Lottery Scams

Lottery scams are reaching other communities; never send money to strangers!

Examples

  1. EMAIL SCAM EXAMPLE 1
  2. EMAIL SCAM EXAMPLE 2

FROM: GOVERNMENT-ACCREDITED LICENSED LOTTERY PROMOTERS. WINNING NOTICE FOR CATEGORY “A” WINNER

Dear Lucky Winner,

RE: BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded final draws of De Lotto Netherlands International Lottery programs.

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 “A” with the following:

Ref Number: 35149/337-5247/LNI

Batch Number:26371545-LNI/2004

Ticket Number:54866235

You as well as the other winner are therefore to receive a cash prize of ……….

Things to Note

  • The lottery doesn't match the country it's in
  • If a cheque arrives - don’t send money in return via Western Union or MoneyGram after receiving it! Remember, it can take more than a month for a foreign cheque to clear and find out it’s not valid
  • There is no national lottery
  • Scammers are fishing for your personal information
  • Just delete all of these scam emails