Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
If you received an email from "Dolly Richards(Mrs)", claining to be from the Irish National Lottery or the Irish National Lottery Online, and to contact MR ANDREW SPENCER to receive your winnings, beware! This scam claims that there is a free online version of the Irish Lottery that selects winners, randomly, just because they have an email address. Obviously, this is just another scam. If you really believe that there is ANY organization, anywhere in the world, that is going to give away millions of dollars weekly to people who are selected at random from email addresses, then we will question your sanity.
We've highlighted some of the obvious clues that it is a fraud. Notice the the use of free yahoo email accounts (not likely for a professional lottery!), gibberish phrases, many typos and misspellings, etc. Note that they have even included the real logo, from the Irish Lottery website.
THE IRISH NATIONAL LOTTERY
P O Box 1010
11 G Lower Dorset Street,
Dublin 1, Ireland
WINNING NOTIFICATION We happily announce to you the draw (#1004) of the IRISH LOTTERY online Sweepstakes International program held on Wed 04 Apr 2007 TIME-9:10pm.It is now available for claims and you are getting the final NOTIFICATION as regards this. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers 04, 07, 16, 18, 22, 28, Bonus 14 which subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category i.e LOTTO PLUS 2 RESULTS.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 450,000,00( Four Hundred And Fifty Thousand Euros) in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03. This is from a total cash prize of 2.75 Million Euros shared amongst the first(6)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 weekly.
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 450,000,00 ( Four Hundred And Fifty Thousand Euro) will be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe.To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
MR ANDREW SPENCER.
Tel:+44 701113 7049
Endeavour to email/fax him your full names, winning numbers and email address immediately.
Congratulations from me and members of staff of THE IRISH LOTTERY.
Online coordinator for THE IRISH LOTTERY
Sweepstakes International Program.