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7th January 2005

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Report Summary
Date Reported
7th January 2005
Apparent Sender
Lottery Winners International
Return Address

Email promises (fake) lottery winnings. Once you reply you are asked for a series of small administration fees to cover various costs.

Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content



1. A lottery variant of the 419 style of scam. Correspondance will simply result in requests for 'administration fees' to cover various costs, but you'll never actually get any money back!

2. ' Lottery Winners International' very likely do not even exist and are just a fake company name used by the scammers.

3. Notice that the sender uses a free, web based email address. A real company would almost certainly use their own.

4. Email refers to high profile businessmen like Bill Gates to make it claims of such large payouts seem plausible.


"  We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 3rd of january, 2005."...

If you have received this email, please remember that it is very common for these email scams to be redistributed at a later date with only slightly different content or the same but with the fake page(s) hosted by a different provider. Also, once you have received one of these hoaxes, it is also common place to receive at least another one and usually a day or two after the first, although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.


The Spoof Email ...


Ref. Nunber: 132/756/4509
Batch Number: 538901527-Bc68
Sir / Madam
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 3rd of january, 2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 38-43-387-578-83 with serial number 4883-115 drew lucky numbers 8-24-98-43-51-66 which consequently won in the 2ND category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$ 2,000,000 (Two Million United States Dollars)

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims 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.All 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.

This promotional program takes place every three year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like Bill Gates and the Sultan of Brunei, we hope with part of your winning you will take part in our next year USD50 million international lottery.To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial agent Mr.james waxlaw  AND ASSOCIATES IN VALENCIA SPAIN. TELEPHONE :+0034- 675429477 . Reply
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 30th of january 2005. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake.Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.

Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible. Congratulations once more from our members ofstaff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Sincerely yours,

MR james waxlaw
Lottery Coordinator.


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