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Below is another scam lottery winning notification claiming to be from "Dayzer' s Lotto E-Games". The would-be victim wrote us after seeing a similar scam letter here. This ought to serve as a reminder that the scam criminals are constantly revising their letters, so look for the patter, not an exact match.
Notice the gibberish writing, excessive use of CAPITAL letters, poor punctuation and spacing, bad grammar and spelling, etc. Note the other clues to an obvious fraud that we have highlighted in the letter; keep confidential, selected by a random computer lottery of email addresses, use of free hotmail/yahoo email accounts, etc.
On February 17, 2007, I received an e-mail notifying me that I had won the 2007 Dayzers Lotto - Wheel E-game.
Out of curiosity and wishful thinking, I replied to their email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), which was listed in the e-mail as the contact point, for all responses.
My reply, basically consisted of my acknowledgement of receipt of the winner notification and the following notation, "Awaiting further instructions."
On February 19, 2007, I received a second e-mail (see below) acknowledging receipt of my reply and requesting that I fax or e-mail them personal ID information ... for processing. This prompted me to conduct online research of Dayzers Lottery as well as to visit a "Fraud Awareness" web site. Information gathered during these actions convinced me that Dayzers' contact of me was (is) an attempted scam.
John Doe (name changed to protect the identity)
Thank you for contacting us at the Due Process Unit. We are assigned to render advice and assistance in line with your winning claim process .DAYZERS LOTTO E-games has finally conducted E-game lottery for 2007.
We wish to congratulate you and formally inform you that you have won the sum of 1.500, 000.00 Euros (One Million Five Hundred Thoussand Euros) in the last email-lottery draw, organized here in the Netherlands.
You are required to forward the below details to help facilitate the processing of your certificate and the release of your winning prize.
- A SCANNED IDENTIFICATION OF YOU sent vian email or fax for vetting process which is a standard practice just to ensure that we are dealing and communicating with the right individual.
- Attached along with this message is a processing application form which you are advised to fill and forward with the above details as soon as possible through e-mail or fax to enable us process your winnings.
After the verification exercise your information will be forwarded to the payment Bank for the immediate release of your prize money.
You are also required to choose from the mode of payments offered by the issueing bank which includes:
2.Certified Bank Draft/cheque
After due processing has been done, a Certificate of winning will be presented to you. The certificate stands as proof of source of the funds. This process is vital and urgent following the instruction from our Payment center that all prize money should be claimed as soon as
As soon as you forward all necessary informations requested, you shall be contacted and briefed on the next procedures .
Once again accept our congratulations and we look forward to hearing from you soon. You are free to contact us on whatever information you need or if you have any questions.
Mr Van Dirk.
DPU Claims Officer