Lottery scam quick guide: it's a scam if...
- you win any lottery where you didn't buy a ticket! It's really that easy! It's not just too good to be true: it's bait in a trap!
- you receive a generous grant out of the blue. Sadly (but not surprisingly) there aren't any benevolent people regularly throwing around millions of pounds/dollars/euros to randomly chosen people. This is just the lottery scam without the ticket.
- they send you partial payment in the form of a cheque, money order, or direct bank transfer and want you to pay them fees out of that money. They're playing you for a sucker: cheques are frequently forged, and direct transfers made by compromising some poor schmuck's online banking service. You'll wind up a victim of fraud, or a party to it.
- they want you to send them any money of any sort for any reason. They might try to say there are courier fees or taxes to cover. They're lying. Call their bluff and tell them to take the fees out themselves -- they'll never ever agree, because they can't defraud you unless money is making the reverse trip from you to them somehow.
Monday, October 31, 2005
Paseo De La Castellana
15-89, 28008 Madrid.
Ref. Nï¿œ: ES/007/05/12/MAD.
Batch. Nï¿œ: GHT/2907/333/05.
YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WON THE LOTTERY.
We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our computer
sweepstake held on 30th September, 2005. This is a millennium
computer game in which email addresses were used. It is a promotional
aimed at encouraging internet users; therefore you do not need to buy
to enter for it.
Your email address attached to ticket star number (4-5) drew the
lucky numbers 3-19-26-49-50 which consequently won the draw in the
category. You have been approve for the star prize of EUR 667,248.26.
Hundred And Sixty Seven Thousand, Two Hundred And Fourty Eight Euros.
You are advised to keep this winning very confidential until you
your lump prize in your account or optional cheque issuance to you.
is a protective measure to avoid double claiming by people you may tell
we have had cases like this before, please send your Full Name,Home and
Office Tel & Fax Number, Mobile Tel Number and your winning ticket
numbers and amount won information for processing of your winning fund
to our registered claim agent in addrres below.
mainlandtrust Security Service
Address: Avenida de America 12
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 30th november,
note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember
quote your reference number and batch number in all correspondence.
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent
as soon as possible.
Once again congratulations.
Mrs. Emily Simon,
The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity
whom or which it is addressed. Unauthorised use, disclosure or copying
is strictly prohibited. The sender accepts no liability for the
transmission of this communication nor for any delay in its receipt
Corporate Headquarters: Maliebaan 38-40, 3581CR,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
With utmost joy, we are pleased to inform you of the result of the
GreenCasinos & Maurilyn Lotteries Inc. programs, held on the 27th, of October 2005, which drew a cash prize of $1,000,000.00. Your e-mail address attached to Ticket/Code number 0087411652337 with claim/reference number
085093785/92 drew these lucky numbers 007-49746-041-764-64-2091, which consequently won in the 1st category. You have been approved to receive a cash prize of $1,000,000.00 (One Million USD).
Be advised that due to incessant mix up in cash prize transfer to previous winners, we advise that you keep your winning information confidential until your claim has been processed and released to you. This security measure is critical; its a measure put in place to avoid double claims, transfer and unwarranted
abuse of this program by other participants.
METHOD OF SELECTING WINNERS:
participants were selected anonymously through a private ballot system (computer ballot) from over 35,000 companies and 70,000 individual e-mail addresses all over the world. At the final draw your e-mail address emerged as the winner of our last jackpot.
This is promotional program takes place bi-annually, and it is promoted and sponsored Orient software corporation (Orient Networks). It is met to reward some individuals and corporations who have devoted their time and resources surfing the world wide web (www) with their email addresses.
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 5 working days from today. After the expiration of that time frame, if your funds are unclaimed, it will be refunded to us and included in our next draws.
We hope you will use part of your cash prize to participate in our next $18million draws in March 2006.
Lastly, in order to avoid unnecessary delays/complications with the transfer of your funds to you, please always remember to quote your Code number in all correspondence with our paying bank (Deutsche Bank-Amsterdam). Furthermore, should there be any change of your present address, please notify us immediately so to make the appropriate adjustment.
Congratulations from the management and staffs of GreenCasinos & Maurilyn Lotteries.
Kindly, immediately, contact our Paying Bank (Deutsche Bank-Amsterdam) for your payment advice.
Send them following e-mail:
I...............(your names)........, with e-mail address...........(your e-mail address)....., contact address...........(postal address).......and code number:..........(quote your code number).......is the winner of the last GreenCasinos & Maurilyn Lotteries, with a cash prize of $1,000,000.00. Kindly advise me with details of the process of the transfer of my cash prize within the next 5-working days.
Contact details of our Paying Bank:
Contact person: Mrs. Henriette Mark & Mr. Hermann-Josef Lamberti.
Department of Private Banking,
Deutsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Tel:(+3164) 930 4794.
Fax: (+3184) 757 0357.
Yours in services,
Note: Participants below 21 years are automatically disqualified.
All e-mail transmission/correspondence are 100% protected by our Secure Socket Layer (SSL) server.
Sunday, October 30, 2005
REFERENCE-NUMBERS: 53198/2005nl/DpaBATCH-NUMBERS: 785/LDNL/001WINNING SECURITY-CODE: NL22510/DPA-WSD
SUBJECT: CONGRATULATION!!! YOU HAVE WON.
Dear Winner,We are delighted to inform you of the result of Email Lottery Promotion held on the 26TH OCTOBER, 2005 and that you were one of the FOUR LUCKY WINNERS and your e-mail address attached to:
SERIAL-NUMBERS: 758-2614LUCKY-NUMBERS: 1-3-5-10-9-6
which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of $500,000(FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS)CONGRATULATIONS!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Please be informed that all participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 75,000 company and 350,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.Please to file in for your claims,contact our Claim's Agent:
MR WELLINGTON VAN BLINKMANForeign Remittance operation manager,DPA- AGENCY(financialpeople)Reply-Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: +31 611 428 326
Please do remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 8TH NOVEMBER,2005.After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,if you wish to file in for your claims,you are therefore requested to qoute the following claims requirements to the above reply email address:
1. Reference ,winning Security Code and Lucky-Numbers.2. Your Full Names and Address3. Telephone and Fax Numbers.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.Sincerely yours,MR TOM WAARDEN
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1NL
We happily announce to you the draw (#1016) of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes
International program held on Wed 25th Oct., 2005.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:92475654545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the
lucky numbers:04-07-29-30-42-44(bonus no.39), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd
category i.e match 5 plus bonus.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
USD1,500,000:00 (One Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in cash credited to file
This is from a total cash prize of USD 18.0 Million shared among (12) lucky winners in this category i.e
Match 5 plus bonus. All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web
sites through computer draw/ballot system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and
corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place every six months.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in
Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your USD1,500,000:00 (One Million, Five
Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) would be released to you by any of our payment offices in
Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as
soon as you contact him.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning informationconfidential till your claims is
processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is
part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.
Please be warned.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary/ consultant
Agent: Mr Greg Louis
Tel: +44 703 190 8766
Fax:+44 709 287 2619
You can go to our online result site to confirm the value of your winnings and also get a prize
Endeavour to email your full names,winning numbers,telephone and fax numbers immediately.
Congratulations from me and members of staff of THE NATIONAL LOTTERY.
Cindy. D. Lloyd (Mrs)
Online coordinator for THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
Sweepstakes International Program.
An Eynsham mother scooped a Lotto jackpot fortune of ï¿œ1,470,516 on Wednesday 19th September,
thanks to her dedicated grandparents
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Monday, October 24, 2005
PLAZA DE COLON E- 28830,MADRID-SPAIN.
TEL: 34 618 470 802
FAX: 34 665 046 149
FROM THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTORINTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
RE:BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION
Dear Lucky Winner,
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded final draws of EL MUNDO INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD held on the 29th August,2005. The online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet in appreciation of our annual summer visitors to Spain. No tickets were sold.
Your name attached to the ticket number 009280-0021-4983-992-ZX1 with serial number 209363-90748 drew the lucky numbers AAX80-44-15036-55--34-9067 which consequently won the lottery in the 3rd category.
After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as one of two winners in the category "B" with the following:
You as well as the other winner are therefore to receive a cash prize of 2,800,809:00 ( Two Million, Eight Hundred Thousand, Eight Hundred And Nine Euros Only) each from the total payout prize.
Your prize awards has been insured with your e-mail address pending when your full names and address will be known to us, and thereafter,your winning fund will be transfered to you upon meeting our requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report
To begin your claim,please contact below your claim agent the foreign service manager of MEGA TRUST SEGURIDAD S.A
Tel: 34 675 165 960
Fax: 34 657 197 922
Contact Person:Sr. Carlos Gomez
And also be informed that 10% of your lottery winning belongs to (IBERO PROMOTION COMPANY S,A) Because they are the company that bought your ticket and played the lottery on your name, NOTE this 10% will be remitted after you have received your winnings prize because the money is insured in your name already.
NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than the 4th November,2005 After this date, all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondences You are to keep all lottery informations away from the general public especially your reference and ticket numbers. This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained.
RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE
We wish to inform you of the lottery draws held 22th of
Oct,2005 to declare the winners of the GOLDREEF LOTTO
SOUTH AFRICA/INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS.
Your address, attached to ticket number
serialnumber 818-09 drew the lucky numbers
consequently won the lottery. You have therefore been
approved for a lump sum pay out of RANDS 14,000,000.00
in cash Equivalent USD $2,000,000,00 credited to file
REF NO: ZAR/23457677/2005. This is from total prize
money of RANDS 154,000,000.00 shared among the eleven
international winners in this category. All
participants were selected through a computer ballot
system drawn from 17,000 names from Australia, New
Zealand, America, Europe and Middle East and Asia as
part of our International Promotions Program, which is
Your fund is now available for claim. Due to the mix
up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep
this award strictly from public notice until your
claim has been processed and your money remitted to
your account. This is part of our security protocol to
avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by
participants of this promotion. We hope with a part of
you prize, you will participate in our end of year
high stakes ZAR 60,000,000 Million International
TO BEGIN YOUR CLAIM, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CLAIM AGENT
THROUGH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
GOLDREEFLOTTO DURBAN, KWAZULU NATAL
For due processing and remittance of your prize money
to a designated account of your choice. Remember, all
prize money must be claimed not later than Two Weeks
after notice. After this date, all funds will be
returned as unclaimed.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications, please remember to quote your reference
and batch numbers in every one of your correspondences
with your agent. Furthermore, should there be any
change of your address, do inform your claims agent as
soon as possible.
Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you
for being part of our promotions program.
MARY VAN DER KLINKHEN
Thursday, October 20, 2005
CRYSTAL SOFTWARE LOTTERY
Crystal softwares lottery proudly announces today the winners of its
internet lottery program for this quarter. The lottery program is
conducted every quarter with email addresses of internet users. The draws
are usually from about 26,000 email addresses from all over the world,
which are selected from the internet randomly. The draws are made in four
categories using a special computer balloting system.
Your receipt of this mail means that your email address has won in
category �D� of the draws. Your email address drew the winning numbers:
32:01:00:67:4 serial number 3232134,batch number Cy/45879/NL/05,lottery ref number SL8455544
and security credited file numbers 01-37-44-85-4520 and subsequently won the sum of $300,000 USD.
You are at this point advised to contact our NL agent below to begin your
Name: Mr Ronnie Anderson
You will be given a form to complete and return same to any one of our
appointed financial trustees. Their winning/processing department will
validate your winning and provide information on the collection of your
All winning must be claimed not later than 10th of
November, 2005. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in
the next stake
You are advised to initiate contact with our agent within one weeks of
the receipt of this mail. Any prize whose collection is not initiated
within the stipulated time will be deemed unclaimed. We do urge you to
fully cooperate with us so that you could collect your winning.
In course of any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
Mrs N De Jong.
CRYSTAL SOFTWARE LOTTERY
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Netherlands Lottery International Nl Company
107 Vanderloop 1902AB ,Amsterdam,
WINNING NOTICE FOR CATEGORY \"A\" WINNER
RE: LOTTO INTERNATIONAL NL PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws of Lotto International Netherlands programs. The online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet. No tickets were sold.After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as one of two winners in the category \"A\" with the following:
Ref Number: PC 390 ES 214
Batch Number: 26371545-LNI/2004
Ticket Number: PCP 002 871
You as well as the other winner are therefore to receive a cash prize of EUR1,500,000.00. (ONE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EURO ONLY) each from the total payout.
Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and will be transferred to you upon meeting our requirements, statutory obligations,verifications, validations and satisfactory report. To begin the claims processing of your prize winnings you are advised to contact our licensed and accredited claims agent for category \"A\" winners with the information below:
Mr. Donald Van Oliver
Netherlands Lottery International Nl Company
107 Vanderloop 1902AB ,Amsterdam,
NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 20 days. After this date all unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence. You are to keep all lotto information away from the general public especially your reference and ticket numbers. (This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained).Members of the affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to participate in this program. Thank you and congratulations!!!
Mrs. Agatha DeBoer,
Lotto International Netherlands
Lotto International Netherlands This email may contain information which is confidential and/or privileged. The information is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient,be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents is prohibited.If you have received this electronic transmission in error,please notify the sender by telephone or return email and delete the material from your computer.
Saturday, October 08, 2005
EURO MILLIONS PROMO/PRIZE:DEPARMENT
DEVESTEIN 780,ZIUD-OOST(Customer Services)
FINAL WINNING NOTIFICATION:
Dear Lucky Winner,
BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to notify you the draw of the EURO MILLIONS PROMO/PRIZE:
Sweepstakes International Lottery Program held on October 3, 2005.
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
a pool of over 25,000 names of distinguished professionals drawn from
Europe, America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, MiddleEast,parts of
Africa, and North & South America as part of our international
promotions programmed conducted annually to encourage prospective
overseas entries. We hope with part of your prize awards, you will take
part in our subsequent lottery jackpots.
The result of our computer draw selected your name and email address
attached to eticket number:
56475600545188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers: , , ,
, , with lucky bonus number which subsequently won you the lottery in
the 1st category i.e.5 1 star Category.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 1,350,000(One
Million, Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euro) in cash credited to
file KTU/9023118308/03.This is from a total cash prize shared amongst
the first Six (6) lucky winners in this category i.e.5+1 star Category
Your prize award has been insured in your name and is ready for claims.
To begin your claims therefore, you are advised to expeditiously contact
our licensed and accredited claim agent for Overseas Lottery Winners
within a period of 18 days (date of this email inclusive) for the
processing of your winning and remittance to your designated bank
account after all statutory obligations have been satisfactorily
This promotion takes place weekly. Please note that your lucky winning
number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe
as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your 1,350,000(One
Million, Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euro) would be released to you
by any of our payment offices in Europe.
Please be informed that claims not processed within the stipulated
period may be forfeited to the pool without further notice.
Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate
the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. You may wish to
establish contact via email with the particulars presented below citing
the batch and reference numbers to this letter between the hours of
8.00am 7.30pm on Monday through Saturday.
Overseas Claims Unit
Netherlands Lottery Fiduciary
Contact Person: James mash
Phone:+31-630 793 816
Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality, and
press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so
desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of
confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems
associated with fraudulent claims.
This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse of this program.
At your disposal, we remain.
Very Truly Yours,
CONFIDENTIAL NOTICE: This email message, including any attachments, is
intended only for the use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain
information that is privileged, confidential and prohibited from >
unauthorized disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the
intended recipient of this message, any dissemination, distribution or
copying of this message is strictly prohibited.
If you received this message in
error, please notify the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of
the original message.
Copyright (c) 1994-2005 The Netherlands National Lottery Inc.
All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guidelines.
Friday, October 07, 2005
Exchange House, 20/24 Exchange Street,
Crodon, AB11 6PH, United Kingdom.
We happily announce to you the draw (#101) of the HONEY WELL INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AGENCY, online Sweepstakes International program held on 5th Day of Oct. 2005.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 606040 with Serial number 8080/02 drew the lucky numbers: 11-18-20-23-32-48(bonus no.), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 1ST category.match 5 plus bonus.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £500,000 (Five hundred thousand pounds sterling) in cash credited to file HWLA/08/03.
This is from a total cash prize of £2,000,000,00 shared amongst the first four (4 ) lucky winners in this category i.e Match 5 plus bonus.
All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place weekly.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.In view of this, your £500,000 (five hundred thousand pounds sterling) would be released to you by our couriers affiliates.
Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize.This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
Goodluck from me and members of staff of the HONEY WELLS INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AGENCY.
Online coordinator for HONEY WELL INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AGENCY.
Sweepstakes International Program.
Open 7 days 8am-11pm