Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Beijing 2008 Olympic Lottery SCAM

Ending today's post with a fake lottery scam, but of course a new twist the Beijing 2008 Lottery Scam.. next up is "Guess the real ages of the Chinese gymnast lottery" both impossible to win and both FAKE


Beijing 2008 Olympic Lottery
BHP Billiton Plc, Neathouse Place
Victoria London SW1V 1BH
United Kingdom

ATTENTION: e-Mail Recipient Only,

We happily announce to you Results of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Lottery, online Sweepstake international program held 6th August 2008. Your e-mail address attached to winning ticket number: 75600567 with serial number 2168/008. We wish to congratulate you over your success in our computer balloting sweepstake .This is a millennium scientific computer game in which email addresses were used, as 250,000 email addresses where drawn from all continents of the world. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users and fans of sports; therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for the lottery game.

However, your email address was attached to winning ticket number 75600567 with serial number 2168/008 . which eventually won the lottery in the first category of the draws. Therefore, you have won a lottery jackpot prize awards of £750,289.00 GBP and a free ticket to watch the finals.

This is from total prize money of £3,444,023 distributed to winners from 1st to 3rd categories. Note that this program and The Olympic was largely promoted and sponsored by a group of philanthropist, industrialists from the internet hardware industry and some other big multinational firms in China e.g Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Co. Ltd, Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd, Beijing Yanjing Brewery Co. Ltd.

To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact your claims officer through our accredited Prize Transfer agents in United Kingdom as stated below:

Claims Agent
Processing Agent: Mr. Vincent Walker
Phone: +44 702 407 0755

When contacting the agent, please provide him with your winning ticket
number: 75600567 with serial number 2168/008.You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible:

1.Name in full :
2.Address :
3.Nationality :
4.Age :
5.Sex :
8.Present Country:

If you do not contact your claims agent within 7 working days of this notification,your winnings would be revoked. Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality, and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated with fraudulent claims.

CONGRATULATIONS !!! At your disposal, we remain.

Very Truly Yours
Mr. Hong Lu
Notification Officer.
BHP Billiton (UK) Plc

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