i won the Swiss lottery

I received some spam recently that frustrated me. It wasn’t offensive or crude and I wasn’t fooled by it, but it made me upset because I knew it would work and some people would end up losing their money to the scammer. I tried to think of a way to stop the guy and came up with the idea of sending an enormous deluge of spam to the e-mail address provided in the e-mail so he wouldn’t be able to find the legitimate (if you can call them that) e-mails from people thinking they had won a lottery they hadn’t even entered, in Switzerland no less. (And out of all the categories, why the 2nd?)

The problem is that an e-mail address you want to protect from spam invariably gets pummeled with the stuff but an e-mail address that you want to get spammed does not get spammed as easily as you might think. I couldn’t think of a fast and easy way to get a whole lot of spam to go to an e-mail address.

I’ve included the text of the e-mail below. Isn’t it odd that it’s signed David Tim, yet the e-mail address to contact is kellyjones12@zwallet.com.

You’ll note the e-mail is not from Switzerland and it’s not from David Tim and with all the money they have, so much that they’re giving it to people who didn’t even know they were eligible, why can’t they afford to get an e-mail address at their own domain instead of using a free e-mail provider?

On with the letter.

FROM: UNIVERSAL STAKES LOTTERY SWITZERLAND.
REF NUMBER: 014/060/532
BATCH NUMBER: 762901-PCD03
Sir/Madam,
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the
Lottery Winners International programs held on the 3rd
of JULY, 2004. Your e-mail address attached to ticket
number 27522465896-6453 with serial number 3772-554
drew lucky numbers 7-14-18-23-31-45 which consequently
won in the 2nd category, you have therefore been
approved for a lump sum pay out of 2,000,000 (EUROS )
(TWO MILLION EUROS) CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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 claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program
by some participants. All participants were selected
through a computer ballot system drawn from over
20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual email
addresses and names from a ll over the world. This
promotional program takes place every year. This
lottery was promoted and sponsored by eminent
personalities like the Sultan of Brunei. We look
forward to your active participation in our next year
USD50 million slot.

You are requested to contact our clearance office to
assist you with the claim and transfer of your
winnings fund into your instructed account Email
addresses PLEASE FOR MORE INFORMATIONS CONTACT THE
OFFICE kellyjones12@zwallet.com

NOTE:that all winnings must be claimed not later than
one month. After this date all unclaimed funds will be
null and void. Please note in order to avoid
unnecessary delays and complications, remember to
quote your reference number and batch numbers in all
correspondence. Furthermore, 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.
NOTE:YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED IF YOU ARE
BELOW 18 YEARS OF AGE.
Sincerely yours,
David Tim
(Lottery Coordinator)





  1. There are spamming utilities out there, but I’m not sure how to get them. When I worked at Novell in the Groupwise arena, we had a tool that could generate thousands and thousands of email in no time flat. That would be relatively easy to code in perl, but you probably don’t want them all coming from the same IP address (yours).

      » Comment by Cameron on October 1, 2004 @ 5:02 pm
  2. I once recieved a letter via mail that came from South Africa I believe… boy I sure wish I had it since I found it rather humourous that they ask for bank account info to “place” the winnings.

      » Comment by Teja on October 1, 2004 @ 7:11 pm
  3. Cameron: Exactly. If I were to do that, I would be pegged as a spammer and my IP address would be blacklisted. I want the spammers that are causing me grief to turn their unpleasantness towards him.

      » Comment by dan on October 1, 2004 @ 11:06 pm
  4. You might be interested in some people’s response to spam. I find the letters at http://www.scamorama.com entertaining.

      » Comment by Laura on October 2, 2004 @ 11:26 pm
  5. I have just yesterday received a similar email stating that I had won 2nd price, $2 million Euro in a International Lottery Program held on the 16th of July, 2003, not bad it took them 15 months to infrom me of the win. I contacted the fiducial agent: PETER MCDONALD MCDONALD & ASSOCIATES
    Reply Email :swisslotto2004@netscape.net to see what I would receive, they sent me a poor excuse for a claims form that I was supposed to fill in to claim my price. How gullable do they think people are, i can’t believe that some people actually fall for this crap. I will be sending in a report to the scma police about this.

      » Comment by Joe on October 29, 2004 @ 6:34 am
  6. THANKS FOR THE WARNING, I WAS VERY SUSPICIOUS ALREADY, THANK YOU FOR CONFIRMING!

      » Comment by CAMILLA SHERR on October 31, 2004 @ 11:52 am
  7. I just recieved the Swiss Lottery one, i replied to it, I wanna see what gets sent back to me,lol

      » Comment by lisa on November 5, 2004 @ 7:11 am
  8. I’m in the process of exchanging emails with a similar chap at the moment, I find it humourous. They can’t spell, and are so unprofessional. Once I’ve gathered a bunch of evidence on where they live, what ISP they use and so on I’m going to forward it all to the relevant authorities.

      » Comment by Martyn on November 13, 2004 @ 9:52 am
  9. I recently recieved the same one, and did as you all, checked it out. All the numbers were identical, even the names on some sites. Boy you really know how to ruin a guys day. I was trying to find out how much american $ that 2,000,000 euros actually was.

    Ref. Number: 132/756/4509
    Batch Number: 538901527-Bc68
    Ticket Number: 27522465896-6453
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Winners in our
    International Lottery Program held on the 15th of Nov, 2004.Your e-mail
    address attached to ticket number 27522465896-6453 with serial number
    3772-554 drew lucky numbers 7-14-18-31-45 which consequently won in the 2ND category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 2,000,000 EUROS (Two Million Eur).
    CONGRATULATIONS!
    Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been fully processed and your money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid multiple claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 company and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every five years.
    This lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomorate of some
    multinational companies in europe as part of their social responsibility
    to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base.We
    hope with part of your winnings you will take part in our next year Ten
    million Euros international lottery.
    To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial agent:
    PETER MCDONALD
    MCDONALD & ASSOCIATES
    Reply Email :switzerlandlotto@netscape.net
    Remember all winning must be claimed not later than 15th Dec 2004 .After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake.Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.
    Furthermore should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
    Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Mrs. Lylian Donald
    International Lottery (co-ordinator)
    N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result
    to disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail. Contact your claims
    agent.

      » Comment by jreuther@indytel.com on November 19, 2004 @ 8:04 am
  10. Same deal here. Received this bogus SwissLotto204 piece of spam instructing me top contact the apparent Ronald McDonald clone in order to qualify for the 2Mil EU prize.
    Obviously, the site through which the spam was routed (which likely is not the originating site) was though Netscape.com. I have a lot of heartburn with ISP’s like Netscape that do not aggressively filter spam like this.
    What worries me however, is that these code number which you are asked to repeat in any answer to the originator; and I gather from some of the remarks in the site, that some people have then gotten responces back; are a search key, which may through a backdoor mechanism get into your computer.
    I have deleted all references to this e-mail that I received, allthough that may not be sufficient.
    Does anyone have any comments about this security risk potential?

    Luc

      » Comment by Luc Martini on November 26, 2004 @ 8:04 pm
  11. I won 1st prize 4,000,000 Euro! but the draw is/was on the 56th of November 2004 (seee Below)- what long months they have in Switzerland. I don’t think I’ll start spending just yet!

    —– Original Message —–
    From: “inet11lottolinks”
    Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 7:46 PM
    Subject: Congratulation! Please read and respond

    Internet lottery

    Under International and Swiss Lotto

    REF NUMBER: 014/061/500

    BATCH NUMBER: 962901-PCF03
    Sir/Madam,

    We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners as our
    end of the year International programs held on the 56th of November 2004 all
    games promotion. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number
    27522465896-6453 with serial number 3772-554 drew lucky numbers
    18-7-14-23-31, which consequently won in the 1st category, you have
    therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 4,000,000 (EUROS) (Four
    MILLION EUROS)

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    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
    claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. All
    participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over
    20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and names from
    all over the world. This promotional program takes place every year.

    This lottery was promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like the
    Sultan of Brunei. We look forward to your active participation in our next
    year USD50 million slot.

    To process your claim, please fill the form below and contact our clearance
    office via the email address below:

    Clearance officer: Mr Jose Sanchez

    Email Address: inetlottolinks@netscape.net

    Your fund can be release from either of the following options and are
    required to choose the mode in which you want your claim release to you.

    1. International Bank Draft

    2. Certified cheque

    3. Wired transfer

    If you choose option 3, you are require to provide your account details.

    Note that, all winnings must be claimed not later than one month starting
    from today, failure to respond to this mail before one months time from
    today, all unclaimed funds will be null and void.

    Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,
    remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all
    correspondence. Furthermore, 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.

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

    _____________________________________________________________________
    FORM

    Internet lottery

    Under International and Swiss Lotto

    Dublin 3

    Dublin – Ireland.

    LOTTERY PAYMENT APPLICATION FORM

    (To be completed by lottery winners only)

    Ticket Number: .27522465896-6453 …….(serial number 3772-554 )

    Reference Number: ..014/061/500…………………..

    Batch Number: ….962901-PCF03 ………………….

    First Name: ………………….

    Last Name: ……………………..

    Home Address: ……………………

    Town/City: …….. ………..

    Post Code: ……. ………………

    Country: ……….. …………

    Telephone (Home): …………………….

    Mobile: …………………….

    Fax (Private):

    Fax (Office): ….. ………………..

    Email Address: …………………

    Date of Birth: ……………………

    Occupation: ……………………….

    Marital Status: …

    I…………………………………hereby declare that the above information are true and
    binding on me. If at any time it is discovered that I have given false
    information, I will forfeit my rights to my winnings.

    Sincerely yours,

    Mrs Mary O’brien.
    (Lottery Coordinator)

    IMPORTANT NOTICE.

    Please be informed that NON RESIDENTS of Ireland and United Kingdom will be
    required to procure a Affidavits of Lotto Claim/Court clearance certificate
    from the Court in Ireland prior to award payment policy of
    Organisers/European Gaming Board as required by the Clearance office.

    Please be aware that your Paying Authority wills Effect Payment Swiftly upon
    satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by this Clearance
    Office.
    ___________________________________________________________________________
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      » Comment by Peter Milne on November 28, 2004 @ 8:49 am
  12. I received one of these letters as well. I clued in when I read “Bill Gate of Microsoft” and the punctuation was terrible. Check out the warning on the web site for the Swiss Lottery at http://www.lotteryshop.com/swiss .

      » Comment by Audrey on April 28, 2005 @ 8:55 pm
  13. Thanks for this information. I, too, received a similar e-mail. Naturally I was suspicious (though I did play the Swiss lottery sometime in the long ago past). However, I recently began praying with group of friends for additional income and thought that this might literally be the answer to a prayer.
    Finding this link has been helpful to me in realizing that my prayers have yet to be answered.
    My agent is located somewhere in the UK. His e-mail address is dennis_assoc@yahoo.co.uk Wonder if I can report him to Yahoo?
    Thanks to all who posted their story.
    Ann Marie – New York, USA

      » Comment by Ann Marie on June 16, 2005 @ 12:20 pm
  14. Thanks for confirming my suspicions. I received a similar email yesterday
    stating I have won the 2nd category of 4 million US dollars from the Swiss
    lottery, promoted and sponsored by Michael Dell of Dell computers, no less!
    I played along and received a follow-up email this morning directing me to
    call a Mr. Charles Smith at Diamond Management Services Limited in London
    to claim my winnings. The second email cautioned me to follow directions
    explicitly or I’d be disqualified. I’m not making the call, so I don’t know what
    directions I’d be given, but I’d probably risk financial ruin and/or identity theft by
    making the call. Beware the lazy, worthless scum out there who engage in deceit
    for purely personal gain.

      » Comment by scriber on June 28, 2005 @ 3:28 pm
  15. WOW – I’m a millionaire!!! thanks to “the worldwide website” :)

    SWISS LOTTO
    BUNDERSTRASSE 33
    3324 BERN ECK,
    SWITZERLAND

    Dear Swiss Lottery Winner,

    Congratulation you have just won 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) in an internet lottery in which
    e-mail address was picked randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website.
    Your email address was along those chosen in this THIRD QUARTER of the year. This promo is proudly
    sponsored by the Swiss lottery organization. You can log on to our website for more information
    concerning our entire lottery promo http://www.swisslot.to. Your email address, attached to JOKER:
    182138, with EXTRA JOKER: 282714 drew the WINNING NUMBER 14 16-17-32-36-37+29, and
    consequently won the lottery in the “B” Category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay
    out of 6,162,474.1556 CHF which is equivalent to 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) .Please note
    that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in Europe as
    indicated in your play coupon. The Draws for Date 22ND JUNE 2005 are out and today the 30TH of
    JUNE 2005 your email address is among the lucky winnings and is to be collected by you before or on
    the 30TH of JULY 2005.In View of this, your 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) will be released to
    you by our security firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to
    facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them. All participants were selected randomly
    from World Wide Web site through computer draw System and extracted from over 300,000 companies
    and individual email addresses. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information
    confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit
    to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted
    abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. To file for your claim please contact our trusted
    agent:
    *****************************************************************************************
    NAME: DR. AHMED MAIQ
    TEL: +31-619-072-816 FAX: + 31-205-248-262
    Email:s.securitiesbv@mcrmail.com
    *****************************************************************************************
    DO CONTACT YOUR CLAIM AGENT
    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your joker number and extra joker
    numbers with your phone numbers in any correspondences with your designated claim agent.
    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of This program.
    Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery winner program.
    Sincerely,

    Mrs.Cathy Thomason {SWISS LOTTERY CORDINATOR}

    YOU ARE TO SEND THE FOLLOWING TO YOUR AGENT FOR DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR
    WINNING CLAIMS.
    FULL NAME
    JOKER NUMBER
    EXTRA JOKER NUMBER
    COUNTRY
    WINNER ADDRESS, TEL/FAX NUMBERS

      » Comment by logon9 on July 5, 2005 @ 12:40 pm
  16. hahaha, man i love screwing with these spammers, they just need to get out and get a real friggin job.

      » Comment by josh on July 29, 2005 @ 9:38 pm
  17. hey, i´m a millionaire too!!! today a got this mail:

    SWISS LOTTO
    BUNDERSTRASSE 33
    3324 BERN ECK,
    SWITZERLAND

    Dear Swiss Lottery Winner,

    Congratulation you have just won 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) in an internet lottery in which
    e-mail address was picked randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website.
    Your email address was along those chosen in this THIRD QUARTER of the year. This promo is proudly
    sponsored by the Swiss lottery organization. You can log on to our website for more information
    concerning our entire lottery promo http://www.swisslot.to. Your email address, attached to JOKER:
    192248, with EXTRA JOKER: 992994 drew the WINNING NUMBER 14 16-17-32-36-37+29, and
    consequently won the lottery in the “B” Category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay
    out of 6,162,474.1556 CHF which is equivalent to 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) .Please note
    that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in Europe as
    indicated in your play coupon. The Draws for Date 30TH JUNE 2005 are out and today the 30TH of
    JULY 2005 your email address is among the lucky winnings and is to be collected by you before or on
    the 15TH of AUGUST 2005.In View of this, your 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) will be
    released to you by our security firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the
    process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them. All participants were selected
    randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw System and extracted from over 300,000
    companies and individual email addresses. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning
    information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner
    you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and
    unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. To file for your claim please contact
    our trusted agent:
    *****************************************************************************************
    NAME: DR. Pavlos Mickoski.
    TEL: +31-647 168 143 FAX: + 31-205-248-262
    Email:peesoftwinning@netscape.net
    *****************************************************************************************
    DO CONTACT YOUR CLAIM AGENT
    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your joker number and extra joker
    numbers with your phone numbers in any correspondences with your designated claim agent.
    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of This program.
    Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery winner program.
    Sincerely,

    Mrs.Mariam Hoffmann {SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY}

    YOU ARE TO SEND THE FOLLOWING TO YOUR AGENT FOR DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR
    WINNING CLAIMS.
    FULL NAME
    JOKER NUMBER
    EXTRA JOKER NUMBER
    COUNTRY
    WINNER ADDRESS, TEL/FAX NUMBERS

      » Comment by tzara, germany on July 31, 2005 @ 3:48 pm
  18. I have been recieving emails regarding the Swiss Lottery since July 25th. I have been playing around and responding just enough that they ask me for a little more info each time they email me. My question is… who can I report this to? They haven’t asked me for money but now they want a copy of my drivers license and passport if I have one. I guess that this particular person is into identity theft. Hmmmmmm Any suggestions?

      » Comment by Susie Decker on August 1, 2005 @ 12:12 pm
  19. Susie: You’re playing with fire. I certainly wouldn’t suggest giving them any of your information but the problem is they haven’t done anything against the law so you could report them but it wouldn’t do any good. As far as I know, they would have to actually steal your identity (or do whatever it is they’re trying to do) in order to be prosecuted.

    It’s frustrating to know they’re tricking innocent people, but at the same time, I’d be very careful about risking too much to catch them.

      » Comment by dan on August 1, 2005 @ 1:11 pm
  20. Thanks… you’re right. I should just leave it alone. It does bother me though. I may know better but I’m sure there are a lot of people who are new to the internet that will fall for this and it’s hard to do nothing. I wish there were someone that I could give this information to that could catch them at their game and prosecute them. Anyways….thanks. I appreciate your response.

      » Comment by Susie Decker on August 1, 2005 @ 1:24 pm
  21. Susie: I know exactly what you mean, and there may be someone who you could tell that could bait them and perhaps catch them, but I don’t know who it is.

      » Comment by dan on August 1, 2005 @ 1:28 pm
  22. Dear Sirs,
    I received the saem letter fo wininng 4MEuro, as well, lol
    i could not belive it, so i searched the net and i found your link, any how, i liek games, so i will play with them, and will try to cost them some phone calls, and even will give them bank account, but it is almost empty, and see what they can do , no Ids for sure,

      » Comment by Mohyee Dorgham on August 26, 2005 @ 8:53 am
  23. I received this email from “Swiss Lottery” and if your observe you’ll see thsat the language is exactly the same.
    Quote :
    “SWISS LOTTERY PRIZE AWARD DEPT” wrote:
    FROM: THE DIRECTOR
    SWISS LOTTERY PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
    REF:SL-/9920M2/44.
    BATCH:040/05/NX369.

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Swiss Lottery
    Winners International programs held on the 27/6/2005.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number :SL-224-5-9137,serial number: SL-17-63,batch number: 040/05/NX369, lottery ref number: SL-/9920M2/44, and drew lucky numbers 01,19,22,31,48,(7),(5)

    which consequently won in one of the 2nd category, you have therefore
    been approved for a lump sum pay out of £1,500,000.00 (One Million,Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds) This is from the total sum of £35 million Pounds shared among various international winners in different categories.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your
    winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 40,000 company and 20,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.
    This promotional program takes place every year. This lottery was
    promoted and sponsored by a group of successful electronic dealers.(No tickets were sold) We hope with part of your winning,you will take part in our next year £50 million international lottery sweeptakes.

    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our United
    kingdom booklet representative Office in Manchester as indicated in our play coupon.In view of this, your (£1,500,000,00 one million, Five hundred thousand, Pounds GBP) would be released to you.

    To file for your cliams/winnings please contact our paying officer in
    the United Kingdom.

    Contact Person: Mr Gary Moore(Paying Officer)
    Tel:+44-703-194-0358
    Fax:+44-870-122-4021
    Email:gmoore147@myway.com

    Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 30th of July
    2005.After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next
    stake.Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.

    Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
    Note: Anybody under the age of 15 is automatically disqualified.

    yours Sincerely,
    Mrs Jennifer Clarks
    For Management

    UNQUOTE

    Enjoy
    pns

      » Comment by pnshinkar on August 30, 2005 @ 10:04 am
  24. I received the same email dated 26 August 2005 stating that i won $900K.
    The lottery coordinator instructed me to contact a certain Mr. Charles Jonas.
    I emailed Mr. Jonas and he responded and sent me a Euro-Afro-American
    Sweepstake Payment Processing Form which shows, among others, spaces
    for NAME, OCCUPATION, TELEPHONE, BANK NAME AND ACCOUNT NUMBER,
    and whether I want to be paid by a)Bank Transfer, b)Pick Up and c)Certified Check/Draft
    , for me to fill up. He also required me to submit my International Passport and Driver’s
    License and enclose them with the filled up Payment Processing Form. The bogus
    organization is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He even gave the company’s
    telephone number as +27 83-690-7058. I played with them. Later, he told me to
    send $472 as payment for affidavit and processing fees. He said that he will represent
    me in the S.A. Ministry of Finance and submit the affidavit on my behalf. After that
    he will follow up the transfer of funds from the issuing bank to my bank account.
    He also told me to come to South Africa to claim the payment or if that is not possible,
    I must pay him $472 to represent me in South Africa. His organization, instructions and
    actions appear to be credible which might fool other people to believe him. So, beware of the
    said organization, person and his scam and shenanigans.

      » Comment by Carlos on August 30, 2005 @ 11:20 pm
  25. I received almost the same email, and saw Nigeria in the main body, and knew there was something wrong. I immediately pulled up the yahoo browser and found a website that said we should inform the National law enforcement agencies in your own land..(i.e.FBI for America). This has been going on since the early 80’s. They even call businesses in the USA and say they want 200 sparkplugs, and want them shipped per UPS and want to pay for it as a package deal with a credit card. As long as you watch, you won’t get nicked.

      » Comment by James Olden on September 10, 2005 @ 11:41 am
  26. I recieved an email from the Universal Lottery Sweepstakes and foolishy
    go excited about recieving 500,000euros. The guy Adam Smith emailed
    me the same day asking for my info. Foolishly i gave him all my info.
    he did not ask for bank account #’s or anything of the sort, just my
    information and my next of kin. I even went on line to a money converter
    to find out how much 500,000 euros were. When i found out it was a scam,
    i sent an email to Mr. Adam Smith threatning legal action if he ever contacts
    me again. I am worried though that he now has my address and telephone
    number. Here is a copy of the letter sent

    Ref. Number:132/756/4509
    Batch Number:538901527-Bc68
    Ticket Number:27522465896-6453
    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Winners in our
    UNIVERSAL STAKES Lottery Program held on the 15th SEPTEMBER, 2005.Your
    e-mail address attached to ticket number 27522465896-6453 with serial
    number 3772-554 drew lucky numbers 7-14-18-31-45 which consequently won
    in
    the 2ND category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay
    out of
    EUROS 500,000.00 (Five hundred thousand EUROS only).
    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your
    winning
    information confidential until your claims have been fully processed
    and
    your money Remitted to you. This is part of our
    security protocol to avoid multiple claims and unwarranted abuse of
    this
    program by some participants.
    All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
    from
    over 20,000 company and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and names
    from
    all over America, Europe and Asia. This promotional program takes
    place
    every five years. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by a
    conglomerate
    of some multinational companies in Europe as part of their social
    responsibility to
    the citizens in the communities where they have operational base. We
    hope
    with part of your winnings you will take part in our next year Ten
    million
    Euro UNIVERSAL STAKES lottery.

    To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial agent in our
    payment
    office: Mr. ADAM SMITH on Email : lotteryagentS_1@yahoo.com

    Remember all winning must be claimed within fourteen working days of
    notification. After this date, all unclaimed funds will be included in
    the
    next stake. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and
    complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch
    numbers in
    all correspondence. Furthermore should there be any change of address
    do
    inform our agent as soon as possible.
    Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for
    being
    part of our promotional program.
    Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

    Yours Sincerely,

    MRS MARY ANDERSON
    UNIVERSAL STAKES LOTTERY (co-ordinator)
    N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will
    result to disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail. Contact
    your
    claims agent Mr ADAM SMITH.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

      » Comment by Robin on September 24, 2005 @ 3:00 pm
  27. Hi! Recently I have received a similar e-mail message like everyone else stating that I have won one million US$ in Swiss Lottery. He also send me Ref. No. Batch No. Winning No. Incidently I did have some spare time to run along with “Mr. Douglas Muller” (lottery coordinator). At the final stage he asked me send around 1500 US$ as a transfer fee. I told him that I can’t pay that much amount at the moment so I offered him that if he can pay in for me then we can share the winning amount 50/50. This request of mine set him off and he never contacted me.

      » Comment by Dr. Nauman Saeed on September 28, 2005 @ 11:15 pm
  28. sir
    i have got an email .in which i have informed that i have won a prize
    of two millions euro . my refrence no .014/061/500
    thier refrence no 0AM/024/63WD/03
    TICKET NO- 27522465896-4653
    SERIAL NO-3772-554
    BATCH NO 962901-PCF03
    IT IS INFORMED TO ME ON DATE 19 SEPTEMBER 2005
    IT IS SEND BY international swisslotto
    BY FRANK WILLIAMS.
    SO PLEASE HELP ME AND TELL ME ABOUT THIS
    FROM rahul13182002@yahoo.com
    by ramesh chand

      » Comment by Ramesh chand on October 2, 2005 @ 2:07 am
  29. Fortunately,i have found your site so i didn’t get the “chance” to make a party for my 900,000,000$ prize i have won in the Swiss lottery. But i did send an e-mail to Mr Alex Dumas,asking for more information.Lucky me i didn’t wrote down in the e-mail the numbers they gave me.But i am anxious to see his answer. :)

      » Comment by madalina on October 2, 2005 @ 3:15 pm
  30. Dear,
    Before two weeks i received a letter which recommended me as a winner of swiss lottery award given at swiss zonal office in south africa after that i wrote to them and they sent to me award winning certificate,instruction letter and bank form,but after that i know i must pay first of all( 1159 us$)as the fees i thought they are embezzlers or swindlers.
    The question:
    Am i the real winner of swiss lottery or all of that was only embezzlement operation.
    Please answer that for me as soon as possible.
    Note:you will receive copy for certificate and the instruction letter below.
    MY e-mail (miladmuftah@yahoo.com)

    SWISS LOTTERY BOARD APPLICATION FORM
    Zonal Office, South Africa Branch
    Old Mutual House.
    123 Rivonia Road, Morningside,
    Sandton, South Africa
    FAX: +27 11 507 5948
    http://www.oldmutualottery.wb.st

    Your Ref: 475061725,
    Batch: 7056490902/188,
    Winning No: GB8701/LPRC

    In view of the information’s supplied by you. How ever, we have recommended you as the rightful owner of the said amount of money, which has been approved to be transferred, and must be deposited into the account opened in your name or company in any of the commercial banks in your country.

    Finally, you will be required to pay the fee of US1, 159. 00 (One Thousand One Hundred and Fifty Nine United States Dollar Only), or it’s equivalent in your local currency. The fees are divided as follows;

    (1) PROCESSING FEE USD$ 800.00
    (2) ADMINSTRATIVE FEE USD$ 359.00

    TOTAL CHARGES USD$ 1,159.00

    You are going to send this money USD$1,159.00 through (Money Gram) Themos Cooke or Rennies with the information’s of our Receiving Manager below to avoid delay.

    MR. CHRISTOPHER BALDWIN.
    ADDRESS:NO 10 RUE DE GARE 1201 GENEVE SWITZERLAND.
    ( RECEIVING MANAGER)

    (Note). That your USD1000.000.00 with has been insured to the real value and as such “no body” has the right to make any deduction from your prize. This is in accordance with article 44 subsection 144 of the Swiss lottery commission gaming regulation as adopted on 8 May 1996 and amended on the 11 October 1996 by constitutional assembly. This is to protect our clients and to avoid misappropriation of funds.

    Best Regards.

    PROF.FRANCE ZUMA.
    (PROMOTION MANAGER)
    ………………………….

      » Comment by Mr.milad muftah on October 22, 2005 @ 3:50 pm
  31. thanks man that i got your site.they really fooled me and i even gave my full detail of mine to them. thank GOD,it never reached them. my details were exactly same of a person mentioned in this site . you can check it out!

    Internet lottery
    Under International and Swiss Lotto

    REF NUMBER: 014/061/500
    BATCH NUMBER: 962901-PCF03

    Sir/Madam,

    We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners
    International programs held on the 2nd of April 2005 all games promotion.
    Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 27522465896-6453 with
    serial number 3772-554 drew lucky numbers 18-7-14-23-31, which consequently
    won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump
    sum pay out of 2,000,000 (EUROS) (TWO MILLION EUROS)
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    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 claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some
    participants. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system
    drawn from over 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual email addresses
    and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place
    every year.

    This lottery was promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like
    the Sultan of Brunei. We look forward to your active participation in
    our next year USD50 million slot.
    To process your claim, please fill the form below and contact our
    clearance office via the email address below: Clearance officer: Mr. Frank
    Willams Email Address: , interna_swisslotto@yahoo.co.uk

    Your fund can be release from either of the following options and are
    required to choose the mode in which you want your claim release to you.
    1. International Bank Draft
    2. Certified cheque
    3. Wired transfer
    If you choose option 3, you are require to provide your account detail
    Note that, all winnings must be claimed not later than one month
    starting from today, failure to respond to this mail before one months time
    from today, all unclaimed funds will be null and void.
    Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,
    remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all
    correspondence. Furthermore, 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.
    NOTE: YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED IF YOU ARE BELOW
    18 YEARS OF AGE.
    _____________________________________________________________________

    FORM

    Internet lottery
    Under International and Swiss Lotto
    Dublin 3 Dublin – Ireland.
    LOTTERY PAYMENT APPLICATION FORM
    (To be completed by lottery winners only)
    Ticket Number: ———————-
    Reference Number: ——————-
    Batch Number: ———————–
    First Name: ————————-
    Last Name: ————————–
    Home Address: ———————–
    Town/City: ————————–
    Post Code: ————————–
    Country: —————————-
    Telephone (Home): ——————-
    Mobile: —————————–
    Fax (Private): ———————-
    Fax (Office): ———————–
    Email Address: ———————-
    Date of Birth: ———————-
    Occupation: ————————-
    Marital Status: ———————
    I………………………..???hereby declare that the above
    information are true and binding on me. If at any time it is discovered that I
    have given false information, I will forfeit my rights to my winnings.
    Sincerely yours,

    Mr Robert Matins.

    (Lottery Coordinator)

    IMPORTANT NOTICE.

    Please be informed that NON RESIDENTS of Ireland and United Kingdom
    will be required to procure a Affidavits of Lotto Claim/Court clearance
    certificate from the Court in Ireland prior to award payment policy of
    Organisers/European Gaming Board as required by the Clearance office.

    Please be aware that your Paying Authority wills Effect Payment Swiftly
    upon satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by this
    Clearance Office

      » Comment by ankit on October 26, 2005 @ 12:13 am
  32. Just received the same e-mail SWISS LOTTO
    GESELLSCHAFT SCHWEIZER ZAHLENLOTTO
    POSTFACH
    4002 BASEL
    REF NUMBER: CSL/74/368/04
    BATCH NUMBER: CS-121-LT-8-12-04
    Email: s_lcw2005@katamail.com

    DEAR SIR/MADAM,

    We are pleased to inform you, THAT AS A RESULT OF OUR RECENT Lottery DRAWS HELD on the 24th of oct, 2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number63538953216-435 with serial number 172-488 drew lucky numbers 1 – 8 – 13 – 15 – 20 – 22 + 45 which consequently won in the 2nd category.

    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 4,000,000 (DOLLARS) (four MILLION
    DOLLARS) note that All participants in this lottery program have been selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from all search engines and web sites. This promotional program takes place every year, and is promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like the Sultan of Brunei, Michael Dell of Dell Computers 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 USD 75 million slot.
    You are requested to contact our clearance officer below to assist you with your winnings and subsequent payments. all winnings must be claimed not later than one month After the date of this notice.

    Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, 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.

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

    Sincerely yours,
    MRS. Rita Kelly
    (LOTTERY COORDINATOR)

    N.B Acknowledging the receipt of this mail with the
    email: s_lcw2005@katamail.com

    Then received the second oneDear WINNER,

    As reflected in our first mail to you, this lottery program has been on-line
    for so many years till date, a lot of people have also benefited from it,
    with winnings ranging from $5,000, $100,000 and more. This years program has
    been designed to give out lump sums to fewer individuals and corporate
    winners. Emails listed on the Internet were picked at random from
    different websites, discussion groups and search engines for the final
    selection and winning.

    Your email address was picked by our automated computer ballot system, which
    has been programmed for this random selection. this has eventually qualified
    you for the lump sum jackpot of 4,000,000 Dollars. You are therefore
    required to either visit our accredited claims processing agent or contact
    them immediately at:

    DIAMOND MANAGEMENT SERVICES LIMITED,LONDON
    Tel: 44-777-408-1260
    Fax: 44-870-121-8143
    Contact:Mr.MARK DAVIDS.

    You are to provide the below details to this Commission, to enable the
    speedy evaluation and
    Processing of your winnings. we advice that you adhere Strictly to their
    procedures to avoid any
    disqualifications and subsequent cancellation

    1. your full names
    2. your full home / office address
    3. direct telephone/fax numbers and email

    the above detailed information will be absolutely necessary for the
    processing of your payment cheques, drafts or wire transfers. Please note
    that this winning is valid for one month and failure to issue claims after
    this period will automatically void your payment. Remember to quote your
    ticket number in your future correspondence.

    Congratulations and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Yours Sincerely.
    Mrs.RITA KELLY.
    (Lottery Coordinator)

    PLEASE DO KEEP US INFORMED SO WE WILL KNOW YOU HAVE GOTTEN YOUR WINNING.

    Phoned him and he said he will have the deceision tomorow. So now i know.

    thanks

      » Comment by Anne-marie on November 2, 2005 @ 10:20 am
  33. Here what I got, somebody has to do something. Interpol or whatever.

    FROM THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS AWARD DEPARTMENT,

    Date: 08/11/2005,
    Ref: 475061725,
    Batch:7056490902/188,
    Winning No: GB8701/LPRC

    CONGRATULATIONS

    We are delighted to inform you of your prize release on the 27th-10-2005 from the switzerland International Lottery program. Your name and your e-mail was attached to ticket number: 475061725 07056490902 serial number: 7741137002 This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 5-13-33-37-42 bonus number 17, which consequently won the lottery in the second category.

    You hereby have been approved lump sum pay of US$1,000,000.00 (ONE MILLION DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref: ILP/HW 47509/02 from the total cash prize of US16, 000,000.00 shared amongst sixteen lucky winners, based on their category.

    All participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn form Nine hundred thousand names from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceanic as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually.

    This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base.

    Further more your name falls within our Africa representative office in Johannesburg, South Africa.As indicated in your play coupon and your prize of US$1,000,000.00 will be released to you from this regional branch office in Johannesburg. We hope with part of your
    prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes for US$1.3 Billion international draw.

    To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent;

    Name: Mr.Francis Zuma
    (zuma_sa@hotmail.com)
    Mobile: +27-83-363-8890.
    fax: +27-11-507-5948

    Johannesburg Regional Office:
    123 Rivonia Road, morningside, Sandton Jhb
    South Africa.

    Please quote your reference, batch and winning number which can be found on the top left corner of this notification as well as your full names and address to help locate your file easily.

    For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize released to you.This is part of our security protocol to avoid dual claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-participant or unofficial personnel.

    Note, all winnings MUST be claimed with a specified date; otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity Congratulations once again on your winnings!

    Best Regards

    Zeb Brown
    (Co-ordinator)

    N.B. Anybody under the age of 18 cannot participate in this programme and any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification

    Contact your claim agent. (Mr.Francis Zuma) Mobile
    (+27-83-363-8890)
    fax: +27-11-507-5948
    E-mail(zuma_sa@hotmail.

      » Comment by Lety on November 9, 2005 @ 10:06 am
  34. I just received an e-mail with the same scam.(copy attached) thanks for the info…

    ******************************************************************************* SWISS LOTTO

    BUNDERSTRASSE 33

    3324 BERN ECK,

    SWITZERLAND *******************************************************************************

    Dear Swiss Lottery Winner,

    You have just won 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) in an internet lottery in which
    e-mail address was picked Randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide
    website. Your email address was amongst those chosen this SECOND QUARTER of the year.
    This promo is proudly sponsored by the Swiss lottery organization. Your email address, attached to
    JOKER: 192248 , with EXTRA JOKER : 992994 drew the WINNING NUMBER 14 16-17-32-36-37+29,
    and consequently won the lottery in the “B” Category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum
    pay out of 6,162,474.1556 CHF which is equivalent to 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) .
    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in
    Europe as indicated in your play coupon.The Draws for Date 29TH AUGUST 2005 are out and Today
    the 14TH of OCTOBER 2005 your email address is among the lucky winnings and are to be collected
    by you before or on the 22TH of NOVEMBER 2005. In View of this, your 4,000,000 Euro
    (FOUR MILLION EURO) will be released to you by our security firm in Europe. Our European agent
    will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact
    them. All participants Were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw
    System and extracted from over 300,000 companies and individual email addresses. For security
    reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed
    and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part
    of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by
    some unscrupulous elements. To file for your claim, please contact our trusted agent:

    Name: RICHARD FORBES
    Email: swisslotteryagent41@yahoo.co.uk

    Tel: +447031958773
    TO CONTACT YOUR CLAIM AGENT

    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your

    joker number and extra joker numbers with your phone numbers in any correspondences with

    us or our Designated agent. Congratulations once more from all members and staff

    of This program.

    Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

    Sincerely,

    Cythia Thomas {co-ordinator SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY}

    YOU ARE TO SEND THE FOLLOWING FOR DOCUMENTATION OF CERTIFICATE TO THE CLAIMS AGENT.

    FULL NAME

    ADDRESS

    TELEPHONE NUMBER

    FAX NUMBER

    OCCUPATION

    NATIONALITY

    COUNTRY

    DATE OF BIRTH

    JOKER NUMBER

    EXTRA JOKER NUMBER

    COUNTRY
    EXPIRATION DATE OF COLLECTING YOUR FUNDS

      » Comment by rick on November 13, 2005 @ 8:01 pm
  35. rec.email from lottooffice1@virgilio.it
    seems to be bogus point of contact is jamesabu2003@myway.com
    watch out for this one

      » Comment by robert silver on November 22, 2005 @ 11:05 am
  36. Hi.
    On 23th november i received a messege which said I won a lottery worths 4.000.000 Euro.
    They told me to contact their trusted agent,”RICHARD FORBES”.
    Afer a few hours i got another messege which said that I had to
    open an accout in soudi british bank in soudi arabia.Then I had to tell them the account number,the name of account,a copy of my international passport,and the account opening slip.Here`s the address they told me to contact to: claimsagent00@yahoo.co.uk
    Im not sure yet if it is a real lottery or a scam.
    please send me your idea about it to my E-mail as soon as you can.

      » Comment by Reza on November 26, 2005 @ 6:21 am
  37. Reza: I sure hope you’re joking.

      » Comment by dan on November 26, 2005 @ 11:21 am
  38. hey guy i was almost fooled but thanks to u all that i read the message at the correct time.You know what i would kill that bloody bastard Richard Forbes as soon as i get caugt hold of him

      » Comment by amit on December 2, 2005 @ 3:29 pm
  39. Sir,

    on 3rd dec 2005, i got this mail, earlier also 2 or 3 times i got this type of fake mail. i don’t know why there is no protection for this type of mail and no action are taking among them.

    SWISS LOTTO
    GESELLSCHAFT SCHWEIZER ZAHLENLOTTO
    POSTFACH
    4002 BASEL
    REF NUMBER: CSL/74/368/04
    BATCH NUMBER: CS-121-LT-8-12-04
    Email: sl.w.coordinator@katamail.com

    DEAR SIR/MADAM,

    We are pleased to inform you, THAT AS A RESULT OF OUR RECENT Lottery DRAWS HELD on the 1st of DEC, 2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number63538953216-435 with serial number 172-488 drew lucky numbers 1 – 8 – 13 – 15 – 20 – 22 + 45 which consequently won in the 2nd category.

    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 4,000,000 (DOLLARS) (four MILLION
    DOLLARS) note that All participants in this lottery program have been selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from all search engines and web sites. This promotional program takes place every year, and is promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like the Sultan of Brunei, Michael Dell of Dell Computers 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 USD 75 million slot.
    You are requested to contact our clearance officer below to assist you with your winnings and subsequent payments. all winnings must be claimed not later than one month After the date of this notice.

    Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, 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.

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

    Sincerely yours,
    MRS. Elizabeth Wetters
    (LOTTERY COORDINATOR)

    N.B Acknowledging the receipt of this mail with the
    email: sl.w.coordinator@katamail.com

    WINNING NOTIFICATION

    after i red this information and i contacted them, and i also asked the full details about them

    and again they replaid to me like this:

    As reflected in our first mail to you, this lottery program has been
    on-line
    for so many years till date. A lot of people have also benefited from
    it,
    with winnings ranging from $5,000,$100,000 and more. this years program
    has
    been designed to give out lump sums to fewer individuals and corporate
    winners. Emails listed on the Internet were picked at random from
    different websites, discussion groups and search engines for the final
    selection and winning.
    Your email address was picked by our automated computer ballot system,
    which
    has been programmed for this random selection. this has eventually
    qualified
    you for the lump sum jackpot of 4,000,000 Dollars. You are therefore
    required to either visit our accredited claims processing agent or
    contact
    them immediately at:

    DIAMOND MANAGEMENT SERVICES LIMITED,LONDON
    Tel: 44-777-408-1260
    Fax: 44-870-121-8143
    Contact: MR.CHARLES SMITH.

    You are to provide the below details to this Commission, to enable the
    speedy evaluation and Processing of your winnings. we advice that you
    adhere
    Strictly to their procedures to avoid any
    disqualifications and subsequent cancellation,
    1. your full names
    2. your full home / office address
    3. direct telephone/fax numbers and email

    the above detailed information will be absolutely necessary for the
    processing of your payment cheques, drafts or wire transfers. Please
    note
    that this winning is valid for one month
    and failure to issue claims after this period will automatically void
    your
    payment. R emember to quote your ticket number in your future
    correspondence. Congratulations and we look forward to hearing from you
    soon.
    Yours Sincerely.
    MRS. Elizabeth Wetters
    (LOTTERY COORDINATOR)

    PLEASE DO KEEP US INFORMED SO WE WILL KNOW YOU HAVE GOTTEN YOUR
    WINNING.

      » Comment by Durai Raj. K on December 7, 2005 @ 12:47 am
  40. Hi.
    On 24th november i received a messege which said I won a lottery worths 4.000.000 Euro.
    They told me to contact their trusted agent,”RICHARD FORBES”.
    Afer a few hours i got another messege which said that I had to
    open an accout in national bank of dbai .Then I had to tell them the account number,the name of account,a copy of my international passport,and the account opening slip.Here`s the address they told me to contact to: claimsagent00@yahoo.co.uk
    Im not sure yet if it is a real lottery or a scam.
    please send me your idea about it to my E-mail as soon as you can.

      » Comment by morteza alikhanloo on December 10, 2005 @ 12:58 am
  41. Morteza: Don’t you think it’s a bit odd that you won a lottery you never entered, and that they don’t even have your mailing address? It is most definitely a scam.

      » Comment by dan on December 10, 2005 @ 9:51 am
  42. I recieved one like yours,and according to your opinions ,i wouldn’t take part in this process! Thanks to every one who write a cooment in this link!

      » Comment by Amin on December 16, 2005 @ 11:55 pm
  43. bonjour, je suis francaise moi aussi je suis millionaire !!!!!
    Le mail venait d’un certain chritopher de londres…qui se cache derriere tout ça ???
    Joyeux Noel !!!

      » Comment by milo on December 24, 2005 @ 10:02 am
  44. hi i`ve just got another messege abt winning US250,000 $ dollar from a lottery in first day of 2006.it asked me again abt information. what do u think of that? is that just another scam?
    i donno why people like them,always try to do crazy works like this.
    this is just wasting all our time.aah!

      » Comment by reza on January 3, 2006 @ 8:13 am
  45. Yes, it’s still a scam.

      » Comment by dan on January 3, 2006 @ 8:15 am
  46. Ha. I have to laugh at all these! I to received an e-mail of winnings. Dear whom ever you are that won, we are pleased to announce that you have won our lottery that you didnt know you were in! Since you won, we are going to send you this half a-s form you need to fill out with all your info to claim the money. Umm, yea ok. Screw off!!

      » Comment by Nicole on January 24, 2006 @ 2:36 pm
  47. UNIVERSAL SWISS LOTTERY
    Ref. Number: usl44/756/9087
    Batch Number: 675401534-uk68

    Dear Sir/Madam,( since youre supposed to know who I am )

    We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Winners in our New
    Year

    Internet International Lottery Programme held on the 10th of January,

    2006.Your e-mail address consequently won in the 1st category, you
    have

    therefore been awarded a bulk sum pay out of $1,000,000.00 (One million

    united states dollars).

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Due to mix up of some E-mails,Names and Numbers, we ask that you keep

    your winning information confidential until your claims have been fully

    processed and your money Remitted to you. This is part of our security

    protocol to avoid multiple claims and unwarranted abuse of this program

    by some participants.All participants were selected through a computer

    ballot system drawn from over 20,000 company and 40,000,000 individual

    email addresses and names from all over the world.

    This promotional program takes place every five years. This lottery was

    promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational

    companies in the United Kingdom and eminent personalities like the
    Sultan

    of Brunei, as part of their social responsibility to humanity.

    We hope with part of your winnings you will take part in our next year

    humanitarian international lottery. To file for your claim, please
    contact our

    fiducially agent:

    John Hopgood
    Reply Email: johnhopgood@universalswisslottery.co.uk

    Remember all winning must be claimed not later than 10th of March 2006.

    After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next
    stake.Please

    note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember
    to

    quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.

    Furthermore should there be any change of address do inform our agent
    as

    soon as possible.
    Congratulations ! Once more from our members of staff and we thank you

    for being part of our promotional program.

    Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

    Best regards,

    Kate Williams

    Coordinator
    Universal Swiss Lottery
    1327 Harrow Road
    London W9 3RB,
    ENGLAND

    N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will
    result to

    disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail. Contact your claim
    agent.

      » Comment by Nicole on January 24, 2006 @ 2:42 pm
  48. What will you get in return? Dont be fooled.

    Dear Winner,

    You are required to fill out the form below and return as soon as possible.

    VERIFICATION FORM

    THIS FORM BELOW SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE WINNER FOR VERIFICATION BEFORE PAYMENT.
    TITLE
    FIRST NAME…………………………………………………………………………
    LAST NAME…………………………………………………………………………..
    REFERENCE NUMBER………………………………………………………….
    BATCH NUMBER……………………………………………………………………
    CONTACT ADDRESS……………………………………………………………..
    COUNTRY………………………………………………………………………………
    DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH…………………………………………………..
    TEL NO……………………………………………………………………………………
    FAX NO…………………………………………………………………………………..
    AMOUNT WON………………………………………………………………………
    OCCUPATION…………………………………………………………………………

    DECLARATION:

    I………………………HEREBY DECLARE THAT THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS TRUE AND BINDING ON ME. IF AT ANY TIME IT IS DISCOVERED THAT I HAVE GIVEN ANY FALSE INFORMATION, I WILL FORFEIT MY RIGHTS TO MY WINNING.

    DATE…………………………

    ACCEPT OUR CONGRATULATIONS!

    Yours truly,
    John Hopgood
    +447040113640
    (Fiduciary agent)

      » Comment by Nicole on January 24, 2006 @ 2:44 pm
  49. Guys i have received the email similar tothe one you have got. The details are very accurate AND i
    got puzzled what to do.Luckily i checked on internet and i have seen this site. Thanks it helped me a
    lot. I dont know how to get rid of these guys
    Print – Close Window
    From: “cynthia thomas”
    Subject: 2006 WINNING NOTIFICATION.
    Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 13:02:03 +0000

    *******************************************************************************
    SWISS LOTTO
    BUNDERSTRASSE 33
    3324 BERN ECK,
    SWITZERLAND
    *******************************************************************************
    Dear Swiss Lottery Winner,

    You have just won 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) in an internet lottery in which e-mail
    address was picked Randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website.
    Your email address was amongst those chosen this SECOND QUARTER of the year. This promo is
    proudly sponsored by the Swiss lottery organization. Your email address, attached to JOKER:
    192248 , with EXTRA JOKER : 992994 drew the WINNING NUMBER 14 16-17-32-36-37+29,
    and consequently won the lottery in the “B” Category. You have therefore been approved for a lump
    sum pay out of 6,162,474.1556 CHF which is equivalent to 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) .
    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in
    Europe as indicated in your play coupon.The Draws for Date 29th December 2005 are out and Today
    the 1st of January 2006 your email address is among the lucky winnings and are to be collected by
    you before or on the of 22nd of March 2005.In View of this, your 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO)
    will be released to you by our security firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence
    the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them. All participants Were
    selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw System and extracted from over
    300,000 companies and individual email addresses. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your
    winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever
    manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double
    claiming and unwarranted abuse of thisprogram by some unscrupulous elements. To file for your claim,
    please contact ourt rusted agent:

    Name: RICHARD FORBES
    Email : info_richardforbes2005@yahoo.com
    Tel : +447031942607
    TO CONTACT YOUR CLAIM AGENT

    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your
    joker number and extra joker numbers with your phone numbers in any correspondences with
    us or our Designated agent. Congratulations once more from all members and staff
    of This program.

    Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

    Sincerely,
    Cythia Thomas {co-ordinator SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY}

    YOU ARE TO SEND THE FOLLOWING FOR DOCUMENTATION OF CERTIFICATE TO THE CLAIMS AGENT.

    FULL NAME
    ADDRESS
    TELEPHONE NUMBER
    FAX NUMBER
    OCCUPATION
    NATIONALITY
    COUNTRY
    DATE OF BIRTH
    JOKER NUMBER
    EXTRA JOKER NUMBER
    COUNTRY
    EXPIRATION DATE OF COLLECTING YOUR FUNDS

      » Comment by kareem on January 26, 2006 @ 4:36 am
  50. the sky will never raining with gold, no work no money

      » Comment by Anonymous on January 27, 2006 @ 6:50 pm
  51. I have a serious complaint with these people. I only won $1,000,000!

    Here’s the e-mail from an official looking e-mail address:

    From: “UNIVERSAL SWISS LOTTERY COMPANY” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
    Subject: CONGRATULATION YOU HAVE WON!!!
    Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 17:14:21 +0000

    CONGRATULATION YOU HAVE WON!!!
    UNIVERSAL SWISS LOTTERY COMPANY
    Ref. Number: FLC/11-20/2005
    Batch Number: 1755441200-ILS

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are pleased to inform you of the result of the
    Winners in our New year
    International Lottery Programmed held on the 3rd
    of January2006.Your e-mail
    address was selected being that you happen to be
    online during the period set
    aside for selection in which you emerge in the
    2nd category, you have therefore been approved for
    a bulge sum pay out of $1,000,000.00(One Million
    United State Dollars).

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask
    that you keep your winning
    information confidential until your winning prize
    have been fully processed and
    your money remitted to you. This is part of our
    security protocol to avoid
    multiple claims and unwarranted abuse of this
    program by some participants. All
    participants were selected through an internet
    electronic device drawn from over
    20,000 company and 30,000,000 individual email
    addresses and names from all over the world.

    This promotional program takes place every five
    years. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by
    a conglomerate of some multinational companies
    not only in the United Kingdom, eminent
    personalities like the Sultan of Brunei, Microsoft, as part
    of their social responsibility to humanity. We
    hope with part of your winnings you will take
    part in our next year humanitarian
    international lottery promotion.

    To file for your winning prize, please contact
    our fiduciary agent:

    Mr. Michael Roy
    Reply to: universalswissmail2@hotmail.co.uk

    Remember all winning must be claimed not later
    than 15th of Fabruary 2006. After this date all
    unclaimed funds will be returned to the capital
    account of the
    Lottery Company. Please note in order to avoid
    unnecessary delays and
    complications, remember to quote your reference
    number and batch numbers
    in all correspondence. Furthermore should there
    be any change of e-mail address
    do inform our fiduciary agent as soon as
    possible. Congratulations once more
    from our members of staff and Note: Any winner
    under the age of 18 is
    automatically disqualified.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Coordinator
    Universal Swiss Lottery Company
    London-United Kingdom

    N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of
    the winner will result to
    disqualification. Please contact your claim agent
    with the above email.

    ________________________________________________________________________
    Offro&Cerco: CASA, LAVORO, VACANZE, ELETTRONICA,
    INCONTRI. Tutti gli
    annunci sono online su Kataweb all’indirizzo
    http://www.offroecerco.it

      » Comment by J Merritt on January 28, 2006 @ 12:36 pm
  52. I got a notification email today. Isn’t there something that can be done to these people??

      » Comment by kathleen on January 31, 2006 @ 12:15 am
  53. Yesterday (Jan.30,2006, I, too, received a notification of my winning $4,000,000.00 in a Swiss drawing. I am supposed to call LONDON! HA! (at least I think it’s a London number: 44-777-408-1260 and contact Mr.Mark Davids)

      » Comment by Yvonne on February 2, 2006 @ 12:43 pm
  54. Well what to say¡??¡?¡ Here is what I received in Argentina.

    De: “Swiss Lotto” Añadir a la Libreta de contactos
    Asunto: ANNUAL WINNING NOTIFICATION !
    Fecha: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 03:15:46 +0000

    Swiss Lotto Lottery
    Headquarters:
    Bijimerplein 886/1104 HW
    BERN.
    Switzerland.
    Ref: No:UK/9420X2/68
    Batch: 074/05/ZY36

    NOTIFICATION OF WINNING
    It is my sincere pleasure to announce to you the result of
    the draw of the Swiss Lotto Lottery program held on
    the 7th of January 2006 in Swiss, Switzerland.Your e-mail address
    attached to ticket number: 5232465504 with Serial number Z87968DX
    drew the lucky numbers: 21-231-111-021, which subsequently won you
    the lottery in the 2nd category.You have therefore been approved to
    claim a total sum of £114,579.00 (One hundred and fourteen thousand
    five hundred and seventy nine Great Britain Pounds) in cash, credited
    to file with reference number SWLL/4080318306/04. This is from a
    total cash prize of £1.4 Million,shared amongst the first four (4)
    lucky winners in this category.
    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our
    Western booklet representative office in Switzerland
    as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your £114,579.00
    (One hundred and fourteen thousand five hundred and seventy nine
    Great Britain Pounds)would be released to you by the paying Bank. Our
    Western agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the
    release of your funds as soon as you contact him.

    All participants were selected randomly from the World Wide Web through
    a computer draw system using e-mail addresses obtained from our
    affiliate companies.
    This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons,
    you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your
    claims
    are processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you
    deem it fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary
    measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program
    by some unscrupulous elements.Please be warned.
    To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
    MR MIKE WELLS
    The SWLL Trust
    Email: mwellsswiss@netscape.net
    Fax: +44-8588213851
    Tel: +44-7024018331
    Provide him with the information below:
    1.Name:
    2.Address:
    3.MaritalStatus:
    4.Occupation:
    5.Age:
    6.Sex:
    7.Nationality:
    8.Country Of Residence:
    9.Telephone Number:
    10.Fax Number:
    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your
    reference/batch numbers in any correspondence with our designated agent
    or us.
    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program.
    Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
    Sincerely,
    Mark Vinchino
    SWLL Zonal
    Coordinator.
    ——————————————-

      » Comment by patricio on February 2, 2006 @ 9:22 pm
  55. seems like i got the exact same e-mail as the last guy here ha

    Swiss Lotto Lottery
    Headquarters:
    Bijimerplein 886/1104 HW
    BERN.
    Switzerland.
    Ref: No:UK/9420X2/68
    Batch: 074/05/ZY36

    NOTIFICATION OF WINNING
    It is my sincere pleasure to announce to you the result of
    the draw of the Swiss Lotto Lottery program held on
    the 7th of January 2006 in Swiss, Switzerland.Your e-mail address
    attached to ticket number: 5232465504 with Serial number Z87968DX
    drew the lucky numbers: 21-231-111-021, which subsequently won you
    the lottery in the 2nd category.You have therefore been approved to
    claim a total sum of £114,579.00 (One hundred and fourteen thousand
    five hundred and seventy nine Great Britain Pounds) in cash, credited
    to file with reference number SWLL/4080318306/04. This is from a
    total cash prize of £1.4 Million,shared amongst the first four (4)
    lucky winners in this category.
    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our
    Western booklet representative office in Switzerland
    as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your £114,579.00
    (One hundred and fourteen thousand five hundred and seventy nine
    Great Britain Pounds)would be released to you by the paying Bank. Our
    Western agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the
    release of your funds as soon as you contact him.

    All participants were selected randomly from the World Wide Web through
    a computer draw system using e-mail addresses obtained from our
    affiliate companies.
    This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons,
    you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your
    claims
    are processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you
    deem it fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary
    measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program
    by some unscrupulous elements.Please be warned.
    To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
    MR MIKE WELLS
    The SWLL Trust
    Email: mwellsswiss1@netscape.net
    Fax: +44-8588213851
    Tel: +44-7024018331
    Provide him with the information below:
    1.Name:
    2.Address:
    3.MaritalStatus:
    4.Occupation:
    5.Age:
    6.Sex:
    7.Nationality:
    8.Country Of Residence:
    9.Telephone Number:
    10.Fax Number:
    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your
    reference/batch numbers in any correspondence with our designated agent
    or us.
    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program.
    Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
    Sincerely,
    Mark Vinchino
    SWLL Zonal
    Coordinator.

      » Comment by Mike on February 7, 2006 @ 6:03 pm
  56. hahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh tell me thtat is true or not my brother recived an email that he have won the lottry but he is asking for money is it right or not

      » Comment by kausar on February 11, 2006 @ 4:53 am
  57. Yet again … Swiss Lotto … attacking the USA now. They give UK phone numbers, e-mail addresses on Yahoo and have a new contact which is Vgi Anthony. Suggestion — how about giving them a legitimate but empty bank account number and seeing what they do with it ?

      » Comment by Richard Barlow on February 17, 2006 @ 12:18 pm
  58. Is this a spam purpoted to victimize the unsuspecting web users? Or is this another luck of rising to a wealthy stage by a genuine assistance of a true Lottery? Please somebody explain.

    I have received the following email on the 2oth Feb 2006 from the so called SWISS LOTTERY from London and seeking clarifications to claim my winnings.From: “swiss lottery”
    To:
    Subject: Swiss Promotion Announcement !!!
    Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 09:26:21 -0600

    Reply-To:
    Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

    The SWISS LOTTERY,
    P O Box 1010,
    12 ABBOT PARK ROAD,
    SE2 1EP.
    LONDON.
    Lottery
    Winning Notification.

    We happily announce to you the draw of the SWISS LOTTERY
    online Sweepstakes International program held on Wed-4th-Jan 2006.
    Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 54725600221 with
    Serial number 53/02 drew the WINNING NUMBERS: 01, 18, 29, 39, 40,
    41 and BONUS 8 which subsequently won you the lottery in the Tier 2
    Division 2. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum
    of $560,000(Five hundred and sixty thousand US dollars).
    All participants for the online version were selected randomly
    from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and
    extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate
    bodies that are listed online.
    This promotion takes place weekly. Please note that your lucky
    winning number falls within our European booklet representative
    office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this,
    your $542,000 (Five hundred and fourtytwo thousand US dollars)
    Would be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe.
    Our European Claims Representative will immediately commence the
    process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you
    contact him.
    For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning
    information confidential till your claim is processed and your
    money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your
    prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double
    claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.
    To file for your claim, please contact our Claims Representative.

    Endeavour to contact him with the following informations:
    1.Full Names
    2.Contact Address
    3,Telephone Number
    4.Age
    5.Sex
    6.Nationality
    7.Occupation

    Mr Kenneth Livingstone
    Email: swisssweepstake_claimsrep@yahoo.se

    Good luck from the members of staff of the SWISS LOTTERY.
    Yours faithfully,

    David Bellion
    Online coordinator for Swiss Lottery,
    Sweepstakes International Program.

    NB: Please do not reply to this box.
    You are to reply to your claims representative Mr Kenneth Livingstone
    with the email below.

    Email: swisssweepstake_claimsrep@yahoo.se

      » Comment by John Dailau on February 20, 2006 @ 9:39 pm
  59. I have also received a e-Mail just like the above and I think I can get more money
    than you according to the email. the email is
    Bienvenue ?SWISS LOTTO via Internet :
    Dotation estim閑 pour les 6 bons num閞os de mercredi:
    Ref. Number: 133/756/4509 c
    Batch Number: 538901527-Bc68
    Joker Ticket Numbers

    MY Dear ,XIAO.

    We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Winner in our International Lottery
    Program held on the 20th of JANUARY, 2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket
    number 521194 with serial number 3772-556 drew lucky numbers 7-14-18-31-45 which
    consequently won in the Joker category, you have therefore been approved for a lump
    sum pay out of NINE HUNDREDTHOUSAND DOLLARS. ($900,000,00)
    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning
    information confidential until your claims have been fully processed and your money
    Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid multiple claims and
    unwarranted abuse of this program . All People were selected through a computer ballot
    system drawn from over 20,000 company and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and
    names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every five years. This
    lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies
    in south africa as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where
    they have operational base. We hope with part of your winnings you will take part in our next
    year Ten million Dollars international lottery. To file for your claim, please contact our financial agent.

    Mr. LIMPOPO NATHALand the Agents
    Reply Email : agent_limpopo_nathal@yahoo.ca
    Phone:+27-83-6737576

    Remember all winning must be claimed not later than 30th of March2006. After this
    date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Please note in order to avoid
    unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and
    batch numbers in all correspondence.
    Furthermore should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
    Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our
    promotional program.
    Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Mrs. Lylian Donald
    International Lottery (co-ordinator)
    N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification.
    Please do not reply to this mail.
    Contact your claims agent.
    website http://www.swisslotto.ch

    Thank you for your information.haha.

      » Comment by sally on February 20, 2006 @ 11:02 pm
  60. Here’s another one – a few changes but relativly the same.

    From: solicitors@legalonline.com
    Subject: ANNUAL WINNING NOTIFICATION!!!
    Date: December 13, 2005 12:41:29 PM EST (CA)
    Reply-To: mikewells@cooperation.net

    Swiss Lotto Lottery
    Headquarters:
    Bijimerplein 886/1104 HW
    BERN.
    Switzerland.
    Ref: No:UK/9420X2/68
    Batch: 074/05/ZY36

    NOTIFICATION OF WINNING
    It is my sincere pleasure to announce to you the result of
    the draw of the Swiss Lotto Lottery program held on
    the 17th of October 2005 in Swiss, Switzerland.Your e-mail address
    attached to ticket number: 5232465504 with Serial number Z87968DX
    drew the lucky numbers: 21-231-111-021, which subsequently won you
    the lottery in the 2nd category.You have therefore been approved to
    claim a total sum of £114,579.00 (One hundred and fourteen thousand
    five hundred and seventy nine Great Britain Pounds) in cash, credited
    to file with reference number SWLL/4080318306/04. This is from a
    total cash prize of £1.4 Million,shared amongst the first four (4)
    lucky winners in this category.
    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our
    Western booklet representative office in Switzerland
    as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your £114,579.00
    (One hundred and fourteen thousand five hundred and seventy nine
    Great Britain Pounds)would be released to you by the paying Bank. Our
    Western agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the
    release of your funds as soon as you contact him.

    All participants were selected randomly from the World Wide Web through
    a computer draw system using e-mail addresses obtained from our
    affiliate companies.
    This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons,
    you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims
    are processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you
    deem it fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary
    measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program
    by some unscrupulous elements.Please be warned.
    To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
    MR MIKE WELLS
    The SWLL Trust
    Email: mikewells@cooperation.net
    Fax: +44-8588213851
    Provide him with the information below:
    1.Name:
    2.Address:
    3.MaritalStatus:
    4.Occupation:
    5.Age:
    6.Sex:
    7.Nationality:
    8.Country Of Residence:
    9.Telephone Number:
    10.Fax Number:
    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your
    reference/batch numbers in any correspondence with our designated agent
    or us.
    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program.
    Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
    Sincerely,
    Mark Vinchino
    SWLL Zonal
    Coordinator.
    ——————————————-
    SWLL OFFICE
    HOURS
    Sunday
    through Saturday
    24HOURS

      » Comment by Rob on February 21, 2006 @ 3:47 pm
  61. I get “tons” of Nigerian 419 type spams, and having more time than brains, I respond to most of them to lead them on, feigning interest and acting very naive. I use several variations of the name “Joe King” (get it? JO-KING or joking).
    They almost inavriably respond, so I start requesting more information in a very enthusiastic manner. After we get up 6 or 7 exchanges, and they start to get a bit impatient with me, I finally agree to go along, but I insist that I simply cannot come up with any fees or advance money of my own, which is ALWAYS required. I tell them to simply deduct any charges from my share of the winnings or the fortune waiting to be picked up from the bank.
    This ALWAYS ticks them off, and they soon break it off. It can be fun, and I enjoy wasting their time. One determined fool went to over 25 letter exchanges before I told him I had turned ALL the letters over to his government, the FBI, the FCC, the FTC, and Interpol for investigation. THAT did it!!!

      » Comment by Art Haykin on March 2, 2006 @ 7:29 am
  62. Last naigh i receive a mail from swiss lotry that i won a four million Euro from Richard forbas, He is a big Bluff all are dummy

      » Comment by Kashif shaffique on March 2, 2006 @ 12:29 pm
  63. yesterday i received an e-mail from the lotterywinner@yahoo.com and it said:
    Dear Swiss Lottery Winner,

    You have just won 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) in an internet lottery
    in which e-mail address was picked randomly by software powered by the Internet
    through the worldwide website. Your email address was amongst those chosen
    this SECOND QUARTER of the year. This promo is proudly sponsored by the
    Swiss lottery organization. Your email address, attached to JOKER: 192245,
    with EXTRA JOKER: 992995 drew the WINNING NUMBER 14 16-17-32-36-37+28,
    and consequently won the lottery in the “B” Category.

    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 6,162,474.1556 CHF
    which is equivalent to 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) .Please note that
    your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office
    in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.

    The Draws for Date 1ST of February 2006 are out and Today the 08TH of MARCH
    2006 your email address is among the lucky winnings and are to be collected by
    you before or on the 22TH of MARCH 2006.In View of this, your 4,000,000.00 Euro
    (FOUR MILLION EURO) will be released to you by our security firm in Europe. Our
    European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of
    your funds as soon as you contact them. All participants were selected randomly
    from World Wide Web site through computer draw System and extracted from over
    300,000 companies and individual email addresses. For security reasons, you are
    advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed
    and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your
    prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and
    unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.

    To file for your claim, please contact our trusted agent:
    Name: RICHARD FORBES
    Email: swisslotteryagent2006@yahoo.com
    Tel : +447031942607, +447023058996

    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your
    Joker number and extra joker numbers with your phone numbers in any
    correspondences with us or our designated agent. Congratulations once more
    from all members and staff of this program. Thank you for being part of our
    promotional lottery program.

    Sincerely,
    Cynthia Thomas {coordinator SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY}

    YOU ARE TO SEND THE FOLLOWING FOR DOCUMENTATION OF
    CERTIFICATE TO THE CLAIMS AGENT.
    FULL NAME
    ADDRESS
    TELEPHONE NUMBER
    FAX NUMBER
    OCCUPATION
    NATIONALITY
    COUNTRY
    DATE OF BIRTH
    JOKER NUMBER
    EXTRA JOKER NUMBER
    COUNTRY
    EXPIRATION DATE OF COLLECTING YOUR FUNDS

    At first i thought i was becoming a millionair anyway, but later i found out it was all scam.
    They think all are blummy, but they.

      » Comment by Nickel on March 9, 2006 @ 7:55 am
  64. on 7march i received an email from the swisslottery@notification.com
    it said Dear Swiss Lottery Winner,
    You have just won 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) in an internet lottery in
    which e-mail address was picked Randomly by software powered by the Internet
    through the worldwide website. Your email address was amongst those chosen this
    SECOND QUARTER of the year. This promo is proudly sponsored by the Swiss lottery
    organization. Your email address, attached to JOKER: 192248 , with EXTRA JOKER :
    992994 drew the WINNING NUMBER 14 16-17-32-36-37+29,and consequently won the
    lottery in the “B” Category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out
    of 6,162,474.1556 CHF which is equivalent to 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) .
    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative
    office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.The Draws for Date 23TH FEBRUARY
    2006 are out and Today the 7TH of MARCH 2006 your email address is among the lucky
    winnings and are to be collected by you before or on the 17TH Of MARCH 2006.In View
    of this, your 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) will be released to you by our security
    firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate
    the release of your funds as soon as you contact them. All participants Were selected
    randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw System and extracted from over
    300,000 companies and individual email addresses. For security reasons, you are advised to
    keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money
    remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part of our
    precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by
    some unscrupulous elements. To file for your claim, please contact our trusted agent:

    Name: RICHARD FORBES
    Email : richardforbes_agent3@yahoo.com
    Tel : +447031942607

    TO CONTACT YOUR CLAIM AGENT
    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your
    joker number and extra joker numbers with your phone numbers in any correspondences with
    us or our Designated agent. Congratulations once more from all members and staff
    of This program.
    Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
    Sincerely,
    Cythia Thomas {co-ordinator SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY}

    YOU ARE TO SEND THE FOLLOWING FOR DOCUMENTATION OF CERTIFICATE TO THE CLAIMS AGENT.

    please tell me at my email is this message true or lier
    with my all respict for you

      » Comment by abd alla ahmad abd alhadi salman on March 11, 2006 @ 12:07 pm
  65. me to i receved an email from swiss lottery telling me that i won 900.000us dollars and they told me that i must contacttheir agent but it was very strange because it was a swiss lotto but in south africa!!!
    and they need personal informations about me
    i now that it s not true .but i don t understand why they are doing this please reply to my answer

      » Comment by alis on March 13, 2006 @ 5:01 am
  66. For anyone who is still wondering if they really won a real lottery, the answer is an emphatic no.

    Alis – as to why they are doing it, they are doing it to get money. They’ll tell you that in order to get your winnings they have to pay an armored truck service or something like that. Of course it doesn’t make sense if they have that much money, but they manage to swindle some people into paying for nothing.

      » Comment by dan on March 13, 2006 @ 7:44 am
  67. oh boy… I thought i’ll be a much-money woman… I received the same thing saying I won in the EURO Afro-Asia Sweepstake Lottery International winning the amount of 250,000 US dollars but i have a doubt with this mail so i try to search on net about this matter and bingo…I found your site telling about scammer and giving some examples of letter which is the same of what i have received. thanks a lot….

      » Comment by MAE on March 13, 2006 @ 8:39 pm
  68. Fortunately or unfortunatelly i am one of those people who is going to be a millionare by chance.I also don’t know what is right to do, so I am trying to check out, I also can copy all the e-mails I’ve got and show them to you, but I don’t think it will do anything.I am looking for anyone to give me more information about all this, and I’ll be very gratefull to the one who will help be to avoid being foolled. I am waiting for Your reply.
    Siran

      » Comment by Siran Khoetsyan on March 31, 2006 @ 4:14 am
  69. i recieved one too and i replied with this

    Dear Mr. Wise,

    first of all, i wish to express my deep feelings for you and your stuff.
    second, i wish to tell you that your email, name phone number and most of all your IP address had all been reported to every law and anti fraud agency that i know, so i wish to send you my CONGRATULATIONS FOR WINNING the calls or visits of the anti fraud agencies experts

    Have a good day ”

    this was his Signature:

    Mr Wise Ronald
    Swiss Finance Company
    Director of Operations.
    TEL:- +447040109928
    Email:w_iseronald1@yahoo.co.uk
    Best Regards,
    Mr Wise Ronald
    THE CLAIMS AGENT,
    SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY,
    UNITED KINGDOM.

      » Comment by francois on April 13, 2006 @ 2:27 am
  70. by the way i was surprised by the amount of people posting here, and i am certain this is a tiny part of this problem.

    i am willing to gather my efforts with anyone that would be ready to.

    i think something should be done.

    you can contact me at francois.chaer@gmail.com

      » Comment by francois on April 13, 2006 @ 2:32 am
  71. i am awinning ihn swiss lottery

      » Comment by ahmed hassan on April 30, 2006 @ 7:51 am
  72. Wed, 3 May 2006 04:56:07 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “SWISS LOTTERY” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
    Yahoo! DomainKeys has confirmed that this message was sent by yahoo.com. Learn more
    Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION
    To: swissnotificationlottery@yahoo.com

    *******************************************************************************
    SWISS LOTTO
    BUNDERSTRASSE 33
    3324 BERN ECK,
    SWITZERLAND
    *******************************************************************************
    Dear Swiss Lottery Winner,
    You have just won 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) in an internet lottery in which e-mail
    address was picked Randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website.
    Your email address was amongst those chosen this SECOND QUARTER of the year. This promo
    is proudly sponsored by the Swiss lottery organization. Your email address, attached to JOKER: 0000000 ,
    with EXTRA JOKER : 00000000 drew the WINNING NUMBER 0000000000,and consequently won
    the lottery in the “B” Category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of
    6,162,474.1556 CHF which is equivalent to 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) .Please
    note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in
    Europe as indicated in your play coupon.The Draws for Date 27TH MARCH 2006 are out and
    Today the 2ND of MAY 2006 your email address is among the lucky winnings and are to be
    collected by you before or on the 12TH of MAY 2006.In View of this, your 4,000,000 Euro
    (FOUR MILLION EURO) will be released to you by our security firm in Europe. Our European
    agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon
    as you contact them. All participants Were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through
    computer draw System and extracted from over 300,000 companies and individual email
    addresses. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential
    till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit
    to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and
    unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. To file for your claim,
    please contact our trusted agent:

    Name: RICHARD FORBES
    Email : richardforbes_agent3@yahoo.com
    Tel : +447031942607

    TO CONTACT YOUR CLAIM AGENT
    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your
    joker number and extra joker numbers with your phone numbers in any correspondences with
    us or our Designated agent. Congratulations once more from all members and staff
    of This program.
    Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
    Sincerely,
    Cythia Thomas {co-ordinator SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY}

    YOU ARE TO SEND THE FOLLOWING FOR DOCUMENTATION OF CERTIFICATE TO THE CLAIMS AGENT.

    FULL NAME
    ADDRESS
    TELEPHONE NUMBER
    FAX NUMBER
    OCCUPATION
    NATIONALITY
    COUNTRY
    DATE OF BIRTH
    JOKER NUMBER
    EXTRA JOKER NUMBER
    COUNTRY
    EXPIRATION DATE OF COLLECTING YOUR FUND
    ــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــ
    hello, i received that text of message above a at my email address, will you tell me the true of subject for that message,
    and im diplomat person in iraq , will you provide me as source your procedure as responsabile source , and facilate every step to me .

    thanks

      » Comment by sufi on May 3, 2006 @ 4:06 pm
  73. thanks for confirming my friend!

    it is ridiculous!

      » Comment by polidano on May 4, 2006 @ 11:59 am
  74. I received a different email as follows even that is a spam

    FROM: THE DESK OF VICE PRESIDENT.
    INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
    REF NO: ESL/95083109/ELC/05
    BATCH NO: 8725-49

    SIR

    RE:AWARDNOTIFICATION,FINAL NOTICE.

    We are pleased to inform you of the results of the EL GORDO SPANISH
    SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY/INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM held on the 1st May ,2006

    Your name attached to ticket number 025-11464992-750 with serial
    number 2113-05 drew the lucky numbers 4-18-24-30-31-35 wich consequently won the lottery 3rd category.
    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of
    US$615,810,00 (SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND,EIGHT HUNDRED
    AND TEN US DOLLARS ONLY) in cash credited to file REF NO; ESL/95083109/ELC/05.
    This is from a total cash of US$:8,368,770.00 (EIGHT MILLION THREE HUNDRED AND
    SIXTY EIGHT THOUSAND,SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY US DOLLARS ONLY) shared
    among the seventeen international winners in this category. Congratulations!!!!

    Your fund is now deposited with a security company insured to your
    name.Due to the mixed 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 nominated
    account as this is a part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking
    advantage of this program by participants.

    All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
    from 25,000 names from Asia,Australia,MiddleEast,Newzealand,Europe
    and Noth America as part of our international promotions program which we conduct once every
    year.We hope that with a part of your prize,you will take
    part in our end of year highstake US$1.3 billion international
    lottery.

    we shall be sending you the full contact of your claim agent SR
    ANTONIO GONZALEZ as soon as you confirm the receipt of this notification
    to enable you commence your lottery claim, or better still you can
    contact him on phone no 34 696 399 295 consultantoniogonzalez@yahoo.es
    Remmenber all prize money must be claimed not later than 30th May
    2006.After this date all funds will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE
    ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA as unclaimed.

    NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,please
    remmenber to quote your reference and batch numbers in every
    correspondence with us or your agent.Furthermore,should there be any
    change of your address,do inform your claims agent as soon as
    possible.
    Remember that you have to pay your claims agent 10% of your fund
    after the money gets to you. Congratulations again from all the members of our staff
    and thank you for being a part of our promotions program
    Sincerely,
    Don Luis Alberto
    Lottery commicion

      » Comment by Anonymous on May 11, 2006 @ 3:54 am
  75. I received the same email, YOU WON 1.000.000,00$, jajaja, i was thinking how spend that money. LOL

      » Comment by Reiner on May 11, 2006 @ 2:29 pm
  76. i got the same email…this is soo sad, especially when u think that someone will be scammed..

    EURO MILLIONS
    BUNDERSTRASSE 33
    3324 BERN ECK,
    SWITZERLAND

    Dear Sir/Ma,

    Congratulations, you have have been awarded 3,000,000 Euro in the Satellite software email lottery in which e-mail addresses are picked Randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website. Your email address was amongst those chosen this year for the satelite software email lottery. This promo is proudly sponsored by the Euro millions organization.

    You can log on to our website for more information concerning our entire lottery promo https://www.swisslotto.ch Your email address, attached to Ref number 5, 7, 14, 17, 18, 43 with Serial number 1979-12 drew the lucky Numbers 10, and consequently won the lottery in the “A” Category.

    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 3,000,000 EURO. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In View of this, your 3,000,000 EURO will be released to you by our security firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them. All participants Were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer drawSystem and extracted from over 300,000 companies and individual email addresses.

    This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. To file for your claim, please contact our european agent assigned to you.

    Below is his contact Info:-

    Name:Mr Brown Smith
    Email: eurolotto2006@yahoo.co.uk

    Tel – Calls are not allowed due to the rush in call from winners

    You are to provide the following informations to our european agent:-

    1. Full Name:-
    2.Contact Address:-
    3.Country:-
    4.Age:-
    5.Telephone and Fax:-
    6.Occupation:-

    This informations fercilitate the due process of the release of winnings avoid unnecessary delays and complications in the processing of your winnings. please alway remember to quote your Reference / serial number in any correspondences with us or our Designated agent.

    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of This program and Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

    Sincerely,
    Marie Jones.
    Co-Ordinator Euro Millions Organisation

    followed by

    THE CLAIMS AGENT,
    SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY,
    UNITED KINGDOM.

    Ref number 571/417/1843
    Serial number 1979-12

    11/05/2006

    Attn: Shamilee,

    You are required to chose one of the options.

    DHL

    Mailing: £250.00
    Insurance: £ 200.00
    Vat: £ 50.00
    TOTAL: £500.00

    UPS

    Mailing: £ 200.00
    Insurance: £ 150.00
    Vat: £ 50.00
    TOTAL: £400.00

    FEDEX

    Mailing: £110.00
    Insurance: £100.00
    Vat: £ 90.55
    TOTAL: £300.55

    This company declined reverse payment for these charges, stating that it is against their professional policy towards ensuring the safe delivery of the cheque to you. That if a reverse payment is made, and something goes wrong, that we/you cannot sue the courier company or insurance company to recover the full value of the fund as stipulated in the cheque since payment for insurance cover was not made at point of mailing.With the above reason, reverse payment is ruled out.

    Note: that your prize is protected by a hardcover insurance policy, which makes it impossible to deduct any amount from the money before it has been remitted to you. This means that the above charges cannot be deducted from the prize and hence must be provided by you before your prize is transferred to you.

    This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the national gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3RD july 1996 by the constitutional assembly.This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds

    Send your response to indicate your option within the next 24hrs,because you only have 6 days to claim this cheque and after this period,your cash prize will be deemed to have been forfeited by you and will be reused in the drawings of the next edition of the lottery.

    Once again,congratulations.

    Mr Brown Smith
    Swiss Finance Company
    Director of Operations.
    EMAIL:- winlotto2007@yahoo.co.uk
    TEL:- Calls are not allowed for now due to the rush in callers

    Best Regards,
    Mr Brown Smith

    THE CLAIMS AGENT,
    SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY,
    UNITED KINGDOM.

      » Comment by trinichick on May 12, 2006 @ 8:14 am
  77. I recieved the same email from richarh forbes,
    I even sent my international passport, bank opening details,
    He even promised to send my funds direcly to my account, and i paid all the required charges and i even called him to confirm the payment of the money, and he assured me that my first payment has been effected.
    Thank You
    Yours Sani Hassan

      » Comment by Sani Hassan Abubabakar on May 16, 2006 @ 1:51 am
  78. 1st, a person can set up a free E-mail with any name created by a random name generator. Then they have the E-mails redirected to the real E-mail box. Thus spam doesn’t hurt them and they can stay hidden behind the free account.

    2nd, IPs can use the same idea of being masked by one or more IPs. I forget the technical name but if I wanted to spam some one I’d set up the software to collect E-mails off the web, place them in a list and then the list would be spamed with different ads that I get paid for each sent ad. The e-mails start at home and will pass through 5-6 different IPs before hitting my free e-mail and being sent from there by a bot.

    3rd, for any large sum of money won the company wants to have a very public showing so that other people see that the jackpots are won and that they should keep playing. So if they fail to say anything about a public give away don’t trust it.

    4th, a simple google search on swiss loto ghot me this:
    GTECH Picked for Swiss Lottery Contract

    LoRo has been a valued GTECH customer since 1994, a partnership which has brought about innovations and increased revenues to support the good causes in Switzerland.

    So if the E-mail doesn’t come from GTECH or from someone in that company it is a scam.

    5th, if you do send your account # via E-mail any bot program can take that account # from that e-mail so now any number of people can use your bank as thier personal piggy bank. Same risk applies for Credit Cards

    Just remember that 2 mil euros is only 400K-500K US. Is playing the e-mail game of chance worth that much?

      » Comment by Savetuba on May 16, 2006 @ 11:45 am
  79. I am not so good in engish but i can reed the moust . I understand this one is
    a scam. Tank you, For wrait at it is a houst.
    i had too sjekk it my self. Have a nise day From royern Norway.

    —– Original Message —–
    From: “James Steward”
    To:
    Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 12:56 PM
    Subject: Congratulations/Winning Notification

    > EURO MILLIONS
    > BUNDERSTRASSE 33
    > 3324 BERN ECK,
    > SWITZERLAND
    >
    > Dear Sir/Ma,
    >
    > Congratulations, you have have been awarded 3,000,000 Euro in the Satellite
    software email lottery in which e-mail addresses are picked Randomly by software
    powered by the Internet through the worldwide website. Your email address was
    amongst those chosen this year for the satelite software email lottery. This promo
    is proudly sponsored by the Euro millions organization.
    >
    > You can log on to our website for more information concerning our entire lottery
    promo https://www.swisslotto.ch Your email address, attached to Ref number 5, 7,
    14, 17, 18, 43 with Serial number 1979-12 drew the lucky Numbers 10, and
    consequently won the lottery in the “A” Category.
    >
    > You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 3,000,000 EURO.
    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet
    representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In View of this, your
    3,000,000 EURO will be released to you by our security firm in Europe. Our European
    agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds
    as soon as you contact them. All participants Were selected randomly from World
    Wide Web site through computer drawSystem and extracted from over 300,000
    companies and individual email addresses.
    >
    > This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to
    keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your
    money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This
    is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse
    of this program by some unscrupulous elements. To file for your claim, please
    contact our european agent assigned to you.
    >
    > Below is his contact Info:-
    >
    > Name:Mr Graham Smith
    > Email:graham_smith2007@hotmail.com
    > Tel:-+447040111311
    >
    > You are to provide the following informations to our european agent:-
    >
    > 1. Full Name:-
    > 2.Contact Address:-
    > 3.Country:-
    > 4.Age:-
    > 5.Telephone and Fax:-
    > 6.Occupation:-
    >
    > This informations fercilitate the due process of the release of winnings
    avoid unnecessary delays and complications in the processing of your winnings.
    please alway remember to quote your Reference / serial number in any
    correspondences with us or our Designated agent.
    >
    > Congratulations once more from all members and staff of This program and
    Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
    >
    > Sincerely,
    > James Steward.
    > Co-Ordinator Euro Millions Organisation
    >

      » Comment by Roy E on May 23, 2006 @ 2:00 pm
  80. i have received (swiss lotto)like the others but they send me
    abank deposit bank name( caja castilla la manche) they ask me to send
    1450 dollars as bank and administrative charges
    please send me and tell me what can i do

      » Comment by marwa on May 23, 2006 @ 5:13 pm
  81. I got the same email but only won 3000000 euros. First thing I did was google
    the euro millions organisation and found this thread. Apart from the facts that
    their spelling was dreadful and the email address was yahoo -“Name: Mr Brown Smith
    Email: winlotto20007@yahoo.co.uk” I couldn’t see how this scam would work
    but now it all becomes clear. I wont buy that new car and I’ll take the champagne off ice.

      » Comment by ian on May 24, 2006 @ 4:54 am
  82. why you didnot tell me

      » Comment by marwa on May 24, 2006 @ 4:00 pm
  83. marwa: Please don’t tell me that after reading all of these comments and my original post that you really think it’s legitimate. What kind of sweepstakes makes you pay $1450 to get millions of dollars? Try telling them to take it out of the winnings and see how far you get. It’s a scam, pure and simple.

      » Comment by dan on May 24, 2006 @ 10:26 pm
  84. You are right! I had submit the Bank account to them. Passport is on the police office. I could sent the copy to them IF I AM NOT READ THESE. You help all the right people.
    Thanks a LOT.

      » Comment by mxT on May 25, 2006 @ 12:11 am
  85. you know I was almost fooled, at first i got mad and told them how mean they were and they promised it was real even sent me infor from DHL, FEDX and all I think it is really cruel what they are doing, I’m a sigle parent I can’t aford to send the $750.00 they were asking this is what I got:
    Overseas Lottery
    Madrid-Spain
    Clearance Officer
    Mr Crouch Clarke
    xxxx2006xxxxxx
    ———————-
    Dear Ms. Tia,

    we acknowledge the reciept of your email.However we have commence process to release your prize claim.Please reconfirm your winning informations to our office again? Kindly make option which way do you prefer to receive your lottery win money.
    Do you want to recieve it by bank account or certified bank cheque?please inform us immedieatly to enable us contact our paying bank to release your lottery win money without any further delay.Furthermore,we expect you to furnish our lottery firm your
    VERIFICATION FORM
    1. FULL NAME:
    2. ADDRESS,COUNTRY,CITY AND STATE:
    3. SEX:
    4. AGE:
    5. MARITAL STATUS:
    6. OCCUPATION:
    7. E-MAIL ADDRESS:
    8. TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER:
    9. LUCKY MAIN NUMBER AND LUCKY STAR NUMBER:
    10.TICKET NUMBER:
    11.REF / BATCH NUMBER:
    12.AMOUNT WON:
    This information required, is to keep to our record of spanish mocrosoft lottery rigister to enable us procure your prize claim certificate and approvals for claim from our outlet lottery firm attached to espana finance office.However,we expect you to forward this information as soon as possible.
    We thank you for being part of our International Promotion Program. Thank you for your anticipated co-operation and you can count on our professional assistance always
    More details will be given to you as soon as we recieved your urgent reply.
    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    (a) Note that there exists a periodic condition on all claims process,
    failing which would lead to disqualification and winnings Forfeiture.
    Winners are therefore advised to expedite their claims process.
    (b) Being one of the lucky winners, you constitute entrant’s full and
    unconditional agreement to and acceptance of our terms and conditions
    of claims to avoid any discrepancy in the cause of payment of your
    prize awards winning.
    (c) To avoid double claims, you are advised to keep your winning
    details very confidential, as any discrepancies resulting from a breach
    of this confidentiality on the part of the winners will be covered
    solely by such winner as our staffs are bound by the oath of secrecy
    taken on employment.
    Congratulations again from all our staffs and thank you for being part
    of our Promotions program.
    ******************************************
    (LOTTERY COORDINATOR)
    Clearance Officer-Details
    Name :Mr Gracia Gregoria
    ——————————————-
    ******************************************************************************************
    The Overseas lottery Awards is proudly sponsored by the Microsoft
    Corporation,Bill Gates Of Microsoft inc,the sultan of brunei. Intel Group,Toshiba, Dell computers, Mckintosh and a conglomeration of other international IT companies.The Overseas lottery internet draw is held once in a year and is so organized to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide.We are proud to say that over 1 Million Euros are won annually in more than 30,000,00 countries worldwide
    ——————————————————————————–
    ———————————————————————
    I also got these emails:
    “Ms. Tia” ,

    How are you doing today hope you will be fine as you read through this email CONGRATULATION, your wining is ready for payment we have been trying to reach you at your phone number but all efforst had been proved void can you please reconmfirm your number.

    Your check is ready but you are suppose to forward to us a processing fee of $750 usd for courier service.
    Once this is sent then you will recieve your check payment as you have wish be paid into your account in 3 working days.

    I wait to hear from you.

    Regards,

    MRS GRACIA GREGORIA
    and this last one:
    Attn: Mrs Tia,

    Your particulars were received long ago in this office and you are expected to have recieved your payment.This means that you have been officially cleared for payment by the Verifications Dept. at the headquarters of the Swiss National Lottery.Your winning cheque.The British government stating that the money was obtained legally through their Swiss National Lottery promotion will be sent to you as soon as you choose from any of the option stipulated below.

    There are Three options open to you, you are required to select the most convenient of the Three.

    The options, together with their associated conditions are presented below:You are be required to pay the neccesary courier charges to enable us send you your cheque and other claim documents.

    Shipping your winning cross cheque to you via any of this channel listed below:

    You are required to chose one of the options.

    DHL

    Mailing: £400.00
    Insurance: £ 300.00
    Vat: £ 50.00
    TOTAL: £750.00

    UPS

    Mailing: £ 600.00
    Insurance: £ 200.00
    Vat: £ 50.00
    TOTAL: £850.00

    FEDEX

    Mailing: £700.00
    Insurance: £150.00
    Vat: £ 100.00
    TOTAL: £ 950.00

    This company declined reverse payment for these charges, stating that it is against their professional policy towards ensuring the safe delivery of the cheque to you. That if a reverse payment is made, and something goes wrong, that we/you cannot sue the courier company or insurance company to recover the full value of the fund as stipulated in the cheque since payment for insurance cover was not made at point of mailing.With the above reason, reverse payment is ruled out.

    Note: that your prize is protected by a hardcover insurance policy, which makes it impossible to deduct any amount from the money before it has been remitted to you. This means that the above charges cannot be deducted from the prize and hence must be provided by you before your prize is transferred to you.

    This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the national gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3RD july 1996 by the constitutional assembly.This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds

    Note:Since you have choosen that a cheque be sent to you its on this note therefore you are instructed to forward to the headquaters the $750 USD that covers for the courier delivery of your winning to your norminated account or to your resident.

    To make it simpler we have to send you the options as their package delivery prizes/cost differs from one another and also note that this is not a scam you would have recieved your winning before now if you have consistently followed up.

    And reconfirm your contact details agin

    ONCE AGAIN CONGRATULATION

    Best Regards,
    Mrs Gracia Gregoria.
    Swiss Finance Company
    Cordinator.

    this needs to be stopped I like to here from someone who actually got some money out of all this

      » Comment by gratia griffith on May 29, 2006 @ 2:00 am
  86. I have received email saying that i won the lottery and in order to claim my fund amount USD900,000 i have to email my claim agent. He’s from south africa. So i did gave him all the requirement that they need. Yes, i did! I did pay all the charges like bank charges and also the late charges because it takes 2 months for me to think.. The last week, I supposed to received the money but then they called and told me that my fund transfer has been stopped due to some documentation I need to submit and thet asked me to pay anothe USD850. Im getting pissed of and my friend told me that its totally not true… Do I has any chance to get back my money that i have paid to them… Please let me know… Im too young to believed this thing.. Im only 20 years old! Poor me…

      » Comment by Anne Azahari on May 29, 2006 @ 6:15 am
  87. i am facing the same situation plz help me i am totally confused.
    is swiss lotto fake or trustful.

      » Comment by anjum on May 31, 2006 @ 2:36 am
  88. Are you not able to read? Let me say it real clearly:

    It is a scam.

    Don’t give away your money.

      » Comment by dan on May 31, 2006 @ 8:33 am
  89. please go to this url I just goggle the overseaslotto and this is waht I found out they are a scam please don’t send and more money!! http://www.lancs.ac.uk/iss/a-virus/s-lottery.htm

      » Comment by gratia griffith on May 31, 2006 @ 7:57 pm
  90. when I won lottery 1st I purchase my small house & forgate about future free from worry.

      » Comment by KANDARP on June 2, 2006 @ 1:34 am
  91. My goodness this is a long list of winner with all our money we could buy not a bloody thing lol, yop you guessed it, I got one too,1st place but I see from earlier attemps it has gone down a million or soo hehe

    EURO MILLIONS
    BUNDERSTRASSE 33
    3324 BERN ECK,
    SWITZERLAND

    Dear Sir/Ma,

    Congratulations, you have have been awarded 3,000,000 Euro in the
    Satellite software email lottery in which e-mail addresses are picked
    Randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide
    website. Your email address was amongst those chosen this year for
    the satelite software email lottery. This promo is proudly sponsored
    by the Euro millions organization.

    You can log on to our website for more information concerning our
    entire lottery promo https://www.swisslotto.ch Your email address,
    attached to Ref number 5, 7, 14, 17, 18, 43 with Serial number 1979-
    12 drew the lucky Numbers 10, and consequently won the lottery in
    the “A” Category.

    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 3,000,000
    EURO. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our
    European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your
    play coupon. In View of this, your 3,000,000 EURO will be released
    to you by our security firm in Europe. Our European agent will
    immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your
    funds as soon as you contact them. All participants Were selected
    randomly from World Wide Web site through computer drawSystem and
    extracted from over 300,000 companies and individual email addresses.

    This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are
    advised to keep your winning information confidential till your
    claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner
    you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary
    measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this
    program by some unscrupulous elements. To file for your claim, please
    contact our european agent assigned to you.

    Below is his contact Info:-

    Name: Mr Wise Ronald
    Email: info.wise_ronald@mail.md
    Tel:- +447040114798

    You are to provide the following informations to our european agent:-

    1.Full Name:-
    2.Contact Address:-
    3.Country:-
    4.Age:-
    5.Telephone and Fax:-
    6.Occupation:-

    This informations fercilitate the due process of the release of
    winnings avoid unnecessary delays and complications in the processing
    of your winnings. please alway remember to quote your Reference /
    serial number in any correspondences with us or our Designated agent.

    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of This program
    and Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

    Sincerely,
    Marie Jones.
    Co-Ordinator Euro Millions Organisation.

      » Comment by Hilton on June 4, 2006 @ 4:33 am
  92. PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP ME! I WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO SEND THEM MY ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, EVERYTHING !!! WHAT CAN I DO NOW? i THOUGHT FOR SURE I HAVE WON SINCE THE PERSON EMAILED ME BACK WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CLAIM MY MONEY.

      » Comment by Jacky on June 6, 2006 @ 4:47 pm
  93. I have Recieved the same email here it is, Iv also included the info from which it was sent

    Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 01:58:35 -0700 (PDT)

    Ref: 435062***
    Batch: 7050470***/***
    Winning no: GB8***/L***

    CONGRATULATIONS!!

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We are delighted to inform you of your prize which was
    released on the 8th of June 2006, from the Australian
    International Lottery programme,which is fully based
    on an electronic selection of winners using their
    e-mail addresses from some sites. Your email address
    was attached to ticket number; 47001*** 07056490***
    and serial number 774113****. This batch draws the
    lucky numbers as follows 5-**-**-37-42 and bonus
    number 17,which consequently won the lottery in the
    second category.
    You hereby have been approved a lump sum pay of
    US$1.3,000.000 (ONE MILLION THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND
    DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref: ILP/HW 475**/** from
    the total cash prize shared amongst eight lucky
    winners in this category. All participants were
    selected through a computer balloting system drawn
    form Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from
    Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle
    East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international
    promotion program which is conducted annually. This
    Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomorate
    of some multinational companies as part of their
    social responsibility to the citizens in the
    commmunities where they have an operational base.
    Furthermore, your details(e-mail address) falls within
    our European representative office in Amsterdam,
    Holland as indicated in your play coupon and your
    prize of US$1.3,000.000 will be released to you from
    this regional branch office in NIGERIA.

    We hope that with part of your prize, you will
    participate in our end of year high stakes for US$1.3
    Billion international draw.

    HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: Simply contact our fiducial
    agent,MR PETER KENNEDY to file for your claim .Please
    quote your reference, batch and winning number which
    can be found on the top left corner of this
    notification as well as your full name, address and
    telephone number to help locate your file easily. For
    security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this
    information confidential from the public until your
    claim is processed and your prize released to you.

    This is part of our security protocol to avoid double
    claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this
    programme by non-participants or unofficial personnel.
    Note, all winnings MUST be claimed by the 30th of JUNE
    2006; otherwise all funds will be returned as
    Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity
    organisations.
    PLEASE CONTACT MR PETER KENNEDY, so that he will tell
    you of how you will receive your winning prize.

    Name: MR PETER KENNEDY
    Email:peter_kennedy2005@yahoo.com
    Phone:+234 8033380679
    Congratulations once again on your win!!! Best Regards
    (co-ordinator)
    PLEASE DO NOT REPLY THIS EMAIL. CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS
    AGENT AT ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF
    THE WINNERS WILL RESULT
    TO DISQUALIFICATION.

    If other info is needed sent me a email killerhurts04@yahoo.com

      » Comment by SCAM on June 8, 2006 @ 2:25 am
  94. hi,i have recieved the same e_mail on 5th June.and today i called Rechard…this morning .he’s accent was too bad to be understandable.he told me that i must open an account in jordan:on this afternoon i sent him my name and my telephone number but not my address…and fortunately i found here which informed me ,so i know everything now .but i just had a question.Will anything bad happen because i have sent him my phone number?

      » Comment by sara on June 8, 2006 @ 1:12 pm
  95. Sara: I don’t think they can do much with just your telephone number except for pestering you perhaps. I’m glad to hear you didn’t give out any more information.

      » Comment by dan on June 8, 2006 @ 4:11 pm
  96. thank you dan for your response ,i’m glad as well…:>

      » Comment by sara on June 10, 2006 @ 12:14 am
  97. I just got through with a very suspicious
    email as an ‘E Lottery Winner’, from
    Performance Consulting Limited,
    from a Jack Wallas as the agent and a
    Janet Freiburg. They even gave me a
    ligitimate lawyer named,Peter Bennett of
    the law firm in London named
    Holman Fenwick & Willan.
    I am a greenhorn in such matters. Mr. Bennett
    told me that he had forwarded the scam to
    their internal investigations.

      » Comment by MARY on June 11, 2006 @ 2:11 pm
  98. What do these people do???????????? sorry guys im also a victim of these lottery scam, I do and most victim think that the authority will seriously take care of these, think so?????????

      » Comment by blind on June 13, 2006 @ 10:14 pm
  99. i recieved another scam from Mr. Wise Ronald wise_ronald001@yahoo.com today. i play with him now to see what will he come up to. Well, im getting tired recieving email like this. before was someone from africa claiming that they are the son of … and claim that they have million dollars in bank but cant get it themselves and ask you to get it from them as a next of kin. stupid isn’t it. and now lottery. wish i can slap their stupid face, criminal.

      » Comment by valeron on June 15, 2006 @ 9:46 am
  100. what can happen to me now that I gave away my address?

      » Comment by Jacky on June 15, 2006 @ 12:04 pm
  101. hi friends….look at this:

    Dear Swiss Lottery Winner,
    You have just won 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) in an internet lottery in which e-mail address was picked Randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website. Your email address was amongst those chosen this SECOND QUARTER of the year. This promo is proudly sponsored by the Swiss lottery organization. Your email address, attached to JOKER: 192248 , with EXTRA JOKER : 992994 drew the WINNING NUMBER 14 16-17-32-36-37+29,and consequently won the lottery in the “B” Category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 6,162,474.1556 CHF which is equivalent to 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) .Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.The Draws for Date 1ST MAY 2006 are out and Today the 15TH of JUNE 2006 your email address is among the lucky winnings and are to be collected by you before or on the 30TH of JUNE 2006.In View of this, your 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) will be released to you by our security firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them. All participants Were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw System and extracted from over 300,000 companies and individual email addresses. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. To file for your claim, please contact our trusted agent:

    Name: RICHARD FORBES
    Email : richardforbes_agent2@yahoo.com
    Tel : +447031942607
    : +447024077216
    : +447023058996
    TO CONTACT YOUR CLAIM AGENT
    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your
    joker number and extra joker numbers with your phone numbers in any correspondences with
    us or our Designated agent. Congratulations once more from all members and staff
    of This program.
    Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
    Sincerely,
    Cythia Thomas {co-ordinator SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY}

    YOU ARE TO SEND THE FOLLOWING FOR DOCUMENTATION OF CERTIFICATE TO THE CLAIMS AGENT.
    FULL NAME
    ADDRESS
    TELEPHONE NUMBER
    FAX NUMBER
    OCCUPATION
    NATIONALITY
    COUNTRY
    DATE OF BIRTH
    JOKER NUMBER
    EXTRA JOKER NUMBER
    COUNTRY
    EXPIRATION DATE OF COLLECTING YOUR FUNDS

    i send my informatin and this email came to me:

    Attn: Javad
    Your Joker: N? 192248
    Winning Ref: 14 16-17-32-36-37+29

    Congratulations once again on your winning. Be informed that the reason for your winning was that all participants email addresses where selected through a computer ballot system in which your email was selected as one of the lucky winners of 4,000,000.00 euro (FOUR MILLION EURO).

    For the remittance of your funds into your account, you are now hereby advised by the board of directors of Swiss Lottery Organization to open a new current account in Dubai for easy remittance of your funds.

    This is also for the avoidance of Terrorism and weapons of mass destruction WMD so that we can easily trace it if it is used for any form of terrorism as regards withdrawing from the bank after your funds have been transferred to your account.

    The transfer of your funds will be made in three different installments, One million Euros will be transferred in the first week of transfer, One million will be transferred in the second week and two million Euros will be transferred to your account in the third week.

    Your amount that will be withdrawn from your bank determines your use for it, which can easily be traced.

    Kindly furnish me with the details below:

    ( A ). As soon as your new account is opened, you are to kindly download the attached bank form with a computer that has ACROBAT or ADOBE READER ,print out the form ,fill in the informations required with your account details ,scan and send to me via email or via fax..

    ( B ). The account opening slip which was given to you as a proof of opening the account should be sent to me via fax or via email .

    ( C ). The board of directors has also advised that you scan and send a copy of your international passport or driving license to me via email or via fax for Nationality identification.

    This will be sent along with your winning certificate that will be given to your bank as regards the ORIGIN OF FUNDS to avoid embarrassment from the government of your country.

    As you can see the transfer of your funds can only be effected when all relevant details required from the board of directors are sent to me soon.

    Please you also have to know that this is kept highly confidential because of the large sum of money that will be sent to your account. Once again congratulations

    Regards,
    Richard Forbes
    Tel No: +447024077216, +447023058996
    Fax No: +447092868567, +448701315626

    and i searched in yahoo and fined this topic…
    u know it was not bad for me!!!!!i lived one day like reach people!!!!:)

    goodluck

      » Comment by javad on June 16, 2006 @ 3:54 pm
  102. Hello dear friends, first of all i really appreciate every one’s efforts in posting all these vital information. To cut to the chase i have received the same email as many other friends have mentioned in this blog, from so called Richerd Forbs, the joker number, extra joker number, and “lucky” winning numbers are exactly the same as of many of you guys. what a bad joke really, isnt it. Guess what, the expiration date has been indicated “31 of June 2006″. know what, im just laughing on myself as i have already responded to Richered Forbs the biggest fraudy, i also called him up as i got their email,and provided him with my details. yah dear reader surely i have been sent a bank form to fill and send my international passport copy or my driver’s license copy in the second email…it’s too much, isnt it? anyways, i thank all of you for taking time and posting your views and experiences for they surely safe time as well as money. Now im considering playing some tricks with that very Richard Forbs..lols..im going to offer him 80% of the winning amount as what they so called “amount transferring charges” but not that easily, atleast i will make him wait for some time..
    I was celebrating my win…i was to become multi millionare..lols…over all, it was the worst joke i have ever heard….all the best to you all..keep up the good work

      » Comment by Omer on June 17, 2006 @ 1:28 pm
  103. i have just yesterday received a similar email stating that I had won 2nd price in SOUTH AFRICAN2010 FIFA WORLD CUP LOTTERY.. i was told to contact Barrister Smith Mathew (smiththew2034@yahoo.com )& call him Direct line: +27 734 725 059

    & was told : For further confirmation Please call DPU office at TEL: +27-734 725 059
    Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions SA2010 WORLD CUP program.

    Yours sincerely,

    Mrs. Sandra Nzama
    [Zonal Coordinator]

    wht the hell is going on & why are they foolin people…

      » Comment by rahul on June 24, 2006 @ 12:07 am
  104. They’re doing it to make money. They’ll tell you there are fees to get your money and they’ll keep making up new fees until you finally figure out that you’ve been scammed.

      » Comment by dan on June 24, 2006 @ 11:39 am
  105. Thank you Dan for this blog. I enjoyed reading all this I won swiss lotto thing. Me too , I have received the same scam from James steward but signed as Graham Smith of the swiss lotto software satellite loterry a week ago and I am playing along. I have received 4 communications from him and we have gone through the option of how the money will be send (same as posted here previously) and we are now at the option of what courier (FeDex, UPS or DHL) and he mentioned also the cost it was between 460 and 550 euros smaller than what was asked from comment #14334, maybe because my “winning” was only 750,000 euros. I offered him 10% of the proceed once I get hold of the cash he he he . . . as sure as them. He declined, citing provision of the law of ? country. I am planning to increase it to 50% of my winning. I will see how long it will go. I have this question Dan because I am just new into using this computer, why is it that it was recognized by yahoo as a spam/bulk it was still able to enter into my inbox?

    I am also waiting, because I was able to supply some of my personal identity and address to him, for the time that my name will be use by them as their “co-cordinator” or fiduciary agent.

    Is there an international authority or body that look into this scam ? How do they operate? How can they be contacted?

    I will keep you posted on the staus of our supposed to be “deal”.

      » Comment by lionson on June 26, 2006 @ 11:20 am
  106. this is what i recieved look different name and
    Ref. Number:132/756/4509
    Batch Number:538901527-Bc68
    Ticket Number:27522465896-6453
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Winners in our
    UNIVERSAL STAKES Lottery Program held on the 26th JUNE, 2006.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 27522465896-6453 with serial number 3772-554 drew lucky numbers 7-14-18-31-45 which consequently won in the 2ND category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 4,000,000 EUROS (four Million (EUROS).
    CONGRATULATIONS!
    Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your
    winning information confidential until your claims have been fully processed and your money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid multiple claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.
    All participants were selected through acomputer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 company and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every five years. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies in europe as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base.We hope with part of your winnings you will take part in our next year Ten million Euros UNIVERSAL STAKES lottery.
    To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial agent: Mr.JIMMY MALCOM. Reply Email : jimmymalcom@iol.pt
    Remember all winning must be claimed not later than one month of notification. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
    Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of ourpromotional program.
    Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
    Yours Sincerely,
    MR JIMMY MALCOM.
    UNIVERSAL STAKES LOTTERY (co-ordinator)
    N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will
    result to disqualification.Please do not reply to this mail. Contact your claims agent Mr.JIMMY MALCOM.
    CONGRATULATION!!!
    email hmmmmm

      » Comment by Anonymous on June 26, 2006 @ 10:33 pm
  107. I’ve just had the same message this morning. It is a bit different (they’ve improved it) but the numbers are the same. Did you also receive the photos of the previous winners? It is pathetic! And they think we will believe it!
    I copy it:

    Dear Laurence,

    We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Winner in our International Lottery Program held on the 23th of June, 2006. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 521194 with serial number 3772-556 drew lucky numbers 7-14-18-31-45 which consequently won in the Joker category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of (TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE D0LLARS). (US$2.5m )

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been fully processed and your money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid multiple claims and unwarranted abuse of this program . All People were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 company and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every five years.

    This lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies in south africa as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base. We hope with part of your winnings you will take part in our next year Ten million Dollars international lottery.
    To file for your claim, please contact our financial agent.

    Mr. CHARLES JONAS (PROCESSING AGENT)
    Reply Email : wwwagent_charleesjonas@yahoo.com
    TEL: +27-73-9057019

    Remember all winning must be claimed not later than 30th of July 2006. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible. Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
    Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Mrs Lylian Donald
    International Lottery (co-ordinator)

    N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail.
    Contact your claims agent.

      » Comment by Lau on July 4, 2006 @ 5:59 am
  108. I also received similar kind of mail where I won 1000,000.00$
    Thanks that I didn’t my bank informations
    ATTN: NABIN

    WE WRITE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE RECEIPT OF YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS AS REQUIRED FOR YOUR LOTTERY PRIZE WINNING CLAIM. IT HAS BEEN DUELY FORWARDED TO OUR PAYING BANK FOR PAYMENT VERIFICATION AND PAYMENT.

    IN THIS REGARD, THE BANK (NSBC BANK LONDON) OUR PAYING BANK, WILL SEND YOU A (PAYMENT VERIFICATION FORM) AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE DO FOLLOW THE BANK DIRECTIVES CAREFULLY AND ALWAYS WRITE OR CALL TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE RECEIPT OF THIS MAIL.

    THANKS AND BEST REGARDS

    MR. DAN COLE

    THE CLAIMS MANAGER

    SWISSLOTTERY COY

    TEL: +447031820510

    FAX: +44870793487

      » Comment by Nabin Bajracharya on July 11, 2006 @ 6:56 am
  109. SWISS LOTTO UK.
    P O Box 1010
    Liverpool, L70 1NL
    UNITED KINGDOM
    https://www.swisslotto.ch

    ATTN: Chelette Cejalbo

    This is to acknowledge the receipt of your mail.

    I will help you in paying the Insurance and VAT of the Cheque while I leave you with paying the sum of 150 sterling pound for the shipment of the Cheque through DHL which you will get in Two(2) working days when the Shipment fee has been paid and confirmed.

    So get back at me immediately, so that I can forward your claim to the Financial Department so that they can Approve your Banker’s Cheque

    Once Again Congratulations

    Sincere regards,
    Reginald Smith

      » Comment by chelette cejalbo on July 12, 2006 @ 2:02 am
  110. This is to acknowledge receipt of your mail. After going through our computer and database, it is confirmed without doubt that you are indeed a winner. I must advise that for security purpose, you must keep your winning information confidential until you claim your prize to avoid any double claiming by unscrupulous individuals. It is our pleasure to guide you and direct you well in order for you to receive / enjoy your winning lotto prize of US$500.000.00(Five hundred thousand united states dollars)

    Be aware that every lotto prize (money) will be deposited in the paying bank after processing your claim for onward transfer to your country account directly. with this, we are not allowed to take or remove any money from your total prize won until it finally enters into your country bank account. Alternatively, you can still fly to South Africa and collect your prize.

    Attached is a claim form, download, fill out, scan and return it back to us for reference purposes and reconfirm to us all your winning numbers / batch numbers to avoid mistake of transferring the fund to an un authorized person.

    As soon as we complete the processing of your claim, the paying bank will contact you for the transfer of the fund in your country’s bank account through (TT).

    For faster processing of your winning prize and claim you are supposed to pay a processing and handling fees of US$740 (SEVEN HUNDRED AND FORTY UNITED STATES DOLLARS) You have to send the money through MONEY GRAM (THOMAS COOK) using the name of our financial secretary below. As soon as your handling fee is received, your prize will be processed.

    NAMES:Ms.AKHONA

    SURNAME:RULULU

    Address: Johannesburg,South Africa.

    Remember to send the control number through email.

    Once again we the staff of this promotional program highly congratulate you for being among the lucky winners of this great prize.

    Thanks and remain blessed, we wish you many more luck in future to come. Looking ahead to receive your response

    Call me as soon as you receive this message.
    Regards,
    Barrister Smith Mathew.
    Claim Agent South Africa Regional Office Johannesburg
    Tel+27-73-472-5059

    MY VIEWS:

    First I Believed it 20%,But i did n’ t get too excited.On myfriends request I have mailed once to him. Thanks for giving valuable information.

    I would like to give a caution to the new ones who receive this mail.
    DONT GET EXCITED OR DONT BELIEVE IN ALL THIS .ITS PURILY TRAPPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      » Comment by sai kishore on July 12, 2006 @ 5:06 am
  111. hi….my dad also received a same letter frm tis company….
    thy inform tat he is the 1st category winner in tis program…
    wat i should do now?

      » Comment by smith on July 12, 2006 @ 8:31 pm
  112. smith: Laugh at their attempt to scam your Dad and forget about it.

      » Comment by dan on July 13, 2006 @ 12:42 pm
  113. I recieved a letter from the Swiss Lotto, and a check to cover tax and clearance fees. I was sure this is a scam but there is a Real Swiss Lotto. The letter I recieved is a lot like the emails. It’s on expensive paper but I found lots of typos. The check is from a real company. Has anyone recieved a letter in the mail, not email? If it is a scam they worked really hard. I almost belived I won 80,0000 dollars

      » Comment by Jesica on July 13, 2006 @ 12:43 pm
  114. That is very interesting. It’s the first I’ve heard of a real check being sent out, but I would still be extremely skeptical. Of course they’re going to choose a lotto that actually exists (if it didn’t exist, it would be quite easy to identify it as a fake).

    My main question remains: Have you ever heard of someone winning a lottery they never entered?

      » Comment by dan on July 13, 2006 @ 1:15 pm
  115. Today I just got into the similar email while looking into Spam section of my Gmail account (email that anti-spam software on Google Mail marks as spam). And I found this:

    From: SWISS LOTTO

    To: ********@gmail.com
    Date: Jul 15, 2006 10:55 AM
    Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!!!…..YOU HAVE WON €750,000 Euros
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!…..YOU HAVE WON €750,000 Euros

    You have have been awarded €750,000 Euros(Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros) in the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite software email lottery in which e-mail addresses are picked Randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website.

    Your email address was amongst those chosen this year for the SWISS LOTTO Satellite lottery. And this promo is proudly sponsored by the SWISS-LOTTO UK organization.

    You can log on to our website for more information concerning our entire lottery promo https://www.swisslotto.ch

    Your email address,attached to Ref number 5, 7, 14, 17, 18, 43 with Serial number 1979-12 drew the lucky Numbers 10, and consequently won the lottery in the “A” Category.

    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of €750,000 Euros(Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros)

    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.

    In View of this, your €750,000 Euros will be released to you by our firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them.

    All participants Were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw System and extracted from over 300,000 companies and individual email addresses.

    This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit
    to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.

    To file for your claim, please contact the agent assigned to you.

    Email: swisslottery.agent@yahoo.co.uk

    You are to provide the following information to our European agent:-

    1.Full Names:-
    2.Contact Address:-
    3.Country:-
    4.Age:-
    5.Telephone and Fax:-
    6.Occupation:-

    This information facilitate the due process of the release of winnings avoid unnecessary delays and complications in the processing of your winnings.

    Always remember to quote your Reference / serial number in any correspondences with us or our Designated agent.

    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of This program and Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

    Sincerely,
    Ian Wright
    Fiduciary Agent
    SWISS LOTTO UK.
    P O Box 1010
    Liverpool, L70 1NL
    UNITED KINGDOM
    https://www.swisslotto.ch
    dark2/800

    So I didn’t believe in this one and yet somehow interested did some google on this one and found this site :)
    I decided to play a joke on these scammers and sent them a suprising response – the HTML-format email with the words ‘Go F///K yourself scammers!’ in bold and 36 size :))

      » Comment by Degial on July 15, 2006 @ 2:09 pm
  116. I just received a letter from Irish Random Lotto and a check for $2,995.96 for clearance fees. To be cashed and sent to them? hahahahahah are they joking? At first I got happy when I saw this check because I had no money. I was going straight to Bank One and Cash it if they had funds in the account and it was legit. Sending the money to them? Im not stupid. Im glad i did a little research online with BBB in Winnipeg, MB. Do they think everybody is gullible?

      » Comment by Carol Parks on July 15, 2006 @ 3:50 pm
  117. I Am a Millionaire!!!! LOLZ I received the same email too from those maggots ahahahahaha…

    Graham Smith
    More options Jul 14 (2 days ago)

    EURO MILLIONS
    BUNDERSTRASSE 33
    3324 BERN ECK,
    SWITZERLAND

    Dear Sir/Ma,

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!…..YOU HAVE WON €750,000 Euros

    You have have been awarded €750,000 Euros in the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite software email lottery in which e-mail addresses are picked Randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website.

    Your email address was amongst those chosen this year for the SWISS LOTTO Satellite lottery. And this promo is proudly sponsored by the SWISS-LOTTO UK organization.
    You can log on to our website for more information concerning our entire lottery promo https://www.swisslotto.ch

    Your email address,attached to Ref number 5, 7, 14, 17, 18, 43 with Serial number 1979-12 drew the lucky Numbers 10, and consequently won the lottery in the “A” Category.

    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of €750,000 Euros

    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In View of this, your €750,000 Euros will be released to you by our security firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them.

    All participants Were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw System and extracted from over 300,000 companies and individual email addresses.

    This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and
    your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.

    To file for your claim, please contact the agent assigned to you.

    Email: swissnationallotto@yahoo.com

    You are to provide the following information to our European agent:-

    1.Full Names:-
    2.Contact Address:-
    3.Country:-
    4.Age:-
    5.Telephone and Fax:-
    6.Occupation:-

    This information facilitate the due process of the release of winnings avoid unnecessary delays and complications in the processing of your winnings.

    Always remember to quote your Reference / serial number in any correspondences with us or our Designated agent.

    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of This program and Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

    Sincerely,
    Graham Smith
    Fiduciary Agent
    SWISS LOTTO UK.
    P O Box 1010
    Liverpool, L70 1NL
    UNITED KINGDOM
    https://www.swisslotto.ch

    N:B – PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CORRESPONDENT WILL BE TEMPORARILY BE VIA EMAIL UNTIL 24 HOURS BEFORE PAY-OUT THEN YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA TELEPHONE

    Customer Service /Foreign Claims Dept.
    Tel +44 704 010 1519
    Ref Numbers 5/7/14/17/18/43
    Batch:R3/A312-59
    Lotto Numbers 1979-12

    Ahahahahahaha Whats with this Guys? I Hope they all die slowly in misery. I love to see the likes of them dying slowly… bwahahaahhahaha

      » Comment by Ricardo on July 16, 2006 @ 4:00 am
  118. I too recieved the email listings. SWEEPSTAKES INTERNATIONAL INTERNET
    AWARENESS LOTTERY PROMOTIONS.

    FROM:THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
    CIIALP. PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
    REF NO. Reference number: 132/756/4509
    Batch number:538901527-Bc68
    Ticket number:27522465896-6453

    RE: AWARD / PRIZE WINNING NOTIFICATION.

    We are pleased to inform you of the release of the results of the
    XAKAFADE LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM held on the 20th of Dec, 2005.
    YOUR NAME ON YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS attached to ticket number
    27522465896-6453 with Batch number:538901527-Bc68 drew the which
    consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category.
    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of 4,000,000 (4
    Millon Euros ) in cash credited to file REF NO. Refrence
    number:132/756/4509. This is from a total cash prize of 24 million
    Euro’s shared among the Six international winners in this category.
    Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
    a pool of over 25,000 names of distinguished professionals drawn from
    Europe, America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle-East, parts of
    Africa, and North & South America as part of our international
    promotions programme conducted annually to encourage prospective
    overseas entries. We hope with part of your prize awards, you will
    take part in our subsequent lottery jackpots.
    For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information
    confidential till your claims is processed and you money remitted to
    you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part
    of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted
    abuse of this program. Please be warned.

    To file for your claim, please contact our Fiduciary agent:
    Name:WILSON DAVIES
    E-mail: paymentdep1_usl@yahoo.co.uk

    Fiduciary Agent.
    Verifications/Logistic Department
    Universal Sweepstakes Lottery.

    Good luck from members of staff and I of the UNIVERSAL STAKES
    LOTTERY.

    Yours faithfully,
    Richard Lloyds.
    Lottery Co-Ordinator,
    The National Lottery
    P O Box 1010
    Liverpool, L70 1NL
    UNITED KINGDOM
    (UNIVERSAL STAKES LOTTERY).
    Sweepstakes International Program Open 7 days 8am-11pm.

    Then I got another one……

    UNIVERSAL STAKES LOT TERY

    DEAR LUCKY WINNER ,
    I RECEIVED YOUR RESPONSE AND NOW DO KINDLY FILL IN ALL THE REQUIREMENTS IN THE BLANK SPACE BELOW.
    YOUR APPLICATION FOR CLAIM OF THE LOTTERY WINNING PRIZE WILL BE DUELY PROCESSED AND SETTLEMENTS BE MADE UPON CERTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION OF YOUR DETAILS. BE INFORMED THAT WE HAVE IN OUPOSSESSION,INSTRUMENTS OF PAYMENTS FOR THE SUM OF $4,000,000 ERUOS(FOUR MILLION EUROS)TO YOU.
    HENCE CAREFULLY FILL IN THE APPROPRIATE INFORMATION IN THE SPACES PROVIDED BELOW TO FACILITATE OUR IMMEDIATE PROCESSING OF YOUR CLAIMS.YOUR FUNDS HAVE SINCE BEEN DEPOSITED WITH A FINANCIAL TRUST COMPANY.ONCE WE RECEIVE THE REQUESTED INFORMATION BELOW,YOUR CLAIMS FILE WILL BE SENT TO THE FINANCIAL TRUST COMPANY FOR SETTLEMENT.
    THIS FORM SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE BENEFICIARY OF THE STATE FUNDS FOR VERIFICATION BEFORE TRANSFER.
    TITLE…………………………………………………..
    FIRST NAME………………………………………….
    LAST NAME…………………………………………..
    REFERENCE NUMBER……………………………..
    BATCH NUMBER……………………………………..
    CONTACT ADDRESS………………………………..
    EMAIL ADDRESS……………………………………..
    DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH………………………
    TEL NO…………………FAX NO……………………..
    NEXT OF KIN…………………………………………..
    ADDRESS OF NEXT OF KIN………………………..
    NAME OF EMPLOYER………………………………..
    ADDRESS OF EMPLOYER…………………………..
    TICKET NO/AMOUNT WON………………………….
    OCCUPATION…………………………………………..
    MARITAL STATUS……………………………………..
    DECLARATION: I………………………….HEREBY DECLARE THAT THE ABOVE INFORMATION ARE TRUE AND BINDING ON ME. IF AT ANY TIME IT IS DISCOVERED THAT I HAVE GIVEN ANY FALSE INFORMATION, I WILL FORFEIT MY RIGHTS TO MY WINNINGS . NAMES………………………..
    DATE…………………….. Accept our congratulations.
    Sincerely,

    WILSON DAVIES

    Then another one…….
    UNIVERSAL STAKES LOTTERY

    ATTENTION .MRS.CINDY CALDWELL
    WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR COMPLETED VERIFICATION FORM.BE INFORMED THAT WE HAVE NOTIFIED OUR PAYMENT DEPARTMENT TO SETTLE YOUR PRIZE WINNING CLAIM OF FOUR MILLION EURO (4,000,000.00)IT IS PERTINENT TO KNOW THAT YOUR MONEY IS BONDED,NON-DIVISIBLE,NON-NEGOTIABLE AND TO ACCOUNT PAYEE ONLY, THAT MAKES DEDUCTION NOT POSSIBLE, BECAUSE OF OUR INTERNAL CONTROL MEASURES AND THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN WE AND OUR SPONSORS, YOU WILL BE PAID THE FULLVALUE OF YOUR MONEY. THIS IS TO PREVENT FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIESBY
    LOTTERYOFFICIALS.

    YOU ARE ADVICE TO INFORM US ON HOW YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR CLAIM.IF IT IS THROUGH OUR PAYING BANK IN LONDON OR YOU CAN COME DOWN IN PERSON TO MAKE YOUR CLAIM. BELOW ARE OUR OPTIONS OF PAYMENT:

    1 CHECK
    2 BANK DRAFT
    3 WIRE TRANSFER
    4 HAND DELIVERY(COMING DOWNIN PERSON TO MAKE YOUR CLAIM)

    INDICATE TO US ON HOW YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR CLAIMS. AS SOON AS WE HEAR FROM
    YOU, WE WILL START PROCESSING YOUR FILE FOR QUICK RELEASE OF YOUR WINNING
    PRIZE.

    UPON ALL THE ABOVEOPTIONS, NOTE THAT YOU WILL PAY A TOKEN FEES AS FOLLOWS.
    (1)IF YOUARE COMING DOWN IN PERSON TO MAKE YOUR CLAIM, YOU WILL PAYFOR
    OUR SERVICE CHARGES AND HANDLING CHARGES ,
    (2)IF YOU WANT YOUR FUNDTO BESEND THROUGH CHEQUE OR BANK
    DRAFT, YOU WILL PAY FOR THE COURIER CHARGES AND INSURANCE TO
    ENABLE US SEND THE ORIGINAL COPY OFYOURCHECK/BANK DRAFT AND ALSO YOUR
    WINNING CERTIFICATE VIA YOUR STATED HOME ADDRESS. ALSO,A COPY OF THE
    CERTIFICATE WILL BE ATTACH VIA YOUR EMAIL BOX FOR VERIFICATION BEFORE
    COURIER.

    (3)IF YOU WANT YOUR FUNDTO BECREDITED TO YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT
    THROUGH ACOMPUTER-BASED TECHNOLOGY PAYMENT INSTRUMENTS, THE AUTOMATED
    TELLER MACHINE-ATM(ELECTRONICS WIRE TRANSFER), YOU WILL ALSO PAY FOR
    TRANSFER CHARGES .
    PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE NOT PAYING UPFRONT AS YOU MAY SUGGEST,BUT YOUARE
    ONLY PAYING FOR OUR SERVICES TO BE RENDERED TO YOU.FOLLOWING OURINTERNAL
    CONTROL MEASURES AND THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN WE ANDOUR SPONSORS,YOU WILL
    BE PAID THE FULL VALUE OF YOUR WINNING PRIZE.THIS IS TOPREVENT
    FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES BY LOTTERY OFFICIALS.

    NOTE THAT IN NO CONDITION SHOULD YOU ACCEPT YOUR FUND IF ITIS
    DEDUCTED.PLEASE KINDLYREPORT SUCH CASE IMMEDIATELY.
    YOUR PAYMENT DOCUMENTS/FILE WILL BERETURNED BACK TO US AS UNCLAIMED IF YOU FAIL TO MEET UP WITH THE REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES. AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE
    YOUR OPTION, WE WILLSTART PROCESSING YOUR FILE FOR PAYMENT.
    CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN
    YOURS IN SERVICE,

    WILSONDAVIES
    COPERATE MANAGER
    INTL.PAYMENT DEPT.
    UNIVERSAL STAKE LOTTERY UK.

    NOTE: ALWAYS QUOTE YOUR WINNINGNUMBER IN EVERY
    CORRESPONDENCETO US

    PICTORAL VIEW OF LAST WINNERS OF THE UK NATIONAL LOTTERY 2004

    Copyright © 1994-2005 The UK National Lottery Inc.
    All rights reserved. Terms of Service – Guideline

    77635 476378 255667460

    So I wrote back and said… so how much is this going to cost me????
    (with opt. #2 of course)

    UNIVERSAL STAKES LOTTERY

    ATTENTION .MRS.CINDY CALDWELL
    THANKS FOR YOUR MAIL, THE AMOUNT FOR THE FEES IS $450.00 FOR DRAFT AND CHECK BUT FOR THE OTHER OPTIONS YOU HAVETO PAY NOT LESS THAN $500.

    CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN
    YOURS IN SERVICE,

    WILSONDAVIES
    COPERATE MANAGER
    INTL.PAYMENT DEPT.
    UNIVERSAL STAKE LOTTERY UK.

    NOTE: ALWAYS QUOTE YOUR WINNINGNUMBER IN EVERY
    CORRESPONDENCETO US

    PICTORAL VIEW OF LAST WINNERS OF THE UK NATIONAL LOTTERY 2004

    Copyright © 1994-2005 The UK National Lottery Inc.
    All rights reserved. Terms of Service – Guideline

    And that is what I got. I knew this was a scam but went along with it to see just how far they will go. I wanted to let others know what they were doing as well. That is why I am writting on your site today. I have read all everyone has said and these people need to be put out of business. Thanks every for reading and listening.

    Cindy

      » Comment by Cindy on July 18, 2006 @ 8:58 am
  119. Two days ago my mother recieved this:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!…..YOU HAVE WON €750,000 Euros

    You have have been awarded €750,000 Euros(Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros) in the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite software email lottery in which e-mail addresses are picked Randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website.

    Your email address was amongst those chosen this year for the SWISS LOTTO Satellite lottery. And this promo is proudly sponsored by the SWISS-LOTTO UK organization.

    You can log on to our website for more information concerning our entire lottery promo https://www.swisslotto.ch

    Your email address,attached to Ref number 5, 7, 14, 17, 18, 43 with Serial number 1979-12 drew the lucky Numbers 10, and consequently won the lottery in the “A” Category.

    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of €750,000 Euros(Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros)

    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.

    In View of this, your €750,000 Euros will be released to you by our firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them.

    All participants Were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw System and extracted from over 300,000 companies and individual email addresses.

    This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.

    To file for your claim, please contact the agent assigned to you.

    Email: swisslotto.claims@yahoo.co.uk

    You are to provide the following information to our European agent:-

    1.Full Names:-
    2.Contact Address:-
    3.Country:-
    4.Age:-
    5.Telephone and Fax:-
    6.Occupation:-

    This information facilitate the due process of the release of winnings avoid unnecessary delays and complications in the processing of your winnings.

    Always remember to quote your Reference / serial number in any correspondences with us or our Designated agent.

    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of This program and Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

    Sincerely,
    Ian Wright
    Fiduciary Agent
    SWISS LOTTO UK.
    P O Box 1010

    Liverpool, L70 1NL
    UNITED KINGDOM
    https://www.swisslotto.ch

    At first i thought it was for real but when i searched the i-net the name of this Ian Wright i found the exactly same email on the net.Can you believe it.Just thank you for this site because there are a lot of people who will believe they’re milionaires!!

      » Comment by Suzi on July 20, 2006 @ 7:14 am
  120. I just received the same letter as everyone. I went ahead and answered the email asking for a contact. An actual person who I could talk to to dicuss to see what I would get. Well, BEHOLD!! I did get a response with a contact phone number and a name. I have not called it as of yet but I intend to. I wish I knew what to do in this case to report such an incident. I would like to send it to the proper authorities or agencies. Any advise?

      » Comment by David on July 20, 2006 @ 10:32 am
  121. Dear All,

    I was so stupid. I didn’t tell about this “miracle” to anyone, I just hope patiently, maybe it is a lucky moment of my life. Thanks God that I found this link…and not only this. I started to contact with them, they always answered so quickly, send me a form, certificate of winning prize… Stupid me, I gave them my details including bank account, thanks God that it is empty, and I am going to block it at all. Everything was ok till the moment when they asked me to pay fees before they’ll make this transfer of my wining prize. I send them email that I am not so rich to pay such an amount and also where is the guaratee that I will not stay with a long nose and lost money. I am going to see what they will answer to me. Anyway, I am going to block all the information I gave them – block my account, change phone number – it is not a problem for me.Also I am going to live in otother place, so good that there would be changes in my life.. I am so angry… I saw myself in my own car, in my own house…stupid me ;)

      » Comment by unlucky one on July 21, 2006 @ 12:14 am
  122. Hey everyone! I just recieved my lucky letter too!

    SWISS LOTTO UK.
    P O Box 1010
    Liverpool, L70 1NL
    UNITED KINGDOM
    https://www.swisslotto.ch

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!…..YOU HAVE WON €750,000 Euros

    You have have been awarded €750,000 Euros in the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite
    software email lottery in which e-mail addresses are picked Randomly by
    software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website.
    Your email address was amongst those chosen this year for the
    SWISS LOTTO Satellite lottery. And this promo is proudly sponsored by
    the SWISS-LOTTO UK organization.
    You can log on to our website for more information concerning our
    entire lottery promo https://www.swisslotto.ch .
    Your email address,attached to Ref number 5, 7, 14, 17, 18, 43 with
    Serial number 1979-12 drew the lucky Numbers 10, and consequently won the
    lottery in the “A” Category.
    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of €750,000
    Euros
    Euros. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our
    European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play
    coupon. In View of this, your €750,000 Euros will be released to you by
    our security firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately
    commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you
    contact them.

    All participants Were selected randomly from World Wide Web site
    through computer draw System and extracted from over 300,000 companies and
    individual email addresses.

    This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are
    advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is
    processed and
    your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim
    your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double
    claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous
    elements.

    To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
    Mr. Mark Roger
    Email: swiss_email_lottery@yahoo.co.uk
    Tel: +44 704 010 1519
    Provide him with the information below:
    1.Name:
    2.Address:
    3.Marital Status:
    4.Occupation:
    5.Age:
    6.Sex:
    7.Nationality:
    8.Country Of Residence:
    9.Telephone Number:
    10.Fax Number:
    11.Draw Number above:

    This information facilitate the due process of the release of winnings
    avoid unnecessary delays and complications in the processing of your
    winnings.
    Always remember to quote your Reference / serial number in any
    correspondences with us or our Designated agent.

    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of This program
    and Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

    Sincerely,
    Sharon Cole
    SWISS LOTTO UK.
    P O Box 1010
    Liverpool, L70 1NL
    UNITED KINGDOM
    https://www.swisslotto.ch

      » Comment by Anonymous on July 21, 2006 @ 1:34 am
  123. This is a follow up of my posting from July 20th. I tried to call the number provided in the email from Adam Smith.I tried the number provided and the call did not go through. Just for future reference, the number and address provided was:
    Sussex House
    Goldings House
    2 Hay’s Lane London
    SE1 2HB
    Tel.# + 447040109149
    The contact’s name is Adam Smith
    The email address is adam_smith-lotto7@yahoo.com.co.uk

    It is funny how somwone with the last name Smith can not even spell correctly. Anyway, I sent back an email calling their bluff and also contacted an agency that deals with Fraud. I do not know how much they can do but it is worth a try. I am of hispanoic descent and could spell better. It is totally ironic. Good luck everyone. I hope that this information helps someone else in realizing that these people are inconsiderate and insensitive.

    Good luck!! I will check up on you from time to time to see what is new. Thank you for taking the time and also making a concious effort in informing other people about these fraudulent lotteries.

      » Comment by David on July 21, 2006 @ 4:55 am
  124. Hi! I just recieved my lucky letter too!
    I’m from Bulgaria and thats idiots make me very angry !
    Thats a letter:

    from: SWISS LOTTO

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!…..YOU HAVE WON 750,000 Euros

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!…..YOU HAVE WON Ђ750,000 Euros

    You have have been awarded Ђ750,000 Euros(Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros) in the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite software email lottery in which e-mail addresses are picked Randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website.

    Your email address was amongst those chosen this year for the SWISS LOTTO Satellite lottery. And this promo is proudly sponsored by the SWISS-LOTTO UK organization.

    You can log on to our website for more information concerning our entire lottery promo https://www.swisslotto.ch

    Your email address,attached to Ref number 5, 7, 14, 17, 18, 43 with Serial number 1979-12 drew the lucky Numbers 10, and consequently won the lottery in the “A” Category.

    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of Ђ750,000 Euros(Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros)

    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.

    In View of this, your Ђ750,000 Euros will be released to you by our firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them.

    All participants Were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw System and extracted from over 300,000 companies and individual email addresses.

    This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.

    To file for your claim, please contact the agent assigned to you.

    Email: swisslotto.claims@yahoo.co.uk

    You are to provide the following information to our European agent:-

    1.Full Names:-
    2.Contact Address:-
    3.Country:-
    4.Age:-
    5.Telephone and Fax:-
    6.Occupation:-

    This information facilitate the due process of the release of winnings avoid unnecessary delays and complications in the processing of your winnings.

    Always remember to quote your Reference / serial number in any correspondences with us or our Designated agent.

    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of This program and Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

    Sincerely,
    Ian Wright
    Fiduciary Agent
    SWISS LOTTO UK.
    P O Box 1010
    Liverpool, L70 1NL
    UNITED KINGDOM
    https://www.swisslotto.ch

      » Comment by Ivan Petrov on July 23, 2006 @ 11:11 am
  125. mine came in the mail from european international lottery programs. the top of the page read swiss lotto certificate of award
    ref#xpc1384
    winner#jf2548
    batch#nx1132/06

    date july 12,2006

    after a successful completion of the third catagory draws of euro lotto held in geniva switzerland,we are pleased to inform you you of the officialannouncment today you have emerged as one one of the winners of the european international lottery programs,which is part of our promotional DRAWS

      » Comment by amanda on July 24, 2006 @ 10:51 pm
  126. I recently got a smiliar e-mail and instantly became suspicious. What are these people really trying to gain. My letter said I was to contact Mr. Mark Roger at swiss_email_lottery102@yahoo.co.uk and I had won 750,000 Euros. My e-mail was randomly picked by software powered by the Internet through the worldside website for the Swiss Lotto Satellite lottery. This is so absurd. I wish these people who ever they are put their god-given brains too better use.

      » Comment by Ally Carrington on July 27, 2006 @ 4:38 am
  127. okay, I am now the latest member of this long list of ‘lucky lotto winners’. I received one today and I was immediately suspicious. But my google spam net failing to trap this email was no help and I felt excited thinking- ‘This could be it’. They ask for only my name, address, fax and phone. I was confused so I wrote an email to the agent I was assign saying- Is this a spam? If yes please don’t reply and if not please fax me your authentication paper with your photo on it if possible- the fax I provided was that of a public service fax number.
    Thinking about it now, they could have easily done that and I might have fallen for the trap. Luckily I decided to goggle it with the search word ‘random email lottery swisslotto’ and found your site. I read someone above saying- I wish i could do more to help people from this trap- well, he already did that by sharing his lotto experience here. Thanks. This also shows the power of blogs.

      » Comment by imphaldiary on July 28, 2006 @ 11:01 pm
  128. I have received a mail from south africa FIFA south africa FIFA.I found that I am the winner of SOUTH AFRICAN2010 FIFA WORLD CUP LOTTERY 2nd catagory a total sum of US$500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in cash credited to file KPC/9030108308/03. This is from a total cash prize of US $ 100,000,000.00 (One hundred million United States dollars)shared among the first 200 lucky winners in this category worldwide.
    I don’t know what I should to do against this matter,I am very poor I have no parents so this money will help me in future for study, I want to be a M.B.A. please help me such as possible.

      » Comment by Rohit Shivanu on July 29, 2006 @ 1:57 am
  129. I just recieved a letter in the mail about winning the Switzerland lottery with a check enclosed stating it is for my tax and clearance fee. I do not know what to do with it or think. Is this a scam?

    ANONYMOUS “WINNER”

      » Comment by ANOTHER SWITZERLAND LOTTERY "WINNER" on July 30, 2006 @ 9:40 pm
  130. Here’s the Latest 01 AUG 06

    EURO=AFRO=AMERICAN=LOTTERY
    INTERNATIONAL=PROMOTIonfiltered=SWITZERLAND
    SOUTH AFRICAN2010 FIFA WORLD CUP LOTTERY
    BUNDERSTRASSE 33

    3324 BERN ECK,SWITZERLAND

    WINNING NOTIFICATION

    Winning Number: and bonus Ball Number:

    Dear Sir/Madam

    We happily announce to you the draw of South African 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP lottery Award International programme held in Zurich, Switzerland.
    Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: B9665 75604546 199 with
    Serial number 97560 drew the winning: 11,13,26,34,44,48,02 which subsequently won you the lottery award in the 2nd category.

    Your name has therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$ 1.200.000.00 (One Million Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in cash credited to file KPC/9030108308/03. This is from a total cash prize of US$ 240,000,000.00 (Two Hundred And Forty million United States dollars)shared among the first 200 lucky winners in this category worldwide.

    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our lottery
    booklet representative office in South Africa as indicated in the play coupon. You are also entitled to free return air ticket and thirty days in the hotel to watch the Soccer World Cup in South Africa come 2010.
    In view of this, your US$1.200,000.00 (One Million Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) would be released to you through the assistance of our agent in South Africa immediately he commences the process to facilitate the release of your prize as soon as you contact him.

    All participants were selected randomly from Worldwide Web site through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000,00 companies and individual email addresses. The lottery programme was organized to
    promote South Africa’s 2010 world cup hosting right. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your winning is processed and your money remitted to you in whichever way you deem fit to claim your prize. For claiming of your prize, remember to quote your Reference and Batch Number for easy processing of your claim. That’s is! Our DUE PROCESS UNIT (DPU) will render to you complete assistance and provide additional information and processes for the claim of your prize. For due processing of your winning claim, please contact the DPU Information Officer Barrister Smith Mathew who has been assigned to assist you.

    See below how to claim your prize.

    Details on the Winnings
    Your Winning Reference Number is: FLS-ZR39-825P-4 Batch Number: 74-263-BBN.
    TICKET NUMBER:B9665 75604546 199
    SERAIL NUMBER:97560
    WINNING NUMBERS:11,13,26,34,44,48,02

    You are required to forward the following details to help facilitate the processing of your claim and certificate which will facilitate the claiming of winning prize to the tune of US$1.200.000.00 dollar. This correspondence officially confirms that we are in receipt of Instructions relating to the payment of your lottery winnings. Provided in attachment is a Non resident claim form you are required to completely fill the claims form with your correct information and submit it. We look forward to receive your information.
    NAME
    Country
    country of resident
    AGE
    MOBILE NUMBER:
    Remember, you must contact your claim agent Barrister Smith Mathew immediately you received this message because you stand a risk of losing the prize if you fail to file your claim within a month from the day you received this notification.You must claim your prize after calling him and sending your reference and batch number and all the above informations to his email address and call him to let him know that you have contacted him through email.
    Direct line: +27 724369291
    Email: smiththew20002@yahoo.co.uk

    Please you are to choose your payment option at which you want your fund Paid to you; listed below is our payment modalities and option of payment.
    (1) TRAVELLING DOWN HERE TO SOUTH AFRICA FOR COLLECTION OF YOUR PRIZE
    (2) ELECTRONIC WIRE TRANSFER:………………………………..
    For further confirmation Please call DPU office at TEL: +27 724369291
    Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions SA2010 WORLD CUP program.

    Yours sincerely,

    Mrs. Sandra Nzama
    [Zonal Coordinator]

    N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail box. Contact your claims agent through his email contact at smiththew20002@yahoo.co.uk

      » Comment by Johnny on July 31, 2006 @ 10:07 pm
  131. I received a similar letter in the mail yesterday along with an actual check for nearly $3,000 USD. They have instucted me to deposit the check into our checking account and then send the funds via wire transfer to the Canadian clearance department, supposedly a government agency for Tax and Clearance of the winnings. At that time they will send our winnings via wire transfer, cashiers check or bank check. Does this sound remotely legitimate. They claim that we have won $65,000 USD in a lotto drawing my wife did take part in.

      » Comment by seth on August 1, 2006 @ 11:22 am
  132. I had also rec smilar email from SOUTH AFRICAN2010 FIFA WORLD CUP LOTTERY.any one can help me that is it true ???

      » Comment by Shakeel on August 1, 2006 @ 11:53 pm
  133. i thank god for reading this page i just got AN EMAIL FROM THE SWISS LOTTERY SAYING THAT I WON 4 MILLION EURO what a lie these people should be stopped beacuse there r people who will believe

      » Comment by linda on August 2, 2006 @ 9:26 am
  134. I ALSO HAVE BEEN FOOL AS WELL,I RECEIVE THE NEW ONE…I HAVE WON US$1,200.000.00….I gave all the information about me,address,no phone and bank info…but when i read this site,than i realize that i should never trust this BULL SH–!…thanks to all…but i want to ask u guys,is there’s nothing happen if i gave all my info?….and lastly…”SOMEONE HAVE TO STOP THIS!”…

      » Comment by ESYAH on August 2, 2006 @ 10:40 am
  135. I too received such email. I got taken in & gave my details as asked in the email. I even got a reply with the three types of payment methods.
    I now know this is fraud. What can i do as i have given them some of my details?

    From : euro million
    Reply-To : ronald_lotteryagent@yahoo.com
    Sent : Wednesday, August 2, 2006 4:21 AM
    Subject : WINING/NOTIFICATION!!!

    | | | Inbox

    ——————————————————————————–

    Attachment : lotto.htm (0.02 MB)

    EURO MILLIONS
    BUNDERSTRASSE 33
    3324 BERN ECK,
    SWITZERLAND

    Dear Sir/Ma,

    Congratulations, you have have been awarded 3,000,000 Euro in the
    Satellite software email lottery in which e-mail addresses are picked
    Randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website.
    Your email address was amongst those chosen this year for the satelite
    software email lottery. This promo is proudly sponsored by the Euro
    millions organization.

    You can log on to our website for more information concerning our
    entire lottery promo https://www.swisslotto.ch Your email address, attached
    to Ref number 5, 7, 14, 17, 18, 43 with Serial number 1979-12 drew the
    lucky Numbers 10, and consequently won the lottery in the “A” Category.

    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 3,000,000
    EURO. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our
    European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play
    coupon. In View of this, your 3,000,000 EURO will be released to you by
    our security firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately
    commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you
    contact them. All participants Were selected randomly from World Wide Web
    site through computer drawSystem and extracted from over 300,000
    companies and individual email addresses.

    This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are
    advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is
    processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit
    to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid
    double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some
    unscrupulous elements. To file for your claim, please contact our european agent
    assigned to you.

    Below is his contact Info:-

    Name:Mr Wise Ronald
    Email:ronald_lotteryagent@yahoo.com
    Tel:-+447011121961

    You are to provide the following informations to our european agent:-

    1.Full Name:-
    2.Contact Address:-
    3.Country:-
    4.Age:-
    5.Telephone and Fax:-
    6.Occupation:-

    This informations fercilitate the due process of the release of
    winnings avoid unnecessary delays and complications in the processing of your
    winnings. please alway remember to quote your Reference / serial number
    in any correspondences with us or our Designated agent.

    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of This program
    and Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

    Sincerely,
    Marie Jones.
    Co-Ordinator Euro Millions Organisiation.

    _________________________________________________________________

      » Comment by susan on August 3, 2006 @ 8:57 am
  136. i got same SOUTH AFRICAN2010 FIFA WORLD CUP LOTTERY PROMOTION whatever ,didnt provide them anything ,before i wanted to check out so i logged in this site….read so many stories….
    what Can be the GAIN For these type of Frouders spammers…. can anyone tell te (ip addresh !!) what use !!!

      » Comment by suji on August 10, 2006 @ 1:33 am
  137. I received the following SCAM from Switzerland saying that I had won 1.2 million USD as part of a 240M allotment for the FIFA 2010 World Cup promotion:

    this is a SCAM. DO NOT PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION TO THESE PEOPLE. tHEY are CROOKS AND NEED TO BE PUT AWAY FOR LIFE.::::

    If I DID win this money, they can deliver it to me IN PERSON.

    EURO=AFRO=AMERICAN=LOTTERY
    INTERNATIONAL=PROMOTIonfiltered=SWITZERLAND
    SOUTH AFRICAN2010 FIFA WORLD CUP LOTTERY PROMOTION
    BUNDERSTRASSE 33
    3324 BERN ECK,SWITZERLAND

    WINNING NOTIFICATION

    Winning Number: Ball number 11 Ball number 13 Ball number 26 Ball number 34 Ball number 44 Ball number 48 and bonus Ball Number:Bonus Ball number 2

    Dear Sir/Madam
    We happily announce to you the draw of South African 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP lottery Award International programme held in Zurich, Switzerland.
    Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: B9665 75604546 199 with
    Serial number 97560 drew the winning: 11,13,26,34,44,48,02 which subsequently won you the lottery award in the 2nd category.

    Your name has therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$ 1.200.000.00 (One Million Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in cash credited to file KPC/9030108308/03. This is from a total cash prize of US$ 240,000,000.00 (Two Hundred And Forty million United States dollars)shared among the first 200 lucky winners in this category worldwide.
    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our lottery
    booklet representative office in South Africa as indicated in the play coupon. You are also entitled to free return air ticket and thirty days in the hotel to watch the Soccer World Cup in South Africa come 2010.
    In view of this, your US$1.200,000.00 (One Million Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) would be released to you through the assistance of our agent in South Africa immediately he commences the process to facilitate the release of your prize as soon as you contact him.
    All participants were selected randomly from Worldwide Web site through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000,00 companies and individual email addresses. The lottery programme was organized to
    promote South Africa’s 2010 world cup hosting right. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your winning is processed and your money remitted to you in whichever way you deem fit to claim your prize. For claiming of your prize, remember to quote your Reference and Batch Number for easy processing of your claim. That’s is! Our DUE PROCESS UNIT (DPU) will render to you complete assistance and provide additional information and processes for the claim of your prize. For due processing of your winning claim, please contact the DPU Information Officer Barrister Smith Mathew who has been assigned to assist you.

    See below how to claim your prize.
    Details on the Winnings
    Your Winning Reference Number is: FLS-ZR39-825P-4 Batch Number: 74-263-BBN.
    TICKET NUMBER:B9665 75604546 199
    SERAIL NUMBER:97560
    WINNING NUMBERS:11,13,26,34,44,48,02
    You are required to forward the following details to help facilitate the processing of your claim and certificate which will facilitate the claiming of winning prize to the tune of US$1.200.000.00 dollar. This correspondence officially confirms that we are in receipt of Instructions relating to the payment of your lottery winnings. Provided in attachment is a Non resident claim form you are required to completely fill the claims form with your correct information and submit it. We look forward to receive your information.
    NAME
    Country
    country of resident
    AGE
    MOBILE NUMBER:
    Remember, you must contact your claim agent Barrister Smith Mathew immediately you received this message because you stand a risk of losing the prize if you fail to file your claim within a month from the day you received this notification.You must claim your prize after calling him and sending your reference and batch number and all the above informations to his email address and call him to let him know that you have contacted him through email.
    Direct line: +27 734 725 059
    Email: smiththew3003@yahoo.com

    Please you are to choose your payment option at which you want your fund Paid to you; listed below is our payment modalities and option of payment.
    (1) TRAVELLING DOWN HERE TO SOUTH AFRICA FOR COLLECTION OF YOUR PRIZE
    (2) ELECTRONIC WIRE TRANSFER:………………………………..
    For further confirmation Please call DPU office at TEL: +27-734 725 059
    Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions SA2010 WORLD CUP program.
    Yours sincerely,
    Mrs. Sandra Nzama
    [Zonal Coordinator]

      » Comment by fiddlesticks ! on August 10, 2006 @ 9:07 am
  138. I also receive the same email as fiddlesticks received. Why their government never take action on this frauder?

      » Comment by Ant on August 14, 2006 @ 7:15 pm
  139. what can we do to stop these criminals for invading our e-mails?

      » Comment by Anonymous on August 17, 2006 @ 8:44 pm
  140. I will solve everybodies problem & hunt down the families of those responsible for sending this spam!

      » Comment by The Expiditor on August 19, 2006 @ 3:22 am
  141. I also got this mail. with same Winning Reference Number ( FLS-ZR39-825P-4) and Batch Number (74-263-BBN). Some old people(who have heart disease) may get heart attack if the see this mail, because the prize is US$1.200.000.00 dollar. let us all compliant to hotmail and delete their e-mail (sa2010lottery_3@hotmail.com) and hotmail will be recording their IP address and ban them and complaint to the government

      » Comment by Hadi on August 28, 2006 @ 2:44 am
  142. I ALSO RECEIVED ONE LAST AUGUST 31 INFORMING ME THAT I WON 900,000 DOLLARS OF A SWISS LOTTERY

      » Comment by Anonymous on September 4, 2006 @ 4:15 am
  143. thanx mate, ur blog really helped!

      » Comment by angel on September 6, 2006 @ 12:57 am
  144. I’m so excited and impressed by hearing,i had won4.000.000 Euro in an internet lottery.I thank God due to such a pleasure .
    sincerely,

      » Comment by monireh on September 6, 2006 @ 9:59 am
  145. monireh: I hope you’re joking.

      » Comment by dan on September 6, 2006 @ 1:22 pm
  146. Yes I received my letter of award today September 11, 2006. Only unlike them promising a release and wanting personal info , it came with an authentic-looking check with a watermark on the reverse. The check was for $1790.00 which they explained was for the tax and clearance fees. My prize from the Third category draws was for $65,000.00. This clearance check I was to deposit it or cash it. It was a financed sum of money through Eastway Aviation LLC at 101 Hering Drive in Ronkonkoma,NY 11779. Phone 1-204-951-3464. Name of Bank on the check is North Fork Bank. Says it was issued on August 25, 2006. I was to take care of my winnings by September 20,2006 or they would asume that I wasn’t interested in my winnings. I am to contact a Richard Kelly of Sierra Financial Management Group a subsicidiary of Switzerland Trust Corporation at 9001 Elephants Castle Road, London SE 17 England. He is called my agent . The phone number to call was 011-44-796-031-8148or Fax: 011-44-7979-499-038. A Fredrick Jenkins is the signature and his title is Prize Director. What to think??? Definitely too good to be true but this check they sent for taxes looks authentic. When I cash it they get my account info and my identity. Is that the scam? Would someone elaborate for me. Thanks.

      » Comment by Anonymous on September 11, 2006 @ 11:47 pm
  147. A friend recieved the snail mail version September 12, 2006. Figured it was too good to be true. From what I read here it is. There was a check inside in the amount of $1998.65 written off of Bank of America by a Consulting company in California. The Lottery commissioner’s last name was Clergy and the person to contact had a number that started with the area code 705 which is Ontario Canada. They said the check was to pay for taxes and fees, but then said they would be deducting a commission of 8% from the total winnings.
    This one was from the 3rd category.

    Now I definetly know to tell her to rip it to shreds. Though I think she should try to go to the Bank that it was drawn on and cash the check anyways.

      » Comment by Alisha on September 13, 2006 @ 12:06 pm
  148. Saludos
    A traves de un email recibi supuestamente un gran premio,pero hice una investigacion y resulto un fraude.Un tal Mr Adam Smith les notifica q se ganaron un premio de millones ,pero me hizo dudar cuando en uno de sus email me pidio $500.00 para taxes…Cuando en mi investigacion la loteria no cobra por dar los premios,este senor envia un email a nombre de UK LOTTO WORLDWIRE diciendo q gano un premio.Vean la carta q envia los dias 27 de cada mes conla misma informacion siempre solo cambia el mes asi que ojooooo.
    UNITED KINGDOM IN COLABRATION WITH GOLD MINING COMPANY.
    INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD
    LONDON MILLION INT & NATIONAL LOTTERY PROMOTION
    OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO,12th AVENUE KWAME NKRUMAH 01 BP .
    WINNER- REF: LP/26510460037/03.
    BATCH: 24/00319/IPE

    WINNING/AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION
    It is our pleasure to inform you of the declaration and aof winners of
    the
    LONDON MILLION INT LOTTERY AWARD held on 27TH of Aug 2006.Having
    picked
    your mail address by our electronic
    web site visitors collectors in-recognition of your patronage to the
    Internet services.

    In the final draw,your name was attached to ticket number
    6325698-44596-222,
    with serial number 410-32659,draw lucky numbers 4014-236985744-596
    which
    consequently won in the 2nd category.

    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of (850,000.00
    Euros
    Eight Hundred and fifty Thousand Euros), In cash accredited file
    No:LP/26510460037/03. This is from a Total Cash Prize of (Euro
    48,400,00000
    FOURTY EIGHT BILLION EURO) shared among the 22 International Countries
    in
    this category.

    All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
    from
    25,000 names from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, America,Europe,North
    America and Asia as part of International Promotions Program that is
    conducted annually to encourage the use of Internet and Internet based
    programs. We are delighted to express our heartfelt congratulations to
    you.

    We hope that with a fraction of your wining money,you will be able to
    assist
    the less privilege in your society and also participate in our next
    year
    high stakes promotions of Euro 100 million
    International Lottery.

    For your information on how you will start the Processing and
    remittance of
    your prize money to your designated account of your choice.

    Please contact the claiming Manager stated below to receive your
    winning
    Money immediately:

    NATIONAL LOTTERY PROMOTIONS/PRIZE GIVING AWARD
    12TH.AVENUE KWAME N’KRUMAH,
    OUAGADOUGOU,BURKINA-FASO.

    NAME: MR. ADAM SMITH.
    Email:claiiming_manager@myway.com (or)
    :claim_manager01fastermail.com

    Remember,all prize money must be claimed not later than 10 oct 2006.
    After this duration,all funds will be returned to the Ministry of
    Economic
    Affairs as unclaimed.

    NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
    remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your
    correspondences with us or to our coordinate sponsor’s bank. Should
    there be
    any change of your address, do inform the claiming
    Manager to process your transaction as soon as possible.

    !!!CONGRATULATION!!!
    Congratulations from all our staff and thank you for being part of our
    promotions program.
    Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to
    disqualification.

    We wish you continued good fortunes.

    Best Wishes.

    The Management,
    Lottery Organisation.

      » Comment by anonimo de puerto rico on September 19, 2006 @ 7:06 pm
  149. i just recieved the same email , from richard forbes , and i just read the comments and i noticed all the jokers numberes and codes are the same for 4 million euro winners, hahaha , by the way thanks for your blog dan . this email made me sad thou. i wish i had 4 millon euro :( but i can dream of it . lol

      » Comment by Ana on September 26, 2006 @ 5:06 am
  150. Ana: Good thing you didn’t spend any money to get the 4 million euros.

      » Comment by dan on September 26, 2006 @ 9:18 am
  151. Just received an email today saying I won us$ 25,000.00. I never even enter in the student lotto switzerland.Be watchful of this name Kenneth Anderson. He is a scammer too.

      » Comment by Luz on September 26, 2006 @ 9:54 pm
  152. I JUST GOT THIS KIND OF A LETTER!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!…..YOU HAVE WON €750,000 Euros

    You have have been awarded €750,000 Euros(Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros) in the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite software email lottery in which e-mail addresses are picked Randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website.

    Your email address was amongst those chosen this year for the SWISS LOTTO Satellite lottery. And this promo is proudly sponsored by the SWISS-LOTTO UK organization.

    You can log on to our website for more information concerning our entire lottery promo https://www.swisslotto.ch

    Your email address,attached to Ref number 5, 7, 14, 17, 18, 43 with Serial number 1979-12 drew the lucky Numbers 10, and consequently won the lottery in the “A” Category.

    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of €750,000 Euros(Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros)

    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In View of this, your €750,000 Euros will be released to you by our security firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them.

    All participants Were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw System and extracted from over 300,000 companies and individual email addresses.

    This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and

    your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.

    To file for your claim, please contact the agent assigned to you.

    Email: swisslotto.agent@yahoo.co.uk

    You are to provide the following information to our European agent:-

    1.Full Names:-
    2.Contact Address:-
    3.Country:-
    4.Age:-
    5.Telephone and Fax:-
    6.Occupation:-

    This information facilitate the due process of the release of winnings avoid unnecessary delays and complications in the processing of your winnings.

    Always remember to quote your Reference / serial number in any correspondences with us or our Designated agent.

    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of This program and Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

    Sincerely,
    Ian Wright
    Fiduciary Agent
    SWISS LOTTO UK.
    P O Box 1010
    Liverpool, L70 1NL
    UNITED KINGDOM
    https://www.swisslotto.ch

      » Comment by Karin on September 29, 2006 @ 7:42 am
  153. please tell me , i resieve the same mail. are they lying?

      » Comment by samaneh on September 30, 2006 @ 3:39 am
  154. Did you not read any of the original post or all the comments?

    Yes, they are lying. No, you did not win any money.

      » Comment by dan on September 30, 2006 @ 9:50 am
  155. Congratulations once again on your winning. Be informed that the reason for your winning was that all participants email addresses where selected through a computer ballot system in which your email was selected as one of the lucky winners of 4,000,000.00 euro (FOUR MILLION EURO).

    For the remittance of your funds into your account, you are now hereby advised by the board of directors of Swiss Lottery Organization to open a new account in your country for easy remittance of your funds.

    This is also for the avoidance of Terrorism and weapons of mass destruction WMD so that we can easily trace it if it is used for any form of terrorism as regards withdrawing from the bank after your funds have been transferred to your account.

    The transfer of your funds will be made in three different installments, One million Euros will be transferred in the first week of transfer, One million will be transferred in the second week and two million Euros will be transferred to your account in the third week.

    Your amount that will be withdrawn from your bank determines your use for it, which can easily be traced.

    Kindly furnish me with the details below:

    ( A ). As soon as your new account is opened, you are to kindly download the attached bank form with a computer that has ACROBAT or ADOBE READER ,print out the form ,fill in the informations required with your account details ,scan and send to me via email or via fax.

    ( B ). The account opening slip which was given to you as a proof of opening the account should be sent to me via fax or via email .

    ( C ). The board of directors has also advised that you scan and send a copy of your international passport or driving license or national identity card to me via email or via fax for Nationality identification.

    This will be sent along with your winning certificate that will be given to your bank as regards the ORIGIN OF FUNDS to avoid embarrassment from the government of your country.

    As you can see the transfer of your funds can only be effected when all relevant details required from the board of directors are sent to me soon.

    Please you also have to know that this is kept highly confidential because of the large sum of money that will be sent to your account. Once again congratulations

    Regards,
    Richard Forbes
    Tel No: +447024077216, +447023058996
    Fax No: +447092868567, +448701315626

      » Comment by samaneh on October 1, 2006 @ 3:04 am
  156. I recive a few day ago the same email, so i reply to them en they told me that i have to contact by tel. or to go UK, so what i see in here they are joking people time along. take care:
    ********************************************************************
    SWISS LOTTO UK.
    P O Box 1010
    Liverpool, L70 1NL
    UNITED KINGDOM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!…..YOU HAVE WON €750,000 Euros

    You have have been awarded €750,000 Euros in the SWISS-LOTTO
    Satellite software email lottery in which e-mail addresses are

    picked Randomly by software powered by the Internet through the
    worldwide website.
    Your email address was amongst those chosen this year for the
    SWISS LOTTO Satellite lottery. And this promo is proudly sponsored by
    the SWISS-LOTTO UK organization.

    Your email address,attached to Ref number 5, 7, 14, 17, 18, 43 with
    Serial number 1979-12 drew the lucky Numbers 10, and

    consequently won the lottery in the “A” Category.
    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of €750,000 Euros
    Euros. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our
    European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated

    in your play coupon. In View of this, your €750,000 Euros will be
    released to you by our security firm in Europe. Our European agent

    will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of
    your funds as soon as you contact them.

    All participants Were selected randomly from World Wide Web site
    through computer draw System and extracted from over

    300,000 companies and individual email addresses.

    This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are
    advised to keep your winning information confidential till your

    claims is processed and
    your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim
    your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to

    avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some
    unscrupulous elements.

    To file for your claim, please send your information as stated below
    to my winners screening email box
    Email: swissonlineemailgames@yahoo.co.uk
    1.Name:
    2.Address:
    3.Marital Status:
    4.Occupation:
    5.Age:
    6.Sex:
    7.Nationality:
    8.Country Of Residence:
    9.Telephone Number:
    10.Fax Number:
    11.Draw Number above:

    This information facilitate the due process of the release of
    winnings avoid unnecessary delays and complications in the processing

    of your winnings.
    Always remember to quote your Reference / serial number in any
    correspondences with us or our Designated agent.

    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of This program
    and Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery

    program.

    Sincerely,
    Sharon Cole
    SWISS LOTTO UK.
    P O Box 1010
    Liverpool, L70 1NL
    UNITED KINGDOM

      » Comment by Sergio on October 3, 2006 @ 8:07 am
  157. hey friends,

    I have also received the same winning information from south africa fifa 2010 world cup lottery. I want to know that what’s the use of our information for them which we send them to get our claim and what do they do of our adress and account number? and if they are an orginization of a fraud members then how can we reaveal them or teach them a lesson so that they never can do so with any other people?
    please respond me and give advise to beware of such spammers or cheaters.

      » Comment by chandraprakash mishra on October 9, 2006 @ 2:03 pm
  158. I also reeiv a mail from cyntia thomas the coordinator of swiss national lottery.is it true o they lying.they told to contact mr.richard forbes thier agent.kindly inform me about this.

      » Comment by Shah on October 19, 2006 @ 3:54 am
  159. The National Lottery
    P O Box 1010
    Liverpool, L70 1NL
    UNITED KINGDOM
    (Customer Services)

    WINNING NOTIFICATION

    We happily announce to you the draw (#996) of the UK NATIONALLOTTERY,online Sweepstakes International program held 6th October 2006. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:56475600545 188 with? Serialnumber 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers: 07 22 20 28 40? 38 Bonus Ball which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match5 plus bonus.

    You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
    250,000 (Two hundred and fifty thousand pounds sterlings)in cash credited to file? KTU/9023118308/03.

    This is from a total cash prize of 1,000,000 pounds sterlings shared amongst the first four(4)lucky winners in this category i.e Match 5 plus bonus.
    All participants for the online version were selected randomly from?
    WorldWide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over? 100,000unions,associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online.This promotiontakes place weekly.

    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European bookletrepresentative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.
    In view of this, your 250,000 (Two hundred and fifty thousand pounds sterlings)would be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe.

    Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize.

    This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.

    To file for your claim, please contact our claims agent:

    Mr.PAUL WILSON?
    Email:agentpaulwilsonclaims@yahoo.co.uk

    Goodluck from me and members of staff of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.

    Yours faithfully,

    Brian Hunt

    Online coordinator for UK NATIONAL LOTTERY,
    Sweepstakes International Program.
    Open 7 days 8am-8pm

      » Comment by mehdi on October 22, 2006 @ 3:25 pm
  160. I received a letter in the mail along with a check for the amount of 4,990.00 an amount I am supposed to after it clears send it to a specified person and they in turn will send me my winnings I have a question and I know it sounds stupid but considering that they are the ones that sent me the money to begin with what am I out if I wait until it clears to wire them the money. It is through some place called skyline world wide lotto and there is a referance number and I did speak to the individual named Rachel Winslow and she told me that once the check clears to send them a western union amount for the taxes and then they will send me my winnings what is going on.The drawing was through north american sweepstakes.

      » Comment by joyce on October 22, 2006 @ 8:53 pm
  161. I received the same email today. Have they awarded the respective award to anybody ever? If you know someone in the area nearby that, make it confirm, is it a fraud or else?

    sincerly
    Ranjan Kumar Sharma
    India

      » Comment by Ranjan Sharma on October 23, 2006 @ 2:31 am
  162. On 24thsept.2006 i recd.an email from cynthia thomas(coordinator)of swiss national lottery that i won four million euros for the second quarter in the B category.And i was asked to contact their trusted agent Mr,Richard forbes.My joker no.is 192248.Therefore i really want to know about the results,so kindly inform me immediately on my email if u can.I don’t think u’ll really inform me.If this lottery promo is true & correct then do inform me pls.

      » Comment by Shahid. on October 28, 2006 @ 2:32 am
  163. i recieved this mail 2 weeks ago, i answer them and they said me that i must open a new account and send them my passport copy. Is it fraud or i can trust them? please contact me as soon as possible.

    *******************************************************************************
    SWISS LOTTO
    BUNDERSTRASSE 33
    3324 BERN ECK,
    SWITZERLAND
    *******************************************************************************
    Dear Swiss Lottery Winner,
    You have just won 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) in an internet lottery in which e-mail address was picked Randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website. Your email address was amongst those chosen this SECOND QUARTER of the year. This promo is proudly sponsored by the Swiss lottery organization. Your email address, attached to JOKER: ……….. , with EXTRA JOKER : ……… drew the WINNING NUMBER ………..,and consequently won the lottery in the “B” Category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 6,162,474.1556 CHF which is equivalent to 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) .Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.The Draws for Date 29TH JULY 2006 are out and Today the 16TH of OCTOBER 2006 your email address is among the lucky winnings and are to be collected by you before or on the 30TH of OCTOBER 2006.In View of this, your 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) will be released to you by our security firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them. All participants Were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw System and extracted from over 300,000 companies and individual email addresses. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. To file for your claim, please contact our trusted agent:

    Name: RICHARD FORBES
    Email : richardforbes_agent4@yahoo.com
    Tel : +447024054131
    : +447024077216
    : +447024054233
    TO CONTACT YOUR CLAIM AGENT
    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your
    joker number and extra joker numbers with your phone numbers in any correspondences with
    us or our Designated agent. Congratulations once more from all members and staff
    of This program.
    Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
    Sincerely,
    Cythia Thomas {co-ordinator SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY}

    YOU ARE TO SEND THE FOLLOWING FOR DOCUMENTATION OF CERTIFICATE TO THE CLAIMS AGENT.

    FULL NAME
    ADDRESS
    TELEPHONE NUMBER
    FAX NUMBER
    OCCUPATION
    NATIONALITY
    COUNTRY
    DATE OF BIRTH
    JOKER NUMBER
    EXTRA JOKER NUMBER
    COUNTRY
    EXPIRATION DATE OF COLLECTING YOUR FUNDS

      » Comment by farnaz on October 29, 2006 @ 12:35 am
  164. yes me too i reciieve this letter tha i won $1.3million us dollars, ohhhhh yahooo im mailioner, only in my dreams how to stop this people? there nuts thanks for all ur messeges guys, hope others dont fool this kind of fruad.

      » Comment by sue on October 30, 2006 @ 5:11 pm
  165. Hey guys,I can’t believe this just happened to me.I received an email 2 days ago from Swiss Lotto saying i just won 4 million dollars. For a while I thought that I just became a millionaire. But I said, no way this is just too easy to win all this kind of money, so I started to check it out and man this thing is a 100% fraud/scam. I hope the people that’s doing this get caught and punish.

    Ranger
    Canada

      » Comment by Ranger on October 31, 2006 @ 10:47 am
  166. Hi Well listen to this one. I recieved a letter in the mail (Real Mail) from Advantage Universal Incorp from Ottawa Ontario. It was to inform me that my name was drawn in a computer ballot and I consequently won in the 2nd catagory. They informed me that I had won $98,000.000. Now get this, they sent ME a real check for $3480.00. It was to pay my taxes, and clearence fees. They said this amount was deducted from the orginal amount. The said the fees had to be paid before the money was sent. There was an agent to call also. So I called the agent and she told me to deposit the ckeck and then send in $2700.00 to the accountant in N.Y and then I had to send $500.00 for insurance of the check to Ottawa Ontario. I talked to the people several times and they insured me that this was real. Well My money was suppose to be delivered Fed-x today between 12-2 pm. So yes I did all of that. It was a legal check because the bank had no problem cashing it. But however No i never got any other money. I should havce just took the money and ran with it lol. So now I have to worry if the check was indeed real and if not di I have to pay the money back to the bank. Has this happened to any one else. But u know it dont make since. Why send me a real check I can cash just to send other people money. How does that work. Oh the check was from Norcross, GA.

      » Comment by sherrie on November 1, 2006 @ 6:51 pm
  167. sherrie: Unfortunately, you’re out $2,700. The check that you deposited will be found out to be an fraudulent check and it will be debited from your account. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

      » Comment by dan on November 1, 2006 @ 7:01 pm
  168. hey there,if i must believe the whole SCAM,i was now the first
    BILLIONAIRE from Europe,cause i won the lottory of Holland(1 million
    Euro’s),500.000 U$ Dollars from USA,Spain 3,5 Million Euro’s and now
    today( 21-11-2006) i’ve won the lottory from the UK,650.000GB Pounds
    and if i wanted to claim it,mail to Name: John smith
    Email:uk_claimsagent@sify.com
    Tel:+447024083487, so like i said before:if this was treu……..
    then i was the the first DutchBoy whit a Billion €uro’s on my bank
    account!!! No its BULL,!!!! lock those CRIMINALS up in JAIL,and trow
    the key in the THEEMS,near by his OFFICE,hahahaha !
    so i thank you,that you helped some people out of their 1 moment of
    being a lucky millionaire winner!
    Mr R. Meijlink from Holland

      » Comment by R.Meylink on November 21, 2006 @ 1:51 pm
  169. I received a suspicious looking letter from HSBC lotto prize inc. London UK pretty much same format no personal info requested. Is this real? Asking for clearance fee deducted and paid. It was signed Larry Adams. Any info appreciated.

      » Comment by m-alvarez on December 2, 2006 @ 7:49 am
  170. Nope, it’s fake. Any money you send to them will be money down the drain.

      » Comment by dan on December 2, 2006 @ 1:29 pm
  171. I wrote this to the fallowing web page but no answer this is the info they send me https://www.swisslotto.ch

    I would like to know if you have been sending me this information, and if so how can I verify you are a legitimate company. The fact is that I am being asked a lot of personal information, and now days you have to be careful what you send out via the internet. What is the name of your CEO or person in charge of this company? That a lot of money, just to give away.

    Below is the information I am being sent:

    SWISS LOTTO UK.
    P O Box 1010
    Liverpool, L70 1NL
    UNITED KINGDOM
    https://www.swisslotto.ch

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!…..YOU HAVE WON €750,000 Euros

    You have have been awarded €750,000 Euros in the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite software email
    lottery in which e-mail addresses are picked Randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website.
    Your email address was amongst those chosen this year for the SWISS LOTTO Satellite lottery. And this promo is proudly sponsored by the SWISS-LOTTO UK organization.
    You can log on to our website for more information concerning our entire lottery promo https://www.swisslotto.ch .

    Your email address,attached to Ref number 5, 7, 14, 17,18, 43 with Serial number 1979-12 drew the lucky Numbers 10, and consequently won the lottery in the “A” Category.
    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of €750,000 Euros
    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.
    In View of this, your €750,000 Euros will be released to you by our security firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them.

    All participants Were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw System and extracted from over 300,000 companies and individual email addresses.
    This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.

    To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
    Mr. Aron Baker,
    Email:swisslottoclaimsagent06@yahoo.co.uk
    Tel: +44 704 010 1519

    Provide him with the information below:
    1.Name:
    2.Address:
    3.Marital Status:
    4.Occupation:
    5.Age:
    6.Sex:
    7.Nationality:
    8.Country Of Residence:
    9.Telephone Number:
    10.Fax Number:
    11.Draw Number above:

    This information facilitate the due process of the release of winnings avoid unnecessary delays and complications in the processing of your winnings.
    Always remember to quote your Reference / serial number in any correspondences with us or our Designated agent.

    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of This program and Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

    Sincerely,
    Sharon Cole
    Co-ordinator
    SWISS LOTTO UK.
    P O Box 1010
    Liverpool, L70 1NL
    UNITED KINGDOM
    https://www.swisslotto.ch

    N:B – PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CORRESPONDENT WILL BE TEMPORARILY BE VIA EMAIL UNTIL 24 HOURS BEFORE PAY-OUT THEN YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA TELEPHONE

    SWISS LOTTO UK
    P O Box 1010 Liverpool, L70 1NL
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 7031846163, +44 7024084657
    Website: swisslotto.ch
    Attn: Winner,
    This is to inform you that this office is in receipt of your last dated email and all contents therein
    are noted and well understood.
    You are advised to correctly fill the PAYMENT PROCESSING FORM and submit for immediate
    processing of your lottery winnings. The Payment Processing Form can be submitted to us either
    by fax or by email attachment together with a copy of your certified identification as Swiss Lottery
    UK shall not be held liable for faulty payment as a result of wrong information submitted by you
    the beneficiary.
    Mr. Aron Baker
    Fiduciary Agent/Claims Department
    E-Mail: onlineclaimsdepartment002@yahoo.co.uk, onlineclaimsdepartment001@yahoo.co.uk
    Fax: +44 707 502 4455
    However, as soon as we receive the completed Payment Processing Form from you, we shall go
    ahead and file up your claims for onward release of your won fund to the remittance bank here in
    the UK which in turn will make swift electronic transfer to any nominated bank account of your
    choice.
    Please Note that this process may take up to 24-48 hours to complete and once is done, funds
    shall be transferred to your nominated bank account by the remittance bank. As a security
    measure, we advice you to confidentially keep your Reference and Batch numbers to avoid
    fraudulent claims by unsuccessful participants who may want to abuse the process.
    We look forward to receiving further correspondence from you.

      » Comment by ran on December 9, 2006 @ 4:05 pm
  172. I received one of those letter yesterday. God knows how badly we need that money. I knew that probably was a scam. The letter does not mention any of my e-mail. However, I wanted to find out more, I called them and left my cellphone number. It was not until today that my brain lighted up and I decided to look some info over the internet. It so sad to realize again and again that our misery is somebody’s fortune.

      » Comment by Esmeralda on December 10, 2006 @ 1:15 pm
  173. I work for a bank that has had numerous winning lotto checks be presented against a commercial customer’s account — in addition to dozens of phone calls that I’ve received inquiring on if these checks are valid.

    I don’t know if I’m more amused, frustrated or saddened that some people have become caught up in this scam and have actually supplied personal information and money to the ring leaders of this lotto.

    No matter how down and out, hard up for money, desperate, etc you may be — this is Common Sense 101.

      » Comment by Jill on December 13, 2006 @ 2:17 pm
  174. I want to attend lottery switzerland

      » Comment by darush zand on December 15, 2006 @ 6:09 am
  175. these people are big cheats thank god i got to view this site and got hold on what i was doing

      » Comment by tahera on December 17, 2006 @ 11:02 pm
  176. I also have got variouse emails about this winnig lotterys. of course I thought this is a scam but still I though let me try one of them swiss lottery one. I gave them my mobile phone and my adress which I regret now but they contacted me couple of time on the phone insisting on how I have to get the fund. I didn’t give them any money and I wasn’t planning to do so But still I am a little worried about giving them my adress an phone nr. please can you tel me if I will be in trouble by giving them my information. I am so glad to see this site. and is there some way to block these emails?
    Thanks
    atousa

      » Comment by Atousa on December 20, 2006 @ 3:51 am
  177. I recive mail from jack wallas i am send my name and my phone number to it and i dont know work please help me

      » Comment by raad on December 20, 2006 @ 9:45 am
  178. Atousa: There’s no reliable way I know of to block the e-mails, but you don’t have to block them, just don’t respond.

    raad: I’m not sure what you’re asking. It’s a scam, any money you send to these guys will be gone. Don’t interact with them anymore.

      » Comment by dan on December 21, 2006 @ 9:10 am
  179. jack wallas sent me chic image and say i won in eloottery im not interact help me

      » Comment by raad on December 21, 2006 @ 1:12 pm
  180. As of dec 17 2006, the Swiss lotto satellite lottery is alive and well. I was suspect all along but was sure it was a scam when they wanted money before the check could be issued. Thanks for the confirmation.

      » Comment by ukkat_2000 on December 24, 2006 @ 2:18 pm
  181. Greetings chaps,
    It looks like the crooks have split up ‘cos I’ve had some of the same b0llocks from a firm in the UK but with Italian and Brazilian connections.

    Check it out!
    From: British National Lottery
    Reply-To: leroyba_btlag7@consultant.com
    Subject: BTL Prize Notification!
    Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 6:05:34 -0500
    >ATTENTION.
    >
    >Good day, we announce to you the draw of our programs
    >held on the 2nd of January 2007 in London. Your e-mail address with
    >serial number 5388/02 drew the lucky numbers: 31-6-26-13-35-7,
    >which subsequently won you the sweepstake in the 2nd category.
    >
    >You have been approved to claim a total sum of 2,500,000.00
    >(Two million, five hundred thousand, Great Britain Pounds)
    >in cash credited to file RPC/9080118308/04 made available
    >from a total cash prize of 125 Million Pounds. You were randomly
    >selected for the online version from world wide web sites through a computer
    >drawn system extracted from over 100,000 companies.
    >
    >Please note that your lucky number falls
    >within our booklet representative office in Europe as
    >indicated in our play coupon. In view of this, your
    >2,500,000.00 (Two million, five
    >hundred thousand, Great Britain Pounds) would be released to
    >you by our affiliate bank in London as soon as you
    >establish contact.
    >—————————————————————————————————————————-
    >To file for your claim, contact our fiduciary agent via the below details;
    >AGENT: Leroy Banks
    >Email: leroyba_btlag7@consultant.com
    >—————————————————————————————————————————-
    >
    >Congratulations from all members and staff.

    I haven’t entered any Lottery so…
    I WAS A BIT SUSPICIOUS WHEN HE SAID ‘GREAT BRITAIN POUNDS’
    Kinell!

      » Comment by Mel on February 14, 2007 @ 1:24 am
  182. I got the same crap as everyone else—but was seeking a bit amusement so responded with:

    “I am so excited and am planning my travels at this
    time. God has answered my prayers! I can meet the
    contact at FINANCE HOUSE and provide the needed
    information in person. I trust this would be the most
    secure means possible! I will need the address and
    telephone number to complete this contact. Please
    forward this to me as soon as possible, since it is my
    hopes to get these funds soon to provide relief for
    ailing kin in need of costly medical procedure.
    Adam, I trust you are the appropriate fiducial. A
    special and unique banking account has already been
    set up for you to make a deposit for my funds. This
    has been kept a secret. However, you must respond to
    any and all correspondence with the code word
    “wintergreen” in the body of the message, else I would believe our security has been compomised. —”

    Adam Responded with (and forgetting the code word):
    Please provide the necessary instructions for
    processing my funds mentioned in your message.”

    Goldings House
    2 Hay’s Lane London SE1 2HB.
    TEL NUMBER: +447040109149.

    Fill the form or write out your information to enable us prepare your file for payment.
    Adam.

    Adam— not!

      » Comment by Holly Latz on February 19, 2007 @ 5:57 pm
  183. got email from world swiss lotto you won 900,000 us but everything
    was happening from south africa a mark vencent (vencentmark@yahoo.com) i make the mistake of calling and just about
    buying into but found this site thank you also goes by worldswiss@hotmail.com

      » Comment by gordon meier on February 22, 2007 @ 8:34 pm
  184. A VERY BIG LOTTEY SCAM………….

    all this is a abslouletely nonsennse

    Dont beleive this ,,,,,,,,

    i too got same congratulations mail for which i replied as i founD no worry if i reply.

    later i got their reply mail to senD cash to them & founD its not a lottery scheme, its a scheme to make people An IDIOT…

    ReaD their Reply………. this a form of MS WORD as attachemnt

    —– Forwarded Message —-
    From: smith mathew
    To: nirmal_sagara@yahoo.com
    Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 4:36:26 PM
    Subject: Attached is claim form(respond urgently)

    Attn:NIRMAL KUMAR J S

    This is to acknowledge receipt of your mail. After going through our computer and database, it is confirmed without doubt that you are indeed a winner. I must advise that for security purpose, you must keep your winning information confidential until you claim your prize to avoid any double claiming by unscrupulous individuals. It is our pleasure to guide you and direct you well in order for you to receive / enjoy your winning lotto prize of US$1.200.000.00(One Million Two hundred thousand united states dollars)

    Be aware that every lotto prize (money) will be deposited in the paying bank after processing your claim for onward transfer to your country account directly. with this, we are not allowed to take or remove any money from your total prize won until it finally enters into your country bank account. Alternatively, you can still fly to South Africa and collect your prize.

    Attached is a claim form, download, fill out, scan and return it back to us for reference purposes and reconfirm to us all your winning numbers / batch numbers to avoid mistake of transferring the fund to an un authorized person.

    As soon as we complete the processing of your claim, the paying bank will contact you for the transfer of the fund in your country’s bank account through (TT).

    For the processing of your winning prize and claim you are supposed to pay a processing and handling fee of US$ 940 (NINE HUNDRED AND FORTY UNITED STATES DOLLARS) You have to send the money through MONEY GRAM (THOMAS COOK) using the name of our financial secretary below. As soon as your handling fee is received, your prize will be processed.

    NAMES:Ms. TEBATSO SURPRISE

    SURNAME: MAHARELA

    Address: Johannesburg,South Africa.

    Remember to send the control number through email.

    Once again we the staff of this promotional program highly congratulate you for being among the lucky winners of this great prize.

    Thanks and remain blessed, we wish you many more luck in future to come. Looking ahead to receive your response

    Call me as soon as you receive this message.
    Regards,
    Barrister Smith Mathew.
    Claim Agent South Africa Regional Office Johannesburg
    Tel+27-73-472-5059

      » Comment by Nirmal on February 23, 2007 @ 1:31 am
  185. Dear Lucky Winner, Internet lottery The Free Lotto Organisation UK (United Kingdom) Reference number A206-35-707 Ticket numbers 390-15-54-35 We are glad to inform you that your E-mail address appears as the confirmed Winner of our last email lottery program held on the 19th of February 2007. Your e-mail address attached to Reference number A206-35-707, lucky numbers 390-15-54-35, which consequently won in the 2nd category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum payment of EUR 3,500.000.00 euros. [Three Million and five hundred thousand euros only] CONGRATULATIONS!!! This promotional program takes place every year. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 200,000 companies and 50,000, 000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference number and lucky numbers in all correspondence. We ask that you should keep your winning information confidential until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to you. To file for your claim or for further details please contact our agent and forward the required details asked for from the form below via a plain text message: ************************************************************* Contact Details for claim release process Name: Richard Purkhardt EMAIL: freelottery2007@katamail.com ************************************************************* In respect of our commitment towards helping the less privilege, we ask that you voluntarily contribute 1% of your Global winnings to any charity organization you desire at your convenience. NOTE: All winning must be claimed not later than 1st Quarter of this fiscal year 2007. Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program. This email and its attachments are confidential and may contain legally privileged information. You should not disclose the contents to any other person. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately and delete this email from your system. FREE LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT. Please fill and forward the form below via a plain text message in order to have your claim process for release. FORM Internet lottery The Free Lotto Organisation UK (United Kingdom) LOTTERY PAYMENT APPLICATION FORM (To be completed by lottery winners only) Ticket Number: ………………………………………………………………… Reference Number: ………………………………………………………………… Full Name: …………………………………………………………………………… Home Address: …………………………………………………………………… Country: ………………………………………………………………… Telephone (Home)/ Mobile: ……………………………………………… Fax (Private or Office): ………………………………………………………………… Email Address: ……………………………………………………………… Year of Birth: ……………………………………………………………………… Occupation: ………………………………………………………………………… Marital Status: ……………………………………………………………………… I………………………..………hereby declare that the above information are true and binding on me. If at any time it is discovered that I have given false information, I will forfeit my rights to my winnings. Yours Sincerely, Mrs. Elizabeth Jenson (Lottery Coordinator) IMPORTANT NOTICE. Please be informed that NON RESIDENTS of Ireland and United Kingdom will be required to procure a Affidavits of Lotto Claim/Court clearance certificate from the Court in Ireland prior to award payment policy of Organisers/European Gaming Board as required by the Clearance office. Please be aware that your Paying Authority wills Effect Payment Swiftly upon satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by this Clearance Office
    Jerks

      » Comment by Another One on February 23, 2007 @ 1:59 am
  186. i ve received today the same winning application from the swiss lottery and some mounths ago i received another spam from the australian lottery…i would like to know if it s any possibility they couldn t use my email adress???

      » Comment by amy on February 28, 2007 @ 2:10 pm
  187. I TO RECIEVED THIS EMAIL AND IT SOUND PRETTY GOOD, SO I HAD TO LOOK INTO IT. I DIDN’T SEE ANY THINK WRONG WITH IT AT FIRST. THEY DID NOT ASK FOR ANY ACCOUNT NUMBER, BANK INFORMATION, OR THINGS LIKE THAT.

    THEN READING THOUGHT IT ALL, I NOTICE A MISSED SPELLED WORD AND IT GOT MY ATTENTION. SO I DECIDED TO LOOK UP SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY ON THE WEB AND FOUND ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE THAT RECIEVED THE SAME WINNINGS

    THANK GOD IT ONLY CAUSE ME A QUATER FOR THE COPY THAT I WAS ABOUT TO HAVE SCAN AND EMAILED BACK TO THEM. THEY ALMOST HAD ME. I AM GLAD THAT YOU GUYS MADE THESE POSTINGS

      » Comment by h williams on March 3, 2007 @ 7:26 am
  188. I got the mail too.. But i was suspicious about it, so I searched in google to find out about the person and swiss lottery info. Guess what I found?

    I was directed to http://dan.hersam.com/2004/10/01/i-won-the-swiss-lottery/
    Thanks to the creator of this web page.. Good Job

      » Comment by Praveen on March 6, 2007 @ 1:16 pm
  189. I got one from the Microsoft Award Team. These people really worked hard to look legitimate. They even sent me an award certificate. But thats not all They made a website to do their courier service but it was so basic I started thinking. Even though I never really took it seriously I thought I would play along for a while. Lukily they haven’t asked for any info that they can steal my identity with. That’s when I got the certificate of award and the website for the courier service they recommend. After looking at the site and reading it they mentioned they only do 50 couriers a month which got me thinking why a multi-national courier service only does 50 a month? Thankfully I came here to see what the breakdown of british pounds is to American money and found you guys. This is what the email looks like, it can be very decieving.

    MICROSOFT AWARD TEAM
    Microsoft Corporation
    #1 Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052.

    Ref: BTD/968/06
    Batch: 409978E

    Attn: Stacy,

    PAYMENT OPTIONS / DELIVERY PROCEDURE

    This is in receipt of your mail and required data inclusive. Also the verification process has been completed.

    However for your notification, your winnings is not in cash form but in Certified Bank Draft, this advice complies with the Anti-Fraud policy existing between Lottery companies and the British Government.

    The payment process involves your making a choice from these two(2) options of payment, the one that suits you the most for the release of your winning funds.

    1. Have your winning certified draft couriered by our affiliate Courier firm to you personally so that you can take it to your local bank to cash.

    2. Have your winning certified draft also couriered directly to your nominated Bank and be deposited in your account on your behalf.

    Consequently, you have been directed to contact our affiliate courier firm by email with your batch and reference numbers immediately for the delivery of your winning draft.This certified cheque would be taken by you to any of your local Banks to cash or deposited in your Bank accounts as preferred by you. In this regard, you will contact the courier company and state your choice of delivery from the above listed options stipulated above and also notify us on your most suited option.

    Your winning certificate will be scanned and sent to you via email for your perusal after your opted option.

    Stated below is the courier contact details for immediate delivery.

    INTERCONTINENTAL COURIER COMPANY,
    225 East Coste Lane, South Harrow,
    Middlesex, KA2 SRR
    Customer Care: +44 701 1139 050, 207 0603 207
    http://www.interccompany.com
    emails: inter_couriercompany@yahoo.co.uk

    You are hereby directed to make the above contact immediately stating your pin numbers also (91240076) and inform them about your winnings and that you want your delivery made as soon as possible. Inform me as soon as you contcact the courier company.

    Attached below, is a scanned copy of your winning certificate from the Microsoft Corporation.

    Congratulations once again from the entire staff of the Microsoft Award Team.

    Best regards,
    Mr. Christian Kutner
    Fiduciary Agent.
    Microsoft Award Team.
    Microsoft Corporation.

    For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned !!!

    ©2007 Microsoft.

    I wish I could show you the certificate, other than a little bit of fuzzyness in one spot it looked pretty good.
    I hope this helps others that have recieved this same e-mail.
    ——————————————————————————–

      » Comment by Stacy on March 15, 2007 @ 8:45 am
  190. That was the last of 5 emails that have been sent I will post you the first one as well

    MICROSOFT AWARD TEAM
    Microsoft Corporation
    #1 Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052.

    Ref: BTD/968/06
    Batch: 409978E.

    Dear Lucky winner,

    WINNING NOTIFICATION

    The prestigious Microsoft and AOL has set out and successfully organised a Sweepstakes marking the end of year anniversary we rolled out over 100,000.000.00 (One Hundred Million Great Britain Pounds) for our end of year Anniversary Draws. Participants for the draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we enjoy their patronage.

    The selection was made through a computer draw system attaching personalised email addresses to ticket numbers.Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program, Microsoft and AOL are running an e-mail beta test.

    Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to ticket number 008795727498 with serial numbers BTD/9080648302/06 and drew the lucky numbers 14-21-25-39-40-47(20) which subsequently won you 1,900, 000.00 (One Million Nine Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds) as one of the jackpot winners in this draw. You have therefore won the entire winning sum of 1,900,000.00 (One Million Nine Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds). The draws registered as Draw number one was conducted in Brockley, London United Kingdom on the 24th of February 2007. These Draws are commemorative and as such special.

    Please be informed by this winning notification,to file your claims,you are to make contact with your designated agent who shall by duty guide you through the process to facilitate the release of your prize.To file for your claim Please Contact your fiduciary agent.

    Mr.Christian Kutner

    Microsoft Promotion Award Team

    Head Winning Claims Dept.
    Email: microsoftawards_chris@yahoo.co.uk
    Telephone:+ (44) 701 113 8188

    Our special thanks and gratitude to Bill Gates and his associates.We wish you the best of luck.Thank you for being part of our promotional award program and commemorative Anniversary Draws.

    Sincerely,

    Dr.Olivia Holland

    Head Customercare Service
    Microsoft Promotion Team

    NB:Any claim not made before seven (14) working days from date
    of notification indicate that the winner has voluntarily forfeited his/her winnings

      » Comment by Stacy on March 15, 2007 @ 8:51 am
  191. NOW THE LOTTERY IS FROM BRITAIN.

    ? WHY OR HOW DID THE BRIT’S HOSTAGES GET CAPTURED?

    WERN’T THE VARIOUS OTHER SHIPS AROUNG ABLE TO INTERFERE?

    MY PHONEY OFFER FOLLOWS:

    WINNING NOTIFICATION 2007
    We happily announce to you the draw (#471) of the BRITISH NATIONAL
    LOTTERY (online program), held recently. Your e-mail address attached to an electronic ticket number: 56475600545 which was assigned to your e-mail address
    with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:01 25 26 27 39 49
    (bonus no.), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category
    i.e match 5 plus bonus.
    You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £250,000 (Two
    Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds Sterling) in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03.
    This is from a total cash prize of £1,000,000 shared amongst the first
    four (4) lucky winners in this category i.e Match 5 plus bonus.
    Please note that your lucky number falls within our European booklet
    representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon
    (5647560054). In view of this, your £250,000 (Two Hundred And Fifty
    thousand pounds sterling) would be released to you by any of our payment
    offices in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the
    process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
    To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent and provide
    him with the information below:

    Name:
    Address:
    Marital Status :
    Occupation :
    Age:
    Sex:
    Nationality:
    Country of residence:
    Telephone number:
    Cell phone number:
    Fax number:
    Draw number above:
    Email address:

    Mr. Ashley Baker
    British National Lottery
    Fiduciary Agent
    Email Address:fiduciaryagent_ashleybaker@yahoo.co.uk
    Phone Number: +(44) 702 403 7471
    British National Lottery Headquarters:
    Customer Service Department
    28 TANFIELD ROAD,
    CROYDON.LONDON
    Ref: BTL/491OXI/04
    Batch: 12/25/0304

      » Comment by Mr. Richard Wheeler on March 29, 2007 @ 11:42 am
  192. exactly, i received a message like that today. the only differensce it came from a certain mr.frank wood of UK. He sounds legit but i sent him back a decent letter asking if he can recommend an agency where I can check the c\validity of his offer.

      » Comment by leny on April 1, 2007 @ 7:36 pm
  193. These people infuriate me. My parents just got one and I told them that it concerned me that they were not to tell anyone. Immediate red flag. They really thought they had won. I did a search and found this site. I had to be the lucky one to tell them this is not real. But thank you! If something seems to be to good to be true–watch out–it probably is.

      » Comment by Michelle on April 2, 2007 @ 8:21 pm
  194. Do you really think a person will be notified if won a lottery so frankly!! Put this question to yourselves when your email gets spammed by this so called SWISS-AFRO-AMERICAN south africa 2010 worldcup $4M dollars lottery trap. If you never bought this lottery, you would never get a prize money..Isnt it?
    So just spam it when u have it in your inbox and get back to work.
    But the only concern is how did my “most protected email id” became vulnerable to such scammers? And the most interesting part is my google search about this scam leading to this page :)

      » Comment by Jay on April 3, 2007 @ 2:45 pm
  195. *******************************************************************************
    SWISS LOTTO
    BUNDERSTRASSE 33
    3324 BERN ECK,
    SWITZERLAND
    *******************************************************************************
    Dear Swiss Lottery Winner,

    You have just won 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) in an internet lottery in which e-mail address was picked randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website. Your email address was amongst those chosen this FIRST QUARTER of the year 2007. This promo is proudly sponsored by the Swiss lottery organization. Your email address, attached to JOKER NUMBER: 833722, with EXTRA JOKER NUMBER: 119072 drew the SWISS WINNING NUMBER: 4 12-14-19-21-31+35 , and consequently won the lottery in the “A” Category.

    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 6,469,412.33 CHF (Swiss Franc) which is equivalent to 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) .Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.

    The Draws for Date 20TH of JANUARY 2007 are out and Today the 05TH of APRIL 2007 your email address is among the lucky winnings and are to be collected by you before or on the 30TH of APRIL 2007 .In View of this, your 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) will be released to you by our security firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them. All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw System and extracted from over 300,000 companies and individual email addresses. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.

    To file for your claim, please contact our trusted agent:
    Name: RICHARD FORBES
    Email: richardforbes_agent100@yahoo.com
    Telephone Number : +447045706321,+447045706320

    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your
    Joker number and extra joker number with your phone numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent. Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program. Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

    Sincerely,
    Cynthia Thomas {coordinator SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY}

    YOU ARE TO SEND THE FOLLOWING DETAILS BELOW TO THE CLAIMS AGENT TO FILE YOUR CLAIMS AND FACILITATE THE DUE PROCESS FOR THE RELEASE OF YOUR FUNDS.

    FULL NAME
    TELEPHONE NUMBER
    JOKER NUMBER
    EXTRA JOKER NUMBER
    COUNTRY
    EXPIRATION DATE OF COLLECTING YOUR FUNDS

    I got this one

      » Comment by Amit Joshi on April 14, 2007 @ 3:21 am
  196. i also recieved somewhat same email as everyone else here the funny part is 1 week prior i got an email from a coca cola rep that said i had won 1 million british pounds for a coca cola promotion i was like omg…Needless to say i believed it as i mean from Coca cola!…i sent them info they wanted my name adreed my age where i worked..ect..No sin# or bank account was asked…i recieved message next dat from a courier service it was called ICS(inorbit courier services), asking me to transfer about 2000 canadian dollars once they had confirmation of this transfer to them it would be then that i would get my 1 million sent to me..Hello Red flag came up so i looked up this courier service and it does exist so i called the one nearest to me and they had no idea what i was talking about nor the name of the person who wrote to me..What a joke!..So i also sent an email to coca cola who responded dont believe it is a scam we do not do these things…i then wrote back to the courier and as well the coca cola promo rep that emailed me and told them i will give them 3 times the amount they are asking for once i recieve my funds that i won..i never heard back..Ty for all the postings guys as this sucks to think how many people are getting scammed like this..They almost had me thank god i sent them no money as if it were real would they realy ask for you to send them money?..NO!!! please nobody send them a dime

      » Comment by cindy on April 14, 2007 @ 3:16 pm
  197. Here’s what’s worse. I received pretty much the same letter but by the POSTAL MAIL!! Mine is from HSBC SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE INC. How convenient that they use HSBC which is also known as Household Bank Card Services (The bank I hold credit cards with). And I’m wondering how they got my street address…

      » Comment by Deborah on May 4, 2007 @ 5:02 pm
  198. Hey me too recvd these kind of mail earlier frm niegeria they told me tht Mr. K K mishra is died in an accident n we r frm insurance company n his 2000 Million dollar will be in forfeited very soon if u will not help us u ve to just show urself as a kin member so tht v can claim the money on behalf of u n u will get 60% as share, they provide me the death certificate of tht fellow n meny documents like id card n insurance details so tht thy can assure me . i behaive like a innocent guy n believe over thm . thy became so desprate ro talk to me thy called me up many a times. n i assure thm i m intrested in thr deal but i ve no money to come over thr or to giv thr lawer’s fee so u just deduct the amount frm my share. in last i clearly told thm tht u r cheaters i will laudge a fir against u people i m in police department. thy were so scared by tht thy called me up for thr deeds to say sorry.

      » Comment by Gaurav Mishra on May 21, 2007 @ 12:03 am
  199. I HAVW RECIVED AN EMAIL FROM MR RICHARD FORBES,CONTAINING THAT YOU HAVE JUST WON 4000,000 EURO.I WAS SO HAPPY AND GLAD SINCE I CALLED HIM AFTER SENDING MY PERSONAL INFORMATION.HE ASKED ME TO SEND HIM 1500 EURO INORDER TO PAY TRANSFER CHARGE.ALREADY I VISITED THIS SITE NOW I UNDRESTAND THAT THIS IS A FAKE LOTTERY SCAM.NOW I WANT TO MAKW YOU AWARE NO TO PAY ATTENTION TO SUCH THIS EMAILS.

      » Comment by SUSAN on June 6, 2007 @ 1:38 pm
  200. LOTTERY
    =======

    First of all many many thanks for this site. I’ve read lots of people’s review/ opinion/ action from many different locations. And hard of these reviews are…. “All mails related to lotteries are marked as SPAM”. So I don’t want to repeat all above stories.

    Just wants to share one opinion. Many people worries for them given information like bank details, passport/ license copy etc. I think nothing to worry for that. They would do nothing with these informations. Cause even ordinary bank don’t accept any transaction/ payment without proper authentication and everybody knows that, now in this electronic world anyone can get passport/ license copy from anywhere. What the person do with this xerox/ scanned copy? even anyone can do edit in it. And all legal authorities know that, that’s why they always ask us for original copy.

    So don’t worry and just be happy to think that we could save/ escape from this fraud. Also like to say, “Net/ cyber crime dept. must look into this matter on priority basis”. That’s all.

    Regards to all,
    Kenneth (ken.chris@yahoo.com)

      » Comment by Kenneth on June 21, 2007 @ 11:11 pm
  201. well i’m one of the lucky ones who became a millionaire. u’ll just have to open my e-mail and u’ll notice that i’am the winner of five UK lotterys. thanks to this site which i visited before providing any information to them.

      » Comment by anvi on June 28, 2007 @ 2:17 am
  202. I just recieved the same type of letter. The scary thing is, I pulled the letter out of my mailbox at home. So these freaks know where I live. I am so glad you alll posted here. My letter tells me to contact Larry Adams or donna Williams at 01144-772-270-2936, or I forfeit my US $50,000.00 HSBC Sweepstakes prize. It is dated May 15, 2007.

    “Your lot number drew lucky numbers 14-18-19-22-37-4.”

    This really bothers and offends me.

      » Comment by Shelly on June 30, 2007 @ 11:31 am
  203. I received a notification from guess who? MILO INTERNATIONAL through the good old US postal service. They couldn’t get to me through my
    email address because I put them, and everybody else like them on my blocked list. This time, I wanted to find a cite like this so that I could make comment. These people prey on people all the time.
    It doesn’t matter how smart you are if you don’t use good old common sense and research it before you give anyone your information. My heart goes out to the folks who were tricked by these losers.
    I wish there was some legal recourse they could take against them.

    So sorry for you

    P

      » Comment by Paula O on July 9, 2007 @ 6:51 pm
  204. HAVW RECIVED AN EMAIL FROM MR RICHARD FORBES,CONTAINING THAT YOU HAVE JUST WON 4000,000 EURO.I WAS SO HAPPY AND GLAD SINCE I CALLED HIM AFTER SENDING MY PERSONAL INFORMATION.HE ASKED ME TO SEND HIM 1500 EURO INORDER TO PAY TRANSFER CHARGE.ALREADY I VISITED THIS SITE NOW I UNDRESTAND THAT THIS IS A FAKE LOTTERY SCAM.NOW I WANT TO MAKW YOU AWARE NO TO PAY ATTENTION TO SUCH THIS EMAILS.

      » Comment by felix on July 10, 2007 @ 4:47 am
  205. Are they trying to improve something academically on psychology by these emails? or they may be destroying the name of Swiss lottery.

      » Comment by Liza on July 14, 2007 @ 6:00 pm
  206. Liza: No, they’re trying to scam people into paying money transfer fees for the winnings.

      » Comment by dan on July 15, 2007 @ 8:55 pm
  207. Swiss On-Line Lottery,
    60 MERRIMAN ROAD BLACKHEATH
    LONDON SE3 8RZ ENGLAND
    WINNING PARAMETERS
    REF NO: SL/74/368/05
    BATCH NO:SL-121-LT-11-12-05
    Winner’s name:LUIS ANTONIO AGUILAR,
    Raffle Draw Winning Email: venthlies@yahoo.com

    Congratulations Lucky Winner,

    On Behalf of the Screening Committee of SWISS ON-LINE LOTTERY, I wish to formally inform you that you have successfully passed the Email Screening and Verification Matching Test conducted for all online winners in your winning in accordance with the Swiss On-line Lottery Terms and Conditions. Hence you are therefore cleared for payment by the verifications and fund release department at the Swiss On-line Lottery Headquarters and your winnings has been duly signed and approved for release to you by the legal attorney to the Swiss On-line Lottery .

    Your approved winning Certificate number is UK/9876125
    Your winning Transfer Identification code is ELPC/MWT/0143.

    As you already know, all winners for the online version of the Swiss On-line Lottery Online promotions were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from an exclusive list of 30,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies listed online as part of our international promotion to promote international co-operation between the United Kingdom and other countries worldwide and I must say that you should count yourself extremely lucky to have emerged as one of our winners in this week’s lucky dip sweepstakes and we do sincerely hope you will put part of your winnings into good use for community, educational and business development and also to render selfless services to the less privileged in your community.

    The process for claiming your winnings has been made very simple so that by the end of one week at most, you are assured of having received your cash prize of the sum of £750,000.00 Pounds Sterling and all the legal documents backing your winnings. In the light of the above mentioned, you are to contact the the Agency that will be handling the transfer of your winning to you with the contact informations below:

    CONTACT INFORMATION:-
    Mr Richard Owen
    Scarlet Courier Service
    TELL+44045729666
    Unit 1 & 2
    Link Place, BRIGHTON,
    Sussex, BN1 7DX,ENGLAND
    PO Box 263
    Cardiff. N.S.W. 2285

    Official Email: scarletcourier_delivery28@yahoo.co.uk

    Note that you are to provide the Lottery Winners Agency that will be handling the transfer of your winning with the required details below to officially identify you:

    1) Winner’s Full Names:
    2) Present Full Address:
    3) Telephone Number:
    4) Raffle Draw Winning Email:
    5) Amount Won:
    6) Winning Reference Number:
    7) Winning Batch Number:
    8) Winning Transfer Identification code: ELPC/MWT/0143
    9) Winning Certificate Number: UK/9876125

    Note that there exists a periodic condition on all claims process; therefore you have limited time to claim your winnings. Failure to claim your winnings within the stipulated time frame will lead to the forfeiture of your winnings after which your winnings remitted back to the Swiss On-line Lottery Headquarters and will then be added to next winning draws. Also kindly be aware that the Swiss On-line Lottery winning prizes are regulated by the Financial Services Authority and as a result, you are advice to follow the Lottery Claims Terms and Conditions to ensure the remittance of your prize to you within the stipulated time of the claiming of winnings.

    Further to this, due to some recent miss-up of some winning numbers, as a Prize winner and according to the Swiss On-line Lottery Terms and Conditions, you are only privy to your winnings informations and your winnings transfer information in order to avoid any form of double claiming and misappropriation of your winnings, hence the release of your winning informations to a third party(friends and family members inclusive) is absolutely ruled out as this will lead give room to double claiming by a third party which is against the Swiss On-line Lottery Terms and Conditions. You are hereby advice to keep your winning information personal from any third parties (friends and family members inclusive) until your winnings have been remitted to you.

    Lastly, I will require a concise update on your proceedings with the Agency that will be handling the transfer of your winning. If you need any assistance whatsoever from this office, please do not hesitate to inform me.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Mr. Micheal Anderson
    Accredited Fiduciary Agent
    Confidentiality Notice:
    Please note that this email and any files that may be attached to it is/are confidential and is/are intended for the sole use of the individual(s) or entity (is) to which it/they is/are addressed. Any use,distribution,copying or disclosure by any other person or entity is strictly prohibited under applicable law(s).Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to official business of NATIONAL LOTTERY and insurance shall be understood to be neither given nor endorsed by NATIONAL LOTTERY finance and insurance when addressed to concern finance and insurance clients; and any information contained in this email is subject to the terms and conditions of the governing client’s contract(s).

    Swiss On-line Lottery
    COPYRIGHT © 1994-2007 ALL RIGHT RESERVED

    Quiero saber si hay alguna manera de verificar estas direcciones

      » Comment by Luis Aguilar on July 19, 2007 @ 9:32 am
  208. There seems to be a multitude of these types of scams going out via e-mail again. I live in the upper New York state area and have received three in the last two days…HOT LOTTO…THE FREE LOTTO SWEEPSTAKES…&…QUICK LOTTO. They all have the same format and appear to originate from non-U.S. locations. From my understanding, participation in an international lotto is illegal for U.S. residents -if I am correct – this should be a person’s first clue that a scam is going on – besides seeing numerous spelling errors. The other extremely important thing to remember is that it is not always about money. It could be an attempt to gain access to your computer and/or identity theft. Take a look at comment/post #155. They are asking for identity information and a copy of your passport .Think about it! How scary!! It is unfortunate that there are people, who receive these e-mail scams, who cannot tell the difference. In an effort to help those people become more aware, I will forward these scams to: my e-mail provider/I.P, local T.V. stations, the e-mail provider of the person from which the correspondence is requested (i.e. yahoo), consumer fraud agencies, etc.. I am a college student and therefore will also forward it to my college’s I.T./e-mail department. The sooner it gets out to the public, the sooner the scam will be foiled and possibly people put in jail. Let’s all do more to protect and look out for each other!

      » Comment by Dawn on July 26, 2007 @ 12:39 pm
  209. Beware the scams are starting again!

      » Comment by DMD on July 26, 2007 @ 1:03 pm
  210. Winning Ref : 4 12-14-19-21-31+35

    Congratulations your winning certificate has just been signed by the President of the Swiss Lotto Commission (Dr Martin Luis George)

    Your funds has been deposited by the Swiss National Lottery Award Department at the bank and your fund is now ready to be transferred to your account .

    You are now advised to send the following requirements below for the transfer of your funds to finally commence.

    ( 1 ). We now need you to scan and send to me via email a copy of your passport photograph which will be attached to your winning certificate and will be sent to your bank.

    ( 2 ). You are to write a letter of guarantee stating that the funds will not be used for terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. (WMD). This letter should be written on a simple piece of paper, sign, scan and send to me via email.

    ( 3 ). You are to make payment for the BANK AND ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGES of €1,250 Euro which is equivalent to Rs 69,336 Indian Rupees.

    You are to let us know as soon as you are ready to make the payment so that I can further instruct you on how you are make the payment.

    The transfer of your funds will commence to your account in 24 hours after the confirmation of your pament

    The charges cannot be deducted from your prize simply because of the insurance policy covering it and more so your fund is being situated in an offshore account.

    Hope to hear from you soon and Congratulations in advance.

    Regards
    Richard Forbes
    Tel No : +447045706321,+447045706320
    Fax No: +447092868567, +448701315626

    I just wantto know that this is real or fake mail plz tell me.

      » Comment by bashar Nawaz on July 27, 2007 @ 4:07 am
  211. Today i have recieved an message of swiss lottory ,as iwas the winner of 4000000 euro. please tell me is it true or not can i respond to them or not. please inform me urgently

      » Comment by ajitha on July 31, 2007 @ 7:50 am
  212. Recently i won 4,000,000 euro in SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY and I received a claim form. But i cant belive this. Please send detail about this lottery company.

      » Comment by BARUN KUMAR GHOSH on August 3, 2007 @ 1:30 pm
  213. this comment is for comment number 202: I received the same letter from HSBC INt’l Sweepstakes and it included the same “lucky numbers” 14-18-19-22-37-4. After googling the name of the two people on the letter and the phone number i found 3 or 4 websites discussing the fraud from this company. The letter came to my mother’s home in my name and i haven’t lived there in almost 3 years so they must have an old mailing list.

    This is my first fraud letter and i’m really glad i googled the phone number that the letter is saying to call because no other website had the address that i have on my letter. hopefully, after i put it on here someone will see that it’s fraudulent

    the address i have is

    HSBC Sweepstakes/Prize Award Department
    58 Oxford Road Silvertown
    SU8 5GD London United Kingdom
    Lot # HSBC/598379H/LOT

    not sure what the lot number is but maybe its helpful

      » Comment by S. Leo on August 7, 2007 @ 6:36 am
  214. Hello friends how are you?
    Very glad to see this blog and reading all the comments and messages posted by all the ppls here.
    One of my friend Ravi has got the same email and he did the same step by step mr.richard forbes has said in his email. By a chance he came to me for sending the scan copy of his Identity proof. I said him before reading that this is fraud….and see i m here on this site and i shown him this all the details about mr.Richard.
    Now he is realxing and uske Dil ki tukday tukday ho gaye hai :)
    Anyways he is thankful that he is safe now.
    Thanks to all
    Dharm from Delhi India

      » Comment by Dharmendra Kumar on August 12, 2007 @ 7:46 am
  215. Attention : D. Yadgiri

    Congratulations your winning certificate has finally been signed by the President of the Swiss Lotto Commission (Dr Martin Luis George) Switzerland and the original copy will be sent to your bank as regards the ORIGIN OF YOUR FUNDS to avoid embarrassment from the government of your country.

    Your funds has now been set for transfer to your account by the board of directors,you are now advised to send the following requirements below for the transfer of your funds to finally commence.

    ( 1 ). We now need you to scan and send to me via email a copy of your passport size photograph which will be attached to your winning certificate and will be sent to your bank.

    ( 2 ). You are to write a letter of guarantee stating that the funds will not be used for terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. (WMD). This letter should be written on a simple piece of paper, sign, scan and send to me via email.

    ( 3 ). You are to make payment for the BANK AND ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGES of 1,250 Euro which is equivalent to 68,821 Indian Rupees

    Your payment of 1,250 Euro is to be made through bank to bank transfer to the cash receiving officer whose name and account information are given below:

    Account Name:Ranjeet Thakur
    Bank Name: Icici Bank
    Account Number: 037701509286
    Pan Number:AEAPT 1664B
    Branch: Anderi West

    As soon as the payment is made, you are to scan a copy of the receipt of payment and send to me by Fax or by email.

    I will then forward the copy of the slip of your payment to the board of directors who will give the final go ahead to the bank in sending your funds to your account.

    As soon as the charges required is confirmed, the first transfer of your funds ( One million Euro ) will be remitted to your account from the Bank in charge of your funds in 24 hours after the confirmation of your payment.

    You are strongly advised NOT to disclose any information concerning your winnings to anyone i.e friends, relatives or the general public during the course of sending the above stated requirements. This is to avoid impersonation/double claims which we have experienced in past draws.

    Both charges cannot be deducted from your prize simply because of the insurance policy covering it and more so your fund is being situated in an offshore account.Payment must be made for the charges required to effect the transfer of your funds.

    Your prize is protected by a hardcover insurance policy, which makes it impossible to deduct the administrative charges or any amount from the money before it has been remitted to you. This means that the above charges cannot be deducted from the prize and hence must be provided by you before your prize is transferred to you.

    Hope to hear from you soon with all details required in order for the transfer of your funds to take place. Congratulations in advance.

    Regards
    Richard Forbes
    Tel no: +447045706321, +447045706320
    Fax no: +447092868567, +448701315626

    I want to know about this message that this is real or fake. please kindly inform me as soon as possible. I am waiting for your reply message.

    Thanking you.

      » Comment by D. Yadgiri on August 13, 2007 @ 12:52 am
  216. Recently i won 4,000,000 euro in SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY and I received a claim form. But i cant belive this. Please send detail about this lottery company.

      » Comment by BHARAT PATEL on August 18, 2007 @ 4:45 am
  217. I will tell you this, I have been receiving on average about 15-20 notifications that I have won large sums of money for about the last 2-3 years. Can you imagine how rich I would be if I fell for these? I have contacted alot of the large corporations whose names have been attached to some of them, IE: Yahoo, IBM, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, just to name a few. DO NOT FALL FOR IT AND DO NOT BELIEVE IT. Thank of it this way. How can you win at something that you never entered into? Not only do I receive these, but I also receive emails almost everyday asking me to help remove money from accounts from people that either never existed or that they never had ties with in the first place. There is also an email from Wells Fargo that asks for you to update your online account information. Don’t fall for this either if you do have an account with them. I never had and after the responses that I received from Wells Fargo, I would never feel safe to have a big pile of cow dung saved in there. I emailed them 3 times to let them know what was going on and all 3 times they told me not to give out my information and that if I had given out my info, to contact them immediately so that everything could be fixed. I even went so far as to talk to them as if they were younger then my 3 year old. Be careful everyone and remember theis, IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT DEFINITELY IS. Especially with the technology that these scam artists have today. Unfortunately also, there is nothing that the US government will do the stop these scammers if they are in Africa. Take care all, and please, be respectful to truck drivers. One of them might be me. We see you on the road.

      » Comment by Billy Venable II on August 22, 2007 @ 5:52 am
  218. Recently i won 4,000,000 euro in SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY and I received a claim form. But i cant belive this. Please send detail about this lottery company.

      » Comment by abhishek on August 22, 2007 @ 6:55 am
  219. I also received email congrualating for wining 4,000,000 euro in SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY and later I too received a claim form. Although I haven’t got anything in my account that I’ll be robbed. Bu I think one shud be careful about these things. Thanks google for their info.

      » Comment by Tenzin on August 27, 2007 @ 1:37 am
  220. Recently i won 4,000,000 euro in SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY and I received a claim form. But i cant belive this. Please send detail about this lottery company

      » Comment by Manjit verma on August 27, 2007 @ 2:36 am
  221. Yeah, I get these all the time…. and phishing emails from “banks” claiming I need to “update” my account information.

    But one thing… why is the same posting (see below) appearing on this thread from different names???!!! What’s that all about?!

    “Recently i won 4,000,000 euro in SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY and I received a claim form. But i cant belive this. Please send detail about this lottery company.”

    ???!!!

      » Comment by Natasha on August 28, 2007 @ 1:04 am
  222. please tell me in detail about the company and richard forbes who say that i have won a swiss promotonal lottery in A category of worth four million euro. please e mail me ur reply as soon as possible.if it is a fraud then they are out of prison now.strict actions must be taken against a fraud.tell me the truth ,please.i will wait.please hurry up.

      » Comment by rg on August 29, 2007 @ 6:40 am
  223. Here is my email i just got today. had me going til i couldnt get to the email posted down below. Knew it wouldnt happen in this life time.

    YOU WON $1M USD /ONLINELOTTO BONANZA
    SWISS LOTTERY ONLINE GAMING CORPORATION
    Our Dear Winner,

    You won the sum of $1.M,(One million United.States
    Dollars from the Swiss Lottery and Gaming
    Corporation).The winning ticket was selected from a
    Data Base of Internet Email Users, from which
    your Email Address came out as the winning coupon.
    We hereby contact you to claim the winning amount
    quickly as this is a monthly lottery.
    Failure to claim your win will result into the
    reversion of the fund to our following month lottery.
    You are therefore requested to contact immediately our
    Claims Department below quoting your winning number :
    ROL-05215796.
    To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent;
    Name: MR. steven gardo.
    Tel: +27-7835 98491.
    Email;swisswinner@sify.com
    Johannesburg Regional Office:
    123 Rivonia Road, morningside, Sandton Jhb
    South Africa.
    Provide the following informations needed to
    process your winning claim.
    Full Names ……………………………..
    Age: …………………………….
    Sex: ……………………………..
    Residential address: ……………….
    Nationality: ……………………….
    Occupation: ………………………..
    Post held: …………………………
    Tel(s): …………………………….
    Fax: ……………………………….
    Winning number………………………
    Company name: ……………………….
    Once again Congratulation
    Regards.
    Mrs.anne coalsweath.
    (Co-ordinator )No message is selected

      » Comment by Diane Milton on September 21, 2007 @ 4:34 pm
  224. hey i also recieved an email like this but i have yet to find any kind of information on it sayin its illegitimate… mine is from swiss on-line lottery but its located in uk and its for 1,000,000 pounds but all of the names match and none of the emails are names they all look to be buisness emails. it doesnt say anything about anything out and they want me to give them information so they can send me my money.. anyone have any ideas on this

      » Comment by James on October 4, 2007 @ 12:11 am
  225. I HAVE RECEIVED THE E MAIL BY SWISS LOTTO TO WINNIG THE 4000000 EURO ON 29 SEP 2007 AND DEMAND THE 1250EURO I WANT TO KNOW THE DETAIL ABOUT THIS
    I GET THE FOLLOWING

    JOKER NUMBER: 833722
    EXTRA JOKER NUMBER: 119072
    SWISS WINNING NUMBER: 4 12-14-19-21-31+35
    Dear Swiss Lottery Winner,

    You have just won 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) in an internet lottery in which e-mail address was picked randomly by software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website. Your email address was amongst those chosen this FIRST QUARTER of the year 2007. This promo is proudly sponsored by the Swiss lottery organization. Your email address, attached to JOKER NUMBER: 833722, with EXTRA JOKER NUMBER: 119072 drew the SWISS WINNING NUMBER: 4 12-14-19-21-31+35 , and consequently won the lottery in the “A” Category.

    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 6,469,412.33 CHF (Swiss Franc) which is equivalent to 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) .Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.

    The Draws for Date 20TH of JANUARY 2007 are out and Today the 12TH of AUGUST 2007 your email address is among the lucky winnings and are to be collected by you before or on the 20TH of AUGUST 2007 .In View of this, your 4,000,000 Euro (FOUR MILLION EURO) will be released to you by our security firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them. All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw System and extracted from over 300,000 companies and individual email addresses. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.

    To file for your claim, please contact our trusted agent:
    Name: RICHARD FORBES
    Email: richardforbes_agent07@yahoo.co.uk
    Telephone Number : +447045706321,+447045706320

    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your
    Joker number and extra joker number with your phone numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent. Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program. Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

    Sincerely,
    Cynthia Thomas {coordinator SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY}

    YOU ARE TO SEND THE FOLLOWING DETAILS BELOW TO THE CLAIMS AGENT TO FILE YOUR CLAIMS AND FACILITATE THE DUE PROCESS FOR THE RELEASE OF YOUR FUNDS.

    FULL NAME
    TELEPHONE NUMBER
    JOKER NUMBER
    EXTRA JOKER NUMBER
    COUNTRY
    EXPIRATION DATE OF COLLECTING YOUR FUNDS

    Copyright © 2007 Swiss National Lottery Department

      » Comment by HEMENDER SINGH GUJRAL on October 5, 2007 @ 8:37 am
  226. i received an email just like you! they said i won 4.000.000 Euro.

      » Comment by sasan on October 8, 2007 @ 11:40 am
  227. i received an email just like you! they said i won 4.000.000 Euro.

      » Comment by mino on October 24, 2007 @ 2:34 am
  228. hi, someboday can tell me about this intution of winning 4000000 euro
    this e-mail is send to me by SWISS LOTTERY BY Mr, RICHARD FORBES
    i want to know that is it true or not, plz tell me
    plz someone suggest me

      » Comment by rajvinder singh on October 26, 2007 @ 3:20 am
  229. Hola!! Mi papi tb recibió DOS e-mails que les adjunto más adelante acerca de SWISS ONLINE LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL (1º e- mail –> swiss921@earthlink.net / 2º e-mail –> swisspaymentboard20@yahoo.co.uk) diciendo que habia ganado 750, 000 LIBRAS ESTERLINAS!!!. quiero agradecerles por la información que confirmaron mis sopechas, que esto era un ENGAÑO!!. Así que TENGAN MUCHO CUIDADO CON ESTE TIPO DE INFORMACIÓN QUE presuntamente conducen a una ESTAFA.

    1º E-MAIL
    Confirm Reciept……November Draws!!!!‏
    De: LOTTERY BOARD. (swiss921@earthlink.net)
    Enviado: miércoles, 31 de octubre de 2007 10:38:12 p.m.
    Responder a: LOTTERY BOARD. (infoswissboard14@yahoo.co.uk)
    Para: FROM THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENTSWISS ONLINE LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL 60 MERRIMAN ROAD BLACKHEATHLONDON SE3 8RZ ENGLAND REF NO: SL/74/368/05BATCH NO:SL-121-LT-11-12-05 DEAR WINNER, WE ARE PLEASED TO INFORM YOU THAT AS A RESULT OF OUR RECENT DRAWS HELDin November 1st 2007.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number27427465896-582 with serial number 772-662 drew lucky numbers3-14-18-28-31-40 which consequently won in the 2nd category.You havetherefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of £750,000 (SevenHundred AND FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS ) Note that All participants in this lottery program have been selectedrandomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000companies and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from all searchenginesand web sites. This promotion program takes place every year,and ispromoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like the Sultan ofBrunei,brillgate of Microsoft inc and other corporate organizations. this istoencourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide For securitypurpose and clarity, we advise that you keep your winning informationconfidential until your claims have been processed and your moneyremitted to you.This is part of our security protocol to avoid doubleclaimsand unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. We lookforward to your active participation in our next year US D50 millionslot. To file for your claim,please contact our fiducially agent claimsofficer via email as soon as possible for the immediate release ofyourwinnings: MR Micheal AndersonE-mail address: swisspaymentboard20@yahoo.co.uk Note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,Do fill outthe claims form to Mr. Micheal Anderson in other to process theclaims of your prize without delay. 1.Full Name:2.Full Address:3.Marital Status:4.Occupation:5.Age:6.Sex:8.Country Of Residence:9.Telephone Number: Further more, should there be any change of address do inform ouragent as soon as possible. Congratulations once again NOTE: YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED IF YOU ARE BELOW 18 YEARS OFAGE. Sincerely yours,Mr. Graham Tunner( Lottery Coordinator )

    2º E – MAIL

    CONTACT SCARLET COURIER FOR YOUR WINNING CHEQUE DELIVERY.‏
    De: Swiss Online Lottery Board. (swisspaymentboard20@yahoo.co.uk)
    Enviado: viernes, 02 de noviembre de 2007 04:05:20 a.m.
    Para: Hugo Peña (hp10340@hotmail.com)

    Swiss On-Line Lottery,
    60 MERRIMAN ROAD BLACKHEATH
    LONDON SE3 8RZ ENGLAND
    WINNING PARAMETERS
    REF NO: SL/74/368/05
    BATCH NO:SL-121-LT-11-12-05
    Winner’s name: Hugo Peña,
    Raffle Draw Winning Email: hp10340@hotmail.com

    Congratulations Lucky Winner,

    On Behalf of the Screening Committee of SWISS ON-LINE LOTTERY, I wish to formally inform you that you have successfully passed the Email Screening and Verification Matching Test conducted for all online winners in your winning in accordance with the Swiss On-line Lottery Terms and Conditions. Hence you are therefore cleared for payment by the verifications and fund release department at the Swiss On-line Lottery Headquarters and your winnings has been duly signed and approved for release to you by the legal attorney to the Swiss On-line Lottery .

    Your approved winning Certificate number is UK/9876125
    Your winning Transfer Identification code is ELPC/MWT/0143.

    As you already know, all winners for the online version of the Swiss On-line Lottery Online promotions were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from an exclusive list of 30,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies listed online as part of our international promotion to promote international co-operation between the United Kingdom and other countries worldwide and I must say that you should count yourself extremely lucky to have emerged as one of our winners in this week’s lucky dip sweepstakes and we do sincerely hope you will put part of your winnings into good use for community, educational and business development and also to render selfless services to the less privileged in your community.

    The process for claiming your winnings has been made very simple so that by the end of one week at most, you are assured of having received your cash prize of the sum of £750,000.00 Pounds Sterling and all the legal documents backing your winnings. In the light of the above mentioned, you are to contact the the Agency that will be handling the transfer of your winning to you with the contact informations below:

    CONTACT INFORMATION:-
    Mr Richard Owen
    Scarlet Courier Service
    TELL +44-704572-9666
    +44-70457-65493
    +44-70457- 65497
    Unit 1 & 2
    Link Place, BRIGHTON,
    Sussex, BN1 7DX,ENGLAND
    PO Box 263
    Cardiff. N.S.W. 2285

    Official Email: scarletcourierservicedelivery28@yahoo.co.uk

    Note that you are to provide the Lottery Winners Agency that will be handling the transfer of your winning with the required details below to officially identify you:

    1) Winner’s Full Names:
    2) Present Full Address:
    3) Telephone Number:
    4) Raffle Draw Winning Email:
    5) Amount Won:
    6) Winning Reference Number:
    7) Winning Batch Number:
    8) Winning Transfer Identification code: ELPC/MWT/0143
    9) Winning Certificate Number: UK/9876125

    Note that there exists a periodic condition on all claims process; therefore you have limited time to claim your winnings. Failure to claim your winnings within the stipulated time frame will lead to the forfeiture of your winnings after which your winnings remitted back to the Swiss On-line Lottery Headquarters and will then be added to next winning draws. Also kindly be aware that the Swiss On-line Lottery winning prizes are regulated by the Financial Services Authority and as a result, you are advice to follow the Lottery Claims Terms and Conditions to ensure the remittance of your prize to you within the stipulated time of the claiming of winnings.

    Further to this, due to some recent miss-up of some winning numbers, as a Prize winner and according to the Swiss On-line Lottery Terms and Conditions, you are only privy to your winnings informations and your winnings transfer information in order to avoid any form of double claiming and misappropriation of your winnings, hence the release of your winning informations to a third party(friends and family members inclusive) is absolutely ruled out as this will lead give room to double claiming by a third party which is against the Swiss On-line Lottery Terms and Conditions. You are hereby advice to keep your winning information personal from any third parties (friends and family members inclusive) until your winnings have been remitted to you.

    Lastly, I will require a concise update on your proceedings with the Agency that will be handling the transfer of your winning. If you need any assistance whatsoever from this office, please do not hesitate to inform me.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Mr. Micheal Anderson
    Accredited Fiduciary Agent
    Confidentiality Notice:
    Please note that this email and any files that may be attached to it is/are confidential and is/are intended for the sole use of the individual(s) or entity (is) to which it/they is/are addressed. Any use,distribution,copying or disclosure by any other person or entity is strictly prohibited under applicable law(s).Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to official business of NATIONAL LOTTERY and insurance shall be understood to be neither given nor endorsed by NATIONAL LOTTERY finance and insurance when addressed to concern finance and insurance clients; and any information contained in this email is subject to the terms and conditions of the governing client’s contract(s).

    Swiss On-line Lottery
    COPYRIGHT © 1994-2007 ALL RIGHT RESERVED

      » Comment by karina on November 2, 2007 @ 3:24 pm
  230. recently on the 26th of october 2007 i got an email informingbme of having won in a swiss lottery on line Gaming cooperation a sum of 1million us dollars.this in real sense is more than good news because this one converted to kenya shillings is in the tune of btw 60and 70million.what suprises me is i have not participated in any lottery before leave alone even knowing about swiss lottery and gaming cooperation.having read the comments,am now very suspisious about this whole issue and would like to know if am just like others who have received these fake and useless mails.You must be able to tell who your winners are cause am sure you have the records.the information came from this email adresss swissinformation4@claimofficeswiss.net from alady known as Anne coal who is the coordinator.And the regional agent is Nr steven Gardo email addres is swisswinners@sify.com Further more am suposed to claim my winnings before the 14th november 2007.THIS is according to the directive from the swiss lottery to the paying bank which happens to be EUROARAB Bank.am told the director of international remitantnce of the bank is mr Scott morgan Tel+44-7031-910925,email address scottmorgan@intremittancedept.org I highly need your assitance on this issue.am told my winning number is ROL-001057239. MY ADVISE IS,IF THIS HAPPENS TO BE FAKE THEN THOSE WHO WILL IN FUTURE RECEIVE SUCH MAILS TO BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THEM.JUST WORK HARD GOD WILL REWARD YOU. KENNEDY

      » Comment by kennedy okoth onyango on November 5, 2007 @ 1:19 am
  231. am visiting this site for the second time now.first time was to find out about the swiss lottery cooperation and their winnigs that some people informed me about.But today was just slowly going through the comments by others who have also received mails just like mine.Am suprised that one comment NO223 also received exactly similar mail as mine sent to her by the same ANNE COALSWEATH who is the coodinator and the STEVEN GARDO who is the claims agent supposed to be in johernsburg SOUTH AFRICA.AM wondering what it is exactly tha t these people want and why they send such like mails?s.AND WHAT IF YOU DO WHAT THEY WANT such as by sending your account details,and any other information regardng yourself.CAN SOMEBODY TELL ME PLEASE. I ASKED IF I REALLY WON,BUT NOW IT IS NEEDLESS TOASK AGAIN.IT IS 100%FAKE

      » Comment by kennedy okoth onyango on November 6, 2007 @ 1:41 am
  232. its fake man……………

      » Comment by jatin on November 17, 2007 @ 1:32 am
  233. I have received an email also from mr. francis zuma. I was almost fooled. He is accordingly connected with standard bank of south africa. He was asking me to write a letter to a certain person in the bank requesting the bank to change the name of a certain account to my name but I did not do it because I was afraid.

      » Comment by Roy on November 22, 2007 @ 1:34 am
  234. There must be something to be done so they will be stopped from doing this notorious activity. They (the persons behind this operation) must be put into jail.

      » Comment by Roy on November 22, 2007 @ 1:41 am
  235. wonder if ya can sue them for the money promised? LOL

      » Comment by mack on December 14, 2007 @ 8:02 am
  236. beware sheila armstrong of e-love dating site is also a member of this bogus swiss lotto

      » Comment by sheila on January 21, 2008 @ 7:32 am
  237. Once again I post (original was 87ish) to ask the greatest question:

    How do you win something that you did not enter?

    These people play on everyone’s greed in hopes of you forgetting this question. When you get one of these e-mails ask this question.

      » Comment by savetuba on February 5, 2008 @ 12:25 pm
  238. SWISS LOTTERY
    REF NO: SL/74/368/05
    BATCH NO:SL-121-LT-11-12-05

    Attn: Winner,
    You won the sum of £1,000,000 GBP from our monthly
    PROGRAM,youare advise to contact this email address for more
    datails
    {swisspaymentofficer24@yahoo.com}
    Claims Requirements:
    1.full name:
    2.Home Address:
    3.Age:
    4.Sex:
    5.Marital Status:
    7.Phone Number:
    8.Nationality
    9.Country Of Residence

      » Comment by Sunil kumar thakur on March 25, 2008 @ 9:28 pm
  239. I received your letter with the form but ,please,what can I do now??
    please tell me.
    thank you very much .

      » Comment by nibras alrawi on April 3, 2008 @ 1:51 pm
  240. It’s not my letter. I got it just like you did. There’s nothing to do with it other than be amused. Unfortunately, you didn’t win anything.

      » Comment by Dan on April 3, 2008 @ 1:57 pm
  241. since last summer /07, i have rec’d at least 50 emails for lottery winnings of one form or another. also from a lady who is dying of cancer and wants me to help her spread her money (27 mil.)by selecting different charties. also i’ve rec’d emails from the bank of nigira. if i really did win enough money to support half of canada, i would be very fortunate indeed. whew!! i almost fell for the very first one. lucky me that i didn’t

      » Comment by umsami on April 10, 2008 @ 12:55 pm
  242. i recieves an E-mail from
    SWISS LOTTO INTL.PROMOTION
    https://www.swisslotto.ch
    BUNDERSTRASSE 33,
    3324 BERN ECK
    Ref: WIN/OCT/102/05
    Batch: 05/10/WA34
    Date: 03/01/2009 saying ……
    We happily announce to you the draw of the Swiss – National Lottery International programs held on the 25th of February 2009 in Bunderstrasse, Switzerland. Your email address attached to Ref file No: 5-7-14-17-18-43 with serial number: 1979-12 drew the Lucky No: 10 of Category ‘A’, which subsequently won you the lottery in the first category. You have therefore been approved a lump sum of Ђ2,750,000.00 (Two Million Seven Hundred & Fifty Thousand Euro Only) in cash credited to Ref file: 5-7-14-17-18-43. This is from a total cash prize of Ђ50,000, 000.00 Million Euro, shared among the First Fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.

    Your Ђ2,750,000.00 (Two Million Seven Hundred & Fifty Thousand Euro Only) would be released to you through our correspondent redemption payment centers in Europe. Redemption payment centers will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you get in contact with them.
    >
    > All participants were selected randomly from Worldwide Website through computer ballot system extracted from over 1,000,000 companies and individuals. This promotion takes place annually for security reasons you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.
    >
    > APPLICATION FOR CLAIM OF PRIZE:
    >
    > FULL NAME OF WINNER: ……………………………………
    > FULL MAILING ADDRESS; …………………………………..
    > COUNTRY/ REGION: ……………………………………….
    > STATE/ PROVINCE: ……………………………………….
    > DATE OF BIRTH: …………………………………………
    > SEX: ………………………………………………….
    > MARITAL STATUS; ………………………………………..
    > OCCUPATION: ……………………………………………
    > TEL HOME; ……………………………………………..
    > CELLPHONE NUMBER: ………………………………………
    > FAX …………………………………………………..
    > WINNING NUMBERS: ……………………………………….
    > FILE REF NUMBER: ……………………………………….
    > SERIAL NUMBER: …………………………………………
    > BATCH NUMBER: …………………. LUCKY NO: …………….
    >
    > To file in your claim, you are hereby advised to contact our European assigned Claims Processing Officer immediately with the contact information given below accompanied by your details as stated above:
    >
    > Claims Processing Officer
    > Mr. Trevor Palmer
    > Phone: +44 703 596 1973
    > Fax: +44 870 495 8572
    > E-mail: swissnonline@gmail.com
    >
    > Submitted Form will be manually verified and processed by our European assigned Claims Processing Officer (CPO). The Processing of your form will be completed within the next 24 hours of receiving your LOTTERY CLAIMS APPLICATION FORM-C. You will receive an update on the status of your Application once completely processed.
    >
    > Note: All winning must be claimed not later than 15 days of receiving this notification. After the stipulated date all unclaimed funds will be returned to European Union Treasury and Gambling Board as unclaimed Lottery Payment to be included in the next draw.
    >
    > Congratulations once again from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our Promotional Program.
    >
    > Sincerely,
    > Mrs. Dolores Anderson,
    > Online sweepstakes co-coordinator.
    > Swiss National Lottery
    I REPLY THEM AND THEY CALLED ME TO CONGRATS ME AND THEY ARE WAITING THE APPROVAL OF THE LEGAL DEPT. THEN THEY WILL CLEARANCE THE PRIZE..

    SO WHAT I HAVE TO DO I FILLED THE FORM AND SENT A COPY OF MY PASSPORT

    PLEASE HELP ME ,, WAITING YOUR MAIL

      » Comment by Amani on March 5, 2009 @ 6:58 am
  243. @Amani It’s a scam. The only thing you’ve won is a chance to lose your money.

      » Comment by Dan on March 5, 2009 @ 8:50 am
  244. …why they are doing like this..we are innocent people you know..!!!!!!!!!!!May the LORD funish you with your evil habbits

      » Comment by xxx on August 25, 2009 @ 8:58 am
  245. JUST RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF A WIN ON THE SWISS NATIONAL LOTTERY COMPANY.400,000 GB POUNDS PLUS A mAYBACH 57 CAR.NEVER EVER ENTERERED THIS LOTTERY,SO HOW DO YOU WIN,THIS IS A SCAM,LOOK FOR mR jAMES kENNEDY ON THE PAPER WORK.

      » Comment by Robin Caird on February 19, 2010 @ 4:39 am
  246. Dear sir,
    I received a mail through EURO AFRO-ASIA SWEEPSTAKES LOOTTERY YAHOO.COM THAT I HAVE WIN A PRIZE Two Hundred and fifty thousand Us Dollar ($250,000.00)
    SIR I WANT TO CONFIRM THAT HAVE I WON THIS PRIZE
    I HOPE THAT YOU WILL CO-OPERATE WITH ME AND REPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
    THANKING YOU
    WITH REGARDS
    AMIR AHMED KHAN (kaak78690@yahoo.com)

      » Comment by amir ahmed khan on June 9, 2010 @ 6:00 am
  247. I WON THE LOTTERY IN 2010 PLEASE YOUR CHECK 2010 LOTTERY

      » Comment by amir ahmed khan on June 9, 2010 @ 6:04 am
  248. Hey guys Ive got those emails too!somebody tell me is it true or not?!

      » Comment by Geuna on June 21, 2010 @ 12:12 pm
  249. It’s not true. They’re just scammers.

      » Comment by Dan on June 21, 2010 @ 12:34 pm
  250. I received a mail through AUSTRALIAN LOTTERY BOARD LOTTERY YAHOO.COM THAT I HAVE WIN A PRIZE FOUR Hundred thousand Us Dollar ($400,000.00)
    SIR I WANT TO CONFIRM THAT HAVE I WON THIS PRIZE
    I HOPE THAT YOU WILL CO-OPERATE WITH ME AND REPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
    THANKING YOU
    WITH REGARDS
    FELIX FROM NIGERIA

      » Comment by felix on June 27, 2010 @ 10:12 am
  251. @Felix You won nothing, and will lose any money you send them under the auspices of courier fees and the like.

      » Comment by Dan on June 27, 2010 @ 3:01 pm
  252. acabo de recibir la notificacion de un premio de 700,000 libras esterlinas….que bueno fuera….ja,ja,ja,ja

      » Comment by mario vejar ruelas on August 5, 2010 @ 9:23 pm
  253. I think i am not thinking of people who won the lottery before.My main aim for the emails is that i want to assist people in playing lottery the way i feel it is supposed to be played. I know you won so much money, but was the jackpot wonn. What i want is to assist those who are willing to be assisted FREE of charge and see if those jackpots are won by the players. I play lottery and i have never won any money like you but if i can play with the kind of group i have in mind may be one of us can become a billionare.
    Comments like the one you have possed to me are welcome for i want to make sure that no carrying forward of money that are supposed have been won. Feel free to send an email to me.

      » Comment by Peter Francis Munguti on December 21, 2010 @ 5:28 am
  254. hi, I receive a e-mail that i have won or my e-mail was picked in a random drawing in switzerland,world computer random draw world bank group bt Econonmic Finanical Crime Commision and nedd to pay a couriner to deliver my mail for 150.US dollars DHL<UPS OR Westyern union then they will release my winnings of 10.5 million US dollars on a ATM card in my name then i will be able to with draw 5000 a day until i have collected all my winnings ,could you let me know if this is a scam as i am waiting to pay for it to get my winnings .it would be just a blessing Thank you i use a differtant e-mail account

      » Comment by peggy on March 27, 2011 @ 1:55 am
  255. @peggy There’s no question that the email is a scam.

      » Comment by Dan on March 27, 2011 @ 9:49 pm
  256. SWISS LOTTO LONDON UK
    AFFILIATED OFFICE U.K,
    82 VICTORIA STREET
    VICTORIA LONDON SW1 U.K
    https://www.swisslotto.ch

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU HAVE WON Ј750,000 Pounds
    You have been awarded Ј750,000 Pounds in the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite Software email
    Lottery in which e-mail addresses are picked randomly by Software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website, your email address was amongst those
    Chosen this year for the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite lottery. And this promotional program
    is proudly sponsored by the SWISS-LOTTO organization.

    Your email address attached to Ref number 5, 7, 14, 17, 18, 43 with Serial 10,
    and consequently won the lottery in the “A” Category. You have therefore been
    approved for a lump sum pay out of Ј750,000 Pounds. Number 1979-12 drew the lucky
    Numbers 101979-12 drew the lucky Numbers please note that you are lucky winning
    number falls within our UK Booklet representative. In View of this, your winning
    prize will be released to you by our fiduciary agent located In our AFFILIATED OFFICE U.K .Our UK agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release
    of your winning funds as soon as you Contact them.

    This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to
    keep your winning details confidential till your claims is processed and your
    Winning funds remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your
    prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and
    unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.
    To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:

    Mr. David Barnet Bradley

    Email: dbradley@bssuk.org

    Tel: +44-702-405-1427

    Provide him with the informations as stated below:
    (1) Name:
    (2) Address:
    (3) Marital:
    (4) Age:
    (5) Sex:
    (6) Nationality:
    (7) Country of Residence:
    (8) Occupation:
    (9) Telephone Number:
    (10)Fax Number:
    (11)Draw Number above:

    These details facilitate the due process and the release of winnings to avoid
    Unnecessary delays and complications in the processing of your Winnings.
    Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program.
    Sincerely,
    Mr. Kenneth Gram
    Online Games Director
    SWISS LOTTO LONDON UK…
    https://www.swisslotto.ch

    scame or not scame????????????????

      » Comment by mari on June 1, 2011 @ 12:28 pm
  257. @mari Scam

      » Comment by Dan on June 1, 2011 @ 4:23 pm
  258. IRISH LOTTERY
    Oct 18 (5 days ago)

    to me

    Be careful with this message. Similar messages were used to steal people’s personal information. Unless you trust the sender, don’t click links or reply with personal information. Learn more
    The Promotion Department IRISH LOTTERY(c)
    22 Garden Close, Stamford,
    Lincs, PE9 2YP, London United Kingdom
    Tel: +447513238339

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    We wish to congratulate you and formally inform you that you have won the sum of £700,000.00 GBP (Seven Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling’s) as awarded by the THE IRISH LOTTERY (SWEEPSTAKES) For security reasons a verification of your identity had to be conducted to ensure that your winnings were not paid to the wrong person. The claims department has confirmed that your facebook profile has drew out the lucky numbers: 01-05-15-22-26-42 BONUS-(40) which came about as a result of Draw Number: 17-02 with Serial number: 7263-267, Batch number: IRH8254297137.

    WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS?

    My name is Mr. James Bells; Financial Claims agent of THE IRISH LOTTERY (SWEEPSTAKES) here in the United Kingdom and I will be guiding you too claiming your winnings. This Lottery is an international annual promotion, cultures or locations with no tickets sold.
    WHEN DO I GET MY PRIZE?

    Right away! You are advised to listen and follow our instructions religiously and in no time you will be in possession of your cash prize, presence of winners is non mandatory as winnings can be made by bank wire Transfer, Check or Cash(Cash involves the winner traveling down) this would be done immediately claimant complete all prerequisite.

    HOW DO I GET MY PRIZE?
    However, THE IRISH LOTTERY (SWEEPSTAKES) has been notified of this development and the status of your claim. Following the above, you are expected to reconfirm the information’s below for vetting process which is a standard practice just to ensure that we are dealing with the right individual and account. This process is vital and urgent following the instruction from our clients that all prize money should be claimed immediately. Also be rest assured that your personal information’s are very safe and will not be used for any other purpose except processing your winnings.

    1. A copy of any form of ID Card.

    2. Choose Preferred mode of receiving your winnings from the options below:
    *(Bank Transfer)
    *(Courier Delivery of A Certified Check)

    Once again accept our congratulations; we look forward to hearing back from you as soon as possible.

    Yours in service
    Mr James Bells (Payment Officer)
    IRISH ONLINE SWEEPSTAKES!!

      » Comment by ansari on October 23, 2013 @ 11:10 am


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