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"El-Gordo Lottery" Lotto Scams Created by Online Scammers

Online scammers are sending out fake El-Gordo Lottery emails like the one below, which claim the recipients are winners. Therefore, recipients of the fake emails are asked not to follow the instructions in them. Remember, legitimate lottery companies will never ask their winners to send their personal information via a email message. And, they will never ask their winners to send money in order to receive their winnings or lottery prizes. Therefore, if you are asked to do any of the above, it is a scam.

El-Gordo Lottery Lotto Scams Created by Online Scammers
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A Fake "El-Gordo Lottery" Email Message

From: Lotería Nacional elGordo <obalim358@yahoo.com>

Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:54 AM

Subject: DEAR WINNER,

DEAR WINNER,

THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT YOU HAVE BEEN PRONOUNCED AS THE WINNER OF THE EL-GORDO LOTTERY DRAW. YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS ATTACHED TO TICKET NUMBER: 8-11-32-41-44-45-38-3 WITH SERIAL NUMBER: 03347 DREW THE WINNING NUMBERS 38-41-46-47-53-6 WHICH CONSEQUENTLY WON THE LOTTERY IN THE 3RD CATEGORY.

YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR A LUMP SUM PAYOUT OF € 2,500,000 (TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS) IN CASH CREDITED TO FILE REF NUMBER PZ006295003. THIS IS FROM A TOTAL CASH PRIZE OF € 42,500,000 (FORTY TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS) SHARED AMONG SEVENTEEN (17) INTERNATIONAL WINNERS IN THIS CATEGORY.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

YOUR FUND IS NOW DEPOSITED WITH A SECURITY COMPANY AND IS INSURED IN YOUR NAME. DUE TO MIX UP OF SOME NUMBERS AND NAMES, WE ASK THAT YOU KEEP THIS AWARD FROM PUBLIC NOTICE UNTIL YOUR CLAIM HAS BEEN PROCESSED AND YOUR MONEY REMITTED TO YOUR ACCOUNT AS THIS IS PART OF OUR SECURITY PROTOCOL TO AVOID DOUBLE CLAIMING OR UNWARRANTED ABUSE OF THIS PROGRAM BY PARTICIPANTS.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WERE SELECTED THROUGH A COMPUTER BALLOT SYSTEM DRAWN FROM 250,000 E-MAIL ADDRESSES FROM ASIA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, EUROPE, SOUTH AMERICA AND NORTH AMERICA AS PART OF OUR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS PROGRAM WHICH WE CONDUCT ONCE EVERY YEAR. WE HOPE YOUR LUCKY E-MAIL ADDRESS WILL DRAW A BIGGER CASH PRIZE IN NEXT YEAR HIGH-STAKES OF 200 MILLION EURO INTER.LOTTERY.

TO BEGIN YOUR CLAIM, PLEASE CONTACT OUR ACCREDITED CLAIM AGENT, MR. ROBERTO LUCAS VIA EMAIL: roberto.lucas1@citromail.hu

YOU ARE ALSO ADVISED TO PROVIDE THE BELOW STATED REQUIREMENTS TO PROCESS YOUR CLAIM AND YOUR MONEY WILL BE REMITTED TO YOU.

(1) YOUR FULL NAME:

(2) YOUR ADDRESS:

(3) YOUR NATIONALITY:

(4) YOUR OCCUPATION:

(5) YOUR DATE OF BIRTH:

(6) GENDER:

(7) MOBILE PHONE:

(8) HOME PHONE:

(9) OFFICE PHONE:

(10) YOUR VALID ID:

NOTE; ALL WINNINGS MUST BE CLAIMED WITHIN ONE MONTH (30 DAYS) AFTER THIS DATE, ALL UNCLAIMED FUNDS WILL BE RETURNED AND WILL BE INCLUDED FOR THE NEXT GAME. IN ADDITION, IN CASE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS, PLEASE INFORM OUR ACCREDITED CLAIMS AGENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN FROM OUR STAFF, AND THANKS FOR BEING PART OF OUR PROMOTIONAL PROGRAM.

SINCERELY,

LUCIANA MATEO.

The El-Gordo Lottery, called the Spanish Christmas Lottery, is a national lottery. In the Spanish-speaking and the English-speaking media, it is sometimes just called El Gordo, even though that name really refers to the grand prize for all Spanish lotteries.

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  • April 24, 2019 at 3:37 AM by info

    They are using this email address: "LOTTERIA NACIONAL EL-GORDO" <98460609@excite.co.jp>

  • January 11, 2019 at 7:41 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Lotería Nacional elGordo <chaony_oilfields_ltd@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Friday, January 11, 2019 4:32 AM

    Subject: DEAR WINNER,

    DEAR WINNER,

    THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT YOU HAVE BEEN PRONOUNCED AS THE WINNER OF THE EL-GORDO LOTTERY DRAW. YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS ATTACHED TO TICKET NUMBER: 8-11-32-41-44-45-38-3 WITH SERIAL NUMBER: 03347 DREW THE WINNING NUMBERS 38-41-46-47-53-6 WHICH CONSEQUENTLY WON THE LOTTERY IN THE 3RD CATEGORY.

    YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR A LUMP SUM PAYOUT OF € 2,500,000 (TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS) IN CASH CREDITED TO FILE REF NUMBER SN2251256003. THIS IS FROM A TOTAL CASH PRIZE OF € 42,500,000 (FORTY TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS) SHARED AMONG SEVENTEEN (17) INTERNATIONAL WINNERS IN THIS CATEGORY.

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    YOUR FUND IS NOW DEPOSITED WITH A SECURITY COMPANY AND IS INSURED IN YOUR NAME. DUE TO MIX UP OF SOME NUMBERS AND NAMES, WE ASK THAT YOU KEEP THIS AWARD FROM PUBLIC NOTICE UNTIL YOUR CLAIM HAS BEEN PROCESSED AND YOUR MONEY REMITTED TO YOUR ACCOUNT AS THIS IS PART OF OUR SECURITY PROTOCOL TO AVOID DOUBLE CLAIMING OR UNWARRANTED ABUSE OF THIS PROGRAM BY PARTICIPANTS.

    ALL PARTICIPANTS WERE SELECTED THROUGH A COMPUTER BALLOT SYSTEM DRAWN FROM 250,000 E-MAIL ADDRESSES FROM ASIA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, EUROPE, SOUTH AMERICA AND NORTH AMERICA AS PART OF OUR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS PROGRAM WHICH WE CONDUCT ONCE EVERY YEAR. WE HOPE YOUR LUCKY E-MAIL ADDRESS WILL DRAW A BIGGER CASH PRIZE IN NEXT YEAR HIGH-STAKES OF 200 MILLION EURO INTER.LOTTERY.

    TO BEGIN YOUR CLAIM, PLEASE CONTACT OUR ACCREDITED CLAIM AGENT, MR. ROBERTO LUCAS VIA EMAIL: roberto.lucas1@citromail.hu

    YOU ARE ALSO ADVISED TO PROVIDE THE BELOW STATED REQUIREMENTS TO PROCESS YOUR CLAIM AND YOUR MONEY WILL BE REMITTED TO YOU.

    (1) YOUR FULL NAME:

    (2) YOUR ADDRESS:

    (3) YOUR NATIONALITY:

    (4) YOUR OCCUPATION:

    (5) YOUR DATE OF BIRTH:

    (6) GENDER:

    (7) MOBILE PHONE:

    (8) HOME PHONE:

    (9) OFFICE PHONE:

    (10) YOUR VALID ID:

    NOTE; ALL WINNINGS MUST BE CLAIMED WITHIN ONE MONTH (30 DAYS) AFTER THIS DATE, ALL UNCLAIMED FUNDS WILL BE RETURNED. IN ADDITION, IN CASE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS, PLEASE INFORM OUR ACCREDITED CLAIMS AGENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

    CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN FROM OUR STAFF, AND THANKS FOR BEING PART OF OUR PROMOTIONAL PROGRAM.

    SINCERELY,

    LUCIANA MATEO."

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