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20th December 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
20th December 2004
Apparent Sender
British  Lottery International
Return Address
british_lottery <>

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. ' British  Lottery 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. Uses several references to the REAL UK National Lottery. In fact the National Lottery have nothing to do with these people. They are fraudsters, nothing more.


"We happily announce to you the draw of the British  Lottery International programs held on the 1st of October 2004 in London."...

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 ...

Batch: 12/25/0034


We happily announce to you the draw of the British  Lottery International programs held on the 1st of October 2004 in London. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 564 75600545 188 with Serial number 5388/02 drew the lucky numbers: 31-6-26-13-35-7, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$2,500,000.00 (Two million, Five hundred thousand, United States Dollars) in cash credited to file KPC/9080118308/02/SHYN. This is from a total cash prize of US $125 Million dollars shared amongst the first fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.
This year Lottery Program Jackpot is the largest ever for British Lottery. The estimated $125 million jackpot would be the sixth-biggest in U.K. history. The biggest was the $363 million jackpot that went to two winners in a May 2000 drawing of The Big Game Mega Millions' predecessor.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in our play coupon. In view of this, your US$2,500,000.00 (Two million, Five hundred thousand, United States Dollars) would be released to you by our affiliate bank in London. Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds to you as soon as you make contact with her.
All participants were selected randomly from 'World Wide Web' site through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 companies. This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is a part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.

Please be warned. To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent with the below details for processing of your claims.
Tel: +447098240818
Fax: +447909503153
Note that all claims process and clearance procedures must be duly completed early to avoid impersonation arising to  the issue of double claim.
To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent. Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program. Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
Yours faithfully,
Smith Carpenter.
AFRO-ASIAN Zonal Coordinator.


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