UK National Lottery Scams: British Lottery International programs

Sample Email Scams Involving the British National Lottery
British Lottery International programs
"Mr. Aderson Lord  and Richard Moore, "fiduciary agent"

How to Recognize Them and What To Do If You Receive One

You received an email from the "British Lottery International programs"? Don't count on the prize money.  There is no "British Lottery International programs". How could your "email address" win a lottery?  Did you buy a ticket?  Have you ever heard of the "British Lottery International programs"? 

Besides which, NO lottery ever emails people to tell them they won.  It is a scam.

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; such as random capitalization, the use of a free Yahoo email account and the omnipresent claim that your "email address attached to ticket..." was the key to winning. As if email addresses are used to hand out money...

Also see this page to find out what happens if you reply to them!

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


Fraud Example


UK INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
28 TANFIELD ROAD, CROYDON.LONDON

Ref: BTL/491OXI/04
Batch: 12/25/0304
Date:2/14/2007

DEAR LUCKY WINNER

FINAL WINNING NOTIFICATION

We happily announce to you the draw of the British Lottery International programs held on the 14th of February 2007 in London. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 564 75600545-188 with serial number 5388/02 drew the lucky numbers: 31-6-26-13-35-7,which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$2,500,000.00 (Two million, five hundred thousand, United States Dollars) in cash credited to file RPC/9080118308/04 made available from a total cash prize of US $125 Million dollars, shared amongst the first Fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in our play coupon. In view of this, your US$2,500,000.00 (Two million, five hundred thousand, United States Dollars) would be released to you by our affiliate bank in London as soon as you establish contact.

Please be warned. To file for your claim, contact our fiduciary agent with the below details;

AGENT: Mr. Richard Moore
Email:  claimsofficer_moore@yahoo.co.uk

You are to provide the claims agent with the under listed information as soon as possible:

1.FULL NAMES:..............................

2.DATE OF BIRTH:...........................

3.SEX:.....................................

4.MARITAL STATUS:..........................

5.CONTACT ADDRESS:.........................

6.COUNTRY:.................................

7.TELEPHONE NUMBER:........................

8.OCCUPATION:..............................

9.AMOUNT WON:.............................

Congratulations once more.

Faithfully,

Mr. Aderson Lord
Zone Co-ordinator.
THE UK INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY


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