AUSTRALIAN INTER-LOTTO SCAM
The AUSTRALIAN INTER-LOTTO
scam email shown below claims that the recipient has won money in an international lottery. The email is an attempt to initiate a dialogue with potential victims and subsequently trick them into sending money to the scammers responsible. There is no "AUSTRALIAN INTER-LOTTO" and no prize money.
Example of AUSTRALIAN INTER-LOTTO Scam Email:
RE / AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the AUSTRALIAN INTER-LOTTO held on the 23th of November,Your e-mail address attached to ticket number;12457851245212 with serial number 24512-LK235,batch number B142/245874120KYT, lottery reference number 452632 and drew from lucky numbers 58-7-27-46-47-69 which consequently won in the 2nd category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of $1,000,000.00 only,payable in cash
credited to security credited file numbers;YHT/24586/2354/JPA.
Your fund is now deposited with our fiduciary agent (UK BOND) insured in your name. In your best interest and also to avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly from public notice until the process of transferring your claims has been completed, and your funds remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants/nonparticipants who take advantage of our name and this programme to reap our winners. We also wish to bring to your notice our end of year (2004) high stakes
where you stand a chance of winning up to 12,00,000.00, we hope that with a part of your prize you will participate.
To begin your claim process, please contact our UK paying agent immediately
MR. SAMUEL JONES
HM JONES(credit & finance) UK LTD.
Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 11th NOVEMBER, 2004. After this date, the prize award will be returned to the AUSTRALIAN INTER-LOTTO . Be informed that 5% of your lottery winning belongs to charity organisation. As was stated in the policy of our organisation, no institution/person has right to remove/deduct money out of the total sum won till it gets to the beneficiary.
Please call your agent as soon as you receive this letter and remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all your correspondence with HM JONES Uk
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1072896743AS
BATCH NO: 443/04
Congratulations once again from all our staff Sincerely.
NATIONWIDE INTER-LOTTO UK
SOUTH PARK BUSINESS CENTRE
310 GREEN LANE, ILFORD,
IG1 1XT, ESSEX.
PLEASE ALL INSTRUCTIONS ARE STRICTLY OBSVERED AND ANY WINNERS BELOW 18 YEARS OF AGE SHOULD IGNOR THIS NOTICE AS NOT QUALIFIED FOR THIS CLAIM.