WINNING NOTIFICATION We happily announce to you the draw of the UK-Lotto Sweepstake Lottery International programs held on the 25TH of August, 2004 in AMSTERDAM HOLLAND Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02drew the lucky numbers: 19-6-26-17-35-7, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved to claim a sum of US$2,500,000 .....
The whole exchange of messages has been recorded on diskettes, starting Oct.04,04 and ending Dec. 23,04. I have paid two sums of money to two different persons. I have also summarised the whole transaction in a short story. I have weight to transfer all the material to the British Consulate in Tel-Aviv/Israel for transmitting to English Police Authorities, but have as yet not taken any action. (Walter) Zeev Weil Maayan Zwi 30805 Israel firstname.lastname@example.org
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Subject: NOTIFICATION Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 17:44:04 -0400 From: email@example.com Add Mobile Alert To: AUSTRALIA E-MAIL ONLINE LOTTERY.
MOTTO:FIGHTING POVERTY ROUND THE WORLD Date :14/5/2008
Ref: 475061756 Batch: 7056456902/98 Winning No: G5t51/GTC CONGRATULATIONS Australian Lottery Bonanza
Dear Sir/Madam The Lucky Winner
We are delighted to inform you of your prize release on the 1th of May,2008 from the Australian International Annual Lottery programme. Which is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses.Your name was attached to ticket number; 47061756 07056902 serial number 099989802 This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 5-87-21-082bonus number 25,which consequently won the lottery in the second category. You are hereby been approved of a lump sum pay of US$5000,000.00 (FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref: AT/098/FT/938 from the total cash prize shared amongst eight lucky winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn form Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia,United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually. This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base.
Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our European representative office in Uk, London as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of US$500, 0000.00 will be released to you from our regional branch office in London. For security reasons,we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this programme by non-participant or unofficial personnel.
Note, All winnings are to be claimed on or before 15th of June, 2008; otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity .Congratulations once again on your wining.
PLEASE, CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT AT NAME: Rev. Johnson Benard @ firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
CLAIMS DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFO;
Best regards, Brenda Stan, (European Claims Agent)
revjohnsonbenard82yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
APPROVED You are therefore advised to send the following information to the claims department to facilitate the verification on your winning.
1. Full name.............. 2. Country................ 3. Contact Address........ 4. Telephone Number....... 5. Marital Status......... 6. Occupation............. 7. Age.................... 8.Winning numbers.........
Congratulations!! once again. Yours in service,
BRENDA STAN (Public Relations Officer)
BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF THE WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION.
THANKS: MANAGEMENT, AUSTRALIA LOTTO LOTTERY INC. LOTTERY SPONSORS: CHIEF SPONSORS;MICROSOFT CORPORATION UK, LG ELECTRONICS,MASTER CARD, MICROSOFT CORPORATION USA, MICROSOFT CORPORATION ASIA,PLAY STATION 2. == sundance vacations stuff ==
i'm just putting this here because one user wants to delete the Sundance Vacations page and IMHO the material is at least worthy as an example of a legal (well, probably legal) lottery scam.
Sundance Vacations, also known as Travel Advantage Network, is a travel agency which during the year 2005 frequently offered sums of around $1000 or £1200 to random web surfers. The offers are considered to be a lottery scam by many.
The conditions on the offer include spending at least an hour or several hours in the offices of the company listening to travel packages they offer, which include spending around $10,000 to $30,000 for vacations over many years. Some people claim satisfaction with the company, while others feel that the offer is a waste of time and to have been manipulated into spending large sums of money instead of just receiving a prize.
There are no claims that the $1000 offer is itself false; the unsatisfied (potential) customers only claim that the high pressure sales techniques were used on them.
One of the high pressure techniques starts online: after clicking on a link, the user is shown a clock ticking down from four minutes and told that s/he will receive a 7 Day/6 Night Bahamas Cruise Vacation! if s/he telephones a number within 4 minutes. However, the 4 minute clock can be arbitrarily regenerated, without any apparent time limit.
- I have no experience with the Sundance scam, but the paragraph describing it at the end is rather redundant with the introductory material at the beginning of the article. If the Sundance material stays, it might be wise for someone familiar with it to rewrite it so it fits better with the beginning of the article. James R 22:05, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
- I agree. The description is not clear, and the connection with the canonical lotto scam seems tenuous. 188.8.131.52 16:36, 6 May 2007 (UTC) pbx
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An IP address added this new external link. I've never heard of the website, has anyone else? Does it have a good reputation? I think we need to be careful about the links we guide readers too, especially on an article where some readers may be vulnerable (e.g. trying to recover from being scammed or concerned about a possible scam). --Siobhan Hansa 03:08, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
- I'm not familiar with that particular site, but I see that the final two external links listed for this page, 419baiter and TheScamBaiter, really pertain to advance fee fraud rather than to lottery scams. These two links already appear on the separate page scam baiting. Since they really aren't about lottery scams, should they be deleted here? James R 05:12, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
- Deleted, along with the hotscams link (again). I suggest we set a particularly high bar for external links on this article - because we really need to be careful about sending people to dodgy websites. -- Siobhan Hansa 16:15, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
I work for the America's Most Wanted Safety Center, a new department of America's Most Wanted getting away from the capturing of criminals, and branching out to all aspects of safety. I feel a link to our post about spotting and reporting email scams would be appropriate and mutually beneficial because it would give fed up patrons of Wikipedia the opportunity to see justice served. The link is http://www.amw.com/safety/?p=32 please consider it. Jrosenfe 16:05, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
mix-up in names/numbers
"due to a mix-up in some of the names and numbers". I also got many mails with that line, but - nonwithstanding that it is nonsense anyway - I was never able to understand the message. Naturally, the scammers do not want their victim to talk to other people, but what is it that makes that requirement seem reasonable? What (according to them) would be the connection between a mix-up of some or other kind and being required to keep one's alleged winning secret? Can anyone tell me?--184.108.40.206 (talk) 17:35, 21 September 2009 (UTC)