SUMMERSET INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD SCAM
The SUMMERSET INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD
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 "SUMMERSET INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD" and no prize money.
Example of SUMMERSET INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD Scam Email:
FROM:GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED LOTTERY PROMOTERS.
WINNING NOTICE FOR CATEGORY "C" WINNERS.
RE:BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION
Dear Lucky Winner,
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded final draws of SUMMERSET INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD held on the 20th November,2004. The online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet. No tickets were sold.
After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as one of two winners in the category "C" with the following:
You as well as the other winner are therefore to receive a cash prize of €2,800,809:00 ( Two Million, Eight Hundred Thousand, Eight Hundred And Nine Euros Only) each from the total payout prize.
Your prize awards has been insured with your e-mail address pending when your full names and address will be known to us, and thereafter,your winning fund will be transfered to you upon meeting our requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report. To begin the claims processing of your prize winnings you
are advised to contact our licensed and accredited claims agent Mr.Pedro Gonzalez through Tel # +34-675-165-960 and Fax #+34-657-197-922 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for category "C" winners with the informations below:
Ticket #. 004-05117963-198
Serial #. 99375 drew #03/61
Winning #. 06-1113-27-40-49
File # LP/26510460037/02
NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than the 20th December,2004. After this date, all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondences. You are to keep all lottery informations away from the general public especially your reference and ticket numbers. This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained.
Anybody under the age of 18 and members of the affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to participate in this program.
PABLO ANTONIO MARIANO