Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
If you received an email from "Dr. Mark Robert", claiming to be from the Irish National Lottery or the Irish National Lottery Online, and to contact him 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.
From: Dr. Mark Robert
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 9:19:40 AM
Subject: FINAL NOTIFICATION
We happily announce to you the 1st draw (#19975) of the 2008 IRISH LOTTERY Online Sweepstakes International program.
The Lottery Gaming Board was provided with several email addresses from the world wide web byMicrosoft international. In which your email address was selected with Serial number: 5368/02, reference number IR/23/987/60 and you are to claim a total sum of one million three hundred fifty thousand Euro (1,350,000Euro).
For you to claim your winnings contact your claims agent with the below information and always remember to quote your ref number any time you are filling your claim:
Dr Mark Robert