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FRAUD ALERT: Lottery Fraud

Beware of Lottery Schemes

Fraudulent telemarketers have often used offers of “investing” in foreign lottery tickets or chances as a vehicle to defraud consumers. Although federal laws forbids the importation, interstate transportation, and foreign transportation of lottery tickets or chances, many fraudulent telemarketers routinely contact people in the United States, through mailings, advertisements, and telephone calls, to solicit their involvement in foreign lotteries such as the “Canadian Lottery.”

Victims often begin by paying as little as $5 or $10 for lottery chances. Many of those who do are later contacted by telemarketers who hold themselves out as “experts” in “investing” in lottery chances, and who solicit the victims for larger and larger amounts of money. Law enforcement authorities in the United States and Canada are aware of many instances in which victims have sent thousands, tens of thousands, and even hundreds of thousands of dollars to lottery telemarketers, after hearing repeated promises or guarantees of vast returns.

In reality, the telemarketers invest little or none of the victims' money in the lottery tickets or chances, and keep the money for themselves after paying salaries and other expenses of their fraudulent business. In some instances, where victims had been given certain lottery numbers by the telemarketers, and later learned independently that their numbers had won a real lottery, the victims were told that their winnings had been “invested” in other lottery tickets rather than being paid to them directly.

In other words, never take part or give money to anyone talking about a lottery investment--hang up the phone. It's a scam.

Thanks to the US Dept of Justice

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I hope Winning lottery prizes through e-mail

Posted by: khaled at Nov 18, 2010 12:35:39 PM

agron blakaj wrote: Plese dear department police .I am from Austria and I dont know what can I do .
I need your verification tell me I must to send a money or no please?
Plese tell me today
I wait your response!

Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2007 21:03:09 +0200
Subject: Promo Award 2007 !!!

Promo Award 2007 !!!
A.C.I Headquarters
AEA Sweepstakes
Award Department
Madrid, Spain.
Batch Number:09/W678/07
2nd August, 2007

We are pleased to announce to you the result of the AEA(Africa-Europe-Asia)Sweepstake program held in Madrid.

Your email address attached to ticket number 56714527/07 with the serial number AL204 and batch number 7888/07/ES and Reference number ES119345W drew the lucky number 31-6-26-13-35-7 which subsequently won in the 1st category of this years p rogram.

You have therefore been approved of the lump sum of five hundred and fifty thousand euros(550.000.00euros),insured and credited to security file number KPC/9118111/07. For the immediate commencement of the release of your award to you,you are advised to make immediate contact with the claims manager with the below given contact details

Name: Dr. Dennis Ricky
Tel: ++34 658 168 113
Fax:++34 940 462 070

You will be sent a claims verification form for the formalisation of the transfer of your award. Note that participant were selected randomly from World Wide Web Site through computer draw system extracted from over 100,000 emails of individuals and companies. This program takes place annually.

For security reasons you are advised to keep your winning information confidential until your claim is processed and your award transferred to you. This is part of our security protocols to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abu se of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned.

To avoid unecessary delays and complications do quote your security file number in all correspondence.

We thank you for being a part of our promotional program and Congratulations from all members and staffs of our company.

Yours faithfully,
Mrs.Joleywr Donga

Posted by: Agron at Jan 18, 2008 5:33:09 PM

agron blakaj wrote: Plese dear department police .I am from Austria and I dont know what can I do .
I need your verification tell me I must to send a money or no please?
Plese tell me today
I wait your response!
Thank you
Oxford International Lottery wrote:
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 22:10:01 +0100 (BST)
From: Oxford International Lottery
Subject: More Details For Prize Claim
To: agron blakaj

32 Hurst Street
Birmingham, B5 4TB
United Kingdom.
Ref: OXS/812/07
Batch: 322056Q

We recieved your duely accomplished Oxford Award Verification & Payment form, and we have been informed to initiate the Final process of your prize Funds of £1,000,000.00(One Million Pound Sterling Only} and other highly sensitive document to you.

They are two Categories available for claiming your prize they are stated below, you have to choose any of the categories you can afford, so we can initiate the final process of claiming your (One Million Pounds).

Each of these Categories of claiming your prize are listed below with their associate charges, which you are responsible for, before they can be initiated.

1. Direct Telegraphic Transfer of your £1,000,000.00 to your Account in your country, you will be required to provide your Complete Banking Details. Also note that you will also have to pay the Bank commission charges of £1,550 (One Thousand Five Hundred and Fifty Pounds) for the transfer.This payment is to cover for Premium Stamp Duties, Administrative Charges and Telegraphic/Swift Bank Transfer Charges.

If you opt for this, kindly confirm your banking details for confirmation, and we will provide information for you on how to make the payment of the Bank Commision Charges and we will send the Bank transfer form for you to fill-out to initiate the Transfer.

2: We can also deliver your Won Certified Cheque to your house address so you can cash the cheque your self in any of your bank in your country via our Registered Courier Delivery Company here in London, and you will be responsible for the Courier delivery charge which is (£490 Four Hundred & Ninety Pounds), if you opt for this Courier delivery just indicate, and we will provide information for you on how to make the payment of the (£490) Courier Charges and we will have your Cheque (Parcel)Registered with our Courier delivery Company for prompt delivery of your prize to your House in 48 Hours.

In accordance with section 13(1) (n) of the Oxford Lottery Board Act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3rd July 1996 by the constitutional assembly. This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of their funds Please note that your prize is protected by a hardcover insurance policy, which makes it impossible to make any deductions from your stated prize funds no (DEDUCTION CAN NOT BE MADE FROM YOUR WINNING).

You are Responsible for any of the stated Charges associated to any of the options stipulated above before they can be initiated.


Yours Sincerely,
Dr. Martin Jean
Claims Processing Agent.
Tel: +44 701 1140 992
Tel: +44 704 5712 466
Fax: +44 870 479 8995

Posted by: Agron at Jul 24, 2007 2:47:18 AM


Dear Consolation Prize Winner,


This email confirms that you have been notified of by the POWERBALL INTER LOTTO BV The Netherlands of your email lottery winning for 2007 Powerball Lotto - Wheel E-game held on 17th of June 2007.We wish to congratulate you on the selection of your email coupon number which was selected among the 45 lucky consolation prize winners.Your email ID identified with Coupon No.PBL2348974321 and was selected by Electronic Random Selection System (ERSS) with entries from the 50,000 different email addresses enrolled for the Lotto-Wheel E-game.Your email ID included among the 50,000 different email addresses where submitted by our partner international email provider companies.
Prize Ref No.: PBL/CN/6654/CP
Lottery Group: Consolation Prize Group
Prize Amount: US $1,000,000 one million dollars only.
You are required to file claims for your lottery prize winning by contacting the Lottery Claims Processing Officer with your winning information provided above.
Lottery Claims Officer:
Name: Mr.Sean Thompson
Tel: +31-616-585-477
Fax: +31-847-330-020
Congratulations once again from all our staffs on your consolation prize winning, we hope you will partake in our forthcoming Powerball Lotto-Wheel Email-games.
Yours truly,
Mrs.Birgit Romio,
(Lottery Co-ordinator)

Provided in attachment is a Non resident claims form. You are required to completely fill the claims form with your correct information and submit same.We look Forward to the receipt of your information.
Congratulations once again on your winning.
Yours Faithfully,
Mr.Sean Thompson,
(DPU Information Officer)


FORWARDING ADDRESSES:..........................................................


COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:.................

MARITAL STATUS:.......................NATIONALITY:.....................

SEX.......... DATE OF BIRTH:................




COUPON NR:....................................
LOTTERY REF NR:..............................
LOTTERY DATE:................................
CLAIMANT SIGNATURE:.......................

please you are to choose your payment option at which you want your fund paid to you, view below our payment modalities and tick option of payment.

(1) TRAVELLING TO THE NETHERLAND FOR CASH COLLECTION (Send flight itinerary to confirm your arrival/appiontment

(2) By courier service......................................................

(3)By Electronic Wire Transfer......................................................

Posted by: at Jun 22, 2007 12:28:18 PM

Here is an email I received today and I responded. I am really worried that I may have done the wrong thing. Please let me know what I can do. Here it is:

Customer Service
12 Bridge Street,
Staines Middlesex TW18 4TP
United Kingdom.
Ref: UK/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/05/ZY369


We are pleased to inform you of the announcement on the 17th of May
2005 of winners of the International Prime Lottery were our winners
were listed. You / your company, attached to ticket number 041423313541 24,with serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers 37-13-34-85-56-42, and consequently won in category C (third category).

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of US$1.500.000.00
in cash credited to file REF NO. REF: PLI/4080318306/04. This is from
total prize money of US$15,000,000.00 shared among the six(10)
international winners in the category C.

All participants were selected through
a computer ballot system drawn from 30,000 names from Australia, New
Zealand, America, Asia, Europe,USA and North America as part our
International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually.

Your fund is now deposited with a Finance and Security House and
insured in your name. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we
ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your
claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account. This
is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming. We hope with
a part of you prize.

To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:

Provide her with the information below:
3.Marital Status:
8.Country Of Residence:
9.Telephone Number:
10.Fax Number:
11.Draw Number above:
12.Annual Income:


For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated
account of your choice. Remember, you must contact your claims officer
not later than 2 weeks after this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.All correspondences to Mrs MARY HAMILTON, by email, should have this email sent along with it and also, your email address to which this email is sent, should be clearly and boldly written in your response.

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
remember to quote your re! ference number in every one of your
correspondences with your officer. Furthermore, should there be any
change of your address, do inform your claims officer as soon! as

Note: Anybody under the age of 18! is automatically disqualified
Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part
of our promotions program.

Yours Sincerely,
Darlene Gibbs
The Director Promotions,
Prime Lottery International.

Posted by: Adriane at Jun 9, 2005 6:55:57 PM