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BEWARE – ITS A SCAM – (Online Lottery Scams – Email based)

Email Lottery Scams – International Lottery Scam Information

FROM: THE DESK OF THE E-MAIL PROMOTIONS MANAGER INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE
AWARD DEPARTMENT, MICROSOFT CORPORATION WORD LOTTERY
UNITED KINGDOM.61-70 Southampton Row,
Bloomsbury London United Kingdom WC1B 4AR.
REFERENCE NO: MSW-L/200-26937
BATCH NO: 2005SEPTL#22
WINNER NO: 5
ELECTRONIC MAIL AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION
AWARD PRESENTATION CENTER: UNITED KINGDOM
DEAR MARC,
 
MICROSOFT COOPERATION MANAGEMENT WORLDWIDE ARE PLEASED TO INFORM YOU THAT YOU ARE A WINNER OF OUR ANNUAL MS-WORD LOTTO LOTTERY CONDUCTED IN AFRICA BEING THE HOST OF THE EVENT FOR THIS PRESENT YEAR MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNING PROGRAMS HELD ON 4TH, AUG 2006.

Remittance slip from a fake bank: received by a Victim (named Marc) who fell for this fake online scam .

This is the receipt he received

Unfortunately he also payed for a fake “Anti Terrorist Certificate” from “European Union”, and a fake certificate from “International Monitory Fund”:

Lottery scams are one of the most common types of fraudulent email currently hitting inboxes. Be wary of unsolicited email that informs you that you have won a large sum of money in an international lottery. This is a common Internet scam. There is no lottery and no prize. Those who initiate a dialogue with the scammers by replying to the lottery scam emails will eventually be asked for advanced fees to cover expenses associated with delivery of the supposed “winnings”. They may also become the victims of identity theft.

How Lottery Scams Work ?
You receive an unsolicited email, which states that you have won a major prize in an international lottery. Supposedly, your email address was collected online and attached to a random number that was subsequently entered in a draw for the lottery. In order to claim your prize, you are instructed  to contact the official “agent” in charge of your case. You are also advised to keep the win confidential for “security reasons”. This part of the scam is basically a random phishing expedition. If you respond in any way to the email, the scammers will send further messages or even contact you by phone in an attempt to draw you deeper into the scam.

You may be asked to provide banking details, a large amount of personal information, and copies of your driver’s licence and passport. Ostensibly, these requests are to prove your identity and facilitate the transfer of your winnings. However, if you comply with these requests, the scammers will have enough information to steal your identity.

Sooner or later, the scammers will request some sort of advance fee supposedly to cover administration, legal or delivery costs. At its core, this scam is just a reworking of the Nigerian advance fee scams, in which scammers also eventually ask for upfront fees to facilitate the “deal”.

Like Nigerian scams, victims who do actually pay the requested fees will probably find that they receive continuing payment demands to cover “unexpected expenses”. The requests for money will go on until the victim realizes what is happening or has no further money to send.

In some cases, the scammers give victims the option of opening an account at a particular bank as an alternative to paying upfront fees. However, this “bank” which is completely bogus, will insist on an initial deposit of $3000 as a requirement for opening the account. The fake bank will have a legitimate looking website to reinforce the scam. In other cases, the victim is given the option of travelling to an overseas destination and paying a cash fee to facilitate the release of the funds.

However, any “winnings” released to the victim will be counterfeit and therefore worthless.

The details of the lottery scams vary regularly with regard to the name of the lottery itself, the country of origin, the sponsoring organization, the amount of the “prize” and other particulars. The scammers try to add a patina of legitimacy to their claims by mentioning real financial institutions, government departments or well-known companies. They may also provide links to slick looking, but fraudulent websites that are designed to back up information included in the scam emails. If the scammers are successful in establishing a dialogue with a potential victim, they may provide “proof” such as a scanned image of a supposed government official’s ID and even photographs of the “winnings” in cash.

What To Do If You Receive a Lottery Scam Email ?
If you have supplied banking details, a large amount of personal information, and copies of your driver’s licence and passport to the scammers, then you may become a victim of identity theft. For details on what to do, read the information about identity theft published by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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EXAMPLE 1 –

Subject; Winner Microsoft Yahoo Google Lottery Promotion

MICROSOFT YAHOO GOOGLE LOTTERY PROMOTION North London Business Park

(NLBP) Oakleigh Road South, London, N11 1NP United Kingdom.

Dear Lucky Winner,

We happily announce to you the result of the Microsoft, Yahoo and Google Lottery draws held on

Saturday 12th of September 2009, Lotto 6/49 in Essex, United Kingdom. All participants were

selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draws system and extracted from over 100,000.00 companies and personal e-mail addresses.

Your e-mail address attached to Ticket number: B9564 7560 with serial number 046560 drew the winning numbers 6 7 14 16 17 27 Bonus 32. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 500,000.00 (FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING) in cash credited to file

EAAL/9080118308/08.

To file for your claim, please contact your corresponding Fiduciary Claim Agent (Mr. Michael

Walker) immediately you get this message for quick and urgent release of your fund.

Contact information is as follow:

Mr. Michael Walker
Email: michael.walker@micro.lt
Tel: +44-7024031703

Endeavour to submit the below information’s as stated below to enable Mr. Michael Walker

process your winning.
1. Full Name:…………………………..
2. Full Address:………………………..
3. Marital Statue:………………………
4. Age:…………………………………
5. Sex:…………………………………
6. Nationality:………………………….
7. Tel. Number:…………………………
8. Country of Residence…………………

***Due to possible mix up of some numbers and email contacts, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by some participants of this program. ***

Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this Lottery program.

Yours Sincerely,
Microsoft, Yahoo and Google Lottery Promotion **Customer Service**

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EXAMPLE 2 –

MEGA LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL website: http://www.megalottery.com

INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.

REF Number : MLI/231-ILGI0431/04
BATCH Number : EAPA/15/096/PTNL
TICKET Number : 20511465897-6291
SERIAL Number : 472-971103
LUCKY Number : 8-66-97-22-71-64

RE : WINNING FINAL NOTIFICATION

Sir, Madam

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 29th of April 2004 Your E-mail address attached to Ticket number 20511465897-6291 with Serial number 472-971103 drew lucky numbers 8-66-97-22-71-64 which consequently won in the 2nd category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of US$ 1,500,000.00 (One Million ,Five hundred Thousand United States Dollars).This is from a total cash prize of USD$15,000,000.00 Million shared among Ten International Lucky Winners in the Category A ( Plus )+ . CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Be informed that your documents have to pass our authority to obtain a clearance, which shall be attached to your Document in readiness of the subsequent onward transfer into your nominated bank account with 24 hours of completion of the authentication. Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information very confidential until your claims have been processed as the Beneficiary Certificate Ownership Winning Notification, Stamp duties and re-activation of Account of your prize /money remitted in readiness of the subsequent onward transfer into your nominated Bank Account is completed

This is in conformity with the latest transfer regulations signed by the Organization / Netherlands Government since this is part of our Security protocol measures 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 100,000,000 Companies and 200,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world, through the aid of our insurance Company
http://www.ballonetsl.hq3.com

This promotional program takes place annually. We hope you will take part in our next year

USD$45 Million International lottery. To file for your claim, please contact our /your fiducial agent

MRS CATHERINE BLAKE the DOLLAR ACCREDITED PAYMENT AGENT
TEL: +31-650-470-334
FAX: +31-650-470-334
Email : cathyblake@winning.com

NOTE: That all winnings must be claimed not later than 30th of MAY 2004. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

Finally, we call on you to make sure that you note every letter clearly as stated for we will not be held responsible should there be any complications in this transaction due to laxity on your part. So you are to expedite action in claiming of your funds, for delays will compel us to disperse your funds, in other words, we shall divert your funds as stated above. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and mistakes, Kindly 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.

Yours truly
Mr Harry Herman
Lottery Coordinator

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EXAMPLE 3 –

Subject: Uk National Welfare Christmas Lottery..

Uk National Welfare Christmas Lottery..
[Removed] West London SW2 8JG, United Kingdom.

Dear Beneficiary,

This is to notify you that you have been chosen By the Board of trustees of Uk National Welfare

Christmas Lottery based in Britain as one of the final recipients of a Cash Grant/Prize of

1,000,000.00 GBP, for your own personal, education and business development. This promotion is to

show our customers all over the world, our appreciation.
Please endeavor to quote your Qualification numbers: (File #: IMSL/FAW3515/UK) in all

discussions.

Please contact our licensed and accredited agent assigned to you for the claim of your prize:
Contact agent: Mr.Floyd Johnson
Tell: [Removed]
e-Mail: batch09@9.cn

Provide the following data’s: 1.Name, 2. Complete address, Mobile Num and your File Number to

the email above.
On behalf of the Board kindly accept our warmest congratulations.
Yours faithfully,
Mrs. Steve Gentry
Promotion Officer.

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EXAMPLE 4 –

FTWINGATE EMAIL LOTTO INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME
REF: CGF/2318786648/04
BATCH: 14/011/IPD
WINNING NOTIFICATION/FINAL NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Twingate Lotto International programs held on the

28th of May 2004. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 50941465206-529 with serial

number 5772-54 drew lucky numbers 3-4-17-28-35-44 which consequently won in the 1st category,

you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$2,000,000.(Two Million

Dollars)CONGRATULATIONS!!! Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you

keep your winning information confidential untill your claims has been processed and your money

remitted into your account. 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 100,000 company and 50,000,000 individual email

addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program take`s place every three

years. We hope with part of your winning you will take part in our end of year 50 million Dollars

international lottery.
To file for your claim,please contact our fiduciary agent
Mrs.Kate Mous,
Email:twingateclaim04@netscape.net
Daalwerk 100
1102LKl Amsterdam The Netherlands
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 27th of June 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.

Sincerely yours,
MR. MIKE HANNER.
(Lotto Co-ordinator)

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EXAMPLE 5-

FORTUNE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROMOTION AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS.

FROM: THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
FORTUNE INTERNATIONAL/PRIZE AWARD DEPT

REF: CH1/246789542/01
BATCH: 32/967/HYS.
Attn: Dear Sir/Madam

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 01/05/2004. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 38647106 with serial number 1259765,batch number 61074943, lottery ref number 64233656 and drew lucky numbers 4-9-30-44-56 which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$1.500,000.00 (0NE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND United States Dollars)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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

50,000 company and 28,000,000 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$20 million international lottery. To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial agent:

FORTUNE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
TEL:+31-629-402-797
Contact Person: Mr.John Watts
Email:fli009@netscape.net
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 20th 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.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs. Shirley Choi
For John Watts

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EXAMPLE 6-

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. Thispromotional 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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EXAMPLE 7 –

THE COCA COLA COMPANY AND CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB
PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENTa
COCA COLA AVENUE STAMFORD BRIDGE
LONDON. SW1V 3DW UNITED KINGDOM
PROMOTION / PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT

THE COCA COLA COMPANY / CHELSEA OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION

We Are Please to inform you of the release of email balloting held on the 20th March 2006 ,by Coca Cola and Chelsea Football Club In their Recent Lottery Promotion That Was Held In Respect on

it’s 100 Years anniversary As we will want you to Note that This Lottery is The first time ever That the Management of COCA COLA COPANY WILL COME IN CONJUNTION WITH CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB To decided And celebrate This 100 Years anniversary by awarding £1,000,000 (ONE MILLION POUND STERLING) each to 30 lucky winners who were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from only Microsoft users from over 30,000.00 companies and 5,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. Including Users Of Western Union Money Transfer and Money Gram Transfer However this Two Company has been good at celebrating special anniversaries.

The year 2001 saw

The Biggest Anniversary and Lottery award By the Coca Cola Company Saw Them reach the major milestone of 95 years-old. What better way was there to mark the centenary than by becoming the

Best Soft Drink Makers In the World as they were Giving That Award As Chelsea Became the champions of England for the second time in their Existence That Same Year 2001 As Coca Cola Is One of the Major Sponsor to Chelsea Football Club As this Golden jubilee had been similarly honored.

The Two Company and Club side Have won Golden Award in the 1960s, the 70s, the 90s and at the turn of the new millennium, but 1955 was the year when Chelsea finished above all other teams in the League for the first time. It was also Chelsea earliest major trophy.

The first five decades had seen the club develop into an integral part of sporting life in England capital city with famous players and a large, often full stadium.

Chelsea were popular, but achievement fell a long way short of that now enjoyed by Joss Moorish Team Manager team that began the second 100 years of Chelsea history as the best in the land and the biggest football story throughout the world

However, the results were released on 22nd MARCH, 2006 and your email was among the 20

Lucky winners who won £1,000,000 each on the 100 anniversary of the COCA COLA COMPANY AND CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB, and your email was attached to ticket number RR38844240 and ballot number 00147

In other to claim your £1,000,000. Prize winning, which has been deposited in a designated bank.

However, you will have to fill the form below and send it to the Promotion manager of Promotion

Lottery Award for verification and then you will be directed to the bank where a cheque Or Cash will Be Giving to you After Proper Arrangement For the £1,000,000.As It Has already been deposited in your favor As One of the Lucky Winner Among 30 Winner

This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned

Endeavour to email/fax him your full names, email address, telephone and fax numbers immediately

As You are to Contact the Promotional Agent Mr. Reed Calvin With Details Below for Process of your Claims As he will assist you In all Process to you will get the £1,000,000 Pounds

Name: [Removed]
Tel: [Removed]
Fax:[Removed]
E-mail: [Removed]

FILL OUT THE WINNERS VERIFICATION FORM BELOW: And send them Over Via Email Or

Fax to Mr. Reed Calvin as He will Look Into Your application for the claim of lottery winning prize will be duly processed and settlement made upon certification he will send you the details to Proceed

Hence, carefully fill in the appropriate information in the space provided below for record purposes to facilitate our immediate commencement of your claims process. Please you are advised to complete the form and send it immediately to our Promotion manager through email for prompt collection.

*Name of Beneficiary:——————-
*Address:——————————
*City/State:—————————-
*Nationality:—————————
*Country Of Residence:——————-
*Sex:———————————-
*Email Address: ————————-
*Tel: ———————————-
*Fax:———————————-
*Occupation:—————————-
*Next of Kin:—————————
*Age: ——————————–
*AMOUNT WON:———————–
*In Figures: —————————–
Good luck and congratulations from Coca Cola Company and members And staff Of Chelsea Fc

Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. You are to keep all lotto information away from the general public especially your ticket number and ballot number. (This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained).

*Staff of Coca-Cola Company And Chelsea Football Club are not to partake in this Lottery Even if their Email Has been selected .

Yours faithfully,
Gusto Anderson(Mr.) Information Officer

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Note: Do Not Reply To This Office As You Are To Contact The Promotion Manager with Your

Informations To Enable Processing Of Winnings

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EXAMPLE 8 –

FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
EURO STAR LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
Amsterdam The Netherland

Ref. Number: ASX:559-109-224-777.
Batch Number: YZK:001-433-850-ML .
Serial Number: 4312-009.

Sir/Madam

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held this day Monday the 25th of April 2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:3211-4390-3110-BC with serial number:4312-009..drew lucky numbers 7-15-23-22-33-48-66. which consequently won in the 1stcategory, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$750,000,00( Seven Hunderd and fifty thousand United States Euros)

CONGRATULATION !!!

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winninginformation confidential until your claims has been processed and your money remittedto 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 20,000 company

and 40,000,000 individual Email addresses and names from allover the world.This promotional

program takes place every three years.

To file for your claim, please contact our FIDUCIAL Agent

MR. ROBERT SPENCER,
TEL/FAX:+31-205-241-255.
EMAIL:eurostarlotto10@netscape.net

Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than May 2005. 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 email to your fiducial claim Agent.

Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.

Congratulations once more from our members and staff thank you for being part of our promotional

program.

Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

Sincerely yours,
Mrs,Beverly K. Ryan
Euro Star Lotto Coordinator.
NOTE:PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS OFFICE, MAKE SURE YOU CONTACT YOUR

CLAIMS AGENT ABOVE.ALSO MAKE SURE YOU SEND DOWN YOUR PHONE AND FAX

NUMBERS TO YOUR CLAIMS AGENT FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION.

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EXAMPLE 9 –

FROM:HONDA COMPANY UK. ATTENTION:

TICKET NUMBER: 2752246896 SERIAL NUMBER:
652-662 BATCH NUMBER :
AT-040SB06-03 AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION:

We are pleased to inform you of the release, of the long awaited results of the HONDA CAR

INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM held on June 6th, 2005.You were entered as

dependent clients with: Reference SERIAL NUMBER: 652-662 and Batch number

AT-040SB06-03. Your email address attached to the ticket number: 2752246896 that drew the lucky

winning number, which consequently won the sweepstake in the first category, in four parts.

You have been approved for a payment of 500,000.00euros(FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND

EUROS.)in cash credited to file reference number:IPL/4249859609/WP1.This is from a total cash

prize of five million euros shared among the ten international winners in first categories.Along with a

New Blue 2005 Honda Car.

Congratulations!!!!! All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from

50,000 (Fifty thousand) names of email users around the world, as part of our international

promotion program. Due to mixed up of some names and addresses, we ask that you keep this

award personal, till your claims has been processed and your funds remitted to you. This is part of

our security measures to avoid double Claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of the situation

By other participants or impersonators.

You?re contacting Your/our-accredited agent for your claims:
MRS MONET BRONZE. HONDA CLAIMING SECURITY AGENCY.
Email:hondaagent1@sify.com

She is your agent, and responsible for the processing and transfer of your winnings to you. YOUR

SECURITY FILE NUMBER IS W-91237-H°67/B4 (keep personal) Remember, your winning must

be claimed not later than June 14th. Failure to claim your winning/ fund will be added to next

10,000.000 euros AND CAR international lottery program. Furthermore, should there be any

change in your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible. Once again

Congratulations.

Yours Sincerely,
Mr Hardy Grey.
HONDA CAR/LOTTERY CO-ORDINATOR HONDA LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL

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EXAMPLE 10 –

Subject: THE PEPSI COMPANY OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION

THE PEPSI COMPANY

PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARDDEPT

PEPSI AVENUE

1101 HW AMSTERDAM,

THE NETHERLANDS.

THE PEPSI COMPANY OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws held on the (5th

August, 2006) by Pepsi in conjunction with the European Gaming Prize Consumer Award Promotion,

your email was among the 20 Lucky winners who won E1,500,000.00 (One Million, Five hundred

Thousand Euro) each on the

THE PEPSI COMPANY LOTTERY PROMOTION.

However, your email was attached to ticket number (7XBYZ2006) and ballot ticket number

BTN:41632006/20). The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from

an exclusive list of 2,900,031 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an

advanced automated random computer search from the internet. However, no tickets were sold but

all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy.

The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection

machine (TOPAZ) from a database of over 25,000,000 email addresses drawn from all the

continents of the world.

This Lottery is approved by the European Prize Consumer Award Promotion and also Licensed by

the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). This lottery is the 3rd of its kind

and we intend to sensitize the public.

In other to claim your E1,500,000.00 (One Million, Five hundre Thousand Euro) prize winning, which

has been deposited in a designated bank, you will have to fill the form below and send it to the

Promotion manager/Payout officer of THE PEPSI COMPANY for verification and then you will be

directed to the bank where a cheque of E1,500,000.00 (One Million, Five hundred Thousand Euro)

has already been deposited in your favour.

NAME: ……………………………………………………

AGE:……………………………………………………..

SEX:……………………………………………………..

ADDRESS:………………………………………………….

EMAIL:……………………………………………………

PHONE:……………………………………………………

OCCUPATION:……………………………………………….

COMPANY:………………………………………………….

COUNTRY:………………………………………………….

AMOUNT WON:……………………………………………….

ANNUAL INCOME:…………………………………………….

HOW OFTEN DO YOU DRINK PEPSI? ………………………………

Please you are adviced to complete the form and send it immediately to our Promotion

manager/Payout Officer through email or fax for prompt collection of your funds from the

designated bank.

(CONTACT DETAILS OF THE PROMOTION MANAGER/PAYOUT OFFICER)
Name: Mr. Vanden MacAlister
E MAIL: pepsi.claims@yahoo.fr

You are to keep all lotto information away from the general public especially your ticket number and

ballot number. (This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained).

*Staff of Pepsi and the European Prize Consumer Award Promotion Company are not to partake in

this Lottery programme.

Accept my hearty congratulations once again!

Yours faithfully,
Agent Matt Dillon
Management.

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EXAMPLE 11-

Subject: Yahoo Award Notification!!

Yahoo Awards Center
From The Desk Of The Promotions Manager
International Promotions/Yahoo Award Center
124 Stockport Road, Longsight,
Manchester M60 2DB – United Kingdom

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Three Hundred,Twenty Thousand Pounds(£320,000,00.) for the month of November, 2007 Prize promotion which is organized by YAHOO AWARDS & WINDOWS LIVE.YAHOO collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online,among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail and few from other e-mail providers. Six people are selected monthly to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners.

PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre.Yahoo Prize Award must be claimed no later than 15 days from date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.Stated below are your identification numbers:

BATCH NUMBER: MFI/06/APA-43658
REFERENCE NUMBER: 2006234522
PIN: 1206

These numbers fall within the England Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in London and send your winning identification numbers to him; Below you will find a Documentation Form, requesting you’re required Particulars.

YAHOO ONLINE DOCUMENTATION FORM

FULL NAMES:__________________________________
ADDRESS:

_________________________________________________CITY:_________________________
STATE:__________________________________ ZIP: _____________________
PHONE:/FAX__________________________________
COUNTRY________________________________
SEX:_______________
AGE:__________________
MARITAL STATUS: _________________
OCCUPATION: ________________________
E-MAIL ADDRESS: _____________________________
NATIONALITY_________________________

You are required to fill and submit the above particulars to our Overseas Claims/United Kingdom

Payment Unit with the below email address.

Overseas Claims/Exchange Online Payment Unit

Contact Person: Name: Mr. James Stafford

Tel/Fax+ 44- 870-478-3038

Email:yahooaward.helpdesk@gmail.com

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

At your disposal, I remain.

Yours in service
Dr. (Mrs.) Mercy Martins
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WARNING!
Do not tell people about your Prize Award until your money is successf handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim. You may also receive similar e-mails from people portraying to be other Organizations or Yahoo Inc. This is solely to collect your personal information from you and lay claim over your winning. In event that you receive any e-mail similar to the notification letter that was sent to you, kindly delete it from your mail box and give no further correspondence to such person or body.Yahoo shall not be held responsible for any loss of fundarising from the above mentioned.

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7 comments on “BEWARE – ITS A SCAM – (Online Lottery Scams – Email based)

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  3. I’m sure this seems trivial, but the word is approval, not approvement. That alone would be a sign that something isn’t right. When I was scammed, the first thing I noticed was the stilted use of English from an American, (or so he said.) When he started making errors like this, I got rid of him, fast.

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  4. Be careful on Facebook: No, clicking on that link probably won’t win you a free iPad. Facebook is a great place for scammers who want to spread spam – and viruses! If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Don’t click on anything that offers you money for very little work or a chance to win a huge prize for answering a few questions.

    Don’t respond to emails for your password: I occasionally get an email that’s alledgedly from PayPal asking for my account information. I also get ones from banks where I don’t even have an account! These emails will often send you to a website to collect your personal inforation. Your best bet is to delete them without clicking on the link. If you think it may be legitimate, call your financial institution (using the number you know is valid, not one provided in the email).

    Don’t give to every charity: This may seem “uncharitable” coming from a blog that’s focused on nonprofits, but disasters are an especially great time for fake charities. If you’re drawn to an email or online appeal from a charity you’ve never heard of, do a little research. Check with GuideStar or the IRS to verify the organization.

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  5. ON-LINE SAFETY TIPS:

    1. No social networking site is safe.
    Reporting bad people to the police is important. Remember to call law enforcement if threatened.

    2. Don’t lie about your age.
    If you lie about your age, your profile may be deleted without notice.

    3. Don’t give out your contact information.
    Social Networking sites are a public space, including your profile. The whole world can see it. Don’t post your phone number, address, IM, or specific whereabouts.

    4. People aren’t always who they say they are.
    A person may appear harmless and actually be very dangerous. They may say they are one age and actually be another. Report dangerous people to the police.

    5. Report nudity, harassment, hate speech, and other inappropriate content.
    Call the cops if you think anyone is in danger.

    6. You can be denied admission to college or a job based on things you put in your profile.
    It has happened. Don’t let it happen to you. Don’t post things that can embarrass you later in a public space like Multiply.

    7. Don’t get scammed.
    Never respond to a piece of spam. Never provide a password unless you are 100% sure you are on the right site.

    8. Don’t meet people in real life that you only “know” online.
    Predators are out there. Don’t meet people in real life. If you do decide to meet someone, tell your parents first, meet in a public place, and bring a trusted adult.

    9. Sex with an underage person is rape.
    It does not matter if that person lied about their age. It’s rape and you will go to prison.

    10. Report threats to the police.
    If you think there is a threat to your or someone else’s safety, call 9-1-1, or let your local police know asap. You will not get in trouble for making a report.

    11. Dealing with a Cyber Bully?
    Being bullied is no fun. Here are some things you can do to make it stop: call the police; delete your profile; document your harassment; don’t respond.

    12. Create Intricate Passwords.
    Use passwords that are at least eight characters long that include at least one number and one character.

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    nternet Security
    It can be a wicked web…

    The Internet. It can be a great learning resource. It can also pose a great problem. The world’s most democratic medium also opens your kids to content you’d rather remained undiscovered. To protect your children against unwanted web stuff, talk to them. You might find out that you’re worrying more than you need too. Children today are very intelligent about technology and media content and may have a more mature attitude to the Internet that you think. In any case, clear communication is the key. Here are some ways for your family to be Internet safe.

    Safety tips, advice, and resources found in this section have been recommended by a number of reputable organizations devoted to internet safety. You will find links to these and other safety-related organizations throughout this site.

    INTERNET SAFETY

    Set the online rules. Decide with your kids when they can be online, the length of time, and appropriate pages to visit.

    Teach them to be responsible. Teach them the possibilities of the Internet and the responsibility those possibilities carry.

    Teach them not everyone can be trusted. The Internet is a solicitous medium. Teach your children not to give out their Internet password, name, number, address, parents’ work address/telephone number, or name and location of their school.

    Teach them to tell you. Tell your children to tell you when someone online asks for personal information about them.

    Teach them to show you. Participate in what they do online. Let them show you were they go. Not only will you find out what they do, but you’ll also find out about what interests them.

    Teach them to stand up for themselves. Tell them about peer pressure and tell them it’s OK to say no to doing things they don’t wan to do. Tell them that this applies to the Internet, too.

    Teach them not everything online is as it seems. The Internet is quite anonymous. And in chat room settings, some people use that to their advantage. Tell your children that people sometimes pretend to be someone different than they really are on the Internet, and that they should be careful to not believe everything people say.

    Teach them that good and bad people exist everywhere. With so much positive hype about the Internet in the market, it’s easy to see why kids think the Internet is good for good people. Tell them that they should be skeptical of people they don’t know online, and that they should keep their distance and not make friends too quickly.

    Teach them perspective. If someone on the Internet says something bad to your child, teach your children that it’s not their fault.

    10 Ways to Stay Safe On The Net

    It’s cool, it’s fast, it can be fun, and you’re told time and again that it’s safe. However, being careful online is no different than being careful offline. Some details are different but the basic rule is the same: use your common sense, and always look both ways before you surf.

    Don’t Give Out Personal Information

    Never give out your full name, address & phone number. Never give out your Internet password. Never. Change your password often. Take the time to read the website policy!

    Protect Yourself From Spam

    When posting to an email list or bulletin board; do not give out your main email address. Instead use Hotmail or other “disposable” address.

    Protect Your Money

    One of the biggest issues for the Internet today is security. If you absolutely do not want anyone to know about or exchange your personal and financial information, don’t buy anything on the Internet. If you choose to purchase online, follow these precautions:

    Only give out your credit card information to a secure site.

    Never give anyone your bank account number, social security number or other personal information that isn’t needed to complete a transaction.

    You can check if a site is secure by looking at the lower portion of the screen if you are using Internet Explorer. To view more information about the security, double click on the lock. With Netscape, look at your security icon (looks like a padlock). If it is locked, the site is secure, unlocked means that you should not give a credit card number. For more information about the security, just click on the padlock.

    Ensure that it is a reputable site.

    Get Rich Quick! Not.

    If it sounds too good to be true, well, guess what? If you get unsolicited e-mail that says you can make thousands of dollars in a few days, don’t believe it.

    A Good Virus Scan Is Worth Its Weight In Programmers

    New viruses come out daily. Update your virus scan frequently. Read the manual.

    Protect Yourself from Email Viruses

    Do not open email attachments that are programs (the file name will be *.exe). The most common way to get a virus is from email attachments that are executable programs. Receiving these in emails is harmless, but opening them and running the program can infect your computer. Trash them. Delete.

    Be Careful What You Ask For

    Always scan downloaded programs and files from the Internet.

    Stalking
    If you think you are being stalked online, log off. If someone is sending threatening emails, report it to the police.

    Shopping
    Shop online only with companies you know. If you don’t know a company, ask for a print catalog before you decide to order electronically.

    Disguise Your Own Activities
    Use a secure browser that will encrypt or scramble purchase information. If you don’t have encryption software, consider calling the merchants’ 800 number, faxing your order, or paying with a cheque. Or look for software that can be downloaded from the Internet at no charge.

    Safety is a choice.

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    Malware writers are constantly changing with the times. Lately they have been focusing their efforts at exploiting social media sites, and in the last few months there have been a number of malware outbreaks related to Facebook and YouTube.
    Don’t allow the high comfort level that comes with an online community trick you into letting your guard down.

    While these sites themselves might be “safe,” security industry experts warn to be cautious of posted links that take you to other, more dangerous, sites. Experts say the cybercriminals are playing on users’ high comfort level with and the community feel of the social networking sites.

    Some of the latest threats to hit social media sites include:

    Koobface.AZ. This rogue application secretly steals user information or tries to trick users into revealing it to them. This info is then sent or sold to a third-party website. In one instance, people received messages saying they had violated Facebook’s terms and conditions. If you clicked on the notice, you were taken to the application “f a c e b o o k — closing down!!!” This then caused the same message to be sent to all of your friends. In a similar case, Facebook users received notifications from a user’s friend saying that there were “errors” when they tried to view a profile. If you clicked “View the Error Messages,” you could actually end up opening another rogue application.
    VideoPlay spreading through posts on YouTube and Digg. These increased 400 per cent from January to February. The posts claim that if you click on them you will be able to see Dark Knight actor Christian Bale freaking out or unclothed video of Jessica Simpson or Megan Fox. Instead, users got a page where they were asked to download a codec to view the video. A codec is a program that codes and decodes digital data streams. However, in this case the user did not download a codec, but rather VideoPlay. This adware is a worm that tries to swipe email logins and other information and spread itself via removable drives.
    The same people who are thought to be behind the Digg campaign were also believed to have a hand in exploiting fellow social networking site LinkedIn during January. It seems these criminals are working their way through the popular social media sites.

    While these social networking site threats are relatively new, security experts suggest that you follow the same common sense guidelines as those used when accessing email or web browsing:

    Don’t click on messages form people you don’t know
    If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t
    Provide your private information to very few sites

    These old but true guidelines will help you stay safe in this new age of warfare against malware.

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