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2006-10-16 11:54:53 - ty
i just received a check for 1900.00 and a certificate saying i won 80.000.00 in the british international lotto is this a scam


2006-10-16 09:27:00 -
iam wenir


2006-10-16 07:15:01 -
sir,
i m recievin emails of lottery winning from past 3 months.i replied to dem ,d organisation is" net lottery international"
i also send dem 650$ thru western union to recieve my winnings,but no winnings were sent to me.n de replied dat my winnings is in hands of land revenue in u k .
i m helpless as i also send dem my passport photo page copy when i sended dem money .
i was not knowing dat de r fraud.i really regret myself,as my all information went to dem..
now what to do...
please suggest me some way out...

cheaters name is :GARRETH UNSWORTH, TERRY HOPKINS,


2006-10-14 16:32:54 -
my question is is the NORTH-AMERICAN/EUROPEAN SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY a scam because i recived a letter in the mail saying that i had won money


2006-10-14 16:02:43 -
I just received a letter from the Royal British Lotto and a check. This really sounds like somekind of fraud. Has anyone heard of them


2006-10-14 15:31:03 -
RECEIVE LETTER FROM NORTH AMERICAN SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY STATING THAT I HAD WON $100,000. THAT I SHOULD FAX OR E-MAIL A CONFORMATION INCLUDING MY ADDRESS, WHICH THEY HAD,& MY PHONE NUMBER. A COUPLE DAYS LATER I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL SAYING THAT WITHIN 3 TO 5 DAYS I WOULD RECEIV A CHECK FO%,000. WHICH I SHOULD CASH AND WIRE BY MONEYGRAM $3600.TO A PERSON IN VANCOUVER, B.C. THEN I SHOULD CALL HIM WITH THE CLAIM NUMBER AND CONFORMATION NUMBER, AFTER WHICH I WOULD RECEIVE THE FINAL AWARD CHECK WITHIN 3 TO 5 DAYS, CONGRATULATIONS SUCKER, he did'nt say SUCKER....


2006-10-13 22:12:32 -
help


2006-10-13 17:00:17 -
i received a letter from international lottery inc saying i won 40,000 dollars and need to pay the federal and state taxes on it before i get the money. they will send me the check out of the 40,000 to pay the tax then i send it back to them then they send me back 36,000 dollars is this how it works


2006-10-13 11:52:00 -
my mom just received this e mail and replied telephone numbers do attend so you could at least pin point them
regards
From: "national award"
To: johnson_andermann8@hotmail.com
Subject: CONGRATULATION
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 17:59:28 +0200

FROM THE DESK OF: MR JOHNSON ANDERMANN
TELE: 00411234587012
FAX: 00411267905316

DEAR: SIR/MADAM
CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR WINNING:

We happily announce to you the draw of South African 2010 World cup Bid lottery Award International program held in Zurich, Switzerland. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: B9665 75604546 321 with Serial number 964760 drew the winning: 23/14/37/17/26/42/+9 which subsequently won you the lottery award in the category (B). Your name has therefore been approved to claim the sum total of US$1,000,000.00( One Million United States Dollars) in cash credited to file KPC/9030108308/03. This is from a total cash prize of US$20,000,000.00 (Twenty Million United States Dollars) shared amongst the first 20 lucky winners in this category (B) Worldwide.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our lottery Booklet representative office in South Africa as indicated in the play coupon. In view of this, your US$1,000,000.00 (One Million United States Dollars) would be released to you through the assistance of our CLAIM AGENT in South Africa. He will commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. Also your claim includes a FREE FLIGHT TICKET TO SOUTH AFRICA FOR THE 2010 WORLD CUP and ONE MONTH HOTEL RESERVATION IN ONE OF THE FIVE STAR HOTELS IN SOUTH AFRICA.

All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw systems and extracted from over 100,000,000 companies and individual email addresses. The Lottery Programmed took place to promote South Africa's 2010 World Cup Award. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money is remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measures to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please you are advised to file for your claim immediately through our Claim Agent on the following information:

NAME: MR MARTINS ZULU
TELEPHONE NUMBER: +27-73-990-0234
EMAIL ADDRESS: martins_zulu2010@yahoo.co.uk
VISIT US AT: www.soccer.co.za
OFFICE ADDRESS: 4TH FLOOR FIDELITY HOUSE BRYANSTON JOHANNESBURG 2030, SOUTH AFRICA

Immediately you received this message because you stand a risk of loosing the prize if you fail to claim within a month from the day you received this notification.

NOTE: FILL THE FORM BELOW AND SEND IT,TO MR. MARTINS ZULU VIA EMAIL :martins_zulu2010@yahoo.co.uk AND CAll HIM ON Tel: +27-73-990-0234 WE ARE INVITING YOU TO COME TO SOUTH AFRICA AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE YOUR PRIZE.

FIRST NAME:...........................................................................................................

LAST NAME:.............................................................................................................

TICKET NUMBERS...............................................................................................

WINNING NUMBERS.......................................................................................

SERIAL NUMBER......................................................................................................

NATIONALITY / COUNTRY.........................................................................................

TELEPHONE / MOBILE NUMBER..............................................................................

FAX NUMBER.............................................................................................................

EMAIL ADDRESS.......................................................................................................

HOUSE ADDRESS......................................................................................................

OCCUPATION .........................................................................................

MALE / FEMALE .......................................................................................................................

COMPANY'S NAME..................................................................................................................

DATE OF BIRTH............................................................................................................................

NOTE, YOU HAVE 30 WORKING DAYS TO CLAIM YOUR MONEY AS SOON AS YOU CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS FEDUCIARY AGENT HERE IN JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA.

Yours sincerely,

MR JOHNSON ANDERMANN.
(NATIONAL CO-ORDINATOR)


2006-10-12 17:08:20 -
Checking on scam


2006-10-12 13:39:25 -
I also received a notice of being an official Grand Slam Winner. Why would they need $10.00


2006-10-12 13:28:10 -
yes i am writing concerning a lotto winning name is ajax sweepstakes. is this fraud ( they send a check and want me to send the cash money order to them in canada. need info i do not want to get myself in troble


2006-10-11 15:13:15 -
I have recieve a scam letter that said I won 60,000 usd dollars. They sent a check with it and it look official and so I did deposite in my checking account and come to find out it is counterfeit luckily for me I did not end up sending any money to them but I want others to beware of this scam.


2006-10-11 12:50:13 -
well i just got a letter saying i won in the international mega lotto and i got a check for 2900 and was told to cash it and send 2600 to an atlanta ga address. i am now turning the letter and check over to the bank.
thanks


2006-10-11 11:49:20 -
On October 6, 2006 I received a Certificate Of Award from the IRISH LOTTERY stating that I was a third place winner in the IRISH LOTTERY with the winnings to be a lump sum of $56,000 in cash. Along with the letter was a check in the amount of $2954.43, which the letter stated "Kindly deposit or cash the check to pay for your tax and clearance fee".
Never winning anything, of course I was excited so I called the number, which was 418-261-6550 and spoke with a woman for over 15 minutes verifying address, reference #, winner #, etc.
She explained to me that I should deposit or cash the check for $2,954.43 and take it to a Western Union and send it to: Tracy Simmons
3219 92nd Street NW
Edmonton, AB Canada T6N1B9
She then stated that once the transfere was made, that I should immediately call the phone number above and give them the reference number showing that the transfere was made and that I would have my total cash winnings withing 48 hours, even stated that the total winnings was $56,000, and that the amount of the check would be deducted from that and also $5,600 for their sponsor fee, and said that I would receive $47,446.00 after these deductions. Still sounded good.
The next morning before I went to the bank with the check I call the bank that the check was drawn on which was CHASE. She verified that the checking account was open and that the account number was valid, but the she also advised me that a lot of scams have been going around like this and that I probably should not cash the check.
Because the money was suppose to be transfered to Canada, I then called the bank to find out what the current exchange rate from US to Canadian to find out that it is 1.3560. Now, if you take that and multiply if times the check amount of $2954.43 that would mean you would have to add $1,051.77 to that check amount that would mean you would have to Western Union $4,163.20, this means you're already out of $1,051.77, not to mention it would cost $157.00 for the Western Union fee. Of couse, by now, I knew something wasn't right so I decided to make another phone call to the number they provided. Before calling the number, I called the operator to find out the fee's for calling, only to find out that this number 418-261-6550 was an international number to Quibec, but you wouldn't know it to look at it. I then ask the rates for the call it was $5.94 for first minute and $1.44 each additional. That was almost $25 for the phone call I made to them, NOW we know it's fake, but you can't do anything about it I did report it to the police and also to the BBB, we live, we learn. The check was drawn from Jewish Community Centers of Chicago, 30 South Wells Street, Suite 4000 Chicago, Illinois 60606. Doesn't say much for them does it.
Just be careful, always be skeptical because if you didn't play the game you can't win, we both know that.
I Have other information about the whole Irish Lottery deal if you would like any other information or have had the same awful experience as me would love to hear your story.


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