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Sample Promotion Scam Email:
MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS PROGRAMS
CHARITIES LOTTERY PROMOTIONS
"
Mark Forrester, Elizabeth Walter"

Below is yet another example of a fake promotion.. or lottery.. or charity... it's hard to figure out what they are claiming it is, this one using the name "MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS PROGRAMS". There are many signs that this is a fraud, not the least of which is that no legitimate lottery uses email to notify its winners! And don't charities normally collect donations from people to give away to the needy, rather than give money away randomly to people with email addresses?

And a legitimate lottery certainly would not use free hotmail, yahoo, excite.com, elitist, or aim email accounts.

In addition to the usual clues, notice the gibberish writing, excessive/incorrect use of CAPITAL letters, lack of decent punctuation..  The sentences don't even make sense.  Hardly what a professional (i.e., real) lottery would do. Note the other clues to an obvious fraud that we have highlighted in the letter; keep confidential, selected by a random computer lottery of email addresses, use of free email accounts, etc.

Here is a typical scam lottery winning notification. 

 Also see this page for a sample in the UK.


CHARITIES LOTTERY PROMOTIONS
Headquarter,Regional Centre Charities Lottery,
Furness Gate, Furness Business Park,
Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. LA14 2PE
United Kingdom

REF NO: CLP/ 24-FB-426253
BATCH: 42/450002/CLP

PRIZE AND AWARD NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today of winners of the MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS PROGRAMS held on Monday 15th January, 2007. Your company or your personal e-mail address, is attached to Ticket Number 644-701-836-872, with serial number 64483-72 drew the lucky Winning Numbers 06-14-17-28-30-41, and consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 420,000.00 Pounds in cash credited to file REF NO: CLP/ 24-FB-426253 . This is from total prize money of 10,500,000.00 Pounds shared among the Twenty five (25) international winners in this category.

To claim your winning prize, you must first contact the claims department by email or phone for processing and remittance of your prize money to you. The claims officer contact email is:

Prize Processing Officer

Mr. Mark Forrester
CHARITIES LOTTERY PROMOTIONS
United Kingdom
Email: markforresterm5@excite.com
Tel: +44 701 112 0382

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences with this office. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform us as soon as possible.

Congratulations again from all our staff for being part of our promotions program.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Walter (Mrs.)

Charities Lottery Co-ordinator.


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