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Beware of "UK Lottery Program" Scam

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Beware of "UK Lottery Program" Scam

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The "UK Lottery Program" email below is a fake. This fake lottery was created by scammers who are using it to trick online users into believing they are winners in the same lottery. The lottery scammers behind the scam trick potential victims into sending them money and personal information, which they will claim are for taxes, delivery or other fees. But, remember, legitimate lottery companies do not ask their winners to send personal information or money.

Sample of the "UK Lottery Program" Scam

From: Mrs. Elizabeth Allen. (Secretary) <mrselizabethallen543@gmail.com>

Sent: Monday, February 4, 2019 10:33 AM

Subject: [BULK]UK LOTTERY PROGRAM

UK LOTTERY PROGRAM DEAR SIR/MADAM,

We are pleased to inform you about the result of our Lottery DRAWS HELD on the 19/12/2018 and announced on 02/01/2019. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 27522465896-532 with serial number 652-662 drew lucky numbers 7-14-18-23-31-45 which consequently won in the 1st category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of GBP1.3Million note that. All participants in this lottery program have been selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 200,000 companies and 400,000,000 individual email addresses from all search engines and web sites.

This promotional program takes place every year, and is promoted and sponsored by eminent world personalities like the (SULTAN of Brunei, Bill Gates of Microsoft Inc and other corporate organizations). This is to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide. For security purpose and clarity, (we advise that you keep your winning Information confidential until your claims have been processed and your money remitted to you. ) This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. We look forward to your active participation in our next year USD500 million slot. You are requested to contact our LOTTERY

COORDINATOR:

Mr. Christopher Wilfred

E-Mail: christopherwiilfreddukk@englandmail.com

All winnings must be claimed not later than 15/02/2019. Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your WINNING NUMBERS, SERIAL numbers, and TICKET numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, if should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.

Congratulations once more and thank you for being part of our promotional program. You are required to reply to this email:

christopherwiilfreddukk@englandmail.com for further details.

NOTE: YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED IF YOU ARE BELOW 18 YEARS OF AGE.

Sincerely yours,

Mrs. Elizabeth Allen. (Secretary)

Once potential victims contact the lottery scammers, thinking they are contacting The UK Lottery Program, the scammers will ask them to send personal information, and subsequently ask them to send money in order to receive their so-called prizes, which the scammers will claim the money is for taxes or processing fees. They will then ask their potential victims to send the money via Western Union, MoneyGram or other money transfer services. Once the scammers have received their victims’ money, they will disappear, leaving the victim frustrated, depress, and a few hundreds or thousands of dollars broke.

The same lottery scammers may contact their victims and attempt to scam them again using the personal information the victims sent to them, or they may sell their victims’ information to other lottery scammers, who will also attempt to scam the victims.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • June 13, 2019 at 3:28 PM by info

    "De: Mrs. Elizabeth Allen. (Secretary) <mrselizabethallen543@gmail.com>

    Enviado: viernes, 24 de mayo de 2019 12:39

    Para: mrselizabethallen543@gmail.com

    Asunto: UK LOTTERY PROGRAM

    UK LOTTERY PROGRAM

    DEAR SIR/MADAM,

    We are pleased to inform you about the result of our Lottery DRAWS HELD on the 19/12/2018 and announced on 02/01/2019. Your e-mail address

    attached to ticket number 27522465896-532 with serial number 652-662 drew lucky numbers 7-14-18-23-31-45 which consequently won in the 1st

    category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of GBP1.3Million note that. All participants in this lottery program have

    been selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 200,000 companies and 400,000,000 individual email addresses from all

    search engines and web sites.

    This promotional program takes place every year, and is promoted and sponsored by eminent world personalities like the (SULTAN of Brunei,

    Bill Gates of Microsoft Inc and other corporate organizations). This is to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide. For

    security purpose and clarity, (we advise that you keep your winning Information confidential until your claims have been processed and your

    money remitted to you. ) This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some

    participants. We look forward to your active participation in our next year USD500 million slot. You are requested to contact our LOTTERY

    COORDINATOR:

    Mr. Christopher Wilfred

    E-Mail: christopherwiilfreddukk@englandmail.com

    All winnings must be claimed not later than 30/05/2019. Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote

    your WINNING NUMBERS, SERIAL numbers, and TICKET numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, if should there be any change of address do

    inform our agent as soon as possible.

    Congratulations once more and thank you for being part of our promotional program. You are required to reply to this email:

    christopherwiilfreddukk@englandmail.com for further details.

    NOTE: YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED IF YOU ARE BELOW 18 YEARS OF

    AGE.

    Sincerely yours,

    Mrs. Elizabeth Allen. (Secretary)"

    Here is another scam.

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  • May 29, 2019 at 10:27 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mrs. Elizabeth Allen. (Secretary) <mrselizabethallen543@gmail.com>

    Sent: 29 May 2019 01:41

    Subject: UK LOTTERY PROGRAM

    UK LOTTERY PROGRAM

    DEAR SIR/MADAM,

    We are pleased to inform you about the result of our Lottery DRAWS HELD on the 19/12/2018 and announced on 02/01/2019. Your e-mail address

    attached to ticket number 27522465896-532 with serial number 652-662 drew lucky numbers 7-14-18-23-31-45 which consequently won in the 1st

    category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of GBP1.3Million note that. All participants in this lottery program have

    been selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 200,000 companies and 400,000,000 individual email addresses from all

    search engines and web sites.

    This promotional program takes place every year, and is promoted and sponsored by eminent world personalities like the (SULTAN of Brunei,

    Bill Gates of Microsoft Inc and other corporate organizations). This is to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide. For

    security purpose and clarity, (we advise that you keep your winning Information confidential until your claims have been processed and your

    money remitted to you. ) This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some

    participants. We look forward to your active participation in our next year USD500 million slot. You are requested to contact our LOTTERY

    COORDINATOR:

    Mr. Christopher Wilfred

    E-Mail: christopherwiilfreddukk@englandmail.com

    All winnings must be claimed not later than 05/06/2019. Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote

    your WINNING NUMBERS, SERIAL numbers, and TICKET numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, if should there be any change of address do

    inform our agent as soon as possible.

    Congratulations once more and thank you for being part of our promotional program. You are required to reply to this email:

    christopherwiilfreddukk@englandmail.com for further details.

    NOTE: YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED IF YOU ARE BELOW 18 YEARS OF

    AGE.

    Sincerely yours,

    Mrs. Elizabeth Allen. (Secretary)"

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