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Lottery Scams: Winners International Lottery
Markham, Donnelly
Microsoft Users Award
MasterCard/ Microsoft
MSWMEGA JACKPOT
Maschil Equity
Master MegaMillions
Microsoft Lottery
Microsoft Award
Microsoft Award Team
MS Word UK
Susan Elliot
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Cole Smith
MS User Award
Bill Gates Lottery
Microsoft UK Lotto
Multi-State Lottery
MicroSoft UK Lottery
Microsoft / Diamond
MS Word Lottery

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List of Prize and Lottery Scams Starting with the Letter M

Are Your Winnings Real?  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!

Click here to see how the lottery / sweepstakes scams work

Legal lotteries?  There are some.  We're not 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 lotteries and here are Reports from Consumers of Miscellaneous Lottery Scams


Directory of Sample Lottery Scams - Real Scam Emails and Explanations

  1. Mandela Electronic Lottery SA,  "MRS. THULI MATHISHELA", "DR.JOHN W. MARAWA"
  2. Markham, Donnelly & Associates
  3. MASCHIL EQUITY & FINANCE (PTY) LTD.
  4. MasterCard/ Microsoft International Mega  Jackpot, "Mr.Rivera Maquel ", "SKYNET WORLDWIDE EXPRESS"
  5. MASTER MEGA MILLION LOTTERY - "Dr. Jabulani Thabo", "MR. ALBAN ALLEN"
  6. MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS PROGRAMS
  7. MERCEDES-BENZ Lottery / UK's Overseas Gambling Board and "Universal Diplomatic Service (UDS)"
  8. Mercedes-Benz Car and money give-away
  9. Microsoft Award, "Mrs. Mary Beth Smith", "Maryann Randle"
  10. Microsoft Award Team
  11. Microsoft Award Team, "MR.GERY BROOK", "MR WESLEY SCHOLES"
  12. Microsoft Award Team - Mr. Robert Alfred, Mr. Philips Cole
  13. Microsoft Award Team, MICROSOFT LOTTERY COMPANY DESK, MICROSOFT LOTTERY AWARD PROMOTION - "Dr.Christopher Mcdonald", "MR: COLE smith. "
  14. MICROSOFT CORPORATION WORD LOTTERY UNITED KINGDOM, "Dr JOHN GERRI (Chief Claim Agent)"
  15. MICROSOFT LOTTERY - Microsoft Award Team
  16. Microsoft Word Lottery - MSWMEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS PROGRAMS - "MRS.PATRICIA LAWRENCE", "MR. PRINCE FORDHAM"
  17. Microsoft / Diamond Inter. B.V.
  18. British Microsoft Email Select Award with Yahoo - Windows
  19. YAHOO/MSN & MICROSOFT WINDOWS Lottery - (End of Year Promo) Dr.Christopher Mcdonald and Brain Hunt (or Brian Hunt)
  20. MICROSOFT E-MAIL LOTTERY PROMOTION AWARD - MONICA SHAGAYA, Alan Stubs
  21. MICROSOFT CORPORATION WORLD LOTTERY - Bill Gates Lottery Award!!! - "Mrs. Basheera Abubakar", "Mr. Owen Lasson."
  22. MICROSOFT CORPORATION WORD LOTTERY, "MOTTO: FIGHTING POVERTY ROUND THE WORLD", From "REV CHARLES DICKSON", If you fell for this scam, please shoot yourself now
  23. MICROSOFT MEGA JACKPOT LOTTERY PROMOTIONS
  24. MICROSOFT MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO
  25. Microsoft UK Lottery Scams
  26. Microsoft UK
  27. Microsoft UK Lotto (this one is so badly written, it's funny)
  28. MICROSOFT™ USER AWARD-Email-Lottery - CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU HAVE WON ONE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS
  29. Microsoft Users Award Lottery, "MOTTO: FIGHTING POVERTY AROUND THE WORLD", "Mr.Jeff Mabuza"
  30. Miscellaneous - unnamed lottery, "Susan Elliot", "Mr. David James"
  31. Mother Theresa Random Promotions
  32. Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) - "Donald Baldwin", "Walker Smith"
  33. Miscellaneous reports from consumers

For scam company names that start with other letters, click on the letter:

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J-K L  M  N  O  P  Q-R  S  T  U-V  W-X-Y-Z


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

M

MacArthur and Silverstone
Macom Global END OF YEAR Sweepstake Lottery
Macom Global International
MACSoftware Promotion Lottery Spain
Mail Order Sweepstakes (Prize Administration and Payments)
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 Lottery)
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.
Money Madness
Money Magic
Money Mania
Monte Lotto
More Winning Super LottoMetacash
Mountains Lottery International (as known as Mountains Lotto)
MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL EMAIL LOTTERY
Mother Theresa's Lottery
MSN/SYMPATICO LOTTERY
Mystic World International


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