Sample Sweepstakes / Lottery Scam Email:
KRASLOTEN LOTTOI NTERNATIONAL
Heineken, Susan Henk, MR.JAS VAN ROODE
Below is another scam sweepstakes / lottery winning notification
claiming to be from "Krasloten Lotto International". It might be believable (to
an idiot), if it weren't for all the misspellings, poor grammar and punctuation,
including even misspelling their own name. Note the email comes from a
free Hotmail account. One might reasonably expect that a lottery
sweepstakes that is giving away millions could afford to spend the (roughly)
4120/year to have their own domain, website and hosting. But no, this scammer
writes from Hotmail.
Notice the gibberish writing,
excessive use of CAPITAL letters, poor punctuation and spacing, bad grammar and
spelling, etc. 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 hotmail/yahoo email accounts, etc.
Sample Scam Sweepstakes Lottery email:
FROM: KRASLOTEN LOTTOI NTERNATIONAL
susan henk < firstname.lastname@example.org >
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
CONTACT MR.JAS VAN ROODE.
PROMOTION PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
Following official publication of results of the Email electronic on line Sweepstakes organized by the Krasloten lotto corporation, the Slide circular award and the Heineken prizes in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.P.S.), held on the 21st of February 2007, in Den-Haag The Netherlands, wherein your
email address emerged as one of the online winning emails in the 1st
category and therefore attracted a cash award of ?1,000,000.00 (One Million Euro Only).
We write to officially notify you of this award and to advise you to contact
the processing office immediately upon receipt of this message for more information concerning the verification processing and eventual payment of
the above prize to you.
It is important to note you that your award information was released today
with the following particulars attached to it.
(I) Reference Number:TL/0534/30/06
(ii) Ticket Number: TL754/22/76
(iii)Batch Number: 75/011/INL
(iv)Lucky Number: 2-20-29-41-49
(v)Award: Number:TL 22/15409
Please contact the claim agents within 5 working days to facilitate the release of your prize, You are required to mention the above particulars of
your award in every correspondence addressed to the processing agents.
CONTACT NAME: MR.JAS VAN ROODE.
CITY/ COUNTRY: DEN-HAAG, THE NETHERLANDS.
The Grouplotto Awards is sponsored by a consortium of software promotion companies.The Intel Group,Toshiba,Dell Computers, Microsoft and other international companies.
The Grouplotto internet draw is held periodically and is so organized
to encourage the use of the internet and promote computer literacy worldwide. We are proud to say that over 20 Million Euros are won annually in more than
150 countries worldwide. Rememer, all winning must be claimed not later than 15th of March,
Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch number in all correspondence.
Once again on behalf of all our staff,
Mrs. Susan Henk
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