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, November 13, 2006

BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: NATIONAL LOTTERY WINNERS < koolet_loomer@hotmail.com>
Date: 11-Nov-2006 02:04
Subject: BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION
To:

 
The National Lottery Logo
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY HEADQUARTERS:
 P O Box 1010 Liverpool,
 L70 1NL UNITED KINGDOM
(Customer Services)

FROM: UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL LOTTERY.
WINNING NOTICE FOR CATEGORY "A" WINNER

BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION
Dear Lucky Winner,

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws of UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL LOTTERY international Lottery programs. The 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, 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 winning information:

REF No: UKNL-L/200-26937
BATCH No: 2005MJL-01
TICKET No: 20511465463-7644
SERIAL No: S/N-00168
LUCKY No: 887-13-865-37-10-83

You as well as the other winner are therefore to receive a cash prize of ?pound;1,000,000 (One Million Pounds Sterling) 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 the licensed and accredited scarlet courier ltd for claims"A" winners with the information below:

To file for your claim, please contact Delivery Officer;
 
Here is the Courier Informations

Mr. David W. Fletcher.
Branch Tel: +44-701-1137024
Direct Tel: +44-701-1137026
Direct Fax: 00- 44 707 576 7535
 

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). Anybody under the age of 17 and members of the affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to participate in this program. Please note; You are hereby advice to send the asign Deliveryt Officer details below for Processing of your Claims; In other to claim your £1,000,000.00 Pounds   winning prize, which has been deposited in a designated Courier Company. However,you will have to fill the form below and send it to the Delivery Officer  of  Scarlet courier Ltd for verification.

(1.) FULL NAME
(2.) FULL ADDRESS
(3).COUNTRY
(4) AGE
(5) OCCUPATION
(6 )WINNING EMAIL
(7 )TELEPHONE NUMBER
(8) DATE OF WINNING NOTIFICATION
(9) SEX
(10) TOTAL AMOUNT WON
(11) MARITAL STATUE

Reply to this confidential email account: scarlet.courier_deliverydept@yahoo.ie

Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Caroline bryan
for UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.
NOTE: You are to contact your Delivery officer immediately with the official
EMAIL ADDRESS:
scarlet.courier_deliverydept@yahoo.ie
 
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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

here is the latest address


BRITISH LOTTERY6/49
P O Box 1010, 3b Olympic Way,
Sefton Business Park,
Aintree, Liverpool , L30 1RD
19th June 2008

This is to inform you that you have won the sum of TWO MILLION POUNDS
(£2,000,000.00) for the month of June 2008 Lottery promotion which is
organized by BRITISH NATIONAL LOTTERY INC.

These are your identification numbers:
Batch number...................12/25/0340
Reff number.......................BNL/200-26937
Winning number...................YM09788
i thought they busted these people
xxxxxxxxxxx

Archana India said...

I am Archana Halla from New Delhi, India. I received the mail as below.

From: "Scarlet Courier Service Department" Add to Address Book
To: "Archana Allha"
Subject: DATA MATCH - SELECT AN OPTION FOR DELIVERY - ASAP
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 06:57:55 -0400



Scarlet Courier LTD.
Head Office & Accounts
658 Ajax Avenue
Slough
Berkshire
SL1 4BG

Our Ref#: SLC/CPEL/9876
Your Ref #: BTL/491OXI/04

25th of August, 2008.

Dear Customer.

You are welcome to ScarLet Courier Company ,we are pleased to be at your service.

Scarlet Courier is Regulated and Stipulated by the Financial Service Authority(FSA),the finacial institutions that Govern all Financial activities in the United Kingdom.

This office has been Notified by the British International Lottery of the amount won with the British International lottery in the amount of 2,500,000 Pounds sterling (Two Million, five hundred thousand Pounds).

This means that (You) have been officially cleared for payment by the Verifications Dept at the headquarters of the British International International.


The original copy of your winning certificate, together with a covering document (Money Laundering protection and Letter of Affidavit for Claims) from the British government stating that the money was obtained legally through the British International Lottery will be sent to you as soon as you meet with any of the option selected.

You have now begin the final step of the claims process, which is the delivery of your cash prize to you.

With regards to this, there are three options open to you, you are required to select the most convenient of the three.

The options, together with their associated conditions are presented below:

Courier of your winning draft to you via any of this channel listed below:

24 HOURS AIR DELIVERY
Mailing: £220.00
Insurance: £190.00
Vat: £170.00
TOTAL: £580.00

72 HOURS LAND DELIVERY
Mailing: £200.99
Insurance: £130.00
Vat: £100.00
TOTAL: £430.99

ONE WEEK SEA DELIVERY
Mailing: £170.55
Insurance: £120.00
Vat: £ 90.55
TOTAL: £380.10

Hence your winnings will be delivered to your nominated house address.

Note:The charges cannot be Deducted from your winnings.

This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the International Gambling Act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3RD July 1996 by the constitutional assembly.

This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds and win Situations.

Please respond to this email by making a selection from the options above. Also attach a scanned copy of either your driver's licence, international passport (photo page) or any other legally identifying document.

Send your response to indicate your option within the next 24hrs,because you only have 10 working days to claim this cheque and after this period, your cash prize will be deemed to have been forfeited by you and will be reused in the drawings of the next edition of the lottery.

Yours Faithfully
Mr. Don Simon Anthony.
+44 704 575 1038
+44 704 575 0455
Dispatch officer.

scarlet courier services

Fastest and reliable in delivery service.

davidk said...

I know you are not supposed to respond to these people, but I have done to several in the past weeks. I have a standard reply:
Thank you very much. Please post my cheque to [bogus address]. I answer the questions with my occupation as ganeff (a thief). Often they do not respond but this one did asking me to contact the courier. I respond that it does not need a courier to post a cheque and I also query why their telephone numbers are cellphones, not landlines.

Its a bit of fun for this pensioner and if they are operating from internet cafes, it costs them money. They eventually give up.

Incidentally, I give my address as the UK, a street I know but the numbering stops short of what I give. I live thousands of miles from the UK.

J-Jordan said...

Hello All ,
I have listed the emails i received claiming that i have won aprize .

(1)
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL LOTTERY 2009 to undisclosed-re.
show details Jan 28 (8 days ago) Reply




FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT INTERNATIONAL
AWARDS DEPARTMENT AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY
CORPORATION PROMOTIONS/PRIZE
REF: 475061725
Batch: 7056490902/188
Winning no: GB8701/LPRC
Date: 20th of January 2009

CONGRATULATION! CONGRATULATION!! CONGRATULATION!!!

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are delighted to inform you of your prize which was released on
25th of January 2009, from the Australian International Lottery
programmer, which is fully based on an electronic selection of winners
using their e-mail addresses from some sites.
Your email address was attached to ticket number; 17212 and serial
number 7741137002. This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows
5-13-33-37-42 and bonus number 17, which consequently won the lottery in the second category.

You hereby have been approved a lump sum pay of US$500,000.00 (FIVE
HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref: ILP/HW 47509/09 from the total cash prize shared amongst eight lucky winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn form Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada ,Australia, United States , Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotion program which is
conducted annually?

This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some
multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the
citizens in the communities where they have an operational base.
Furthermore, your details (e-mail address) falls within our African
regional office in Abuja , Nigeria as indicated in your play coupon and
your prize of US$500.000.00 will be released to you from this regional
branch office in NIGERIA , To file for your claim, please contact our
director of finance. Contact the claim agent with this information
below.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE TO SEND THE BELOW
INFORMATIONS REQUIRED TO CLAIM YOU'RE WINNING PRIZE:
1. Full Name: .........................
2. Address: . .......................
3. Nation.......................Date of Birth: ......
5. Occupation: .....................
6. Phone: ..........Fax: .....................
7. State of Origin :..........................
9:DELIVERY OPTIONS

DELIVERY OPTIONS:
(1): BANK SWIFT WIRE TRANSFER
(2): COME TO OUR OFFSHORE PAYMENT CENTER IN NIGERIA
(3): BY OUR COURIER FIRM,

THE CLAIMS AGENT CONTACT
Name: Mr. Frank Eze
EMAIL:director_frankez2@yahoo.ca

Please quote your reference, batch and winning number which can be
found on the top left corner of this notification as well as your full
name, address and telephone number to help locate your file easily.
For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information
confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your
prize released to you.

This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-participants or
unofficial personnel.

Note: all winnings MUST be claimed by the 30th of Febuary, 2009
otherwise all funds will be returned as unclaimed and eventually
donated to charity organizations.

YOURS SINCERELY,
Mr. John William

(2) Reply i received
You are welcome to Scarlet Courier LTD Dispatch UNIT an affiliate of the Coca cola lottery. Prize We are pleased to be at your service. Scarlet Courier is Regulated and Stipulated by the Finacial Service Authority(FSA).,the finacial institutions that Govern all Finacial activities in NIGERIA.

This office has been Notified by the Coca cola lottery. of the amount won by you with their 2009 lottery .This means that you have been officially cleared for payment by the Verifications Department at the headquarters of the Coca cola lottery.

The original copy of your winning certificate, together with a covering document (Money Laundering protection and Letter of Affidavit for Claims) from the Nigerian government stating that the money was obtained legally through the Coca cola lottery. will be sent to you as soon as you meet with any of the option selected.

You can now begin the final step of the claims process, which is the couriering of your won prize to you. With regards to this, there are three options open to you, you are required to select the most convenient of the three below.

Courier of your winning cheque to you via any of this channel listed below:

DHL


Mailing: $270.00
Insurance: $330.00
Vat: $260.00
TOTAL: $860.00
24 HOURS PREMIUM DELIVERY


UPS




Mailing: $200.00
Insurance: $210.00
Vat: $330.55
TOTAL: $740.55
48 HOURS ECONOMY DELIVERY


FEDEX

Mailing: $100.00
Insurance: $310.00
Vat: $130.55
TOTAL: $540.55
72 HOURS ECONOMY DELIVERY

Very Important Notice:The Delivery Charges cannot be Deducted from your winnings, and also the Delivery charges are to be Paid by you.This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the National Gambling Act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3RD July 1996 by the constitutional assembly.This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds and win Situations.

Please respond to this email by making a selection from the three options above.


Send your response to indicate your option within the next 24hrs, so that delivery of your winnings cheque to your residence can be effected immediately without delay.

Once again, Congratulations

Your prompt response will be of good help to you in this matter.

Treat with dispatch,
Mr.Richard Peterson
Registered in NIGERIAN No 929027.
ADDRESS OF HEAD OFFICE:Link Place, BRIGHTON,
KINGS WAT ABUJA,NIGERIA

(3)the final email i received after acouple of phone calls between me & Mr.Peterson inwhich a certificate of credibility was enclosed :
SUBJECT: STATUS OF YOUR WON PRIZE FUND

I received your mail to this office in good faith and the content of your mail is carefully understood. This is to bring to your notion that this honorable department is not a personal affair, because we have rules and regulation which all the Customers/Winners must abide and follow accordingly.

First regarding the issue of required fee needed from you,be informed that this fee is a legal and compulsory fee agreed upon by the annual Coca Cola Lottery international promotion (2009) organization/board of directors of this courier firm termed as the cost of Delivery which every lucky winners must have to pay before their fund can be remitted to them.

Based on the annual Coca Cola Lottery international promotion (2009) constitutional terms/the national board of trustees which states that on no account should the prizes of all winners be deducted or fragmented nor pay by any Member without receiving the require fee of this Department for Transfer Charges/Delivery Charge and that all winners must take charge of any form of expenses, such as (transfer charge/delivery charge) before their won prizes can be transfer/deliver to them through their possession.

Secondly,as previously notified, once we receive this fee, we shall endeavor to effect your winning prize fund into your nominated home address without any further Daley and your shipment slip will be sent to you for your confirmation/documentation.

Furthermore, note that all the requirements must be satisfied to enable us commence the delivery to your nominated home address.

I understand that you are be careful over this issue and i do not blame you for you action towards this matter and at the same time, i want you to see reason on what i have just explain above.Please remember that you can cash this cheque in any of your choice bank in (Jordan) because this is an international signed cheque and your not in any way advised to tell any body about your prize until you receive your won prize to avoid double claims which will led to disqualification of your prize.

Treat this mail carefully, while we wait for your urgent response.



THANKING YOU IN OUR BEST SERVICE

Best Regard

MR RICHARD PETERSON


(EXCHANGE CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE)
*******************DISCLAIMER***************************
You are requested to keep the content of this email confidential.This Email contains important information.If you have received this Email by error, write an email to us

PANJI said...

I am Panji Alam in Indonesia.
(I am sorry, I cannot write, read and speak English, but I hope you understand what I mean)...
On 24 February 2009 I receive an email to inform me that my email address won a prize of Power Ball Lottery amount GBP 1,000,000.000 (one milion Great Britain Pound).
Mr.Richard Peterson from Scarlet Courier Ltd was inform me.

Is it true...???

Panji Alam
Email: power.panji@gmail.com

chandu said...

please dot come into these type of fraudsters. they are not taking ur money but they are stealing ur identity...beware of such guys


i got a mail saying....


Parcels
ScarLet Courier LTD
ADDRESS OF HEAD OFFICE:Link Place, BRIGHTON,
KINGS WAY LONDON,UK
Tel: +44 7024010647

Scarlet Couriers

ATTN: Vijay C Anaparty

You are welcome to ScarLet Courier LTD Dispatch UNIT an affiliate of the MICROSOFT NATIONAL LOTTERY We are pleased to be at your service. Scarlet Courier is Regulated and Stipulated by the Finacial Service Authority(FSA).,the finacial institutions that Govern all Finacial activities in U.K.

This office has been Notified by the MICROSOFT NATIONAL LOTTERY of the amount won by you with their National lottery .This means that you have been officially cleared for payment by the Verifications Department at the headquarters of the NATIONAL LOTTERY.

The original copy of your winning certificate, together with a covering document (Money Laundering protection and Letter of Affidavit for Claims) from the Nigerian government stating that the money was obtained legally through the MICROSOFT NATIONAL LOTTERY
will be sent to you as soon as you meet with any of the option selected.

You can now begin the final step of the claims process, which is the couriering of your won prize to you. With regards to this, there are three options open to you, you are required to select the most convenient of the three below.

Courier of your winning cheque to you via any of this channel listed below:

DHL
DHL UK Home
Mailing: $580.00
Insurance: $200.00
Vat: $260.00
TOTAL: $1040.00
24 HOURS PREMIUM DELIVERY


UPS
UPS

Mailing: $650.00
Insurance: $200..00
Vat: $240.55
TOTAL: $1090.55
48 HOURS ECONOMY DELIVERY


FEDEX
FedEx Express Logo
Mailing: $500.00
Insurance: $210.00
Vat: $130.55
TOTAL: $840.55
72 HOURS ECONOMY DELIVERY

Very Important Notice:The Delivery Charges cannot be Deducted from your winnings, and also the Delivery charges are to be Paid by you.This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the National Gambling Act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3RD July 1996 by the constitutional assembly.This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds and win Situaitions.

Please respond to this email by making a selection from the three options above. Also attach a scanned copy of either your driver's licence, international passport (photo page) or any other legally identifying document.

Send your response to indicate your option within the next 24hrs, so that delivery of your winnings cheque to your residence can be effected immediately without delay.

Once again, Congratulations

Waiting for your quick responds

Your's Faithfully,
James Brown

AE said...

Here it is latest addres--I received yesterday yhe wining notofication and now this


ScarLet Courier LTD
ADDRESS OF HEAD OFFICE:Link Place, BRIGHTON,
KINGS WAY ABUJA NIGERIA
Tel: +234 70 2883 3393




Dear Winner Ana Paula Pereira , Good day to you.We have in our possession for delivery to you 1 certified cheque, valued at US$500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars cheque) . made out in your name



You are welcome to ScarLet Courier LTD Dispatch UNIT an affiliate of the AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROGRAMME We are pleased to be at your service. Scarlet Courier is Regulated and Stipulated by the Finacial Service Authority(FSA).,the finacial institutions that Govern all Finacial activities in NIGERIA.

This office has been Notified by the AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROGRAMME of the amount won by you with their National lottery .This means that you have been officially cleared for payment by the Verifications Department at the headquarters of the AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROGRAMME.

The original copy of your winning certificate, together with a covering document (Money Laundering protection and Letter of Affidavit for Claims) from the Nigerian government stating that the money was obtained legally through the AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
will be sent to you as soon as you meet with any of the option selected.

You can now begin the final step of the claims process, which is the couriering of your won prize to you. With regards to this, there are three options open to you, you are required to select the most convenient of the three below.

Courier of your winning cheque to you via any of this channel listed below:

DHL


Mailing: $170.00
Insurance: $130.00
Vat: $260.00
TOTAL: $560.00
24 HOURS PREMIUM DELIVERY


UPS




Mailing: $150.00
Insurance: $210.00
Vat: $130.55
TOTAL: $490.55
48 HOURS ECONOMY DELIVERY


FEDEX

Mailing: $100.00
Insurance: $110.00
Vat: $130.55
TOTAL: $340.55
72 HOURS ECONOMY DELIVERY

Very Important Notice:The Delivery Charges cannot be Deducted from your winnings, and also the Delivery charges are to be Paid by you.This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the National Gambling Act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3RD July 1996 by the constitutional assembly.This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds and win Situaitions.

Please respond to this email by making a selection from the three options above. Also attach a scanned copy of either your driver's licence, international passport (photo page) or any other legally identifying document.

Send your response to indicate your option within the next 24hrs, so that delivery of your winnings cheque to your residence can be effected immediately without delay.

Once again, Congratulations

Your prompt response will be of good help to you in this matter.

Treat with dispatch,
Mr.Richard Peterson
Registered in NIGERIAN No 929027.
ADDRESS OF HEAD OFFICE:Link Place, BRIGHTON,
KINGS WAT ABUJA,NIGERIA





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Anonymous said...

here's the new address
Scarlet Courier LTD
ADDRESS OF HEAD OFFICE:Place,BRIGHTON
CHRIST CHURCH.BH23 UNITED KINGDOM