Lottery Scams And Fraud Winning Notifications – Beware !

It is observed that there is rise in Lottery Scams And Fraud Winning Notifications.

These all are advance-fee “fraud” which begins with an unexpected email notification that “You have won!” a large sum of money in a lottery.
Many email lottery scams use the names of legitimate lottery organizations or other legitimate corporations/companies, but this does not mean that the legitimate organizations are in any way involved with the scams.

There are several ways to recognize a fake lottery email:

-Unless someone has bought a ticket, they cannot have won a prize. There are no such things as “email” draws or any other lottery where “no

tickets were sold”. This is simply another invention by the scammer to make the victim believe that they have won.

-The scammer will ask the victim to pay a fee before they can receive their prize. It is illegal for a real lottery to charge any sort of fee.

It does not matter what they say this fee is for (courier charges, bank charges, various imaginary certificates — these are all made up by the

scammer to get money out of their victim). All real lotteries subtract any fee and tax from the prize.

-Scam lottery emails will nearly always come from free email accounts such as Yahoo!, Hotmail, Live, MSN, Gmail etc.

I have received such notification as below.

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From: YAHOO ONLINE DRAWS
Sent: Thu, 4 November, 2010 8:49:16 AM
Subject: Yahoo/Msn Lottery Incorporation

Yahoo/Msn Lottery Incorporation
PO Box 1010,Liverpool
L70 1NL,United Kingdom.
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Ref Number: XYL /26510460037/05
Batch Number: 24/00319/IPD
Winning Number:YM/09788

INTERNET CORPORATION INC.
HOTMAIL, YAHOO, GMAIL and AOL ENDORSED. REGISTERS{DIVIDEND & CLAIM DEPT}EURO/ASIA H.Q.

PRO – Number: GWT – 62 – 41/05 – JM
VTT – Number: HMC – 93/2627 – 38

INTERNET PROMOTION LUCKY DRAW

Your Email Has Won $1,000,000:00 {One Million United states dollars} in cash credited to you. Congratulations!

You are lucky to be one of the winner of this Yahoo & Internet Promotion email raffle draw program on this category held on the 24th of

October 2010, that is being sponsored by Yahoo internet provider and other service providers like hot-mail, gmail etc including eminent

personalities like the HM King Juan of Spain, Sultan of Brunei, Bill & Melinda Gates foundation and others.

All participant emails were selected randomly from Internet websites for this draw via computer ballot system as part of international

promotion to help spread the use of Internet and campaign against computer illiteracy worldwide.

Your email address was entered as a dependent client on pro Number: GWT – 62 – 41/05 – JM with serial Number: 2318 drew the lucky payment

Numbers: 18-28-41-25-23-27. Thus your email address has won you the sum of $1,000,000:00 {ONE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS ONLY } in cash

credited to you.

Your payment number falls at Asia regional office in India; in this regard your prize will be released from India. Your prize is officially

approved for payment through authorized payment center attributed to claim prize.

Prizes were deposited with insurance bond policy to secure prize and identity of the winner due to variety of email names and addresses, we ask

that procedure of payment should be kept top secret from public notice until after prize is processed and remitted to you in order to avoid

complications during payment. This is part of our security measures to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program

by spammers.

To claim prize, please file your true information stated below, send via email to authorize claim office payment manager { Dr. David Moyes }

E-mail address {claims_098@hotmail.co.uk}

Payment Manager: Dr. David Moyes
Email: claims_098@hotmail.co.uk
Yahoo Claims Office

NOTE: Prize Money is not deductible until after claimed.

PRO No:-
VTT No:-
FULL NAME:-
AGE:-
GENDER:-
JOB:-
EMAIL:-
TEL/MOBILE No:-
NATIONALITY/PRESENT ADDRESS:-
TIME & DATE YOU RECEIVED THIS EMAIL:

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Don’t respond to any of such mails.

Vishal Dodke

Vishal Dodke

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