British Web Lottery Scam
The British Web Lottery
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 Web Lottery" and no prize money.
Example of British Web Lottery Scam Email:
British Web Lottery
28 Tanfield road,
We happily announce to you the draw of the British Lottery International programs held on the 7th April, 2004 in London. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 564 75600545 188 with Serial number 5388/02 drew the lucky numbers: 31-6-26-13-35-7, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category. You are therefore, been approved to claim a total sum of US$2,500,000.00 (Two million, five hundred thousand, United States Dollars) in cash credited to file KPC/9080118308/02.This is from a total cash prize of US $125 Million dollars, shared amongst the first Fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.
This year Lottery Program Jackpot is the largest ever for British Lottery. The estimated $125 million jackpot would be the sixth biggest in U.K. history. The biggest was the $363 million jackpot that went to two winners in a May 2000 drawing of The Big Game, Mega Millions' predecessor.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in our play coupon.
In view of this, your US$2,500,000.00 (Two million, five hundred
thousand, United States Dollars) would be released to you by our affiliate bank in London.
Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the
release of your funds to you as soon as you make contact with her .All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 companies. This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is a part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned. To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent with the below details for processing of your claims.
FIDUCIARY AGENT: MR FREDRICK WALTER
To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent.
Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program. Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
British Web Lottery.
NOTE: you are advised to contact our Fiduciary agent for official verification and processing of your winning.
AGENT: MR FREDRICK WALTER