De Lotto Netherlands International Lottery Scam
The lottery email included below is a scam.
The De Lotto Netherlands International 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 "De Lotto Netherlands International Lottery" and no prize money.
Example of De Lotto Netherlands International Lottery Scam Email:
FROM: GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED LOTTERY
PROMOTERS. WINNING NOTICE FOR CATEGORY \"B\" WINNER
Dear Lucky Winner,
RE:BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just
concluded annual final draws of De Lotto Netherlands
International Lottery programs.
The online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an
exclusive list of 100,000 e-mail addresses of
individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced
automated random computer search from the internet from
various continents of the world.No tickets were sold.
After this automated computer ballot,your e-mail
address emerged as one of two winners in the category
\"B\" with the following:
Ref Number: 35149/337-5247/LNI
Batch Number: 26371545-LNI/2005
Ticket Number: 54866235
You as well as the other winners are therefore to
receive a cash prize of ?:500,000.00.(FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS)
each from the total payout of ?1,500,000.00 Euro in
Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail
address and will be transferred to you upon meeting
our requirements, statutory obligations,
verifications, validations and satisfactory report.
To begin the claims processing of your prize winnings
you are advised to contact our licensed and accredited
claims agent for category \"B\" winners with information below:
Mr.Jan Van Dalen
Netherlands Development Finance Company,
1104 kE Poort Bijlmerplein
NOTE:All winnings must be claimed not later than 30
days.After this date all unclaimed funds would be
included in the next stake. Remember to quote your
reference information in all correspondence.
You are to keep all lotto information away from the
general public especially your reference and ticket
numbers.(This is important as a case of double claims
will not be entertained).
Anybody under the age of 18 and members of the
affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to
participate in this program.
Thank you and congratulations!!!
Mrs. Mildred Hugo
De Lotto Netherlands International