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Below is another example of a fake lottery; this one from the "British Internatonal E-Lottery Promotion Sweepstakes". They can't even spell "International" correctly... Note the usual clues to an obvious fraud that we have highlighted in the letter; keep confidential, selected by a random computer lottery, use of free hotmail/yahoo email accounts, etc. Isn't odd that the "British Int'l E-Lottery" uses a free Yahoo email address in Hong Kong? The Chinese government might find that odd, too (not that China, home of most copyright infringement and fraud in the world, cares!)
It is a typical scam sweepstakes winning notification. Also see these pages:
BRITISH INT'L E-LOTTERY PROMOTION
The Free Lottery Sweepstakes,
P O Box 74 Southwark,
London, SE1 0EH
Ref No: BOL-C/ 18-F0672312
Zonal Draw No: GMLA2-006
Grand Draw No: 15021
We are pleased to inform you that your email address was selected among the four lucky winners of the promotional British Internatonal E-Lottery Promotion Sweepstakes held recently as part of our EXPERIMENTAL BONANZA. Winners were selected through a computer ballot system drawn randomly from a pool of over100,000 names of e-mail addresses from world wide web in all over Europe, America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle-East, parts of Africa, and North & South America.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £125,000 (One hundred and twenty five thousand pounds sterling) in cash credited to file BOL/9023110508/02. This is from a total cash prize of £500,000,00 shared amongst the four (4) lucky winners in this category.
We in the British E-Lottery Free Sweepstakes is by this program, launching our model computer balloting lottery draws, developed and designed to satisfy the cravings of the ever-growing number of participants in our various lottery programs.
This is part of our International Promotions Program, which was conducted in view of launching ourselves into the Sweepstakes Industry Worldwide and zoning all lucky winners by theirrespective continents from across the globe, we produced an extensive list from which you have emerged as one of the winners of the Grand Draw.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize.This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned!!!
To begin your claim, you are advised to Quote your Ref and Batch Number stated in your notification letter and send it to our Fiduciary Agent (Mrs. Sarah Williams) who is to guide and facilitate the release of your funds.
The British E- Lottery Sweepstake International
Goodluck from me and members of staff of the BRITISH INT'L E- LOTTERY PROMOTION
British Int'l E-Lottery Promotion