CONTINENTAL LOTTERIES SCAM
The CONTINENTAL LOTTERIES
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 "CONTINENTAL LOTTERIES" and no prize money.
Example of CONTINENTAL LOTTERIES Scam Email:
THE PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
CONTINENTAL LOTTERIES S.A.
Congratulations first category prize winner! You have been selected as one of six winners of the Worldwide Continental Lotteries, Madrid-Spain, online ballot, drawn for January 2005, therefore will be a privileged receiver of the grand prize of €531,220.17 (FIVE HUNDRED AND THIRTY ONE THOUSAND,TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY EUROS, SEVEVTEEN CENTS ONLY).Your e-mail address was attached to the winning number 5-11-14-20-31-45. Draw serial: 055. This lottery is promoted and sponsored by multinationals companies of the european union. We in the Worldwide Continental Lotteries, Spain is by this program, diversifying our online balloting lotteries draws, developed and designed to satisfy the cravings of the ever growing number of participants in our various programs. With funds accrued from previous draws and unclaimed prizes, payouts to all winners is guaranteed and payments in a record time.
After randomly selecting 25,000 participants from an initial database of
4.500.000 emails and zonings, by their respective continents from across
the World, we produced an extensive list from which you have emerged as
one of the lucky winners of the Grand Draw prize.
To process your winnings and prize payment, you are to get in contact
Mr. JORGE DIAZ (Prize claims handler)
Tel: +34 62 8091594
You are advised to keep your winning informations confidential untill your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you prefer. This is in line with our security policies, to avoid double claims and misapropriations of the Lottery funds as it has happened in the past.
Direct all further communications and enquiries to your category
prize claim handler and remember to include your reference and batch numbers.
Congratulations once again from Continental Lotteries. Thank you for being part of our promotional program.
NOTE: Do not reply to this mail address, contact your claim handler.
JAVIER OCHOA SUAREZ
INTERNATIONAL ONLINE COORDINATOR