BRITISH TELECOMS GLOBAL LOTTERY PROGRAM SCAM
The BRITISH TELECOMS GLOBAL LOTTERY 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 "BRITISH TELECOMS GLOBAL LOTTERY PROGRAM" and no prize money.
Example of BRITISH TELECOMS GLOBAL LOTTERY PROGRAM Scam Email:
Date: May 11, 2005 4:19 PM
DATE: 11th May,2005
Congratulations!! Congratulations!! Congratulations!!
You were a winner of our BRITISH TELECOMS GLOBAL LOTTERY PROGRAM that was held
on the 5th January 2005. Due to mix up of email address, the results were finally
released on 15th March 2005. Winners were selected through a computer ballot system
drawn from ''300,000,000'' E-mail addresses, from eight different Zones; North America,
Latin America, Caribbean, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Asia, South
Asia and Australia/South Pacific.
Your E-mail address generated British Telecom jackpot number 0220-T11444999-05P50
with serial number BT/400550/SH, drew the lucky numbers 4-18-24-30-31-35-78-10,
which consequently won the lottery in the 1st category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of �1.5M (One Million Five
Hundred Thousand pounds) to file reference number: BTGL/1500000/05p50/15305,from
a total cash price of �22.500,000.00 (Twenty Two Million Five Hundred Thousand pounds)
shared among fifteen (15) international winners in this grand category.
Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your
winning prize to you as soon as you make contact.
Mr. Mathew Cusworths
Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thanks for being part
of our promotions program.