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Sample Email Scams Involving the British National Lottery
UK Online Lottery Result Headquarters
"Mrs Grace Parker", "Mr Felix Btown"

"UK Online Lottery Result Headquarters" is another UK National Lottery Scam.  Claiming to be the "online version", the scammer will send you an email from a fictitious person like "Mrs Grace Parker" and tell you to contact another fictitious person "Mr Felix Btown" (their "claims processor" or "fiduciary agent").This pathetic scammer can't even spell a simple name like "brown" correctly. Of course, you cannot win ANY real lottery without buying a ticket. There is no such thing as a "computer draw system" and your email address cannot and will never win any lottery! The names, "Mrs Grace Parker", "Mr Felix Btown", may be different; they keep changing them to con you!

Of course, there are only two legal lotteries in Britain, the National Lottery and the Monday Lottery, anyway, and they do NOT use email to notify winners. Below is a scam email actually received.

DO NOT reply to any emails you receive that claim you have won a lottery that you did not enter.  They are frauds.  You will lose your money.  There is no "free lunch"; don't be foolish and believe a scam!  We can not say it any more plainly:  YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL BY ANY LEGITIMATE LOTTERY THAT YOU WON A PRIZE.  If you do receive such an email, it IS a fraud, do not reply to it!  If you DID reply to one, click here to see what you will likely receive back.

For your education and entertainment, we have highlighted some of the obvious clues that this is a scam.

In the UK, call the hotline at 020 7211 8111 to check or report lottery scams.


Fraud Example


From: "Mrs Grace Parker" < indencom@independentlondon.com.br >
Subject: YOU ARE SELECTED WINNER!!!
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 11:19:03 +0000

UK Online Lottery Result Headquarters:
10th S4 Route 559
Earthpink Towers Inc.
Manchester D40/S,
United Kingdom.

TICKET NUMBER: 7463428119
SERIAL NUMBER: 831-71
BATCH NUMBER : AT-040SB06-03

AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the release of the long awaited results of the UK LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM held on the 9th March ,2007 at Uk Lotto Headquarters Manchester, UK.Your email address was selected randomly from official worldwide company's/internet data web through online email addresses search engine with the aid of Google prominent search.Been entered as dependent clients email address with; Reference Serial Number: 831-71 and Batch number AT-040SB06-03. Your email address attached to the ticket number: 7463428119 that drew the lucky winning number 2, which consequently won the online sweepstake in the 2nd category,in four parts.You have therefore been approved for a payment of US$500,000(Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)in cash credited to file reference number:IPL/4249859609/WP1.This is from a total cash prize of US$ 5 Million dollars,sharedamong the first Ten

(10) lucky winners in this 2nd category. Congratulations! once more as all participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 50,000 (Fifty thousand) names of email users around the world, as part of your international promotion program.Due to mixed up of some names and addresses, we ask that you keep this award confidential,till your claims has been processed and your funds remitted to you.Your contact fudiciary agent is below:

Name: Mr Felix Btown
E-mail: felixbrown_fiduciaryagent@yahoo.ie

UK LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL CLAIMING SECURITY AGENCY.

YOUR SECURITY FILE NUMBER IS W-91237-H67/B4 (keep personal). You are required to forward the following details to help facilitate the processing of your claims and certificate which will facilitate the release of your winnings. PERSONAL INFORMATIONS 1. Name: 2. Address: 3. Marital Status: 4. Occupation: 5. Age: 6. Sex: 7. Nationality: 8. Country Of Residence: 9. Telephone Number (Country Code)-(Area Code)- Phone Number):

10 Cell Number: (Country Code) - (Cell Phone Number):

11. Fax Number:

12. Draw Number above:

13. Payment Method (Cheque / Bank Transfer):

14.Category Number:

15. Amount won:

16. Email Address:

You are adviced to forward these informations to your fudiciary agent as soon as possible to enable her file out a claim for your prize winning package. Once again, Congratulations.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs Grace Parker
Director/LRO
UK Online International Lottery Co-ordinator

Good luck from me and members of staff of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY. Online coordinator for UK NATIONAL LOTTERY ==================================================================

The national lottery promo Awards is proudly sponsored by the Microsoft Corporation, the Intel Group,Toshiba,Dell Computers, Mckintosh and a conglomeration of other international IT companies. The Free lottery internet draw is held quarterly every year and is so organized to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide.We are proud to say that over 200 Million Euros are won annually in more than 150 countries worldwide. ====================================================================

WARNING!!! ANY MAIL RECIEVED OF THIS SUCH WITH ANY OTHER TRADE MARK OR ADDRESS

SHOULD BE FOWARDED TO THIS BOX IMMEDIATELY, THIS WILL HELP US TO FIGHT SCAM AND LOTTERY IMPOSTERS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED CO-OPERATION.

 



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