World Wide International Stake Lottery - Email Lottery Scam Example
The World Wide International Stake 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 "World Wide International Stake lottery" and no prize money.
Example of the World Wide International Stake lottery scam.
(Received from scammers, May 2004)
WORLD WIDE INTERNATIONAL STAKE LOTTERY NL
24, ISOLATOR WEG
FROM:THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners
International programs held on the 26/04/2004. Your e-mail
address attached to ticket number 883734657492-5319 with serial
number 7263-267, batch number 8254297137,lottery ref number
7336065782 and drew lucky numbers 14-22-28-37-40-44 which
consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been
approved for a lump sum pay out of US$ 500,000.00 (Five Hundred
Thousand United States Dollars)
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep
your winning information confidential until your claims has been
processed and your money Remitted to you. 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 92,000 companies and 68,000,000 individual email
addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional
program takes place every year. This lottery was promoted and
sponsored by Association of software producers. we hope with part
of your winning, you will take part in our next year US$3 Million
international lottery. To file for your claim, please contact our
fiducial agent MR. VICTOR GRAHAMS of the, ROYAL TRUST AGENCY.
TEL: 0031 629 435 359 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 30th. of May
2004. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in
the next stake. 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 promotional program. Note:
Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Mrs. Hilda Gaspar.