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)

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I HAVE A QUESTION!

12/6/2007 .I HAVE RECEIVED LETTER OF WINNER IN THE AUSTRALIAN LOTTERY PROGRAMME.MY WINNING PRIZE IS US$200,000.00 (TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS). THEY ASKED ME TO CONTACT WITH THE FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA (TEL:+234-805-166-2401). THEN THE BANK ASKED ME TO PAY 940$ FOR TRASFER.BUT I AM TOO POOR TO PAY FOR THEM, I ASKED THEM TO EXTRACT APART THE SUM OF MY CASH PRIFE.I DON'T KNOW THIS IS TRUE OR FALSE
PLEASE HELP ME!
REF:475061725
BATCH NO:7056490902/188
WINNING NUMBERS:GB8701/LPRC
E-MAIL OF FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA:FIRSTBANK_NG1ST@YAHOO.COM
I WISH I WOULD RECEIVE YOUR EMAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
THANKS ALOT FOR YOUR HELP!

AUSTRALIA LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION

This is the latest internet lottery scam I have received for $2,000,000.00. Please note that the letter informs me I need to claim my winnings by May 14, 2007, but I did not receive the email until June 17, 2007!!! That really tipped me off! Plus, it's an Australian lottery, but you have to contact Nigeria????!!!
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AUSTRALIA LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION
Australia Lottery Technology, Australia
9 Palmerston Crescent
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205
Australia

Date: 17/06/2007
Ref: 575061725
Batch: 8056490902
Winning no: KB8701

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Dear Winner,

We are delighted to inform you of the result of the E-mail address ballot lottery draw of the Australian international lottery programme, which took place on the 28th of March, 2007. This is a computer generated lottery of Internet users using email addresses for draws. This lottery draw is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses from different World Wide Web(www)sites.

Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 275-189-657-23-05 with Serial number 8756-05 drew the lucky numbers 11 13 26 34 44 48 and bonus ball number 02 which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$2,000,000.00 (TWO MILLION U.S DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref:ILP/HW 47509/02. This is from the total cash prize of $20,000,000 Million Dollars,shared amongst the first Ten (10) lucky winners in this category. All participant were selected randomly through a computer balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions programme which is conducted annually.

This Lottery is being promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of
Multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the
citizens in the communities where they have operational base. Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our AFRICAN representative office in Abuja, NIGERIA, as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of US$2,000,000.00 will be released to you from the regional branch office ABUJA in NIGERIA. We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes for US$1.3 Billion international draw.

Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:

Simply contact your claims agent at

MR.THOMAS GREEN
CELL PHONE NUMBER: +234-8028-392-779
E-MAIL : thomasgreenlink2@yahoo.it
mrthogreen@aol.com

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 money remitted/released to you.

This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse of this programme by some unscrupulous elements,equally to guard against non participant or unofficial personnel taking undue advantage of this programme.

Note that,all winnings MUST be claimed by a STIPULATED TIME (ON OR BEFORE 14 MAY, 2007) otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually be reabsorbed into our next lucky dip sweepstakes.

Note that you have to call Mr. Green Thomas(+234-8028-392-779)Before
sending your listed informations to him.

Full name:
Telephone number:
Fax number:
Mailing address:
Age:
Occupation:
Fax:
Ktu Number:
Draw Number:

Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!

Yours in service,

Mrs. Deborah Martins
Executive Co-ordinator
Australian International Lottery Program.

Dr. P. Swier, Mr. Gerald Goodman
Manager Foreign Operations,

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS OFFICE,MAKE SURE YOU
CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT AT

thomasgreenlink2@yahoo.it
mrthogreen@aol.com

ALSO MAKE SURE YOU SEND DOWN YOUR PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS TO YOUR CLAIMS
AGENT FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR WINNING,BATCH AND REF NUMBERS.

ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF THE WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION.

This e-mail message is intended only for the named recipient(s) above and is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act 18 U.S.C. Section 2510-2521. This e-mail is confidential and may contain information that is privileged or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you have received this message in error please immediately notify the sender by return e-mail and delete this e-mail message from your computer.

this is unblevible ,I got the same email

(South Australia Lotteries office Subscriber Agents).
Arena Complex 14 Donegall Square West, United Kingdom.
Tel:+447011148807

Dear Winner,

This office is in receipt of your message and based on The information which you provided, we have processed your winning and a copy of your winner's Certificate shall be sent to you on the address that you provided.
Hence, you are required to follow the payment procedure. Before the transfer of your prize can be carried out/effected, you are required to make the payment for Notarization and Stamp Duty.

After verification of your winning notification and documentation sent by our Coordinator: we are required to get Notarization and Stamp Duty on your winning to enable the Bank carry out the transfer of your winning prize and also to make you the ultimate beneficiary of the draw under the Australian International Lottery Inc. zoned under London Payment center. You are required to make payment of US$550 to enable us make the Notarization and Stamp Duty fee.

Note that the payment can not be deducted from your winning prize because your prize is under bond coverage and no amount of money can be deducted from it. Therefore the payment should be made through "WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER" in the name of the Financial Coordinator of the region. His Name and other required particulars needed for the payment are given below:

Name: MR. EVANS EARL
Address: LONDON.

You have to send the payment details back to us through email. The payment details will include:

SENDER'S NAME..........
SENDER'S ADDRESS.........
MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER.........

This is to enable the Bank effect the transfer of your winning Prize through Telegraphic wire transfer, within 48 hours after clarification of your payment for Stamp Duty and Notarization. You are to also NOTE that the payment for the Stamp Duty and Notarization is as stipulated by the English law. The break-down of the required fees is as follows:$300 is for the Stamp Duty/Notarization that is to be paid at the HER MAJESTY CROWN COURT LONDON . $200 is to be paid at the BOARD OF INTERNAL REVENUE as winning Tax.
$50 is for the shipment to you via courier service, the Hard Copy of your Winner's Certificate and other promotional items, since you can not be physically present to collect them.
Once more, I congratulate you on your winning and encourage you to make judicious use of your prize.

Yours sincerely,
Dr. Donald Hall(Chief Coordinator )
-Regional Payment Officer
Tel:+447011148807

Please check this out

Winning Confirmation

From The Desk of:
Mr. Ian Louis
Foreign Service Manager
Overseas Subscribers Agent
Email lottery promotion regional office
62A Islip Road Kent,London OX2 7SP
United Kingdom

Tel : + 44 703 192 0669
Fax : + 44 870 479 1713
Email: lottohelpdesk@yahoo.co.uk

Attention Winner: LIONEL ANDREW ERASMUS

This is in response to your email enquiry fowarded to this office for claiming lottery Prize, we have verified on the system and confirmed with the UK Awards Winners Exchange Lottery Board that your reference and batch numbers is legitimate, the valued Prize still valid with your email address {} as selected via computer ballot system a winner with:

REFERENCE Nº: EGS/2251256003/03

BATCH Nº: 14/0017/1PD

PROCEDURE TO CLAIM PRIZE
Option #1. To claim your prize you need to come down to any of the UK Awards Winners Exchange Lottery payment centre by 16th July, 2007 to redeem your prize as you have won in second category. You are required to be present physically in the payment office with your Identification in The United Kingdom or Amsterdam (Holland) and at the EU payment bank before the 14days deadline for claiming your Email lottery prize.

Option #2. In the event of your inability to make it personally to any of the above mention payment centers, an in-house EU affiliated attorney will be appointed to process your claim on your behalf, to endorse all legal discharge document and send your prize check to you or sign transfer Release bond at the paying bank.

Note: All email lottery prizes are insured by a high cover insurance policy and thus can not be any deduction. All payout is in full amount for instrument of payment (certified check) or direct transfers are "BONDED". All processing cost to dispatching your prize to you is to be paid by you as they can not be deducted from the prize.

Therefore you are to notify us which option is best suitable for you to redeem your prize. We shall send you a claim application form immediately to fill and submit to the Payment committee to commence the process of redeeming your lucky lottery prize or to be sent to your appointed attorney if you choose option #2.

Congratulations once again.

Sincerely,

Mr. Ian Louis
Foreign Service Manager
Overseas Subscribers Agent
For The UK Awards Winners Exchange Lottery Board.

life stories to find out how some of our big winners have changed their lives.

Joseph Ashworth was delighted to discover that he had cracked the case to net a £1,173,072 share of the Lotto jackpot on Saturday 30th June, 2007.

Yours faithfully,

Carl A Houghton (Mr.)
Director.International Promotions Unit,

NOTE: Claiming your winnings.
© Copyright © 1994-2006 The UK Lottery International Promotion Inc.
If your prize is up to £75, you can claim it in cash from any National Lottery retailer. All you've got to do is give them your winning ticket to validate through their Lottery terminal. The terminal will then produce a validation slip which will show the value of your prize. Check this against the amount paid out and return it to the retailer. At their discretion, all retailers can pay prizes up to £200 in cash. Some National Lottery retailers are authorized to pay prizes of up to £500. National Lottery Post Offices will pay out prizes of up to £10,000, though prizes over £500 will be paid by cheque.
Anything above £10,000 must be claimed in person from a National Lottery Regional Centre or via any of our fiduciary agents and will be paid by cheque or direct bank transfer (no cash is held on office premises).
If you match all six main numbers, or five plus the bonus number, please call us immediately or your appointed fiduciary claims agent for assistance in claiming your prize and your appointed fiduciary agents will be willing to assist you. (Calls normally charged at local rate in the UK). To claim any prize above £500, you will have to complete a Claim Form and give proof of your identity.
If you are claiming a large prize, additional checks on your winning ticket and email address may be conducted. All National Email Lottery prizes must be claimed by 11.59pm, 14 days after the winning draw.

Copyright © 1994-2006 The UK Awards Winners Exchange Lottery International Promotion Inc.
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F****ng Crooks

Guess what?

I got an email that is almost IDENTICAL to yours even down to the REFERENCE & BATCH NUMBER! The only difference is that my full name and email address are there instead of yours.

Sorry to hand it to you, but this is DEFINITELY a scam...

Regards,
Riegardt

Hi Please Read This

Dear Sir,
My name is UMAR HAMEED an i receive an E-mail from
(australianlottery@lottery.com)They tell me that you have won
500,000,00 US dollers. But i dont know how to receive my winning prize please help me and contact me on my mobile no. +923217274633
I am waiting your call please call me.
i shell be Thankful to you.

Umar Hameed

this is a frud

this is a frud

fraud mail

AUSTRALIAN LOTTERY INCOPERATION.
GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED!!!
AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
IS REGISTERED UNDER THE DATA PROTECTION ACT OF;
(Registration Z720633X).

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This form is valid for only those who have won the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL LOTTERY. Fill in the required fields in the space provided below. No field should be left blank, because your particulars are needed for record purposes.

NOTE : IT IS REQUIRED YOU CLICK THE REPLY BUTTON BEFORE FILLING OUT THIS FORM, AS ALL INPUTED DATA MAY BE LOST UPON OUR RECEPTION. IN THE EVENT THAT YOUR BROWSER SETTING DOES NOT SUPPORT THIS PROGRAM e.g html program, YOU ARE TO SEND THE REQUIRED DATA IN PLAIN TEXT FORMAT.
Please fill in the appropriate information in the space below:
WINNER'S APPLICATION FORM FOR PAYMENT.
WINNER'S PERSONAL DATA
First Name.: *
Middle Name.:
Last Name.: *

Gender.: MaleFemale

Month Of Birth.: MonthJanuaryFebuaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember Day: Day12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031 Year:

Marital Status.: SingleMarriedDivorced
Nationality.: *
Religion.:
Occupation.:

Address 1.: *
Address 2.:
City.: *
State/Province.: *
Zip Code.: *

Mobile phone No.: *
House Phone No.: *
Fax No.:
Email Address.: * eg. username@domainname.com

BANK INFORMATION
BANK NAME.: *
BANK ADDRESS.: *
BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER.: *
MODE OF TRANSFER: BANK TO BANK TRANSFER:(YES) OR (NO)
This is to verify that the information filled in this FORM is a valid particulars of me. Yes: No:

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL LOTTERY INTERNATIONA COPYRIGHT ? 2006 ALL RIGHT RESERVED

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I HAVE RECEIVED LETTER OF

I HAVE RECEIVED LETTER OF WINNER IN THE AUSTRALIAN LOTTERY PROGRAMME.MY WINNING PRIZE IS US$200,000.00 (TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS). THEY ASKED ME TO CONTACT WITH THE FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA (TEL:+234-805-166-2401). THEN THE BANK ASKED ME TO PAY 940$ FOR TRASFER.BUT I AM TOO POOR TO PAY FOR THEM, I ASKED THEM TO EXTRACT APART THE SUM OF MY CASH PRIFE.I DON'T KNOW THIS IS TRUE OR FALSE
PLEASE HELP ME!
REF:4758961725
BATCH NO:7056493902/188
WINNING NUMBERS:FGNGB2701/LPRC
E-MAIL OF FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA:FIRSTBANK_NG1ST@YAHOO.COM
I WISH I WOULD RECEIVE YOUR EMAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
THANKS ALOT FOR YOUR HELP!

False

It is false.

There is no prize. You won nothing. This is a scam by criminals to get money from you.
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Khalid Baheyeldin

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