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MANCHESTER-LOTTO Sweepstake Scam

The MANCHESTER-LOTTO Sweepstake 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 "MANCHESTER-LOTTO Sweepstake" and no prize money.



Example of MANCHESTER-LOTTO Sweepstake Scam Email:
MANCHESTER-LOTTO WINNING NOTIFICATION:

Dear Sir

We happily announce to you the draw of the MANCHESTER-LOTTO Sweepstake Manchester International Lottery programs held on the 1ST FEBUARY 2005 in MANCHESTER CITY/UNITED-KINGDOM. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 102-582-763 with Serial number 76-54-87 drew the lucky numbers: 2-34-28-13-41, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in cash credited to file This is from a total cash prize of US $5 Million dollars, shared amongst the first Ten (10) lucky winners in this category.

All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 companies. This promotion takes place annually.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your US$500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) will be released to you by our payment office in Europe.

Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact her.

To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:

To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent.

Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program. Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

Enable us process your winnings you are to forward to us the following information.

FULL NAMES..............................

DATE OF BIRTH..........................

OCCUPATION.............................

MARITAL STATUS.........................

RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS.....................

TELEPHONE NUMBER.....................

Upon receipt of the above data, you will be given further instructions necessary for you to claim your winnings.

Yours Sincerely,
JOHN SMITH
MANCHESTER LOTTERY ORGANIZATION
UNITED KINGDOM


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