ROYAL SPANISH SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY SCAM
The ROYAL SPANISH 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 "ROYAL SPANISH SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY" and no prize money.
Example of ROYAL SPANISH SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY Scam Email:
ROYAL SPANISH SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
CALLE GRANVIA 32N 1C MADRID SPAIN
RE: WINNING FINAL NOTIFICATION
We happily announce to you the draw of the Royal spanish Sweepstake Lottery International programs held on the 14th september 2004 in Madrid Spain.
address attached to ticket number: 212005600545 188 with Serial number 4888/02 drew the lucky numbers: 41-6-76-13-45-8, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 1,000,000.00 Euro(One million Euro) in cash credited to file KPC/9080333308/03.This is from a total cash prize of Ten Million Euro(10 million Euro), shared amongst the first Tenth (10th) lucky winners in this category.Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Madrid booklet representative office in Spain as indicated in your play coupon.In view of this, your 1,000,000.00 Euro(One million Euro) would be released to you by our security firm in Madrid,Spain.Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.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. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
Mr Jeff Carlos
World Royal Consultancy And Security Madrid Spain.
Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice.
Remember,You are to contact our agents by email and within a week of receiving this notice.After this date, all funds will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA as unclaimed.
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 staffs of this program.