Bono Lottery International Program Scam
The lottery email included below is a scam.
The Bono Lottery International Program
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 "Bono Lottery International Program" and no prize money.
Example of Bono Lottery International Program Scam Email:
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION
FROM THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS AWARD DEPARTMENT
We happily announce to you the draw of the Bono Lottery International Program
held on the 4th of May , 2005.
Your name "email address" was attached to ticket number; 12324277 serial
number 6663817262 This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 2-9-22-23-24-30
bonus number 5, which consequently won the lottery in the second category.
You hereby have been approved lump sum pay of ?1,500,000.00
(ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS)file Ref: FER/8309/1209/26 from
the total cash prize of ?15,000,000.00 shared amongst ten lucky winners,based
on their category.
All participants "email address" were selected through a computer balloting
system drawn form Nine hundred thousand names from Canada,Australia,United
States,Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceanic as part of our internationalpromotions
program which is conducted annually.
This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by some multinational companies as
part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where
they have operational base.
To process your claims you are hereby advice to contact the apponted agent
below with your Full Name, Contact Home and Office Address Tel & Fax Number
for easy communication.
JOSE MARIA AGENCIA SPAIN
Please quote your reference, batch and winning number
which can be found on the top left corner of this notification as
well as your full names and address to help locate your file easily.
For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep
this information confidential from the public until your claim is
processed and your prize released to you.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid dual
claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by
non-participant or unofficial personnel.
Note, all winnings must be claimed before 15th of july 2005 otherwise your
prize will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity.
Congratulations once again on your winnings!
BONO LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL SPAIN.