Fortune International Lottery - Email Lottery Scam Example
The Fortune 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 "Fortune International Lottery" and no prize money.
Example of the Fortune International Lottery
FORTUNE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROMOTION AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS.
FROM: THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
FORTUNE INTERNATIONAL/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
Attn: Dear Sir/Madam
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners
International programs held on the 01/05/2004. Your e-mail
address attached to ticket number 38647106 with serial number
1259765,batch number 61074943, lottery ref number 64233656 and
drew lucky numbers 4-9-30-44-56 which consequently won in the
1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay
out of US$1.500,000.00 (0NE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND United
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep
your winning information confidential until your claims has been
processed and your money Remitted to you. This is part of our
security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse
of this program by some participants. All participants were
selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 50,000
company and 28,000,000 individual email addresses and names from
all over the world. This promotional program takes place every
year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Association of
software producers. we hope with part of your winning, you will
take part in our next year US$20 million international lottery.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial agent:
FORTUNE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
Contact Person: Mr.John Watts
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 20th of
May,2004. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in
the next stake. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays
and complications please remember to quote your reference number
and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, should
there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you
for being part of our promotional program.
Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Mrs. Shirley Choi
For John Watts