GOLD RUSH PROMO INTERNATIONAL SCAM
The GOLD RUSH PROMO INTERNATIONAL
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 "GOLD RUSH PROMO INTERNATIONAL" and no prize money.
Example of GOLD RUSH PROMO INTERNATIONAL Scam Email:
GOLD RUSH PROMO INTERNATIONAL
GOLD RUSH CASINOS
FROM: INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
BATCH: 60105/511/IPD /NL
RE: WINNING NOTIFICATION
Dear our treasured lucky winner,
RE: YOUR GRAND PRIZE AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION .
It is our pleasure to inform you of the announcement today as dated of
our promotions programme held on April 20th, 2005.
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
50,000 name of people living in the following countries: United
Kingdom,Canada, America, Europe, Switzerland, Australia, New
Zealand, Middle-East, Asia and Africa as part of our international
promotions program conducted annually to encourage prospective overseas
entries. The result of our computer draw 672 of this day selected your
names and email address on the lucky jackpot winning number 40 - 24 - 91
- 96 - 50 -47 - 21, Serial number : NLGR 210725, Ticket number: 825GRLT, which consequently won
the lottery jackpot grand prize awards in the 2nd category.
As a result, you have been approved a lottery jackpot lump sum grand
prize awards winning of US $1,500,000.00 ( One Million and Five hundred thousand US dollars Only)
bonded and insured under a comprehensive insurance policy in your
names for security reasons and credited to file Ref. No:.GRLT/457811786078/05
This is from the total prize of US $15,000,000.00 shared among the lucky
winners in this category as part of our promotional programme for this year
2005. This is your opportunity that your fate has brought to you and we are
honoured to have you in a master database. We hope with part of this prize
award winning, you will take part in our subsequent lottery jackpots while
You have the options of being paid by cash, certified bank draft or Swift
Telegraphic Transfer. NO PRIZES WILL BE REISSUED AFTER THE 5TH DAY OF
ELIGIBILITY: This promotion is offered only electronically via the
Internet and is open to all natural persons age at least 16 years and
older with a valid email address and who live in any of the
This promotion is void in all other countries and also is Void where
prohibited. Principals and employees of the National Lottery and its
respective parents, subsidiaries and immediate family members of each are
not eligible to claim their prize awards. We have always strived to keep
the games easy to play and win, keep the games fresh and interesting,
respond to emails from players/advertisers and lucky winners as quickly
as possible and pay our winners as fast as possible after all statutory
obligations have been duly completed on the part of Overseas winners. We
feel we have accomplished this and this is probably one of the main
reasons that we have been able to stay in business and rated the best
national lottery organisation among others.
CLAIM PROCEDURES: For overseas lucky winners, it is our standard
practices to allocate accredited agents for the processing of claim
application on behalf of overseas lucky winners and payment of grand prize
awards winning to the benefit of beneficiaries after all modalities have
been completed satisfactorily. To begin your claims therefore, you are
advised on final notice and as a matter of urgency, to contact our licensed
and accredited claim agent for Overseas Lucky Winners for the processing of
your prize awards winning and payment to your designated bank account after
all statutory obligations have been concluded satisfactorily. Contact the
under-listed institution by phone, fax or email for your application to
be submitted and processed for payment thus:
Contact Officer: Mr. Frank Davidson
Customer Support Department,
DPA EQUITY AND FINANCE RECONCILIATION.
T/f No: +31-626-728-273.
Fax No: +31-649-018-846.
Be advised to introduce yourself to your claim agent as allocated with a
copy of this award notification letter and present your full contact
information and valid means of personal identification as true
beneficiary/lucky winner of this lottery jackpot grand prize to enhance
your payment arrangements.
(a) Being an Overseas lucky winner, you constitute
entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance to comply
with the terms and conditions of claims to avoid any discrepancy in the
cause of payment of your grand prize awards winning.
(b) Due to mixed up in some numbers and names and for the purpose of
confidentiality, be advised to keep this award notification as secret
from public notice until your claim has been processed and your prize
money remitted to your designated bank account as this is part of our
precautionary measures to avoid double claim or misuse of this programme
by some social miscreants. Hence, your prize award winning is
confidential as our winners are at liberty to remain completely anonymous
until payment is effected to the benefit of the beneficiary. Our staffs
are sworn to secrecy, so you will be the only one to know what you have
won hence, this notification via this medium (EMAIL) to avoid
interception of official
(c) By this bonus grand prize awards winning, you acknowledge your
understanding and acceptance to be added to our lottery master player
(d) By this bonus grand prize awards winning, you agree to receive our
periodic mailings which will include, but are not limited to:
Invitations to Play, Announcements for other Lottery Games and Offers we
feel would be of interest to our master player.
(e) By this bonus grand prize awards winning, you understand that you
have the right to be removed from any such mailing list which
automatically disqualifies you from subsequent lottery entries. Removal
instructions are on every mailing.
(f) Finally, we hereby do solemnly guarantee to maintain the privacy of
our master players/lucky winners database and shall not make available
for sale, rent, lease or misuse any information about our players/lucky
winners. Hence, our staffs are sworn to secrecy thereby guaranteeing
adequate security of personal information provided by our players/lucky
winners. In conclusion therefore, you are to take cognizance of the
limited time frame for claim processing and payment of your grand prize
award winning hence, this is promotional programme prize awards for a
stipulated period of time and therefore, be advise on final notice to
begin your claim immediately hence, all prizes awards must be claimed and
disbursed within the stipulated period tagged "End of Claim" date as
elapse of this date will authorized funds withholding for redirection to
Charity Account as abandoned/unclaimed without notice.
On this note therefore, we congratulate you for your grand prize awards
winning and welcome you in our subsequent lottery entries. As always, we
remain at your complete disposal.
Dr. Jan Van Hoff,
International Promotions Unit