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He we go again. I’ve just received another one of those dreaded phishing emails telling me that I’ve won €850,000.00. Naturally I know this to be impossible as I never bought a ticket from SWISS-LOTTO NETHERLANDS. Naturally they know that a lot of people will feel that way and so they try to get around it by inventing some lame lottery which involved your email address as being the condition of entry This is how they come up with the crummy line that says “Netherlands wishes to inform you that your e-mail address emerged as the STAR PRIZE WINNER!” Yeah, sure mate! And to think that there would be so many people who would fall for this.

It’s definitely a phishing email because it is fishing for personal information, information that could be used in so many ways against you, from helping themselves to your money to even stealing your identity. Anyway, this is the email you should be watching out for.

SWISS-LOTTO NETHERLANDS
Ruiterskwartier 7, 8923 KP Leeuwarden,
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
https://www.swisslotto.ch

Swiss-Nederland’s Winning Notification……CONGRATULATION YOU ARE A
WINNER!!!.

The Board of Directors, members of staff and the International Promotion
Department of the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite lottery, Netherlands wishes to
inform you that your e-mail address emerged as the STAR PRIZE WINNER in
this years’ SWISS-LOTTO Satellite lottery Netherlands International
Promotion (SLP) held on the 14th of November, 2011 in Amsterdam from a
database of over a million email addresses from the world wide web.

This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Internet
Microsoft® Windows.All World Wide Web email addresses used/participants
for the draw were

selected randomly via computer balloting from World Wide Web sites through
computer draw system

extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies
affiliated to the

YAHOO/MSN/HOTMAIL LOTTERY service and are listed online. This promotion is
proudly sponsored by the SWISS-LOTTO NETHERLANDS organization.

Your email address, attached to Ref number 15, 11, 20, 37, 4, 17 with
Serial number SLN/34541982/07 drew the lucky Numbers 25.

Therefore you have won the sum of €850,000.00 Euros (Eight Hundred &
FiftyThousand Euros only). A winning cheque will be issued in your name by
the SWISS-LOTTO NETHERLANDS and also a certificate of prize claims will be
sent to you along side with your winnings cheque. You are to make contact
with your designated agent, who shall by duty, guide you through the
process of facilitating the release of your Prize.

To file for your claim, kindly contact the accredited Claims Manager, Mr.
Lenart Van Olst of the claims  department of Westin Capital Finance,
Netherlands with a completely filled verification form shown below.. He
has been mandated to assist you and facilitate the urgent delivery of your
prize.

Claims Manager, Westin Capital Finance BV, Netherlands

Mr. Lenart Van Olst
Tel: +31686163804
Fax: + 31-84-755-7646
Email: lenartvanolst@aol.com
N.B: kindly fill the verification form below.

VERIFICATION FORM:
1.) FULL NAME:
2.) AGE:
3.) SEX:
4.) ADDRESS:
5.) OCCUPATION:
6.) Ref. Number:
7.) COUNTRY:
8.) PHONE:
9.) Briefly describe how you plan to spend your winnings (Not more than
one sentence):

Thanks for been part of this promotional award programme.We wish you the
best of lucky as you spend your good fortune.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs. Hilda Eggees
Promotion Manager
https://www.swisslotto.ch

N.B: For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning
information confidential till your
claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever method you
request. Precautionary measures to avoid dobule claiming and unwanted
abuse of this program are in place. Please be warned!!!

If you happen to get this email and are wondering as to the legitimacy of it, let me tell you it’s absolutely !00% bullshit. Whatever you do you must never reply to this type of email because once you do you’re telling them that they have hit upon a legitimate email address opening up the door for hundreds more of this type of email crap. Delete it immediately and count yourself lucky that dodged another bullet.

If you’re looking for legitimate ways of actually purchasing a lottery ticket online then at leas your search as brought you to this blog because it host several legitimate lottery sites as well as lots of useful lottery related information.


phishing

Hook, Line, Sinker (How I fell for a phishing scam)In my last post I wrote a post called Australian International Sweep Stake Lottery Scam and in that post I highlighted an email I received saying I had won a million US dollars. Quite a remarkable feat considering I never bought a lottery ticket. :tongue: I also said how I get this sort of email a lot and how it convinced me I should include them in my newly created Bullshit Lottery category. The reason for this is to warn people who get this type of email so they don’t get sucked in, because I know that many of them will search the internet as to the emails legitimacy.

How To Tell If You Won The Online Lottery

If you ever get an email saying that you have won the lottery theres a couple of questions you should be asking yourself to validate the veracity of the email.

  • Did you buy a lottery ticket from a reputable site such as theLotter.comPLAYHUGELOTTOS.COM or Oz Lotteries? If the answer is no then forget it, you didn’t win any lottery. They try to catch people out by telling them that they drew their email address out of a barrel or something, but that’s a whole lot of bullshit. All they are interested in is scamming you. Whatever you do, never reply to the email because this only confirms that they have happened on a legitimate address which will open up the doors for all sort of spam. 
  • If the answer is yes, you did buy your lottery ticket from one of the reputable sites I mentioned above then that email should also include details of the tickets you have purchased. This should be checked against your records by going online but do not do this by clicking on any link that is in the email just in case it takes you a forged site. Always enter the address in manually just to be on the safe side.

That’s pretty well it. If you follow these steps you will never get sucked in by a suspicious email. If you ever get one that you’re not sure about just email me at lottoman@buyonlinelottotickets.com.


sweepstake scam

I’ve been getting quite a few emails lately telling me how I’ve won one lottery or another and while deleting the last one it suddenly hit me! The reason I’m getting these emails is because there are people out there who obviously fall prey to this sort of stuff and I owe it to them to protect them from the lowlifes who send this crap out. I’m sure most people who get these emails will search online to find out whether or not these emails are legitimate, especially if they never purchased a lottery ticket in the first place.

In order to help those people, I’ve decided to create a new category on this blog called Bullshit Lottery! This category will be specifically for those emails, so that I can highlight to others why each particular email is so full of shit and should be discarded. Let’s look at our first scam lottery ticket email. 

FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARDS DEPARTMENT AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SWEEP STAKE LOTTERY CORPORATION.

AWARD NOTIFICATION: FINAL NOTICE
We are delighted to inform you of your prize release  from the Australian International Lottery Program with the following information:


CONTACT REV.FR.MAYOR BROWN IMMEDIATELY.Your Winning Numbers:…2011/GB8701LPRC
Batch Numbers:……..6035649/011/L/P/RC
Ref. No.:………….AU/785061726
Amount Won:………..$1,000,000.00USD

which is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses from some sites. Your email address was attached to Ticket Number; 4700172507056490102 and Serial Number  7741134002. This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 5-13-33-37-42 and Bonus Number 17,which consequently won the lottery in the second category.

You hereby have been approved a lump sum pay of USD$1,000,000.00 (ONE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) in cash credit file ref: ILP/HW47509/09 from the total cash prize shared amongst eight lucky winners in this category.

All participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from Nine Hundred Thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotion program which is conductedStop annually.

This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some  multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the  communities where they have an operational base.Furthermore, your details (e-mail address) fall within our European representative office
in Amsterdam,Holland as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of  USD $1,000,000.00 will be released to you from this regional office in west Africa Accra Ghana

We hope that with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of the   year high stakes for US$1.5 Million international draw. To file for your claim,please contact our director of finance.

 

TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE CONTACT REG.OFFICE:
REV.FR.MAYOR BROWN.
 EMAIL YOUR REGIONAL CLAIMS AGENT REV.FR MAYOR BROWN:  claim.corporation.office@gmail.com    AND  claim-corporation1@hotmail.co.ukCall: +233549529611
Fill the following information and sent to the email address above:REF NO: —————————————————————BATCH NO: —————————————–
FIRST NAME: ————————————————————-LAST NAME: ———————————-
HOME ADDRESS: ————————————————————————————————————
CITY/ZIP CODE: —————————- STATE: ————————— COUNTRY: ———————–
TEL: (home) —————————— TEL: ( cell phone)– ————————FAX:————————
PROFESSION: —————————————————— POSITION: ——————————————-
DATE OF BIRTH: ——————————— SEX: ———————MARITAL STATUS: ———————-
NATIONALITY:————————————-
to file for your claim,Please quote your Date of draw, Reference Number, Batch Number and Winning Number, which can be found on the top-left corner of this message. Also, you should give in your telephone number to help locate your file easily.For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize has been released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-participant or unofficial personnel.
Note, all winnings MUST be claimed [48] days in receipt of the message, otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity.

Congratulations once again on your winning!
ALSO ENSURE YOU TYPE THE EMAIL ADDRESS CORRECTLY TO ENSURE SAFE & QUICK MAIL DELIVERY/RESPONSE. ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION.
Best Regards.
EN GR.FERDINAND CHARLES,
(CO-ORDINATOR0
MRS MARY WILFRED,
(SUPERINTENDENT)

SIR RICHSON MORGAN,
(DIRECTOR)


CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT VIA
Email: claim.corporation.office@gmail.com


CALL REV.FR.MAYOR BROWN Tel:+233549529611
Anybody under the age of 17 and members of the affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to participate in this program BUT can get a representative that is above the age to obtain the won amount for him/her.

This email is so full of holes it is unbelievable. First off, no-one is going to send you money to a lottery in which you haven’t purchased a lottery ticket. Also, I’m not aware of any professional who would use either hotmail or gmail accounts on a professional letter. This email obviously falls in the phishing category which means all they are after is your private details which they will use against you. They could use it to aid them in stealing your identity or to send you more emails in order to coerce some cash out of you.

Do not, I repeat DO NOT reply to the email because once you do it just confirms your email address which will expose you to a lot more of the same. What you should do is delete the email and forget it even existed. I hope you found this post useful.


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