NATIONAL EURO LOTTERY SCAM
The NATIONAL EURO 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 "NATIONAL EURO LOTTERY" and no prize money.
Example of NATIONAL EURO LOTTERY Scam Email:
NATIONAL EURO LOTTERY,
1102 BS AMSTERDAM
FROM: THE PROMOTIONAL SECRETARY
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
After a successful completion of the 2nd category draws of NATIONAL EURO LOTTERY, held on 24th Nov.2004, we are pleased to inform you of the official announcement today, that you have emerged one of the winners of the NATIONAL EURO LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, which is part of our promotional draws.
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names/email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and New Zealand as part of our International Promotions Program.
You are attached to ticket number N.E.L. 714-5-9827, drew the lucky numbers N.E.L.03- 15- 23- 25- 35- 40 and consequently won in the 2nd Category.
You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of US$1,000,000.00(One million united state Dollars) which is the winning payout for 2nd category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$5,700,000.00 shared among the three international winners in the 2nd category.
Your fund is now deposited with a financial institution with REFERENCE NUMBER: N.E.L A718-3 and batch number BATCH NUMBER: 224-DA, insured on your name.To avoid mix up of numbers and names, we request that you keep this award strictly from public notice until the entire process of transfering your claims has been completed, and your funds remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program.
We also wish to bring to your notice our end of year (2004) high stakes where you stand a chance of winning up to US$1.3 billion, we hope that with a part of your prize you will participate.
Please contact your claims agent immediately,to begin your claims process;
MR. RICHARD GENO
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
NATIONAL EURO LOTTERY,
PHONE:0031 645 966 793
For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice. Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 20th Dec .2004.
NOTE: To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers provided above in your correspondence with your claims agent.
Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.