Lottery Scams: UK Lottery

Sample Lottery Scam Email: UK Lottery

Below is an actual scam email purporting to be from the "UK Lottery".  Note that the real UK lottery is called "The National Lottery Commission" and is operated by the Camelot Group plc.


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From: " willaims jones" <willaimsjones2q7@wanadoo.es>

To: <willaimsjones2q7@wanadoo.es>

Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 7:42 AM

Subject: DEAR WINNER

 

U.K LOTTERY.

28 ROMFORD AVENUE FOREST GATE

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.

REF: NBM /2551256003/22

BATCH: 14/0017/IPD

DEAR WINNER,

ON BEHALF OF THE U.K LOTTERY AND FROM THE DESK OF THE CLAIMS DEPARTMENT,WE GLADLY NOTIFY YOU OF YOUR LUCKY WIN OF A TOTAL OF 1,600,000 POUNDS STERLING ONLY,IN THE ON-GOING DRAWS,HELD ON THE 25th OF FEBUARY,2006

YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS CAME OUT IN THE 3RD CATEGORY OF OUR COMPUTER BALLOTTING SYSTEM DRAWN FROM 15 MILLION NAMES FROM AUSTRALIA,NEW ZEALAND, AMERICA, EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA AND AFRICA AS PART OF INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS PROGRAM, WHICH IS CONDUCTED ANNUALLY.

YOUR EMAIL WAS ATTACHED TO TICKET NUMBER:025-1146-1992-750,WITH SERIAL

NUMBER: 2113-22 AND LUCKY NUMBERS:3, 17, 31, 37, 45, 49

(YOU CAN CHECK YOUR RESULTS ON www.alllotto.co.uk TO CONFIRM YOUR EXACT PRIZE AMOUNT)

YOUR WINNING FALLS UNDER THE BOOKLET OF OUR EUROPEAN CO-ORDINATOR, THEREFORE YOU ARE IMMEDIATELY REQUIRED TO CONTACT YOUR FIDUCIARY AGENT,TO PROCESS YOUR PRIZE CLAIM,AT THE ADDRESS BELOW:

Name:SIR WILCOX DUTCH

(EUROPEAN FIDUCIARY AGENT.)

Email: wilcoxdutch@myway.com

ONCE AGAIN,ON BEHALF OF U.K LOTTERY TEAM, WE SAY CONGRATULATIONS. YOURS SINCERELY,

DR. WILLIAMS JONES.

HEAD,ONLINE CONTACT TEAM.

U.K LOTTERY.

WARNING:

1. YOU ARE HIGHLY ADVISED TO KEEP YOUR PRIZE WINNING HIGHLY SECRET, CONFIDENTIAL AND FROM PUBLIC NOTICE,UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETELY TRANSFFERED YOUR PRIZE, TO AVOID ANY LOSS, TO UNSCRUPULOUS INDIVIDUALS,AS WE DID NOT EVEN PUBLISH YOUR NAME/EMAIL ON THE WEBSITE, TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR PRIZE MONEY.

2. YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED, IF UNDER THE AGE OF 18.

3. YOUR PRIZE MONEY WILL BE FOREFEITED IF YOU REFUSE TO CLIAM IT,TRY TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE,ON OR BEFORE THE 10th OF MARCH,2006 SO CONTACT YOUR FIDUCIARY AGENT IMMEDIATELY.


Common giveaways that it is a scam:

  • the return email addresses are free Yahoo email accounts,

  • The recipient "won" without buying a ticket (so where does the money come from?)

  • "For security reasons" you're not allowed to talk to anyone about it (especially the police or consumerfraudreporting.org!) - which ought to be odd since lotteries thrive on publicity!


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