There are a number of email scams being distributed which
claim that the recipient has won a substantial monetary
prize. When "winners" contact the lottery company to
claim their prize they invariably are asked to pay a
handling fee or hand over their bank account details.
A typical example of such a scam follows:
ATT: WINNING NOTIFICATION/FINAL NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners
International program held on the 8th of july 2004,organised by
the above named body. Your e-mail address attached to ticket
number: 2051146-6 with serial number: 472-9717 drew lucky
number; 8-66-97-22-4, which consequently won in the 2nd
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay- out of:
US$ 250,000.00 (Two Hundred and fifty thousand United States Dollars)
Also note that due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask
that you keep your winning information very confidential till your
claim has been processed and your prize/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 hi-tech
ballot software drawn from over 20,000,000 companies and
30,000,000 individual e-mail addresses from all over
This promotional program is sponsored by 450 non-governmental
foundations,350 religious organisations and 420 solicited
companies all over the world. Be reminded that a minimum of
10% of your prize must go to a registered and reputable
charity organisation in your locality.
To file for your claim, please contact our/your fiducial agent;
Congratulations once more!
NOTE:that all claims not processed before the 30th of july,2004