKSON",
If you fell for this scam,
please shoot yourself now
MICROSOFT MEGA JACKPOT LOTTERY PROMOTIONS
MICROSOFT MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO
Microsoft UK Lotto
(this one is so badly written, it's funny)
MICROSOFT™ USER AWARD-Email-Lottery
- CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU HAVE WON ONE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS
Microsoft Users Award Lottery,
"MOTTO: FIGHTING POVERTY AROUND THE WORLD", "Mr.Jeff Mabuza"
- unnamed lottery, "Susan Elliot", "Mr. David James"
Mother Theresa Random
Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL)
"Donald Baldwin", "Walker Smith"
reports from consumers
For scam company names that start with other letters,
click on the letter:
These are more names of scam lotteries for which we have not yet received a complete example.
If you received an email or letter from on of
these, please forward it to us at
MacArthur and Silverstone
Macom Global END OF YEAR Sweepstake Lottery
Macom Global International
MACSoftware Promotion Lottery Spain
Mail Order Sweepstakes (Prize Administration and
Malsoftware International Lottery
Megafortune Lottery International
Mega Lottery International
Mega Lottery Promotions
MEGA LOTTO INTERNATIONAL
Mega Million E-Mail Lotto International
Mega World Lotto International
MegaFortune Lottery International
Melbourne Sweepstakes Lottery
Mepo Lottery International (may also use name Oepo
MICRONET(SOFTWARE) EMAIL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
MICROSOFT EMAIL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
MICROSOFT GLOBAL EMAIL LOTTERY
Microsoft Lotto Programs, BRUSSELS
Midland Guarantee Reserve
MILLĂ“N ESPAĂ‘OL S.L
Millenium Gold Roulette
Millennium Madness II
MODEL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL U.K.
More Winning Super LottoMetacash
Mountains Lottery International (as known as Mountains
MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL EMAIL LOTTERY
Mother Theresa's Lottery
Mystic World International
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