Anonymous: 2 weeks, 2 days ago
I just received a similar letter from the same person (James Kupula, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org) except that mine is for the New York Lottery. Since I never even entered the lottery, I knew it was a fraud.
The address given on the header is NY Lottery, 15 Beaver Street, NYC Ref: EAASL/941OYI/SHYN, Batch: 12/25/0034, Website: www.nylottery.ny.gov
The Letter reads as follows and is near identical to the one above so full of red flags. The same ticket and reference numbers are used. How could the NY Lottery have the same numbers as Google? BUT, there is also an error: note that the office was changed to Watford, UK (from South Africa above) but it still says remit to South Africa. The Controller General (of the US Lottery on both, Not NY)changed from a Barbara Moore to a David Mark. Also, Google is not part of any offical US Lottery system.:
Text of Letter:
Attention: Email Account Holder
Are you the correct owner of this email? If yes, then, be glad this day as the result of the New York Online Lotto and email address free-ticket draws of the 1st, of March, 2014 Promotion Awards has been released and we are glad to announce to you that your email address came out in the first category and entitles you to claim the sum of $800,000.00.
It is a promotional Program to encourage the user of Microsoft and Internet Programs. Your email address was entered for the online draw on this free ticket number: B55607545 6152 with reference number SA/JA2C110P5 and Serial number SA5365/3 , Batch number XA87-2PY, drew the lucky numbers: 04-09-20-22-29-38 - Bonus 06. This subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category i.e. matches 6 lucky numbers Plus Bonus number.
You have therefore been allocated to claim a total sum of $1,000,000.00 (One Million United States Dollars) in cash is credited to file SAPC/908144308/05. This is from a total cash prize of 5,250,000.00 Shared amongst the 1691 with (2) winner in "1st" category.
This promotion was drawn based on email address as the key identification for setting up online accounts. All valid email addresses in the World Wide Web Draw used/participants for the online email promotion version were selected randomly via computer balloting from a global webite callaboration with internet companies like eBay, pay pal, liberty reserve, and Google whom also built their systems and based their membership registration identity on email addresses supporting this computer draw system done by extracted email addresses from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies and affiliated members to the National Lottery website and their advertiseers listed online. This Online promotion takes place via virtual balloting and it is done Bi-annually.
Please note that you're lucky winning ticket file and number falls within our European booklet representative office in Watford (UK) as indicated in your ballot played coupon. In view of this, your $800,000.000 would be released to you by our payment department in South Africa.
Kindly provide following information urgently:
1. Full Name: 2. Email Address: 3. Age: 4. Occupation: 5. Reference Number/Ticket Number: 6. Phone Number: 7. Country: 8. Date of draw
Contact our Fiduciary agents immediately to commence release of your lottery prize by providing details below.
Contact Person:Mr. James Kupula
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Controller General Copyright(c) 1994-2012 The US Lottery International Promotion Inc.
All rights reserved. Terms of Service-Guideline 77635 476378 255667460.