Lottery Scam Email:
United States of America International Lottery Program
"Congratulation From The United States of America: Your Email Have Won"
"Mrs. Sean Maria Dunn", "Fiduciary Claims Agent, Barr. Paul Smith"
Have you received an email from "Mrs. Sean Maria Dunn" at "United States of America International Lottery Program" telling you that "your
email address won in the second category" or something similar, and to
contact "Fiduciary Claims Agent, Barr. Paul Smith" to collect your winnings? It is a
scam. There is absolutely NO such things as the "United States Lottery", the
"U.S. Lottery", "United States Lottery Program" or anything else remotely like
And beyond that, no legitimate, legal lottery notifies winners via email (see footnote),
anyway! The scammers may
change the names and details, but it is still a scam!
Below is the example of the fake lottery scam claiming to
be from the "United States of America International Lottery Program".
Although the most important clue is that no legitimate
lottery will ever email a winner, there are many other signs that this is a fraud.
highlighted some of these 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
"No tickets were sold": You care to explain where the
money comes from? Perhaps the lottery money fairy? Why would a lottery
give away money to "email address randomly selected by a computer ballot
draw system"? This is CLEARLY nonsense: you MUST, repeat MUST buy a
ticket to have a chance of winning any lottery!
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 excessive and random CapItaLiZAtion.
Names are usually in all capital letters for some reason known only to these
illiterate criminals. They often can't even spell "February" or know that "22th" ought to
be "22nd". These scammers usually write at the 3rd grade level.
Being non-native English speakers, they also often get first names and
surnames (last names reversed), so you will frequently see names like "Mr.
SMITH JAMES.", instead of "Mr. James Smith", along with the peculiar usage
of periods (full stops) and spaces or the lack thereof. 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 it's own email, it's 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!"
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!):
From: "United States Lottery Scheme" at
Subject: "Congratulation From The United States of America: Your Email
Date:25th March 2009
Ref. No: 575061725
Batch No: 8056490902/188
Serial No: 6741137002
Winning No: KB8701/LPRC
We are delighted to inform you of your winning on 24th
March 2009 from the United States of America International Lottery Program,
which is partially based on an electronic selection of winners using their
Your e-mail address was attached to ticket number;
575061725 8056490902 serial number 6741137002 .This batch draws the lucky
numbers as follows: 4-13-33-37-42 bonus number 17, which consequently won the
lottery in the second category.
All participants were selected through a computer
balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada,
Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa as part of our international
promotions program which is conducted annually.
This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by president
Barack Obama as his part of social responsibility and his special way to
appreciate the world citizens as the new inaugurated African-American president
and base on this your emails address was lucky to be selected and you are
entitled with a huge lump of $500,000.00.
HOW TO FILE YOUR CLAIM: Simply contact our Fiduciary
Claims Agent, with below information; The claims processor is:
Name:Barr. Paul Smith
Do email the above email address, immediately with all
the claims requirements below In order to avoid unnecessary delays and
1. FULL NAMES:
3. DATE OF BIRTH:
5. MARITAL STATUS:
6. CONTACT ADDRESS:
7. TELEPHONE NUMBER:
security reasons, we advice the winner to keep this
information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and been
released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming
and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-participant or
ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF WINNERS
WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION.
Mrs. Sean Maria Dunn
(For the coordinator)
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* Re: emails of winnings. We know of only ONE exception in the world to this rule
- and if you bought a ticket from them, you would know it, and would used their