Global Sweepstakes Lucky Day Lottery Scam
PLEASE NOTE: The persons, companies or organisations mentioned in the example(s) below are not responsible for these e-mail scams. Organisations and individuals, pretending to act on behalf of these institutions/persons, initiate these scams and abuse the reputable names of these well-known institutions/persons, to add a false sense of security to these fraudulent e-mails. Also note that some scammers act on behalf of certain organisations that do not even exist.Date: 30 May 2006
From: Lucky day lottery <[DELETED]@netscape.net>
To: Dear sir/madam
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WON 1.5 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS
FFROM: GLOBAL SWEEPTAKES LUCKY DAY ANNUAL LOTTERY PROMOTIONS.
WINNING NOTIFICATION FOR CATEGORY "A" WINNER.
Dear Lucky Winner,
RE: GLOBAL SWEEPTAKES LUCKY DAY LOTTERY PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION!
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just begins new year
draws of Global Sweepstakes of
Lucky day international Lottery Programs held on the 27th, May, 2006
METHOD OF SELECTING WINNERS:
Participants were selected anonymously through online cyber ballot system
(Computer Ballot) from over 35,000
companies and 70,000 individual names and e-mail addresses all over the
world. At the final draw your
e-mail address emerged as the winner of our last jackpot.
This promotional program takes place annually as the year Begins and it is
promoted and sponsored by Orient
software corporation (Orient Networks).It is met to reward some individuals
and corporations who have
devoted their time and resources surfing the World Wide Web (www) .No
tickets were sold.
After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as the
winner in the category "A" with the following:
Ref Number: 4549/337-5247/LNI
Batch Number: 26371545-LNI/2005
Ticket Number: 7746017
Draw Lucky Numbers: 821009-121
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of $ 1.5000.000,00
(ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDREDTHOUSAND USD),Congratulation!
Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and will be
transferred to you upon meeting
our requirements, statutory obligations, Verifications, validations and
To begin the claim processing of your prize winnings, you are advised to
contact our licensed and accredited
claim agent for category "A" winner with the information's below:
NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than the 14th of June,
2006. After this date all unclaimed
funds would be included in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference
information in all correspondence.
Due to mix up of some numbers and names/programme abuse, we ask that you
keep your winning information
confidential until your claim 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.
Anybody under the age of 18 and members of the affiliate agencies are
automatically not allowed to participate in this program.
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.
There are so many things screaming SCAM! here. To start with, they use a Netscape e-mail address to communicate to the winners. If they can't even afford their own domain, how can you expect from them to pay you this huge amount of money? The e-mail address of the recipient is labelled as Dear sir/madam, which clearly shows that they don't have a clue who you are. The spelling errors, bad grammar and layout of this mail should give you another indication that it is fraudulent. The most important fact of all is that you can't win a lottery if you haven't entered one. If they really drew your e-mail from a list of 35000 companies and 70000 individual names and e-mail addresses, why don't they mention your name anywhere in the e-mail? (They just said that they have names and e-mail addresses). Don't fall for lame attempts like this.