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.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Lottery Scam ---> FW: YOU HAVE WON

I really don't know WHY people who try to scam you think that we would
belive that Big Companies that would be giving away MILLIONS of dollars
would not have their own email and have to use Microsoft's Live mail for

Huge Scam


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 10:35 AM

The British National Lottery
P O Box 1010
3b Olympic Way, Sefton Business Park,
Aintree, Liverpool , L30 1RD
(Customer Services)

Ticket number:56475600545 188
Ref Number: ASL/941OYI/02/SHYN
Winning Number:103220

This is to inform you that your email won a consolation prize of
£500,000.00 (British Pounds) of the INTERNATIONAL EMAIL DRAW held on the
24th April 2011 in London Uk.The selection process was carried out through
random selection in Our computerized email selection system
(ess) from a database of over 200,000 email addresses drawn from which you
were selected. And Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:
56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers: 02, 18,
31, 38, 39, 46 (Bonus 42) ,which subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st
category i.e match 5 plus bonus.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of Five Hundred
thousand Pounds,in cash credited to fileKTU/ 9023118308/03. This is from a
total cash prize of £500,000 Pounds,shared amongst the (4)lucky winners in
this category i.e Match 6 plus bonus.For due processing of your winning
claim,please contact the FIDUCIARY AGENT Information Officer Barrister
Michael Lambert who has been assigned to assist you. You are to contact him
with the following details for the release of your winnings.

For Claims, Contact:

Agent; Barrister Michael Lambert

(1) Bank to Bank Telegraphic Transfer.

(2)Diplomatic Delivery.

Provide the information below:1. Full Names:....................
2.Address:......... 3.Sex and Age:............. 4.Present
5.Occupation:.......... 6.Phone no:...... 7.

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 prize claim by Winner.

Mrs Jennifer Holmes
Lottery Announcer to Uk Lottery Gaming Comm.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Just a warning about this. I received an email disguised as if it was from my service provider. The email went to say the provider was upgrading there server and needed me to input my password. Yeah right!!
Anyway it was from a similiar address to the above.

Here it is :

Beware a genuine business would NEVER ask you to enter your password into an email reply.

Regards Nik