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Beware of the "International FIFA World Cup Online Lottery" Scam

2017-10-08T20:09:20 -  +
Beware of the "International FIFA World Cup Online Lottery" Scam

There is no "International FIFA World Cup Online Lottery". Therefore, recipients of email messages like the one below, which claim they are winners in the same lottery are asked to delete them. This is because the email messages are fakes, being sent by lottery scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money for a lottery that doesn't exist.

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The "International FIFA World Cup Online Lottery" Scam

Von: "Mr. Joseph Mark" <[email protected]>

Datum: 08.10.17 22:00 (GMT+01:00)

Betreff: Re: 0793524679




REF NO.: Proctor468/PB 15/4TH BATCH NO.: FIFA/YO319HZ

Attn: Dear Winner


Batch Number: 9-28-36-41-49

Winners Number: 5-7

Reference: SA/FIFA/OL/0783

We wish to congratulate you on your Online/mobile number success in the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Lottery Online/mobile number vote/ballot with International Monetary Fund’s (IMF), WORLD BANK in conjunction with United Nation Relief Effort through collective mobile active numbers in your country.

This promotional program is aimed at encouraging mobile phone users worldwide to play FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Lottery Draw by text and online. It is sponsored by FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 companies here in South Africa.

Mobile numbers were selected at random worldwide for the sake of this promo. Your mobile phone number was attached to ticket/batch number 9-28-36-41-49, which drew the lucky numbers: 5 and 7, winning the lottery of ($ 3.9, 000.00. Three Million Nine Hundred Thousand United states Dollar only). FIFA Draw select one million active users as part of their Award Promotion amongst the millions subscribers one person is selected in your country to benefit from this relief effort programmed and you are the Selected Winner.

Provide the following details to process the release of your winnings and winners certificate:

* Full Name:

* Address:

* State/Province:

* Phone Number:

* E-mail Address:

* Occupation

* Gender/ Age

* Nationality


You are required to fill and submit the above particulars as soon as possible for immediate processing of your prize claim

Best Regard

Mr. Joseph Mark

(Online coordinator.

Email Address: [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>


Whatever that is written in this document should be kept confidential until your winning prize is claimed

2017-10-07 15:14 GMT+02:00 Johara Panaro <[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>>:

Was habe ich gewonnen? Ich habe eine sms erhalten?

Freundliche Grüsse


The lottery scammers trick potential victims into sending them money by claiming the potential victims are winners in the bogus lottery. Once the potential victims send their money, which the lottery scammers will claim is for taxes or other fees, they will disappear, leaving the victims broke, angry and depressed. This is why online users never send money to anyone to claim a lottery prize. This is because legitimate lottery companies do not request money, taxes, personal or financial information from their winners.

Victims of the lottery scam should report it to the police, although there is little or nothing they can do because the lottery scammers are operating in foreign countries where it is difficult to apprehend them.

Remember, once you are asked to send money, personal or financial information in order to collect a lottery prize, it is the first sign that some lottery scammers are attempting to trick you into sending them your hard-earned money or information.

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  • Posted: 2018-05-10T13:35:45 by an anonymous user from or near: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

    Have received an email from a Smith Adam, claiming I have won 2mil USD in a fifa lottery draw Lol


  • Posted: 2018-05-04T09:18:08 by an anonymous user from or near: Bermondsey, England, United Kingdom

    I have had a letter claiming to have won £825,000 in a World Cup Postcode Lottery and to claim the prize contact Mr Michael Faraday on 02039360995
    Address Marylebone House Manchester Square London W1U 3AB

    Complete Fake


  • Posted: 2018-05-04T04:59:03 by an anonymous user from or near: Bristol, England, United Kingdom

    'International FIFA World Cup Online Lottery' 1801 Prairie Ave, Chicago, Ill 60616 USA

    Having had its 'cover' blown in the media has changed its postal details contact person?


    Mr. Michael Smith, Foreign Service Manager, at Westpac Financial Consultants,
    22 Hanover Square, London.


    Mr Micheal Faraday London Processing Main Office,
    Marylebone House, Manchester Square London W1U 3AB.


  • Posted: 2018-04-23T07:05:21 by an anonymous user from or near: Leeds, England, United Kingdom

    I received a letter today saying I had won £900,000 on the international FIFA world cup online lottery.
    I will not be contacting Michael Smith to claim.


  • Posted: 2018-04-18T08:07:26 by an anonymous user from or near: Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom

    Received a letter yesterday saying that I have won 900,000 in the online world cup lottery. I won't be contacting Mr Michael Smith as asked.


  • Posted: 2018-04-17T08:18:58 by an anonymous user from or near: Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom

    Just received my notification letter a few minutes ago. £900,000.00.
    I am supposed to contact Mr. Michael Smith, Foreign Service Manager at Westpac Financial Consultants, 22 Hanover Square, London.
    I don’t think so Michael.


  • Posted: 2018-04-16T05:18:05 by an anonymous user from or near: Bristol, England, United Kingdom

    Just got a letter through the post won 9000,000.00 really!,


  • Posted: 2018-03-13T11:33:39 by an anonymous user from or near: Bristol, England, United Kingdom

    Just got the letter, I’ve won £825000.00 woo hoo, I don’t think so. Bin it if you get one


    • Posted: 2018-03-13T14:21:07 by an anonymous user from or near: Bath, England, United Kingdom

      I've also received a letter from "International FIFA World Cup Online Lottery" claiming that I have won £825,000.00 my winning numbers are 4,13,21,27,36,38 and 45. Obviously a scam. Just bin it.


      • Posted: 2018-04-28T12:11:11 by an anonymous user from or near: Banchory, Scotland, United Kingdom

        I have received an identical letter! - with identical prize win AND identical lottery numbers.
        What are the odds against that happening?
        Ha ha!
        (Letter consigned to the recycling bin).


  • Posted: 2018-03-07T03:13:13 by an anonymous user from or near: Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa

    I also received the certificate stating that i must claim after 8 days my money will go for charity if i didn't claim the money. Thank you very much for warning us.

    The Russia 2018 Lottery Promotion.


  • Posted: 2017-12-25T02:35:54 by an anonymous user from or near: Dhaka (Uttara), Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Thank you very much.

    When I send all the information,DR NELSON TAMBO replied to me & sent a certificate for the winning amount and he also told to send euro for different fees & charges. I told him to deduct money from the winning amount but he did not reply me.


  • Posted: 2017-11-29T07:18:57 by an anonymous user from or near: Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

    I received one of these letters not long ago I think it is well disgusting; my letter said I had won 825.000.00 pound; I phoned a Mr. Michel faraday at London the number was 03308084472, he asked my ref number and he said he was going to send me a cheque.

    I had another letter saying to release the money they want 825 pounds. I text Mr. Michel faraday and told him it was a scam. I've had no reply this should not happen to people at all shameful.

    Miss C Wood.


  • Posted: 2017-11-15T07:22:46 by an anonymous user from or near: Leeds, England, United Kingdom

    I have today received a letter identical to the one mentioned above, with the same address in London given. I was naturally suspicious, as I do no lottery of any kind. I live near Wetherby.


  • Posted: 2017-10-09T08:01:34 by an anonymous user from or near: Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

    We have received a letter today from Australia saying we have won the international FIFA World Cup online lottery saying we have won £825,000,00 we were asked to phone a Mr Mark Faraday on 03308084472. Or write to MaryleboneHouse, Manchester Square. London. W1U 3AB.


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