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27 November 2005, 23:58
I received an email from Lotto 24 telling me I am a winner and asking for name, address,age occupation, phone no country and sex.
I did play lotto 24 for the first time last night is this genuine or not? I do have genuine emails from friends coming up as spam, they have not asked for any financial details but I am bit concerned about providing my personal details, however, there must be some genine organisations out there.
You do a sterling job.
28 November 2005, 00:13
I would suggest caution is your best option at this point. Is there any way you can copy and paste the email into this thread, so we can take a look at it? And if you know how, include the headers? If not, let me know which email program you are using and I will explain how to include the headers.
Thanks for posting! We'll try to get to the bottom of this for you.
28 November 2005, 00:15
Welcome to Fraudwatchers!
It's hard for us to tell if this is a scam without some more details. Could you please post the email you received, with it's full headers if possible, along with any other details you have about this Lotto 24 game. This would include how and where you entered it, the website address, etc.
We'll take a look at it and try to determine if it's a scam.
28 November 2005, 00:17
It might be this website here (http://www.lotto24.com/), I think?
28 November 2005, 00:19
I think I have done this correctly
----- Original Message -----
From: From Lotto24uk
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 10:57 PM
Subject: *** SPAM *** Congratulations From Lotto24.
THE LOTTERY DEPARTMENT
LOTTO 24 PROMOTIONS
lONDON EC2V7QT. 25554493
This is to inform you that have been selected for a cash prize of Â£900,000.00 (Nine Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds)a International programs held on the 25th 11 2005 in the London Uk.
The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection system(ess) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world.
Your Free Ticket NumBer
This Lotto 24 Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).This promotional Lotto 24 is the tenth of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public.
To begin the processing of your prize award you are to contact your claims officer through our accredited Prize Transfer agents via e-mail as stated below:
When contacting him, please provide him with your secret pin code UY8765TKH and your reference number 7CY578JY.You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible:
1.Name in full:
If you do not contact your claims agent within 5 working days of this notification,your winnings would be revoked. Winners are advised to keep their winning details/information from the public to avoid fraudulent claim (IMPORTANT)pending the transfer/claim by Winner.
Accept my hearty congratulations once again!
Mr Tony White
Soren Kokholm did not think long about playing FREE online lotto on Lotto24With the combination [02:04:13:23:27] he won no less than Â£1,111.11
FREE TICKET NUMBER 787-098-889 Lotto24 is a registered trademark.
Copyright Â© 2000-2002 all rights reserved. PATENT PEND. NO. PA 2000 01615http://www.lottery24.co.uk/
28 November 2005, 00:23
it is this website http://www.lotto24.co.uk/
and I reached if from http://www.freeukstuff.co.uk/freestuff/lotto-24.html
28 November 2005, 00:24
Yes, this is a scam. I am speaking to a most helpful operator on lotto24 and now that you have posted the email I can say for sure it is a scam.
The operator says they only ask for those details when you first sign up on their website. More in a moment.
Lotto24 the website is *not* a scam. This email that you have received *is* a scam. The scammer wants you to reply at a yahoo.com email address, and this scam letter is actually almost identical to one I posted in our 419 letters area the other day - the "we intend to sensitize the public" part is the same. Look here - http://www.fraudwatchers.org/forums/showthread.php?t=452 - I don't know of any place called "Haandvaerkervej 8,1" in London :)
The operator advised me -
We at Lottery24 only require your personnal details online when registering for the first time, as then it is saved on our database.
Our registered customers only receive promotional emails, and of course notification should they have won on one of the lotteries.
So yes, it is a scam. Simply ignore the email, do not reply.
Welcome to site and always feel free to ask if something is a scam, we're happy to help.
28 November 2005, 00:40
Thank you, that will teach me to waste Saturday nights on the computer, it appears as scammers obtain access to Lotto 24 players emails it is not very secure either.
28 November 2005, 00:47
judeobscure: Hi there,
Here are 3 another examples, right down to the same address... these coming from MSN addresses
Fake lotteries are a big problem. Well done for being suspicious of this one.
28 November 2005, 00:52
For information, the full header
Received: from mwinf3105.me.freeserve.com (mwinf3105.me.freeserve.com)
by mwinb3106 (SMTP Server) with LMTP; Sun, 27 Nov 2005 23:59:29 +0100
X-Sieve: Server Sieve 2.2
Envelope-to: my email address
Received: from smtp2.freeserve.com (mwinf3108 [172.22.158.38])
by mwinf3105.me.freeserve.com (SMTP Server) with ESMTP id B6C5F1C023D8
or <myemail address>; Sun, 27 Nov 2005 23:59:29 +0100 (CET)
Received: from me-wanadoo.net (localhost [127.0.0.1])
by mwinf3108.me.freeserve.com (SMTP Server) with ESMTP id A40381C008E3or <my email address>; Sun, 27 Nov 2005 23:59:29 +0100 (CET)
Received: from omc1-s8.bay6.hotmail.com (omc1-s8.bay6.hotmail.com [18.104.22.168])
by mwinf3108.me.freeserve.com (SMTP Server) with ESMTP id C13A01C008EE
or <myemail address>; Sun, 27 Nov 2005 23:59:28 +0100 (CET)
Received: from hotmail.com ([22.214.171.124]) by omc1-s8.bay6.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.211);
Sun, 27 Nov 2005 14:59:27 -0800
Received: from mail pickup service by hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC;
Sun, 27 Nov 2005 14:59:27 -0800
Received: from 126.96.36.199 by BAY5-DAV10.phx.gbl with DAV;
Sun, 27 Nov 2005 22:59:26 +0000
From: "From Lotto24uk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: *** SPAM *** Congratulations From Lotto24.
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 23:57:54 +0100
Content-Type: multipart/related; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_04D1_01C5F3AE.61FC7040"; type="multipart/alternative"
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2600.0000
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 27 Nov 2005 22:59:27.0138 (UTC) FILETIME=[37830020:01C5F3A6]
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
28 November 2005, 00:58
No, in this case I would say it is purely a coincidence, actually. Note this part of the header -
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
which means it has been sent to a whole stack of people at once, usually via BCC.
I doubt the scammers would be able to get access to your email address from lotto24, but think about your email address - where have you used it on the internet? if you do a google search - www.google.com - put your email address in and search for it, does it come up?
I've recieved an e-mail from lotto 24 but i think it is a scam, please check the e-mail below.
PRIZE COLLECTION CENTER.
417 STREET GARDEN CITY.
CARIO PHONE # +20161393467
LOTTO24 LOTTERY 2007
Dear Erik Roveta ,
We wish to congratulate you , you have won the sum of 1,000,000.00 (One Million Pounds) in the last email-lottery draw, organized by British, Asia Government and Microsoft Company with collaboration of LOTTO24 Company. For you to proceed immediately you are only expected to comply with the Terms and Conditions of the lottery program in other to collect your prize from this great lottery company. Because all protocol must be observed.
I want you to know that the main reason why this program was set up, is because we want to encourage people, on the use of Internet so therefore, setting up a lottery Game for people over the internet to gain the positive side of internet and I am indeed happy that so far we have affected people around the Globe and also to gain our fame round the world at large.
But before I proceed, I will like to quickly introduce my self to you and also inform you that I am your fiduciary agent for this lottery program. Which is in my line of duty, to give you the guidelines for you to claim your prize. Which is assigned to you.
My name is Mr. Dan Freewill
Direct Contact Telephone Number: +20161393467
Your collection center falls in the Asia Region. Which Cairo Egypt is the collection center for the Asia Region.
There are three options open to you, you are required to select the most convenient of the three .
(1): You come down to our office in cairo to collect your certified bank cheque in person.
(2): Employ the services of an affiliate courier company to courier your cheque to you.
(3): We can deliver your winnings in cash from switzerland through diplomatic means to you.
So you are expected to comply with the terms and conditions of this program, so that you can proceed to the next step and final stage
Also if any body has your email box passwords please notify me to avoid complication.
You are to abide to this Terms and Conditions of the Lottery Company. So that you will not be disqualified.
Your winning prize is NON DEDUCTABLE because of the high level of insurance policy called the irrevocable Guaranty Bond holding your money in the suspence account. That is what makes it NON-OPERATIONAL
This process is vital and urgent following the instruction from our sponsurs that all prize cheque should be claimed on or before your deadline date.
Once again accept our congratulations with happy hearts and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Be wise in all your actions, so that you can collect your winning prize from this lottery company as soon as possible.
And also I have decided to send you a picture of one of our jackpot winner who has complied to all the terms and conditions of the lottery company along with the option he choosed, and his cheque has already been sent to him and it has been cleared.
Well as yourfidiciary agent, I have told you all you need to do, at the first stage of your contact. As we proceed you will have to know more until you advance and collect your winning prize. Provided you have complied.
You are advised to respond fast in complying to your winning prize because delay is very dangerous.
You can call for more enquires.
Note: That you are supposed to claim your prize before the start of a new program, because we have limited time to your deadline date and we want to start off another program before the end of this year.
So time to act is now.
Mr. Dan Freewill
CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE MEMBERS AND STAFF OF LOTTO24 COMPANY.
7 April 2007, 22:22
Any time you receive an email from a 'lottery' it is a scam. Real lotteries do not contact their ticket-holders by email.
Microsoft has stated that they do not sponsor any lotteries.
Plus another dozen other scam indicators in that email.
8 April 2007, 09:59
WINNING NOTIFICATION (YAHOO PROMOTIONS 2007)
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the YAHOO! International
Promotions Program held on the 25th of January 2007. Your e-mail
address attached to ticket number 883734657492-5319 with serial number 7263-
267, batch number 8254297137 drew the lucky numbers 14-22-28-37-40-44
which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved
for a lump sum pay out of Â£500,000.00 (i.e Five Hundred Thousand
United Kingdom Pounds)in cash credited to file REF:YAHOO6/315116127/27. This is
from total prize money of US$20,400,000.00 shared among the
seventeen international winners in this category.To file for your claims,please
contact your claims agent immediately,To begin your claims process you are to
Mr Kennedy Spencer (REMMITANCE DIRECTOR)
YAHOO PROMOTIONS UK,44 Moorfields London EC2Y 9AL UNITED KINGDOM
You are to contact him with the following informations: Your Full Names, Your
Contact Address, Your Telephone and Fax numbers, Occupation,
Sex, Age and Location. You are to contact your claims director via email or
telephone with the information above.
Mrs.Amelia Hunts.(Online Co_ordinator)
I received this I think I will take it up the hoop as I have also received an email saying I need to pay courier service what do you rekon is there no such thing as easy winnings
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8 April 2007, 23:52
Also a scam.
Lotteries legally cannot make any charge for collecting prizes.
Yahoo do not sponsor any lotteries.
Google the batch number and you'll find hundreds of other people have won the same lottery with the same ticket number.
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