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.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Contact Accredited Fiduciary Agent

From: Richard Lloyds <richard@richard007.orangehome.co.uk>
Date: 22-Oct-2006 00:07
Subject: Contact Accredited Fiduciary Agent
To: undisclosed-recipients


The UK National Lottery
Thames mead,
London, L70 1NL,
United Kingdom.
P.O Box 1010.

From: The Office of the Online Coordinator
Promotions/Prize Award Department
UK National Lottery Sweepstakes' International.

PRIZE AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION
for
Ref Number: UK/9420X2/68
Batch Number: 074/05/ZY369

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded
final draws (#1068) of the United Kingdom National Lottery
International Online Sweepstakes program held on Saturday 15th July,
2006 which is now available for claims. Your participation for this
online lottery was selected from your Email Domain and your Email
address luckily won the raffle ticket that entered you for the raffle
draw whose results has just been released.

This online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an exclusive list of
21,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by
an advanced automated random computer search from the internet.
The UK National lottery is sponsored by the British Government and is
approved by the British Gaming Board and also licensed by the
International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).

We choose this method of winning notification to our winners to
promote the use of the internet and e-mail. The Principals and
employees of the UK National Lottery and its respective Parents,
subsidiaries and their immediate families are not eligible.

NOTE: NO TICKETS WERE SOLD FOR THIS ONLINE PROMOTION, WHICH IS WHY YOU
HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED WITH YOUR REF NUMBER AND BATCH NUMBER TO IDENTIFY
YOU.

After the automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as
one of two winners in the Match 5 plus bonus category with the
following winning informations:
WINNING INFORMATION
Batch Number: 074/05/ZY369
Reference Number: UK/9420X2/68
Ticket number: 56475600545188
File Number: KTU/9023118308/03
Serial Number: 5368/02

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of #750,000
(Seven hundred and fifty thousand pounds sterling) in cash credited to
file KTU/9023118308/03. This is from a total cash prize of #16,500,000
shared amongst the (22) lucky winners in your winning category "Match
5 plus".

Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and will
be remitted to you upon meeting our requirements, statutory
obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report.

CLAIMS PROCEDURES:
It is our standard practice to allocate accredited agents for the
processing of claims application. In other to claim your #750,000
(Seven hundred and fifty thousand pounds sterling) prize winning, you
are required to fill out the (VERIFICATION AND FUND RELEASE FORM)
below and send it to our under listed licensed and accredited
Fiduciary agent via fax or email for proper legal verifications. It is
also imperative that you call our fiduciary agent with the official
telephone number below.

Accredited Fiduciary Agent: Mr. Larry White.
Tel: +44-701-113-1178
Fax: +44- 870-479-6344
Emai:larrywhite_101@hotmail.com


VERIFICATION AND FUND RELEASE FORM
Full Names:
Present Address:
Present Country:
Telephone No:
Email Address:
Occupation:
Age:
Gender:
Nationality:
Amount Won:


IMPORTANT NOTICE:
a.) Note that there exists a periodic condition on all claims process;
therefore you have limited time to claim your winnings. Failure to
claim your winning within the stipulated time frame will lead to the
forfeiture of your winnings after which your winning funds will be
added to next winning draws. You are therefore advice to complete the
VERIFICATION AND FUND RELEASE FORM and send it immediately to our
accredited Fiduciary agent through email or fax for prompt collection
of your winning funds.

b.) Due to our security measures to avoid double claiming or
unwarranted taking advantage of the situation by other participants or
impersonators, you are advised to keep your winning details of this
award personal/confidential from any third party till your claims have
been processed and your funds remitted to you, as any discrepancies
resulting from a breach of this confidentiality on the part of the
winners will be covered solely by such winner as our staffs are bound
by the oath of secrecy taken on employment.

***Your Winning Informations Should be released only to your
accredited Fiduciary agent for legal and security reasons !!!

Once again do accept my hearty congratulations on behalf of the
staffs and members of the UK national Lottery Online Sweepstakes
International program !!!

Yours faithfully,
Mr. Richard K. Lloyd
Online coordinator for The UK National Lottery
Sweepstakes International Program.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Confidentiality Notice:
Please note that this email and any files that may be attached to
it, is/are confidential and is/are intended for the sole use of the
individual or entity (is) to which it/they is/are addressed. Any use,
distribution, copying or disclosure by any other person or entity is
strictly prohibited under applicable law(s). Opinions, conclusions
and other information in this message that do not relate to official
business of NATIONAL LOTTERY and insurance shall be understood to be
neither given nor endorsed by NATIONAL LOTTERY finance and insurance
when addressed to concern finance and insurance clients; and any
information contained in this email is subject to the terms and
conditions of the governing client's contract(s}

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why not send them a "bad" check and when they cash it? They can see what it is like to be scammed.

jake said...

dr. _pjohn4064@myaway.com Dr. John patrick from the UK assured me I won 8020 K lbs WOW,,So I called for amusement. Do people really go for this kind of shiiooooott..? with these stupid clown town deals. It was only 5:00 AM there he sounded like he was in the street or bus station. He assured me it was the office! WHATEVER DORK! I told him I can't wait to hear my instructions and be a winner! He used Yahoo and Windows live update as the reason to even have me open it. Do people in the U.K. have an alphabet (elfabet) or just guess on Spmelninng, I mean spelling?

Anonymous said...

anyone that has received a similar email from these mf's should report it to the authorities.They should go to jail for this scam. They even have a fake website for their courier....

Merry Xmas...Your Email Address Has Won You..Ref: BTD/968/05‏
From: winningpromotions111@comcast.net
Sent: Wed 12/26/07 9:38 AM
To:




Microsoft Award Team
Dated: 26/12/2007
Dear Sir/Madam,

WINNING NOTIFICATION
The prestigious Micrsoft,Aol and yahoo has set out and sucessfully organised a Sweepstakes marking the end of year anniversary.The selection was made through a computer draw system attaching personalised email addresses to ticket numbers.Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to ticket number 008795727498 with serial numbers BTD/9080648302/06 and drew the lucky numbers 14-21-25-39-40-47(20).

Which subsequently won you $1,000,000.00 already issued in a PARCEL as one of the 20 jackpot winners in this draw.Your prize would be released to you by our fiduciary agent.

Fiduciary Agent:
Mr Garry Wool
Tel: (+44) 704 571 4085
Email: winningclaims_microsoftaward501@yahoo.co.uk

Sincerely,
Dominic Gerard
Microsoft Promotion.

Anonymous said...

is there anyone in the UK that can check this adress of these mf's there to send the police on their case?

COME PICK UP YOUR PRIZE...FIDUCIARY AGENT‏
From: Mr Garry Wool (winningclaims_microsoftaward501@yahoo.co.uk)
Sent: Tue 1/01/08 8:56 AM
To:

Ticket Numbers: 008795727498
Serial Numbers : BTD/9080648302/06
Lucky Numbers 14-21-25-39-40-47(20)


Dear A,

We received your email today and have verified your winning details they are all very correct, it is true that you are the real winner of this award prize and have forwarded your information to the Microsoft.You are almost at the final step in receiving your prize Below are two options for you to claim your prize, you are to choose the one that is most convinient for you.

1.You could come down in person to our main office here in United Kingdom to file your claims (Prize).

2.We could send your parcel to you along with the certificate,via a registered courier company to handle the delivery to you at your location. ???

Note that this courier company will require you to pay some amount of money, this money will be for the delivery cost to enable them deliver your parcel to you at your address.

I will send you the contact information of the payment office after you have chosen any of the above options so we can proceed with effecting the release of prize to you as soon as possible.

You Are Welcome To Year 2008,Happy New Year.

Regards
Mr.Garry Wool
Fiduciary Agent.
Tel: (+44) 704 571 4085




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Anonymous said...

Even this courier company is fake.
this is a scam....don't fall for it.....Microsoft has no sweepstakes and thus is not giving away milions of pounds or dollars to anyone......

Contact This Courier Company With This Order Number (W0952368)...Fiduciary Agent‏
From: Mr Garry Wool (winningclaims_microsoftaward501@yahoo.co.uk)
Sent: Fri 1/04/08 6:13 PM
To:

ATTENTION: A,

ORDER NUMBER:W0952368

I have droped your winning prize a check of $1,000,000.00 (One Million Dollars) together with the documents that guilds the prize to a courier company that will handle the delivery of your winnings to you at your country,prior to the option you have choosen.

You are to contact the courier company as soon as you have received this email with the information below i.e

1.Complete Legal Names,
2.Contact Address,
3.Phone / Fax Number
4.Your Order number

Send the above information to the Courier Department so as to authenticate your winnings.

Below are their contact details.

WORLD EXPRESS COURIERS

HEAD OFFICE:Link House,
Link Place,
BRIGHTON,
Sussex, BN1 7DX,
ENGLAND.
Dispatch Officer : Mr. Peter Jordan
Tel: (+44) 704 574 8637
Email: dispatchdepartment@worldexpresscouriers.com


I will require a concise update on proceedings with the courier company as soon as you are in contact with them.If you need any assistance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Note that the cost of shippment will be disclosed to you by the courier company,as soon as you have made contact with them.Please just follow their instructions.

Incase you find any dificulty,endeavour to let me know.

Regards,
Mr.Garry Wool,
Fiduciary Agent.


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Anonymous said...

UK LOTTERY BOARD

We are pleased to inform you that you have won 3,500,000 GBP in the UK
National Lottery Draw held on the 8th March 2008.For more information,
please contact claims agent for more information


Mr.Richard Green
webcontactoffice008@gmail.com
Fiduciary claims agent

Sincerely
Mr Norris Warner.
UK National Lottery Promo

Anonymous said...

Here is the one I got. They really need to be in jail for this sort of thing.

Dear Winner,
Winning Notification
This is to notify you that you have won
£850,000.00 in our online email lottery
in which e-mail addresses are picked
randomly by computerised balloting, powered
by the Internet. Your email address was
amongst those chosen for this period.

Name: ____________________________________
Adress: ______________________________
Occupation: ______________________________
Sex: ___________________________
Marital Status:___________________________
Age :_____________________________________
Country: _________________________________

Ticket Number __________56475600545 188_________________
Serial no: ____________5368/02___________________
Winning number ____________13.16.22.43.47.49. {28}_________
Draw ___________________(#1199)_________________

www.nationallottery.co.uk/player/p/results/
results.do
To claim your prize, please contact:
Fiduciary Agent(Tell:+447031977695):
Mr Jack Smith, Email: mrjacksmithunit17@yahoo.com.hk
Yours faithfully,
Dr. Lorraine M. Dodds
Online Coordinator

Anonymous said...

I recieved a email like that but it was from Yahoo. Is it a scam to.

Anonymous said...

they should be jailed ,fined for these fake lotos and scams, waste of time and energies. [cAREFULLY PRINT OUT THE ATTACHED WINNERS AWARD CERTIFICATE FILL IT SCAN, ATTACH AND RETURN ALL TO THIS OFFICE ALONGSIDE THE OTHER PRE-REQUISITES TO ENHANCE THE IMMEDIATE PROCESS OF YOUR CHEQUE. ]

Anonymous said...

Heres another one.. These guys are plonkers and should be put away



British Euro Millions Results
PO Box 251
Watford WD18 9BR,
England.



You have won in the Euro Millions End of Year Online Draws

The draw took place on Friday December 31st 2010 at 10pm CET (9pm UK time).

Your Email Address was picked in the 2010 End of year electronic draw to
claim £250,000.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds).

For claims instruction and further information, you are to send an email
to the Claims Fiduciary Agent,

Mr.Michael Spencer-Hughes
Email:Michael.euromils@live.com

The email should include the following:

1. Pass code
2. Full name
3. Address
4. Phone Number
5. Occupation

Please note that to avoid unwarranted abuse of the End of Year Programme,
you are advised to keep your pass code confidential and present only when
requested.

Congratulations once again

Yours Truly,
Online Co-Ordinator
Euro Millions End of Year Online Draw

Copy Right (C) 2010 Euro Millions Online Draw

Anonymous said...

Igot several times such kind of fake emails concerning MICROSOFT LOTTERY WINNING! But I suprised even after complaining to the organization abused untill now no step measures have been carried out to stop those cheaters.
Suggestion:
Microsoft Team should dig out on this and serve the true participating members.