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Utility Trust Agency - Email Lottery Scam Example

The Utility Trust Agency 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 "Utility Trust Agency" and no prize money.



Example of the Utility Trust Agency lottery scam.
(Received from scammers, June 2004)
From: utility_group@telstra.com
UTILITY TRUST AGENCY.
Ref. Number: 359/306/25921
Batch Number: 645338152-AD67

Sir/Madam,
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 4th June 2004. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 278541465006-4872 with serial Number 1772-554 drew lucky numbers 5-14-18-23-33-39 which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$500,000 (Five hundred thousand United States Dollars) CONGRATULATIONS!!! Due to regulations and privacy policy, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until you file for your claim.. 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 20,000 company and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the World. This promotional program takes place every year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by some eminent personalities who do not wish to declare their identity for security reasons. To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial Agent: Mr Martin Collins . Email: utilitytrust2004@netscape.net Remember, all winning must be filed not later than 30th of June 2004 or when authentic proof is given for the delay of filing. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,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 a Winner in our promotional program. Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified. Sincerely yours, Mrs Pride Telstra. Lottery Co-ordinator. NB:REPLY
EMAIL:utilitytrust2004@netscape.net


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