List of Prize and Lottery Scams Starting with
the Letter W, X, Y and Z
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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
Directory of Sample Lottery Scams -
Real Scam Emails and Explanations
Yahoo International Internet Lottery Promotion Award Headquarters,
"ENG.ALEXANDER DAVIS (PHD)", "Dr. Smith Johnson & Associates(Esq.)"
YEAR 2008 YAHOO!
Lottery promotion, Rev. Larry Lee
MSN/YAHOO LOTTERY INC LIVE in conjunction with the MICROSOFT WINDOWS,
"Mrs.Shina Patery", "Mr.Cox Rooney"
Yahoo, THE DESK OF THE CLAIMS DIRECTOR,
"Mrs.Sherrell Barber (Zonal Coordinator)", "HENRY HALE (REMMITANCE DIRECTOR)"
Yahoo International Internet Lottery and Swiss lottery.
"Mrs. Stella Davidson", "Paul Oshimiriatata"
CONGRATULATIONS,YOU HAVE WON,
"MRS. TAKIYYAH A'ISHAH", "DR BROWN WILLIAMS"
Yahoo/Msn Lottery Incorporation
"Mr.Walter Cook", "YAHOO/MSN LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE"
YAHOO/MSN LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE,
"Robert Henry", "email@example.com"
YAHOO LOTTORY INTL INC, "Sir Morgan Derek Jr", "Mr Robert Ray"
YAHOO & HOTMAIL LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE,
"Mrs Janet Jones", "MR.JAMES HAROLD"
Yahoo! Mail, "Dr Mrs Jenifer White", "Mr Richard Olsen"
Yahoo/Msn Incorporation lottery,
"Bryan Howard", "Bryan Howard"
Yahoo! Lottery, "Dr. Flipe Stander", "Mr. Ben Pinto"
MICROSOFT-YAHOO! CORPORATIONS UK,
"Steve Ballmer, CEO", "Mr.Jimmy Walters"
"Dr. WILLIAM GERRI", "Marinho Araujo"
Yahoo Splash Promotions,
"Rev. Philip Durund", "Yahoo Claims Department"
YAHOO! MSN International Promotion,
"Mrs. Susan Handerson", "Sir Newton Handerson", Dear Esteemed Winner
Yahoo! Mail Lottery,
"Yahoo! Mail gives members random cash prizes.", "Dr. Lance Hoppes", "Mr. Edgar Walters or George Bala(Secretary)"
Mrs Megan Christofferson
on Yahoo Messenger / IM-
"British Football Premiership Lottery", "Mr Christopher John"
Yahoo - Windows British Microsoft Email Select Award
- (with MSN, Yahoo UK and Ireland and Windows Live Hotmail, thrown
in for good measure)
Yahoo Awards Center
Dr. (Mrs.) Mercy Martins, Mr. George Miller or Stella Beamer
(admin) or "Accountant Mr. Grant"
"YAHOO LOTTERY INC",
"REV. PAUL FREDRICK MARTINS"
YAHOO INTERNET LOTTERY
Yahoo! Mail - Yahoo International Internet Lottery
"Eng. William Gerri (PHD)", "Dr. John David & Associates(Esq.) "
YAHOO LOTTERY -
FILL UP YOUR YAHOO LOTTERY WINNING FORM AND SEND IT BACK TO US
YAHOO! International Promotions Program
YAHOO & MSN MICROSOFT WINDOWS LOTTERY
YAHOO/MSN LOTTERY INC &
WINDOWS LIVE - from "Mrs.Florina Bent", contact "Mr.Lesley Macdavid"
YAHOO/MSN LOTTERY INC &
WINDOWS LIVE - contact "Mr.Ramson White"
Yahoo Lottery / HSBC BANK
"Mr. Edward Hudd (Director)", "MRS. INNOCENTIA MASHAYA"
ZENITH International Lottery Headquarters
Richard Zuma -
"Barrister for the lottery company"
Zürich Lotterien Program
- Andrea March, Heinz Frazier
or Zürich Lotterien - Mrs. Kirt Loberg" at "Zürich Lotterien
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
Watergate Sweepstake Lottery International
Waterhouse & Atwill
Webmasters Global Email Lottery
Webstakes N L Promo Lottery
Wembury Management Ltd - (linked to Office of Prize
WEPPA Stakes Lottery Programs
Werken Bij de Lotto
Westropal Lottery NL
Wildlife Lottery International
Willoughby & Johnson Ltd (Royal International Jewelers)
Wines Lotto/ International Promotions
WinnerLotto Netherlands Sweepstakes International
Winners Jumbo Lottery Promo
Winners Lottery Promo International
Winter Strike Sweepstakes Lottery
World - Wild Marketing
World Email Lottery Sweepstakes
World Internet Lottery Int
World Internet Promo Lottery
World - Wild Marketing
World Lotto (also known as Lucky 7)
World Lottery Organization
World Sweepstake Lottery
World Sweepstake Lottery International
WORLD WELFARE ORGANIZATION -
Communication Unit, CWM,
World Wide International Stake Lottery NL
Worldnet Promo Lottery
WorldWIDE Premier Lotto, UK.
Worldwide Premier Lotto UK
World of Magnets
World Currency Transfer Reserve
Worldwide Accounts Management and Payment Bureau
Worldwide Lottery Commission
Worldwide Sweepstakes Centre
Yahoo Mail Lottery
Yahoo Online Lottery
ZEBBRA EURO LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
ZENITH LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
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