WINTER SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY SCAM
The WINTER SWEEPSTAKES 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 "WINTER SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY" and no prize money.
Example of WINTER SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY Scam Email:
WINTER SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY,
31,RUE DE MAIL,
WINTER LOTTERY MANAGEMENT AWARD DEPARTMENT.
REF: GSL/2551256003/23 BATCH: 14/0017/IPD
RE / AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today 21th DECEMBER 2004 of your selection as one of the five winners of the promotional Golden Strike Sweepstakes Lottery FRANCE held recently as part of our END OF YEAR BONANZA. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$1,000,000.00 (One Million Dollars only) in cash credited to file REF NO.GSL/2551256003/23.
We in the winter Sweepstakes Lottery France is by this program,
launching our model computer balloting lottery draws, developed and designed to satisfy the cravings of the ever growing number of participants in our various lottery programs. With funds accrued exclusively from previous draws, payouts to all winners are guaranteed and will be transferred in record time.
After randomly selecting 15,000 participants from an initial database of 300,000 emails all participants were selected through a computer ballot system from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Canada, Europe, USA and South America as part our International Promotions Program, which was conducted in view of launching ourselves into the Sweepstakes Industry Worldwide and zoning all participants by their respective continents from across the globe, we produced an extensive list from which you have emerged as one of the winners of the Grand Draw prize.
To ensure a smooth collection of your winnings, the transfer of your prize is to be handled by our Prize Transfer agents.
You are to contact our agents by email or fax within a week of receiving this notice. Please find full contact details
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
AMICON ASSURANCE SECURITIES,
104,RUE, DE COURCELLES,
FOREIGN SERVICE NUMBER
Also find all other relevant winning lottery information below:
Ref No: GSL/2551256003/23
Zonal Draw No: GSLA2-003
Grand Draw No: 12099
Remember, you must contact your claim agent not later than a week of receiving this notification. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.
In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to Quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your correspondences with your agent.
Furthermore you are seriously advised to keep all winning lottery information and numbers from the public in line with our company security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by unscrupulous individuals.
Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our Promotions program.
THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
WINTER SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY.
N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to Disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail. Contact your claim agent.