ONCE NETHERLANDS SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY SCAM
The ONCE NETHERLANDS SWEEPSTAKE 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 "ONCE NETHERLANDS SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY" and no prize money.
Example of ONCE NETHERLANDS SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY Scam Email:
FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
REF NO: OGS/98851266004/04
BATCH NO: 344/300643/IPD
RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION, FINAL NOTICE<.
We are pleased to inform you of the release today of the
results of the ONCE NETHERLANDS SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY/NEW YEAR
HIGHSTAKE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM held on 21st of Feb 2005.
Your email and name was attached to the ticket number 102571464979529
with serial number 85176 - 0059 drew the lucky numbers 1915
22373945 - 99 which consequently won the lottery in
the 1st category of the year
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of
EURO625,000,00 (SIX HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND EUROS
ONLY) in cash credited to file REF.NO: OGS/98851266004/04.This
is from a total cash prize of EURO10,625,000.00 (TEN MILLION,
SIX HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND EUROS) shared among the
seventeen international winners in this category.
Your fund is now deposited with a security company insured in
your name and references. Due to mix up of some numbers and
names, we ask that you keep this award from public notice until
your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your
nominated account, as this is a part of our security protocol
to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of
this program by participants. All participants were selected
through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names from
Europe and North America as part of our yearly program, which
we conduct once every year. We hope with a part of your prize
money, you will take part in our next (summer) high stake of
multimillion Euros international lottery.
To begin your claim, please contact your claims agent,
Mr. David jones
Dirk, Foreign Operations Manager,
MEGA CASINO M.C on Tel No:
+31617460385, Fax +31 205248407 Email:email@example.com
for final vetting and remittance of your prize money
to a designated account of your choice. Remember, all prize money
must be claimed not later than 25th march 2005 to avoid
withholding policies being applied.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,
please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in
all your correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any
change of your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as
possible. Congratulations again from all members of our staff
and thank you for being part of our promotion program.
MR. JACK DICK.