Brazil FIFA 2014 World Cup Lottery Scam Email November 2013

If you receive the fraudulent e-mail below: "Congratulations, your cell phone number is among the 10 lucky winners", please do not follow the instructions in it. The e-mail message was not sent from Brazil FIFA 2014 World Cup, but instead, sent by scammers. Sending your personal information to these criminals will only help them rip you off. Every day, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information and/or sending money.

Brazil FIFA 2014 World Cup Lottery Scam Email November 2013

Here is a Copy of the Lottery Scam Email

Congratulations, your cell phone number is among the 10 lucky winners, that has won the sum of USD$500.000.00 (Five hundred thousand dollars Only) in the just concluded draw of Four years world cup anniversary held in South Africa to promote, support and create global awareness for the 2014 FIFA / BRAZIL WORLD CUP sponsored by 20 BLUE CHIP COMPANIES in conjunction with the Brazilian government.

Call Mr Mark Anthony on this phone number :+27717110988 or email him on: merktony also provide the following information for the processing of your winning fund.


Your Email Attached to Ticket Number; UKBF14 4231 95606541 033, Serial Number: 77950, WINNING NUMBERS: 2/15/27/31/34/41, Bonus number 14, Ref.No: UKB2014/01/BBT.

Yours Faithfully,
Mrs. Leila Grosser.

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May 15, 2023 at 4:06 AM by
Brazil FIFA 2014 World Cup Lottery Scam Email November 2013
an anonymous user from: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Hello friends tell me about this email

Dear ALI,


Your E-Mail address was selected among the 6 star/lucky winners worldwide for 2014 money balls lotteries promotional based on the 2014 BRAZIL World Cup. The following lists are the 6 star lucky winners:

1- Susan Vasguez (Colombia) Paid.

2- Mary Ann L. (Uruguay) Paid.

3- Charles K. (Canada). Paid.

4- Isabelle Bradl (Cameron) Paid.

5- Frank Johnson (South Africa) Paid.

6- ALI AABID (Pakistan) not paid

You are required to send an account for the transfer such as:

1. Bank Name:

2. Bank Branch:

3. Bank Account Number:

4. Account Holders

But, If you don't have a bank account then we will load your winning money inside an ATM BANK CREDIT CARD and we will deliver the ATM CARD to your address over in your country, the amount of money you will withdraw every day is an equivalent of $4000 per day, you can use this ATM CARD in any atm machine in any bank.


Mrs. Wendy Akidi


May 15, 2023 at 8:09 AM by
Brazil FIFA 2014 World Cup Lottery Scam Email November 2013

It is a scam.


March 6, 2020 at 4:39 AM by
Brazil FIFA 2014 World Cup Lottery Scam Email November 2013
an anonymous user from: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India is being used by the scammers


January 5, 2017 at 3:01 PM by
Brazil FIFA 2014 World Cup Lottery Scam Email November 2013
an anonymous user from: Kasur, Punjab, Pakistan

I received an email by mrs.wendy akidI on my gmail account; she sent a mail that I'm a winner in the fifa world cup award 2014 on my account. Is that truth?


January 5, 2017 at 3:57 PM by
Brazil FIFA 2014 World Cup Lottery Scam Email November 2013

No, it is a scam sent by a fraudster.


November 29, 2015 at 2:21 PM by
Brazil FIFA 2014 World Cup Lottery Scam Email November 2013
an anonymous user from: Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland

I received an email on my Facebook from the guy called Gonzales Anthony saying that I have won $500.000.00, so I ask questions and he answered. I even searched for that name on Google. Please help me to know if am being scammed.


November 29, 2015 at 8:22 PM by
Brazil FIFA 2014 World Cup Lottery Scam Email November 2013

Yes, someone is attempting to scam you. Remember, never send your personal information or money to anyone who claims that you have won the lottery.


August 27, 2015 at 3:01 AM by
Brazil FIFA 2014 World Cup Lottery Scam Email November 2013
an anonymous user from: Ross-on-Wye, England, United Kingdom

I received a SMS to saying I have won r960.00.


August 27, 2015 at 6:26 AM by
Brazil FIFA 2014 World Cup Lottery Scam Email November 2013

It is a scam.


August 18, 2015 at 2:16 PM by
Brazil FIFA 2014 World Cup Lottery Scam Email November 2013
an anonymous user from: Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

Thank you for your warning, I got one message from South Africa about prize of one milion.


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Brazil FIFA 2014 World Cup Lottery Scam Email November 2013