LOTTO BBN BANK LOTTERY SCAM
The LOTTO BBN BANK 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 "LOTTO BBN BANK LOTTERY" and no prize money.
Example of LOTTO BBN BANK LOTTERY Scam Email:
LOTTO BBN BANK LOTTERY,
THE NETHERLANDS SINGEL 256 - 258,
FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS / PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
ATTENTION: Dear Sir/Ma. RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today 8th November 2004, of winners of the LOTTO BBN BANK LOTTERY, THE NETHERLANDS /INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS held on 8th October 2004. You are attached to ticket number 113-2471-752-209, with serial number 5063-11 drew the lucky numbers 31-24-14-37-18-43, and consequently won the lottery in the 3rd category. You have won in the "C" category ,therefore you have been approved for lump sum pay out of USD 3,000,000.00
(THREE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) in cash credited to file reference number: REF: EGOGHS2551256005010. This is from total prize money of USD 42,000,000.00 shared among the seventeen hundred international winners overall and fourteen
winners in this category. All participants were selected by a computer ballot system drawn form 225,000 e-mail addresses from Australia, Africa, Europe,North America, New Zealand and Asia as part of the International Promotions Program,which
is conducted annually.
Your fund is now deposited with The Security Company and insured in your name. 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 account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by other participants of this program. We hope that with a part of your prize, you will participate in next year high stakes of the EUR 63 million International E-mail Lottery. To begin your claim, please contact our International Claim Agent:
Mr: Jasen Gruber on email@example.com FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER, Euroshore Financial.
LOTTO BBN BANK LOTTERY, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS.
With the following:
Full name, Age, Sex, Residential Address, Nationality, Company's name and Address, Occupation and Post held,Tel(s) & Fax. For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice. Remember that all prize money must be claimed not later than 30th November 2004. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your correspondences with your agent. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address or e-mail 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
Dr. PAUL RUESTENSTUCK.
THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
LOTTO BBN BANK LOTTERY,
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS.
N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification.
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