GRAMSTEL PROMO LOTTERY SCAM
The GRAMSTEL PROMO 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 "GRAMSTEL PROMO LOTTERY" and no prize money.
Example of GRAMSTEL PROMO LOTTERY Scam Email:
GRAMSTEL INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROMOTION.
FROM:THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
GRAMSTEL PROMO LOTTO .INTER.L/PRIZE AWARD DEPT .
RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today,7th
January, 2005 of winners of the GRAMSTEL PROMO LOTTERY,THE
NETHERLANDS / INTERNATIONAL, PROGRAMS held on 3rd December,
Your winning email address,is attached to ticket number
023-0148-790-459, with serial number 5073-11 drew the lucky
numbers 43-21-54-37-10-43, and consequently won the lottery
in the 3rd category. You have therefore been approved for a
lump sum pay out of US$3,000.000.00 in cash credited to file
REF NO. AMXXL/25041238013/03. This is from total prize
money of US$51,000,000.00 shared among the seventeen
international winners in this category. All participants
were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from a
collection of email addreses belonging to all frequent
internet users from all over the world from Australia, New
Zealand, America, Europe, North America and Asia as part of
International Promotions Programme, which is conducted
CONGRATULATIONS! ! !
Your funds is now deposited with our corresponding bank, and
would be transferd to you as soon as i hear from you. Due to
the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this
award strictly from public notice until your claim has been
processed and your money remitted to your designated account or
send to me your prefarence as regards your desired method of
transfer of your funds to you This is part of our security protocol
to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this
programm. We hope with a part of your prize, you will participate
in our end of year high stakes US$1.3billion International Lottery.
To begin your claim, please contact your claims agent:
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER, Herbarium Heidelberglaan 2 ,
AMSTERDAM with this informations which should include your
FULL MAMES, AGE, SEX,MARITAL STATUS,PROFESSION
,NATIONALITY,CONTACT POSTAL ADDRESS,TELEPHONE AND FAX
NUMBER, via this email address(firstname.lastname@example.org)
For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a
designated account of your choice.
Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than
30th January, 2005. After this date, all funds will be returned as
unclaimed,back to the NETHERLAND GOVERNMENT.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications, please remember to quote your reference and
batch numbers in every one of your respondences with your
agent. Furthermore, should there be any change of your email
address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for
being part of our promotions programm.
Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.