This is an email that I got pretending to be from The National Lottery in the UK. It even contains links that are legit so I will take those out of this blog entry. However the PO Box in this email seems to be a scam so I will keep that in there. The ways I knew that this email was a scam even before opening it was that I do not live in the UK and I never entered the lottery. If you get this email it is bogus.
The National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1N
FINAL WINNING NOTIFICATION:
Dear Lucky Winner,
RE: BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to notify you the Draw (#2048) of the NATIONAL LOTTERY, Online Sweepstakes International Lottery Program held on Saturday, 8th August, 2015. To purchase a ticket, Players must be 16 or over and physically located in the UK or Isle of Man. However, for the Bonus Lottery Promotion, winners do not have to be physically located in the UK or Isle of Man. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from a pool of over 25,000 email addresses drawn from our affiliate and promotion websites in Europe, America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle-East, parts of Africa, and North & South America as part of our international promotions program conducted annually to encourage prospective overseas entries. We hope with part of your prize awards, you will take part in our subsequent lottery jackpots. The result of our computer draw (#2048) which took place on Saturday, 8th August, 2015 selected email address attached to an e-ticket number 56475600545 188 with Serial number (5627635368/10) drew the lucky numbers: 06 22 28 30 39 44(bonus no. 33), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category to the sum of £3,912,064 (Three million, nine hundred and twelve thousand and sixty-four British Pounds Sterling).You have therefore been approved to claim your winning in cheque credited to file KTU/9023118308/10 in the amount of £3,912,064 (Three million, nine hundred and twelve thousand and sixty-four British Pounds Sterling).
Your prize award has been insured in your email address and is ready for claims. To begin your claims therefore, you are advised to expeditiously contact our licensed and accredited claim agent for Overseas Lottery Winners within a period of 7 days (date of this email inclusive) for the processing of your winning and remittance to your designated bank account after all statutory obligations have been satisfactorily dispensed with. 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. Please be warned. You may want to go through our online web result checker
(LEGIT LINKS REMOVED)
to verify your prize online with your numbers: 06 22 28 30 39 44
This promotion takes place twice weekly. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in England as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your funds would be released to you by any of our payment offices in England. Please be informed that claims not processed within the stipulated period may be forfeited to the pool without further notice. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. You may wish to establish contact via e-mail with the particulars presented below sending the batch and reference numbers and these information below for quick verifications and release of funds between the hours of 8.00am - 7.30pm on Monday through Sunday.
Overseas Claims Unit
United Kingdom Lottery Fiduciary
Contact Person: Stephen Alex Williams
Email: ( email@example.com )
VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM
1. FULL NAMES: __________________________________
2. FULL ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________________________________
3. SEX: _______________
4. AGE: ________
5. MARITAL STATUS: ___________________
6. OCCUPATION: ________________________
7. E-MAIL ADDRESS: _____________________________
8. TELEPHONE NUMBER: _____________________
9. LOTTO NUMBER: __06 22 28 30 39 44__B. DRAW NUMBER: ___2048___
10. TICKET NUMBER: __56475600545 188___
11. SERIAL NUMBER: __5627635368/10___
12. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL___________
13. AMOUNT WON: ______£3,912,064_____________________________
Make sure this Verification and Funds Release Form is sent to the Fiduciary agent for quick verification and funds release purpose. Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality, and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated with fraudulent claims. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.
At your disposal, we remain.
Very Truly Yours,
The National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1NL
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