Lottery Scam – Fake Lottery Prizes

Lottery Scam is a form of advance fee fraud or money laundering. Every day thousands of false emails are sent to potential victims. You may be tempted to try out if the scam is real, but doing so can be dangerous. If you post any of your personal information, the scammer may collect it and in some later case will play YOU as his character. There is no need telling he will use your name for fraudulent activities. He may use your personal information to get jobs in your name. He may use it to steal from people and transfer the money into an account with your name. All your money may be used and gone if a scammer obtains sensitive information. During the procedure of a lottery scam you may lose your money or your identity could be stolen. Both of them are equally dangerous. Below I am posting an email example of a lottery scam a potential victim has sent me in order to analyze the letter for him:

SCAMMER:

For “Email User”

This is to inform you that your email ID has won US $ 1,500,000.00 in the first category of our computer ballot email lottery with the said winning numbers giving below;

E-Ticket number07-32-44-45-50 (01-07)
Prize Number (match 3): 106000009

Contact the Paying Bank
Bank: Laagste Heypotheekofferte Bank. N.L.
Contact Person: Dr. Nicolaas Melzen.
E-Mail: xxx
Tel: +31-620-89-689
Fax: +31-847-186-055

You are also advice to furnish them with the following information:

Names:
Telephone / Fax
E-Ticket number
Prize
Number

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Mrs. Dumald van Hook (Lottery Director) De Nederlandse Dayzers Promotion
Official Website: www.dayzers.nl

POTENTIAL VICTIM:

This is so exciting. I have never won anything before! No Problem. I will get back to you within the next 7 days. I need to know exactly how much the costs are involved and the details for the deposit. You must please take into consideration that Foreign Transaction in South Africa take at least 3 – 4 working days to process so if that is my time limit, I would appreciate it if you could get back to me as soon as possible so that I can make arrangements.

SCAMMER:

Attn: “Email User”

This is to validate the winning notification we received from you and Dayzer Lottery NL E-ticket number: 07-32-44-45-50 (01-07). And Prize match3, 106000009. You will receive the sum of 1,500,000.00 (One Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) from us as the winner of the last sweepstake of Dayzer Lottery NL.

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: You are hereby advised to let us know if you want to come to The Netherlands to claim your winning prize or you want your funds transferred to you through certified bank cheque or bank to bank transfer (Wire Transfer).

NOTE: However, with regards to the above, your prize winning will be released to your local bank account in your country or a certified bank cheque will be send to you within 72-hours. After you have paid for the cost of logistics. This include the fees for the processing of your claim, notarization, payment of stamp duties, and cost of signing the ‘remittance-advice’ for the release of your funds from the lottery? account into your new account with us. Please note that you have less than 7 working days to complete the transfer of your funds from The Nederland to your local bank account in your country.

We look forward to an enduring banking relationship with you.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Yours Faithfully
Nicolaas Melzen
Tel: + 31-620-896-689
Fax: + 31-847-186-055
Karspeldreef 6A, 1101 CJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

END OF CONVERSATION

How to recognize this and similar lottery scams?

1. You received the “winning email” but you haven’t participated in the contest or bought a ticket. Institutions can’t just randomly pick you if you are not even in their database! To win in a contest you firstly had to enter it by the means that your institution required. In a lottery you do that usually with purchasing a ticket but some require different means to enter the contest such as writing a song, making of an item, giving your best idea on a certain subject… List is endless, however the all of them have one thing in common, you must personally participate! It is against the law to make use of your email address without your permission.

2. The country of the lottery does not match your living country or you are not citizen of it.

3. Without entering the contest in the first place you received an email including your personal information. This email could include your name, address, city and zip code, phone number and maybe even your credit card or bank account number! If you did not personally enter this information and did not participate in the contest you may even have been a victim of identity fraud!

4. If you wanted to buy a lottery ticket you did not have to enter your personal information.

5. You never heard of the lottery company. Even if the name is real and is registered it may still just be a masquerade. Swindlers may use legitimate names for their fraud activities.

6. You are being said that “Participants” were selected randomly from any world wide country and the price is part of a promotion program.

7. Any request for money to be paid in advance. Usually such requests occur in later replies and not in the first “winning notification”. Any fees that could occur would be directly deducted from your actual win or for paying taxes you only do this with the usual method by filling the tax form and sending it directly to your government. Foreign government taxes are being deducted before payout. Such a scam is called an advance fee fraud. Legitimate lotteries will never ask for money!

8. There is no website or official rules. All lotteries must be registered and licensed with a gaming commission or regulator. A regulator may be ministry of finance, ministry of economics, national gaming authority… Click here for an example list of regulators in Europe. World Lotteries provides a great list of official government lotteries. Check under directory. Also visit North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries if you are interested.

9. You are being sent a counterfeit check or money that needs to be cleaned. Once you receive this amount you will be told you need to give some amount back or forward it to a bank account/person because too much was sent. This way you will clean the money. The checks/drafts may be stolen or counterfeit. Read more in Check Fraud.

10. You have to travel to another country in order to claim your winnings. If you would travel you would probably soon recognize there is no prize waiting for you or you would meet face to face your scammer which could be potentially dangerous. This “rule” also is used to fool you. Rarely someone is willing to travel for a supposed prize they know nothing of. Swindlers know this, so once you say you will not travel they will make up fees you have to pay to claim your win.

18 thoughts on “Lottery Scam – Fake Lottery Prizes”

  1. Yep i get these emails all the time, if i beileved them i would be a billion air, today i recieved one informing me that 1 had won £18 million,in a lottery which i had not entered, and it was drawn at radom by all internet users.yeah right!people you dont win competitions with out entering.So dont reply delete these emaild, unless you want your identity stolen, and enter the real lotto if you want a chance to win some dosh

  2. l. if it has ANYTHING AT ALL to do with Africa, stay the hell away from
    it.
    2. if it is written ALL IN CAPS or has terrible, fragmented English, it’s a fraud;
    3. if they direct you to a “claims agent” or a “447” mobile phone num-
    ber, bend down and kiss your wallet goodbye.

    In short, fellows and girls, use your head. No-one is going to give you something for nothing, and NO-ONE has to pay money to receive a real
    prize awarded by a real lottery. Q.E.D.

  3. my son recieved scam duth lottery to australia i reported it to australian accc they told me it originates in w africa i never gave them any details but for them to do it for so long they must be getting away with it why is this fraud getting away with it seems the more dishonest a person is the more they get away with it is the duch govt doing anything about it ,isnt that where the hague (world court) is,why havnt these people been prosecuted or interpol do something

  4. Have you seen this one yet ??

    From: Prof Duka MIke
    Manchester M27 5FX,
    United Kingdom.
    Dear Sir/Madam
    This is to inform you that your funds have been approved on your name for immediate delivery to you.
    For the purpose of clarification and processing, you are advised to reconfirm.

    Your Full Names,
    Direct Telephone Numbers,
    Physical Address with Zip Code
    so that there will be no error during the delivery of the funds to you in your country of residence.
    Your quick response will be highly appreciated.
    Professor Duka MIke

    PLEASE ADVICE !!

  5. Another nice one for all to see !

    Attention Please,

    According to the instruction passed to this Western Union Department from the office of the Governor of the Central Bank, a total sum of USD$1,000,000.00 (One Million United States Dollars only) Each, has been instructed to be paid to all the people that there funds transfer were stopped withheld or confiscated at the Ecowas office from any of the African Countries

    According to the explanations made, the Central Bank of the Country of Origin of your fund and the Government, have decided to take over the issue of your transfer, to save you from all wire transfer problems you where facing previously
    This is to help us check-mate all the Fraudulent activities going on here in West Africa at large. You shall be paid bit by bit until your total sum is completely received right from the Counter of any Western Union closest to you.

    We have been asked to release to you a total of US$7,000.00 in every Seven Hours (7hours) until the funds is completely paid, as that is the maximum limit we are legally allowed to pay in a particular transaction.

    After the failure in the transfer of your fund through other means which may have been made impossible by the European, American or British high commission and other bodies, I was ordered from the office of the President and the Central Bank Of Ghana to make your payment swiftly via this medium, you will be receiving $7.000 usd every seven hours,from the below MTCN number till your payment is completed.

    The Following is the Western Union Money Control Number(MTCN): 8506980427
    For verification Kindly visit our official web site http://www.westernunion.com
    Find TRACKING on the top right of the site page,and kindly insert accordingly this detail calvin macon and 5111347033 following the instructions bellow
    Money Transfer Control Number:8506980427
    Sender First Name:calvin
    Sender Last Name: macon
    Check Status

    AND CLICK ON CHECK STATUS
    Contact Mr. Kennedy Paul Immediately.(AT)
    Contact Name: kennedy paul
    Email ;kennedy.paul11@gmail.com
    Email: kennedy.paul10@gmail.com
    Phone: +233241865281
    He is in charge of your transfer. Give him your full receivers names for the payment and an activation fee of $50 only for the names to be activated to the mtcn number you already have, The required fee should be sent through Western Union. Upon the receipt of the $50, your receivers name will be activated to enable you receive your first installment payment of $7,000 immediately. Send the $50 payment information to us through this email. Note: You can not be able to start picking up the money until your Name is activated to the system.
    The Receivers Information For The $50 is as follows:

    Receivers name: Anokwuru Kingsley
    Address: Accra Ghana
    Text Question: Favorite Colour?
    Answer: Blue
    Amount To be sent:..$50..
    MTCN……………..
    senders name:….your name…
    senders address:….your address…
    Immediately he receives the payment, your name shall be activated and you can pick up your first installment payment of $7000 immediately. Please Note:,this control number(8506980427) should be kept very safe and secret for your own security,to avoid someone else tampering with you funds.
    Call Mr. Henry Appiah immediately on his direct phone: +233241865281 for more Details and directives.
    We Congratulate you in Advance.
    Mr. calvin macon
    DIRECTOR OF DEPARTMENT

    Please advice !!

  6. Try this one also !!

    Your winning Reference Number is: UK/7958G/09
    You have won £250,000.00 in the second category draw of the United Kingdom National Lottery.

    Please contact our Award/Claims Manager: Michael Blakes on the contact details given below for confirmation and processing of prize claim.

    Your prize claim must be processed before 12:00 midnight Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on 31st July 2009.

    Award/Claims Manager: Michael Blakes.
    Tel: +44-703-192-2334
    Fax: +44-870-490-9343
    E-mail: uknlliverpool@hotmail.com

    Kindly read the attached Winning Letter for further information/details.

    Your truly,

    Judith Walken(Mrs.)
    (Promotion coordinator)

  7. What about this ???

    SUBJECT: YOUR INTERNATION CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT ($750,000.00)

    Attention: Beneficiary,

    I pray this mail meet you in a very perfect health condition. How are you doing today? I hope fine.
    I am sorry to encroach into your privacy through this manner; we have an International Certified Bank Draft Cheque of $750,000.00 United States Dollars in our custody that belongs to you. This cheque was brought to my desk Mr. McDonald Hook head man of the Compensation Award House who gave us your e-mail address to contact you on the delivery. He has paid for the delivery Charge, Insurance Premium and Clearance Certificate Fee.

    The only money you are to pay to us is our Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company which is ($85.00USD). He would have paid that but we ask him not to because we don’t know when you will Contact us and in case of demurrage. We will send you our payment information so that you can send down the $85.00usd.

    Note that the requested $85.00 is the company’s security keeping fee which must be paid before we can issue out your receipt and your tracking number given to you.

    To help us serve you better, you are to provide the following information so that we can further proceed.

    Your Full Name:…………………….
    Your Current Address:………..
    Your Telephone Number:………………….
    Your City:…………………………………..
    Your State:…………………………………..
    Your Country:…………………………………..

    MR. SAMUEL BROWN
    UNITED COURIER SERVICE
    DISPATCH OFFICER
    E-MAIL: mr.samuelbrown@yahoo.com.hk
    : unitedcourier@universia.com.br
    TELEPHONE: +234 802 583 2037

  8. IS THERE ANYONE THAT CAN HELP THIS POOR LADY…..TO GET RID OF THE MONEY??????

    Attention:

    Thank you for giving me your time, it is of great importance for you to take care and understand every word which I have written down below; please be patient and read the explanation in my email. I am Mrs.Zeng Q. Zhen a staff of Lloyds TSB Group Plc. here in Hong Kong attached in Private Banking Services, I am contacting you concerning a customer and an investment placed under our banks management; as a matter of fact it was 3 years ago. I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail private and also to kindly respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this email. I contacted you independently of our investigation and no one is informed of this communication; I would like to intimate you with certain facts that I believe would be of interest to you.

    In 2000, the subject matter; Ref: FI/TSB/958/042/0500 came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our Private Banking Services Department. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of 14.37 million United States Dollars, which he wished to have us turn over (invest) on his behalf. I was the officer assigned to his case; I made numerous suggestions in line with my duties as the de-facto chief operations officer of the Private Banking Services Department, especially given the volume of funds he wished to put into our bank. We met on numerous occasions prior to any investments being placed, and however I encouraged him to consider various growth funds with prime ratings. The favored route in my advice to customers is to start by assessing data on 600 traditional stocks and bond managers and 200 managers of alternative investments. Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit with interest included, stood at this point at over 15.2 million United States Dollars, this margin was not the full potential of the fund but he desired low risk guaranteed returns on investments.

    In mid 2001, he asked that the money be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Europe. He directed that I liquidate the funds and had it deposited with a firm in Europe. I informed him that our bank would have to make special arrangements to have this done and in order not to circumvent due process, the bank would have to make a 9.5 % deduction from the funds to cater for banking and statutory charges. He complained about the charges but later came around when I explained to him the complexities of the task he was asking of us. Cash movement across borders has become especially strict since the incidents of 9/11. I contacted my affiliate in Europe and had the funds available in mainland Europe, I undertook all the processes and made sure I followed his precise instructions to the letter and had the funds deposited in a security consultancy firm, the firm is a specialist private firm that accepts deposits from high net worth individuals and blue chip corporations that handle valuable products or undertake transactions that need immediate access to cash. This small and highly private organization is familiar especially to the highly placed and well-connected organizations. In line with his instructions, the money was deposited; he told me he wanted the money there in anticipation of his arrival from Norway later that week. This was the last communication we had, this transpired around February 25th 2002.

    In June last year, we got a call from the security firm informing us of the inactivity of that particular portfolio. This was an astounding position as far as I was concerned, given the fact that I managed the private banking sector I was the only one who knew about the deposit, and I could not understand why he had not come forward to claim his deposit.

    I made futile efforts to locate him, I immediately passed the task of locating him to the internal investigations department of our bank. Four days later, information started to trickle in, that he was apparently dead, a person who suited his description was declared dead of a heart attack in Cannes, South of France; we were soon enough able to gather more information and the cause of death was confirmed. The bank immediately launched an investigation into possible surviving next of kin to alert about the situation and also to come forward to claim his estate. If you are familiar with private banking affairs, those who patronize our services usually prefer anonymity, but also some levels of detachment from conventional processes. In his bio-data form, he listed no next of kin. In the field of private banking, opening an account with us means no one will know of its existence, accounts are rarely held under a name; depositors use numbers and codes to make the accounts anonymous. This bank also gives the choice to depositors of having their mail sent to them or held at the bank itself, ensuring that there are no traces of the account and as I said, rarely do they nominate next of kin. Private banking clients apart from not nominating next of kin also usually in most cases leave wills in our care, in this case; he died Intestate.

    In line with our internal processes for account holders who have passed away, we instituted our own investigations in good faith to determine who should have right to claim the estate, this investigation for several months were futile. We have scanned every continent and used our private investigation affiliate companies to get to the root of the problem. It is this investigation that resulted in my decision to obtain your contact details and contact you, being as a foreigner or rather non-Asian, as a potential benefactor of the estate even if you are in no way affiliated with this individual (the deceased).My official capacity dictates that I am the only party to supervise the investigation and the only party to receive the results of the investigation. What this means, with you being a foreigner, I have considered the fact that our dear late fellow died with no known or identifiable family member. This leaves me as the only person with the full picture of what the prevailing situation is in relation to the deposit and the late beneficiary of the deposit.

    According to practice, the firm shall by the end of this financial year broadcast a request for statements of claim to our bank, failing to receive viable claims they will most probably revert the deposit back to our bank. This will result in the money entering our bank’s accounting system and the portfolio will be out of my hands and out of the Private Banking Services Department. This will not happen if I have my way.

    What I wish to relate to you might be a smack of unethical practice but I want you to understand something; it is only an outsider to the banking world who finds the internal politics of the banking world aberrational. The world of private banking especially is fraught with huge rewards for those who occupy certain offices and oversee certain portfolios; you should have begun by now to put together the general direction of what I propose. There is USD$13,991,674(Thirteen million, nine hundred and ninety one thousand, six hundred and seventy four united states dollars) deposited, I alone have the deposit details and they will release the deposit to no one unless I instruct them to do so.

    I alone know of the existence of this deposit for as far as the finance firm is concerned, the transaction with our deceased customer concluded when I sent the funds to the firm, all outstanding interactions in relation to the file are just customer services and due process. The finance firm has no single idea of what’s the history or nature of the deposit, they are simply awaiting instructions to release the deposit to any party that comes forward, and this is the situation. This bank has spent great amounts of money trying to track the family of the deceased; they have investigated for months and have found no family but however the investigation has officially come to an end.

    My proposal; I am prepared to place you in a position whereby an instruction is given to the finance firm to officially release the deposit to you as the closest surviving relation/associate, and all etiquette shall be done in accordance with the rule of law, I certainly can guarantee you that. By the common law, the power of bequeathing is coeval with the first rudiments of the law, and this power has been extended to all a man’s Personal and Real estate (Personality & Realty). There is no ruling which prevents an inheritance from being so exhausted by legacies as to render it unworthy of the heir’s acceptance; basically all persons of sound mind are competent to bequeath and devise real and personal estate, excepting infants, with all this I would say we have the clear advantage to carry out a smooth and perfect operation whereby the paper work shall be coordinated in such a way that your status as a sole beneficiary is confirmed. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to share the money with you in half and no more; that is: I will simply nominate you as the next of kin and have them release the deposit to you; afterwards we share the proceeds 50/50.

    I would have gone ahead to ask the funds be released to me, but that would have drawn a straight line to me and my involvement in claiming the deposit, but on the other hand, you as a indifferent foreigner would easily pass as the beneficiary with the rights to claim, I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you in a few days. I will simply inform our bank of the final closing of the file relating to the customer, I will then officially communicate with the finance company and instruct them to release the deposit to you; with these two things: all is done. The alternative would be for us to have the firm direct the funds to another bank with you as account holder, this way there will be no need for you to think of receiving the money from the firm. We can fine-tune this based on our interactions, I am aware of the consequences of this proposal and I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail. I ask also, that you do not be vindictive or destructive, if my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message and forget I ever contacted you; please not destroy my career because you do not approve of my proposal.

    You may not know this but people like me who have made tidy sums out of comparable situations run the whole private banking sector, I am not a criminal and what I do, I do not find against good conscience, this may be hard for you to understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this move. Such opportunities only come ones’ way once in a lifetime. I cannot let this chance pass me by and I hope you understand, because for once I found myself in total control and face to face with my destiny. These chances won’t pass me by, I ask that you do not destroy my chance, if you will not work with me please let me know, and hence move on with my life, but do not destroy me; I am a family woman and this is an occasion to provide them with new opportunities. There is a reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking, I have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is from you refusing to work with me and alerting my bank; I am the only one who knows of this situation, good fortune will bless you and plant you into the center of relevance in my life, let’s share the blessing.

    If you find yourself interested to work with me, please contact me specifically, through this email account is (mrs_zengzhen01@yahoo.com.hk) if you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a quick conclusion. It is necessary to inform you that under no condition should you contact me via official channels; I will simply deny knowing you and about this project. I repeat, I do not want you contacting me through our official lines neither do I want you contacting me through my official email account. Contact me only through this email address above; I do not want any direct link between you and me. My official lines are not secure lines as they are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our Total Quality Management policy, please observe this instruction religiously.

    Please, again, note I am a family woman; I happily married with kids, I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences might be, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold, this is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients; do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord I shall have the pleasure of meeting you, after this task has been completed plan a meeting.

    I await your response.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Zeng Zhen.

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  9. IS THIS STANDARD PRACTICE OF WESTERN UNION ????

    ATTENTION Dear costumer.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR MAIL THE CONTENT IS WELL NOTED. I WILL SEND YOU THE PICK UP INFORMATION ASAP BUT BEFORE I DO YOU WILL SEND ME THE TAX CLEARANCE OF $145 AND AS SOON AS YOU SEND THE MONEY I WILL SEND YOU THE PICK UP INFORMATION AS SENDERS NAME TEST QUESTION AND ANSWER AND ALSO THE MTCN NUMBER TO ENABLE YOU PICK UP THE $5000. BELOW IS THE INFORMATION THAT YOU WILL USE FOR THE PAYMENT OF $145 VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER. .AS SOON I GET THE $145 WILL GO AND OBTAIN THE TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE ON YOU BEHALF TO ENABLE ME SUPLY YOUR PICK UP INFORMATION TO YOU WITH OUT DELAY.

    BELOW IS THE INFORMATION TO SEND THE NEEDED FEE .

    RECEIVER NAME; OKEKE DOMINC IKECHUKWU

    RECEIVER COUNTRY; BENIN ,
    CITY; COTONOU
    TEST QUESTION; WHO MADE YOU?

    ANSWER GOD.
    AMOUNT; $145
    MTCN NUMBER……..

    SENDER:

    PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO SEND THE MTCN NUMBER TO ME IMMEDIATELY YOU SEND THE MONEY AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU SEND WITH THIS INFORMATION TO AVOID MISTAKE OK. WAITING TO HAVE THE MTCN.

    SINCERELY,

    MR. Eric.

    CONTACT NUMBER:+229-98_63_40_48

    I will only advice you try and send the required fee so that you can have your

    http://www.westernunion.co.uk
    Western Union Payments

  10. Got this one Sunday

    You have won £250,000.00 in the second category draw of the United Kingdom National Lottery.

    Please contact our Award/Claims Manager: Michael Blakes on the contact details given below for confirmation and processing of prize claim.

    Your prize claim must be processed before 12:00 midnight Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on 31st August 2009.

    Award/Claims Manager: Michael Blakes.
    Tel: +44-703-192-2334
    Fax: +44-870-490-9343
    E-mail: mail@lotterfundclaims.com

    Kindly read the attached Winning Letter for further information/details.

    Your truly,

    Judith Walken(Mrs.)
    (Promotion coordinator)

  11. I have to go to a dear friends house tomorrow and tell her and her hubby that they have been scammed by a Costa Rican lottery scam. She just bought a computer this year and 3 months ago started getting emails from Costa Rica telling them they have won the lottery in Costa Rica in the amount of $1,500,000.00 My daughter works at a local store that has a Money Gram station and she called to tell me that they were sending almost $2600.00 to a foreign gentleman and she asked them if they knew the person they were sending this to and they said they did. Her co-worker told them that so many people get scammed and they said that was sad and they realize that but their’s was legit. After I made several calls to family and friends to find out why they were sending money to Costa Rica, I found out the sad news that they had sent these scammers almost $54,000.00 during the past 3 months. They even involved relatives promising they would get their money back plus some. This couple has a disabled son and they also have learning disabilities and I feel that they may have wanted the money to help care for their disabled son when they die. Now they have lost her mom’s savings she had for her final years/burial and many other relatives money. The sister asked me to go with her this afternoon to tell them because she is afraid she may harm herself when she finds out they were scammed. God help me….I hope these thieves are prepared for judgment day.

  12. I have just been scammed. I was so excited to fill in my information and send it off. It was only when I tried phoning the the claim agent that i realised that was suckered. I should of realised with the name of the claim agent ” Rich Moore” that this was a scam.
    I know better now and will not do this again.
    However, this could backfire on the scamster.

  13. I was told twice that i had won this time it was for USD14,000-00 very nice but this is a scam, would be wonderful to receive but you never will from Perfect Health. Also I.E.F. is a scam they said that would receive USD33,333-00 hmm very nice again but you wont receive. Try EWC also a scam they say you will receive USD50,000-00 but will never get. Maitre Paul Ritter also a scam and all clairvoyants that send letters throw them away, and any post from China throw away even if reg. International Merchandise Services are also sending out letters that you have been observed driving your vehicle in the vicinity of Main Road Anytown. They say whilst the vehible was being inspected (which never was) which they found to be in a road worthy condition, they are under the impression that it did not have an Emergency Warning Triangle as stipulated in terms of Regulation 214 (2)(a) of the National Road Traffic Act, and go on by saying this carries a R500 penalty. (How can they be under the impression whether there was a triangle or not when no-one inspected the car ? They say failure to respond means that the maximum penalty of not receiving a new car will be your lifetime sentence. There will be a parole for a further chance. You may be kept in solitary confinement by your friends and family for such an offence. Furthermore while you are waiting for a new car to be ordered, off loaded from the docks and prepared for the road (which could take up to 6 weeks) we are giving you the opportunity to comply with Reg.214 (2) (a) Warning Triangle Compulsory which will prevent you from receiving a R500 fine. Everytime you are stopped, until you drive a complient vehicle (in other words you really do have to have a Warning Triangle which is compulsory and must be in your BOOT) you can be fined R500. So avoid this and take advantage of our new car offer by responding to this notification within the next 14 days. They say simply include the nominal fee which is usually around R149.90 to cover the cost of processing and delivery. Oh and here goes As an added benefit when replying to this notification of replacement vehicle, you will receive a R2,000-00 minimum Cash Value Bonus for free, along with your Warning Triangle. AND Recommended replacement vehicle is a Renault Sandero total value R120,000-00.

  14. I have been scammed too!!!! End of last year Perfect Health, The Netherlands, send me a letter via post and stated that I had won some or other International draw and my prize money was
    US$ 18,000.00 BUT I needed to order 15 FAT-Cellu-Ex pathces for the price of R300.00 and then they would send me my cheque – which was already CONFIRMED AND VERIFIED- within 15 days.

    What a scam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Guillable me send the money within three days and SUPRISE SURPRISE …………….. NOTHING!! up until this day.

    Is there not an authority body to which these scammers can be reported too?? These scammers do not have an email adres only a postal adres.

    This will not happen to me agian.

    R300.00 may not sound like much but to a single parent it is alot.

    So please – I have learned the hard way – if you did not enter any draw or competition and you don’t have proof of such – then it is a SCAM!!!!!

  15. I am writing this report to inform Homeland security and the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the public about an alleged extremely dangerous and cunning individual by the name of Claas Hendrik Honer, also known as Hendrik Honer by whom my company , myself, and my family, consisting of 2 small children and wife fell victim to by his potentially criminal and libelous actions in his quest of obtaining a U-visa green card. The Immigration and Naturalization Service in Vermont currently has his pending U-visa green card application (A200177328), which he filed last July 2011 in which he concocted he was a victim of slave labor, a victim of criminals, and is in fear of his life, which is totally and completely false. As a matter of fact, this report contains information which will prove beyond a doubt that Mr.Hendrik Honer himself is the only criminal here and should be arrested and denied any legal access to the United States of America and deported back to his homeland Germany where in fact he potentially faces criminal charges due his family’s alleged illegal automotive activities which included bribing local government officials to name a few. The family dealership and private residence were raided by the German authorities and all of the family’s assets were seized, thus forcing Mr.Hendrik Honer to abandon his family and flee to the U.S.A. While the German government pursued the legal process, Mr. Honer’s father placed his company into his daughter’s name in order for her to take the fall and as a result, she (Hendrik Honer’s sister) was taken into custody while the authorities investigated all of the Honer family’s illegal activities. Mr. Honer didn’t even attend his own father’s funeral as he passed away of pancreatic cancer in 2008. Hendrik knew if he returned to bury his father, he would have two problems. One, he would possibly face criminal charges and arrest by German authorities if German authorities knew he was in German soil. Two, he would definitely not be permitted back into the United States since he has been an illegal, undocumented alien for over 10 years.

    Hendrik Honer’s main goal was to be extremely wealthy and he is obsessed with his goal to the point that he will become rich at any expense, whether he gets to that goal legally or illegally. He came to the conclusion that in order to be wealthy, he could not do it in Germany due to his families checkered past and the economic structure but in the United States, where the opportunities were more abundant and the laws were more lax. He did not have any family or friends in the United States to sponsor him for residency so the only avenue he that was available to him was to get a student visa by enrolling at an undergraduate college or university in the United States. He decided to apply to Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Florida and got accepted. He then applied for a student visa to study at Northwood University and got the visa granted from the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

    While attending Northwood University, Hendrik Honer was always thinking ahead on ways in becoming a permanent residence. He studied ways of getting a sponsorship, whether it was through illegal marriage, or other avenues where the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service would grant people like him permanent legal residency status. One of the ways he found out that would be the easiest and most practical way in obtaining a green card was to get a business to sponsor him.

    Mr. Honer started to look for anyone who was willing to sponsor him throughout Florida and through one of his suspected criminal associates Guido Baechler (More on Mr. Baechler later).

    Hendrik Honer is now on the lam because he owes hundreds of people money.

  16. All you people who have been scammed have no idea how helpful you have all been to me i too am a single parent and thought yeah why not ill give Professor Kingston of IEF $50.00 for the exchange of 33,333.00 till i checked him out and found this… now what I don’t understand is how did they get my name and address ? its all so formal and looks so legit!!!! all confirmed numbers and i am the WINNER !!!!and a guaranteed winner at that and I was the chosen one …. Yeah right !!! I am soo sorry for all that have been scammed especially the single parents who do it real tough … But in writing in to boards like this you help people like me who are suss and check things out before we get ourselves into more strife as if not having enough problems in our daily life isn’t enough getting scammed would be the worst feeling … I am sorry but i thank you all wholeheartedly you all make me feel like i have won the lottery thank you .

  17. I have more than 03 years that I receive a post letters all the weeks at my home adress telling me that I’m won in lottery . but I don’t take them in serious .I know that it is a scam and fraud collecting monney.
    I want to stop receiving these kind of letters could you help me .
    I collected 02 big bag of letters sent to me from ; australia .england .specially from the netherlands “the niche of scams and fraud” from USA .SPAIN .ITALY .CHINA .thailand.japan ; and other contrys . What should I do to stop receiving letters like this .
    I didn’t find a solution and it gone to became a seriouse problem to me and my familly in my town and post work
    your suggestions and helps please
    thank you

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