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FreeLotto Lottery Scam Email
The FreeLotto 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 prize money.
This lottery scam users the name of a legitimate lotto website in an attempt to make its spurious claims more believable. The email is not associated with FreeLotto.com, a genuine lotto provider.
Example of the FreeLotto Lottery Scam Email. (Received from scammers, January 2005)
THE FREE LOTTO COMPANY
HOLLAND HEAD OFFICE
2053 DS AMSTERDAM,
FROM:THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
THE FREE LOTTO COMPANY:WINNING FINAL NOTIFICATION.CONGRATULATIONS!!!
We are please to announce you as one of the 10 lucky winners in the FreeLotto draw held on the 16th
of January 2005. All 10 winning addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 50,000,000
international emails.Your email address emerged alongside 9 others as a category 2 winner in this year's
Annual FreeLotto Draw.
Consequently,you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of 1,000,000 Us Dollars (one million
Dollars) only.in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your
reference number and batch numbers all correspondence
1,Email ticket number: ticket number175420658766483
3,The file Ref number: 232/656/4509
4,lucky numbers 8-16-18-23-31-45
5,lotto code number: FL09622Holland
Please contact the underlisted claims officer as soon as possible for the immediate release of your
Advocate Dr JOhn Peters
Telephone number +31 -626 448 919
Email : email@example.com
21B EGGERRST RAAT NN 102
For processing and remittance of your cash to a designated account of your choice. remember,all
winnings must be claim not later than January 25th 2005, After this date,All unclaims funds will be
returned to the International Lotto,
you should contact advocate Dr john peters about the claimant procedures, send your fax and
telephone to Advocate Dr John Peters, this will enable his office to send the claims application form
(A4)to you the Beneficiary.
Please note,in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your
reference number and batch numbers all correspondence. Furthermore,should there be any change of
address do inform the advocate Dr John Peters as soon as possible. Dr John Peter is responsible for the
processing of your approved file to the bank for payment. Congratulations once again, from all members
of staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.
Once again on behalf of all our staff,reply to(firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Lotto company
Holland & Europe.