Monday, October 30, 2006

Lottery Scam

Since I received this letter from Euromillones, I made some researches about scams... In fact it was my first but there is not only the Italian Lottery which is used: the british one too. It’s worth noting that there is really a UK national lottery. The National lottery does not run an email campaign at all. As usually in SCAM, you will be asked for a series of charges to get the prize in cash or details of your bank account and it will never arrive! This is a scam so ignore it. Here a copy of this mail:

The National Lottery,
P O Box 1010,
L70 1NL Liverpool,
(Customer Services)

Batch: 074/05/ZY369
Ref: UK/9420X2/68

We happily announce to you the draw (#963) of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY,online Sweepstakes International program held on the 21st July, 2006.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:12-18-22-24-32-33(bonus no.), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.ematch 5 plus bonus.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £250,000 (Two hundred and fifty thousand pounds sterling) in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03.

This is from a total cash prize of £1,000,000 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 periodically.

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 £250,000 (Two hundred and fifty thousand pounds sterling) would be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe. 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 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.

The UK NATIONAL LOTTERY Awards is proudly sponsored by the Microsoft Corporation, the Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell computers, Mckintosh and a conglomeration of other international IT companies. The UK NATIONAL LOTTERY internet draw is held once in a year and is so organized to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide. We are proud to say that over 200 Million Pounds are won annually in more than 150 countries worldwide.

To file for your claim, please send your details; Age, Sex, Country, Amount Won, Phone Number and Fax to our fudiciary agent
Fudiciary Agent: Mr Jack Collins
Goodluck from me and members of staff of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.

Yours faithfully,
Brian Hunt.
Online coordinator
Sweepstakes International Program.
Open 7 days 7am-7pm.

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