Real Exchange Lotto Promo - Email Lottery Scam Example
The Real Exchange Lotto 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 "Real Exchange Lotto Promo" and no prize money.
Example of the Real Exchange Lotto Promo Lottery Scam
(Received from scammers, May 2004)
FROM: THE DESK OF THE LOTTO CHANCELLOR,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
REF: XYL /26510460037/02
RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE We are pleased to
inform you of the announcement today, 12th May,2004 of winners of
the REAL EXCHANGE LOTTO PROMO ,THE GREENFORD/INTERNATIONAL,
PROGRAMS AMSTERDAM held on 30thth April,2004 through computer
ballot system Your company/You email,is attached to ticket number
023-1856-790-279, with serial number 5073-10 drew the lucky
numbers 43-58-42-37-69-72, and consequently won the lottery in
the first category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay
out of US$1.5 Million in cash credited to file REF:XYL
This is from total prize money of US$90,000,000.00
shared among the seventeen international winners in
this category. All participants were selected through
a computer ballot system drawn form 30,000 names from
Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe, North
America, Asia, and Africa as part of International
Promotions Program, which is conducted annually.
CONGRATULATIONS! Your fund is now deposited with a
Finance House 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
participants of this program. We hope with a part of
you prize, you will participate in our end of year
high stakes US$1.0 Billion Netherlands International Lottery. To
begin your claim, please contact our International claim agent;
Mr George Allen email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel:+31-62-85-03-993 FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER/CONSULTANT,
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 28th
June, 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, do inform
your claim's agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you
for being part of our promotions program.
Mrs Jantien Hendriek
THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,REAL EXCHANGE LOTTO PROMO
N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the
part of the winners will result to disqualification.
THANKS FOR WINNING.