Megafortune Lottery-International Scam Email
The Megafortune Lottery-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 "Megafortune Lottery-International" and no prize money.
Example of the Megafortune Lottery-International Scam Email.
(Recieved from scammers, January 2005)
MEGAFORTUNE LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
RE: WINNING FINAL NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the
Lottery Winners International programs held on the
17th of January 2005. Your e-mail address attached to
ticket number 20511465897-6291 with serial number
472-971103 drew lucky numbers 8-66-97-22-71-64 which
consequently won in the 3rd category, you have
therefore been approved for a sum pay out of US$
500,000 000. (five hundred Thousand United States Dollars).
Due to mix
up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep
your winning information very confidential till your
claims has been processed and your prize/money
Remitted toyou. This is part of our security protocol
to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this
program by some participants. All participants were
selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
over 200,000,000 company and 300,000,000 individual
email addresses and names from all over the world.
This promotional program takes place annually. We hope
with part of your winning you will take part in our
next year USD10 million international lottery. To file
for your claim, please contact our/your fiducial agent
MR.PHILIP GERE of the, MECURY TRUST AGENT TEL:
+31-621-488-708 FAX: +31-645-236-856 Email:
email@example.com Note that all winning must
be claimed not later than 3rd of February 2005. After
this date all unclaimed, funds will be included in the
Please note in order to avoid unnecessary
delays and complications please remember to quote your
reference number and batch numbers in all
correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any
change of address do inform our agent as soon as
possible. Congratulations once more from our members
of staff and thank you for being part of our
Note: Anybody under the age of 18
is automatically disqualified.
Mrs Ellen Kloos,
REPLY EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org