ST JAMES LOTTERY SCAM
The ST JAMES 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 "ST JAMES LOTTERY" and no prize money.
Example of ST JAMES LOTTERY Scam Email:
ST JAMES LOTTERY HEADQUARTERS
File Reference Number: SJL/51976512/4
We happily announce to you the draw of the ST JAMES Lottery programs
held on the 25th of November 2004 in Athens, Greece. Your e-mail address
attached to ticket number: 4127543176657 which subsequently won you the
lottery in the 3rd category in the recently concluded modern day
olympics/ Paralympics celebration in the city of Athens. You have therefore
been approved to claim a total sum of 1,000,000 EURO(ONE MILLION EURO)
in cash. This is from a total cash prize of 3 MILLION EURO,shared
amongst the first Five(Five) lucky winners in this category.
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 1,000,000 EURO(ONE MILLION EURO) would be
released to you by our security firm in France.
Our European 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 10,000 individuals and companies.
This promotion takes place every olympic year. 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:
Name: Louis Woods
TEL + 33 666-423-382
FAX + 33 544-554-251
To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, you are to contact Louis
Woods with followings details below:
1. Your full names, telephone and fax number, contact address and
2. Quote your Ticket number in correspondences with us or our
Congratulations, once more from all members and staffs of this program.
Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.