Email Scam: Winning a Fake Lottery

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Email Scam: Winning a Fake Lottery

Here is another scam example. It is not a classic 419 scam, but still an advance fee fraud scheme.

It says that I won the lottery. Thing is, I never bought a ticket? How can I win.

From:  The director of the Prize Award Department
Reference number: EG/38807886091/05
Batch number: 340/1608/RDL
Att: The Owner of this Email Address

Re: Award Notification Of Final Notice

We are pleased to inform you of the release on the 10th of Nov 2005 of the result of the GRAPHICS FORTUNE LOTTO brits sweepstakes lottery International promotion UK programmes held on the 30th of October Your email address attached to the ticket number 033-1146993-750 with serial number 13-15-16-21-34-36, which consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category.

You have therefore been awarded the lump sum of £1.5 million(One Million Five Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling) in cash credited to file number EG/38807886091/05.This is from the total cash prize off £150,000,000,00(One Hundred And Fifty Million British Pounds Sterling) which is being shared among ten international lucky winners in this categ ory! Your funds are deposited with a security company, which will be insured in your name once you contact us.

Due to a mix up of some names and numbers, we strongly recommend that you keep this award a top secret from the public notice until your claims have been processed and the money remitted to your account.This is a part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwanted scams of this program by other participants.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 email addresses from  all over the world as a part of our international promotional program, which we conduct twice annually. We hope that with a part of your prize, you will take part in our end of year high stake 3bn lottery. To avoid fraud and scams, and to begin your claim, please contact only your assigned agent, Mr James Ink; foreign service manager of GRAPHICS LOTTERY ORG via email on graphics-lottery@mail.com for processing and remittance of your money to a designated account of your choice. All prize money must be claimed not later than 14days from the date of this notice, as after this date, all funds will be returned to GRAPHICS-LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL as unclaimed.

In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference and batch number in every correspondence with us, or your agent. Furthermore, if you have changed your email address, do contact your agent, notifying him of the change.

Congratulations once more for and on behalf of all members of my staff and thank you for being a part of our promotions program.

Thanks
Mr James Ink
Tel: 0044 703 184 8477
International:+44 703 184 8477
Fax:0044-20-7900-3621
Email:graphics-lottery@mail.com
Email:claims_agent@post.com
For Further Assistant please call your international
directory in your country
(GRAPHICS FORTUNE LOTTO)

Wow! If only it was true...

Here is the e-mail I received not once, but TWICE:

SELECTED.Million Lottery EMAIL AWARD PRIZE!!!
This is to inform you that your Email Address attached to a Ticket Number:
TL754/22/76 has won the prize Sum of: €2,000,000.00 (Two Million Euro), in an Email Sweepstakes program held on the 19th of November 2007.
Do contact the Details below for your claim:

Attention: Mr. Fred Van
E-mail: mlotterycldept2@aol.co.uk
Phone: +316-272-351-41 and Fax: +31-847-185-133 Reference Number: 421/613/580-EB, Serial Number 176087, Lucky Number:TL 22/15406, Batch Number: 42100546-934-VE

Furnish them with the following:

Names:
Phone/Fax number:
Nationality:
Ref Number:
Batch Number:
Occupation:
Email Address:

Yours Faithfully,
Vjertis Von Adrian (Ms.) CPA.

Oxford International Lottery

Yet another advance fee scam. This "Oxford Lottery" has been around for some time and although it's an obvious scam to most of us, there will be some people who are deceived. They must be still making cash out of it, or they would not keep spamming. I am sure that the answer lies in taking action against Internet Service Providers who know perfectly well that they are spam carriers. In this case, it is Comcast, based in the U.S.A.

Until the DOJ attacks them with punitive fines, we can expect to see more of this.

Scam

22nd November, 2007.

Dear ,

My office is in receipt of your email. This is to formally inform you that we are in possession of your Cash Grant of 420,000,00 USD. that was sent to the Bank by the Euro Millions Board. Your Cash Grant was deposited in a suspense account in our Bank, and placed under a hard cover insurance policy, (which implies that your Cash Grant cannot be tampered with until it is safely in your custody).

The mode of payment of your Cash Grant stipulated by the Euro Millions Organisers is Online Wire Transfer (OWT). This requires you to open an Online Account with this Bank on your behalf. A Pin Code and Account Number will be emailed or Faxed to you, to enable you log onto your Account and access the statement of your new Account Online. The reason is that your Cash Grant was deposited in a suspense account for security reasons.

It will also interest you to know that the initial opening deposit will also reflect in your new Account. Which means that the net balance in your new account will be a summation of your Cash Grant and the opening deposit. You are at liberty to make total transfer of your money in your Account at our Bank to your local Bank Account if you wish to discontinue banking with us (Lloyds TSB Bank). You are expected to choose from the list of Online Accounts operated by the Bank listed below.

Regular Online Account:
a) Opening Deposit................ 580.00 GBP
b) Activation Charges ............260.00 GBP
TOTAL 840.00 GBP (Eight hundred and forty pounds sterling)
Transfer Duration ................. 7 (Seven) working days.

Preterm Online Account:
a) Opening Deposit................ .750.00 GBP
b) Activation Charges .............260.00 GBP
TOTAL 1,010.00 BGP (One Thousand and ten pounds sterling)
Transfer Duration....................5 (Five) working days.

Premium Online Account:
a) Opening Deposit................ 850.00 GBP
b) Activation Charges .......... 300.00 GBP
TOTAL 1,150.00 GBP (One Thousand one hundred and fifty pounds sterling)
Transfer Duration................. 3 (Three) working days.

Platinum Online Account:
a) Opening Deposit..................1,150.00 GBP
b) Activation Charges ............. 300.00 GBP
TOTAL 1,450.00 GBP (One Thousand four hundred and fifty pounds sterling)
Transfer Duration.................... 48 Hours.

NOTE: THE DURATION OF TRANSFER IS WITH RESPECT TO THE ACTUAL DATE YOUR ACCOUNT OPENING FORM WAS RECEIVED, BE INFORMED THAT THESE CHARGES CANNOT BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR CASH GRANT DUE TO THE INSURANCE POLICY PLACED ON IT.

Do know that this is strictly banking processes and procedures aimed at given our highly esteemed customers, optimum services, considereing the amount of money that is involve and also to guarantee a safe, successful and hitch free transfer of funds.

I shall be sending you an Account Opening Form (A.O.F), as soon as you choose the Online Account you wish to set-up with the Bank. You are required to fill the form, append your signature, scan and send a photo page of your means of identification (International Passport or Drivers License) as email attachment.

I shall await your response on the Account you wish to run in the bank in order to advise you on the payment modalities.

Thank you for your anticipated co-operation.

Yours' Faithfully,

Michael Frederick.
Account Officer.
The HTML

Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007

Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 12:13:27 -0700
From: "VODAFONE UK AWARD" Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
To:
Subject: Winning Coupon number

VODAFONE UK
80 The Strand
London
WC2 0RJ
UNITED KINGDOM
(Customer Services)

Attn: Lucky Winner,

Winning Coupon number **********:

We bring to your notice the winning prize from VODAFONE UK ANNIVERSARY
program
held on the 18th of November,2007
through Internet ballot System among 20,000 Microsoft users.

Subsequently, your email attached to Coupon num *********)
won contract sum of £800,000.00 GB Pounds(Eight Hundred Thousand Great
Britain
Pound Sterlings)
from a total sum of £16,000,000 GB Pounds (Sixteen Million Great
British Pound
Sterlings).
We request your serious attention to this notification by contacting
the claims
and notarization department with claim information and procedures of
claim.

Contact person: Mr.Jackson Steve
Chief Finance Officer,
E-mail: infovodauk@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: +44-701-112-1160

Also require are;

1. Full Names
2. Address
3. Sex
4. Age
5. Country of Origin
6. Contact Phone Number(s)
7. Winning Coupon number
8. Winning email address

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

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs. Veronica
Van Gooi

scam

Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 16:58:58 -0800
From: "UK ONLINE LOTTERY 2007" Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
Subject: Notice !!!!!!!!

WINNING NOTIFICATION (UKON 2007)
Ref No: UK/9420X2/68
Batch Number: 074/05/ZY369
Lucky Numbers: 31-17-8-28-55[08] Bonus Ball
23RD OF NOVEMBER,2007

ATTENTION: WINNER ,

You have been Selected in the UKON 2007 Lottery Program. Our lottery
program selection has finally been performed today 23rd OF
NOVEMBER,2007
which was held at the Marina office. UK Promotion is a joint
Euro/America private lottery
registered and organized in accordance with the World Lottery
Regulation act.We the The National Lottery organizing committee are
pleased to officially notify you of the status of your email
application. An
official notification of winning is hereby issued to you as your email
promotion ticket randomly drew for the Lucky Numbers: 31-17-8-28-55 [08
Bonus Ball ,which selected your email as the 2ND winner of our lottery
program you have consequently won the lottery program in the first
batch.

Suffice to say here, We have officially approved a sum payout of
£750,000.00 GBP to you as the lottery winner.
Conclusively,upon your receipt of this notification,do fill the
verification and funds release form and return to the claims department
immediately via :

CONTACT OUR FIDUCIARY AGENT
NAME: GRAY MOORE
(CLAIMS OFFICER)
Email:graymoore_ukon@hotmail.com

VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM
FULL NAME:
AGE:
SEX:
ADDRESS:
COUNTRY:
WINNING EMAIL ADDRESS:
MARITAL STATUS:
OCCUPATION:
PHONE:
FAX NUMBER:

Congratulations from all our staff for being part of UKON 2007 LOTTERY
PROGRAM.

Sincerely,
ROSE WOODS(MRS)
Zonal Co-ordinator
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Nigerian lottery or something.

Anyway, when I refused to give up the loot for my loot, they (scarlet courier LTD) wanted me to send a release statement to send the "loot" back to the lottery runners. Is it true or false...you decide. As follows:

TM

Scarlet Courier LTD.
Slough Head Office
& Accounts
658 Ajax Avenue
Slough, Berkshire.
SL1 4BG
From the desk of Mr. David Denham
Our Ref#: SLC/CPEL/9876
Your Ref #: TWCL/OBL/I4-X6/00
DATE:4TH DECEMBER 2007

ATTENTION: DAVID CHANDLER,

Since you do not have the intention to pay the courier fee,your winnings will be cancelled and funds will be sent back to the EURO-PW LOTTERY BOARD as unclaimed.Do the needful by completing the dis-claimant form(attached) for proper cancellation process.

I tried contact you yesterday via phone,but no one answered.

Treat with dispatch,
Yours Faithfully
Customer Services Department
Mr. David Denham
Tel: +44 701-113-0517
+44 701-113-9469
E-mail :scarlet_courier_delivery11011@yahoo.co.uk

...................................................................................
Confidentiality Note:

The information contained in this message is confidential and/or privileged. This message is intended to be read only by the person named above. The unauthorised use, disclosure, copying or alteration of this message is strictly prohibited. If you are not the addressee, (or responsible for delivery of the message to the addressee), please notify the originator by return message and destroy the original message.

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(sorry, more on next post) they sent a scan and a jpeg file to but I'm trying to let you see it.

fake!!!

FROM THE DESK OF THE MANAGER
NOKIA N'SERIES PROMOTION

Your e-mail was attached to ticket number 1110008342, serial number
6028808. This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 4-13-7-37-1
bonus number 20, which consequently won the lottery in the First
category.

You hereby have been approved a lump sum of GBP £1,000,000.00(ONE
MILLION GREAT BRITISH POUNDS).

To file for your claim,Please contact our Fiduciary Agent for
VALIDATION.
Name:Barrister Newton Brown
Email: customerservice_agentbrown@yahoo.com.hk
Tel: +44 7031 924 142

Regards,
Dr Mrs. Darryn Clarke
NOKIA! 2007 Lottery program

how do you know am i winning

how do you know am i winning the loto

I WHANT A KNOW IF I WINNING THE PLATINUM LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL

HI I HAVE A EMAIL FROM THE PLATINUM LOTTERY INTERNACIONAL AND JUST TELL ME IS A JOKE OR IS THRU THANKS AND SEND MY QUESTION TO MY EMAIL HAVE NICE DAY

How to claim my prize

Please Sir\Ma i am one of the lurcky winner of 2007 lottery draw, and i am in Nigeria how can i be able to claim my prize. Evendo have mail mr Alex Frank who is the agent in Nigeria but no reply.Please if you can send reply to my mail box i will be glad.Olaleye2u@yahoo.com.