UNION INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
"your winnings will
be affected within 24hrs
Hello, I am Miss Young. I received this story about Lottery fraud from
a friend. Let me call him Muhammad.
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Hope you are
fine but now I am hope less.So as a my well-wisher I
have inform you to my tropical history of a false lottery winning.
just received an e mail as a won of European Union International Lottery International
Winners/Prize Award Notification. Avenue De Tavern 35/37 B-1040
Bruxelles, and final selection.Ref.Number 213/4356/66 Batch
ID :13/5260/HL Pin Number : 1007685437.
After received the email
I was so much rejoiced that I won the above lottery and they
claim a large of euro as transfer fee and processing cost. According
to their demand I transmitted the
amount as a stupid because I already informed only
one concern authority for any lottery program then I contact to
the gaming control board and reply from there I am a victim.
At present circumstances
can I get any help from your corner.I will be highly pleased
if you kindly give me a proper solution whice is needful
to me. As a ready reference I am sending herewith attachment
of all document individually I.e.1st to lasts correspondence between
scam lottery authority and me for your kind information.
I am eagerly awaiting
a reply from you.
Annabel Muller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, November 18,
INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
AVENUE DE TERVUEREN
35/37 B-1040 BRUXELLES.
Batch ID: 13/5260/HL
100 768 5437
We are pleased
to inform you of the result of the winners of the EURO STAKES (EUL)LOTTERY
euro lottery programs held on the 31st of July,2005. This promotional
program takes place every Summer( Yearly) with participants were selected
through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 company and
30,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world,
the lottery sponsored by leading Software Companies in Europe and America
in promoting awareness and patronage of their software packages.
address attached to ticket number 0767--45363763--254 with serial number
2015--05 drew lucky numbers 44-5647-567 which consequently won in the
3rd category. You have therefore been
approved for a lump sum pay of 1,500,000.00 euros (One Million,
Five hundred thousand euros) in cash credited to your file with the
Ref. Number: DH/4167/05 and Batch Number:13/5260/HL.
This is from
a total cash prize of 18.000.000.00(Eighteen million Euros) shared among
the Twelve international winners in this category. Due to mix up of
some numbers and names we ask that you keep your winning information
confidential until your claims have been processed and your money remitted
This is part
of our security protocol in order to avoid double claiming and unwarranted
abuse of this program by some participants. We hope with part of your
winning you will take part in our next year 36 million euro international
To file for
your claims please contact our financial agent;
Name: MR ALEKSI
and banking services) Amsterdam,
winning must be claimed not later than 15th of November, 2005 thereafter
all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Please note
in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications endevour to quote
your Pin numbers in all first correspondence. Furthermore, should there
be any change of address do
agent as soon as possible.
Once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of
our promotional program.
under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Fake passport based on a stolen passport. Note that "Alonzo"
is not left-aligned with the other lines.
These "e-mail address" lotteries are all fraud. The email
accounts in the email are free email accounts. The phone number is a
mobile phone. Also note that the email was sent on November 18, and
it says that the "winning" must be claimed before November
Here are some more that received the same letter:
Anyway, Muhammad answered, and got this reply:
This is to acknowledge
the receipt of your mail Dated Friday, 18 November 2005, with Reference
numbers: pin numbers (100768 5437) of the European Lottery scientific
Game Promotion 3rd category, we write to clarify and explain our mode
of service that we render to our client(s) on lottery claim related
issues: Our ultimate concern is to ensure that winners get their winning prize in
the shortest time upon fulfillment of complete requirement, your winning
prize is €1.500, 000.00.euro
You will be required
to fill a "Lottery Claims appraisal Form? And send back with a
photocopy of your international passport. Or drivers license as a proof
of identity (The form can be found as an attached below) after download,
Kindly prints, fills, and send back either by fax or as an email attachment.
Form allows you to indicate the mode of payment you will prefer, note
that our aim is to serve you better.
Ascertain the authenticity
of a lottery winner. The processing of your claim will be completed within
four (4) working days and subsequently you will receive the total sum
of One Million five Hundred Thousand euro (€1,500,000.00).
Please also note that NON RESIDENCE/CITIZENS
will be required to make a NON DEDUCTABLE. Advance payment of the cost
of Processing, Legal Swift Update and transfer charges fee, the payment
must be paid and an official receipt obtained this will enable a hitch
free swift transfer to your provided bank account. Prior to European
Payment Policy Regulations.
Note that your total
prize claim of € 1,500,000.00 has been insured to the real value and
as such cannot be deducted from. This is in accordance with section
13(1) (n) of the national gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended
on 3rd July 2002 by the constitutional assembly. This is to protect
winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds.
prize claim along side other vital documents will be sent
to you via Courier service immediately transfer of your winnings
This promo lottery
is sponsored by the European/American major companies in collaboration
with Mail Utilities an American Email marketing software maker. In the
spirit of globalization,
Note that your winnings
will be affected within 24hrs after the receipt of the entire requirement.
For further clarification please contact my office direct telephone
number below: Tel: 00-31-622-003-361 fax: 00-44--8701-331-080
Miss Pamela Baker
||I wonder why they cannot remember the name of the lottery.
Is it "EUROPEAN UNION INTERNATIONAL
STAKES (EUL)LOTTERY", "European Lottery scientific Game
Promotion" or "European Lotto International" ?
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005
MR. ALEKSI ALONZO
you very much for your kind Co-operation. I am sending herewith the
vital documents as are asked for to supply.
–mail attachment Application/payment processing form E-23 and my International
passport being no. XXXXX (total 06 attachment file) two times are sent
here with for your kind perusal and necessary action.
would request you kindly to sent the Certificate of prize claim along
side other vital documents through courier service to me with a intimation
to XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX.
is just avoiding future complicacy and ensures the source of remittance.
||Shortly after this, Muhammad received a letter from "City
Finance & Banking Services", asking him to pay 1,818 euros:
... You will also be required to pay the cost of processing/documentation
& transfer charges totally amounted 1,818 euros ...
Western Union receipt. 1,818 Euro to John Cole.
From: CF BS [email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005
Subject: certificate of award
Dear Muhammad. We would like to inform you that your funds is now with
the bank, ready to be transfer to your bank account.
But before this fund can be transfer you have to get the certificate
of award from the Netherlands Gaming Board.
We have attached here a copy of the application form please fill this
form and send back to us immediately, so we can get the certificate
for you and the bank can then make the transfer.
||Muhammad receives a document from "Netherlands gaming
control board" with some APPROVED stamps, but he also receives a
letter asking him to pay another 5,584 euros!
... we will also like to inform you that no Banking House/Financial Institution
can accept your fund of (1.5 million euros) Without a valid Prize
claims Certificate, so we urge you as a matter of urgency to effect
the (N G C B) Nominal fee of (5,584 euro)
Being the nominal fee. ...
At this point Muhammad realized that it was a scam, and he did not
pay any more money to them.
The letters from the gaming control board, were not sent from the real
Netherlands gaming control board. Their website is http://www.toezichtkansspelen.nl/index.htm,
and this warning, http://www.toezichtkansspelen.nl/warning_en.html,
is from their website:
Warning lottery scams The Netherlands
gaming control board is issuing warnings against lottery scams that
operate under a large variety of different names, such as Lotto Promo
Lottery, International Promo BV, Netherlotto, International Lotto Programs,
Dayzers Promo Lottery, Megafortune, etcetera, etcetera. By e-mail you
receive a so called lottery winnings notification and you are informed
that you have won a big prize of millions of euros or dollars in a free
prize draw. All these so called promotional lotteries have in common
that a handling fee of up to a few thousand euros or dollars must be
paid to an intermediary (a so called claims agent), before the winnings
can be paid out. Most people do realise that bona fide lotteries do
not operate this way and that such offers are too good to be true. But
unfortunately some people are tricked and pay the fee. To authenticate
the fee, often reference is made to the name of the (Netherlands) gaming
control board, European Gaming Board or Gaming Regulators European Forum
(GREF). Please be advised that all names, addresses, and references
to official entities and regulations of these so called promotional
lotteries are fake. The Netherlands gaming control board has asked the
competent police and justice authorities in The Netherlands to investigate
into these cases. However, these authorities do not give priority to
investigate into these cases.
||Muhammad received a new Lottery winning letter on February
11. This time he did the right thing. He ignored it.