“2017 UKNL E-lottery Online Sweepstakes Draw” – Scam, Fraud
There is a circulating email which reads “2017 UKNL E-lottery Online Sweepstakes Draw.” If you have received emails with this subject claiming you are a winner please do not follow the instructions in them. This is because the fake emails are being sent by lottery scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money for a lottery that does not exist.
Again as i always say, once you are asked to send money or personal information to collect a lottery prize, it is a scam.
The emails usually take this form
“From: reymund gicaraya <email@example.com>
Sent: Tue, 03 Oct 2017 22:28:53 +0700 (WIB)
Subject: Re: Lottery Confirmation Notice!!!
We wish to inform you that you have won Four Hundered and Fifty Thousand Pounds in the 2017 UKNL (email) draws. To file for claim, please contact via email
With pleasure the UKNL Board wishes to notify you that your e-mail has won £450,000.00 in the 2017 e-lottery Online Sweepstakes powered by the Internet. This is a random computer balloting sponsored by Camlot. The aim of this award programme is for human capital development as a UKNL Millennium Development Goal (UMDG’s)
We look beyond the constraints of conventional thinking to create new possibilities Worldwide. We strive to live the brand, constantly learning and transferring knowledge and improving living standard across the Globe. We are pioneering and we set truly global benchmarks. In achieving these things, we endeavour to human progress.
You are expected to follow the directives that I shall be giving to you in order to claim your winning and verify your winnings, we need your particulars for record purposes, To process your cash award prize, please you are expected to fill the below verification form accordingly and send immediately back to us, so we can proceed with your winnings, you are also expected to send this form within 24 hours so as not to cause any unnecessary delay.
1. Full Names:
2. Residential Address:
3. Phone Number: Mobile & Home
4. Fax Number:
9. Winning Email Address:
I choose option 2(bank wire)”
OR this form:
“From: “UK National Lottery” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 20:42
Subject: Re: (Contact Santander Bank For Your Winning Funds)
Raffle no: 256789 075
Serial No: HCD09/OL
Winning Number: 09-13-15-39-25-(42)
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 £450,000.00 (Four hundred and fifty thousand pounds sterling), In the light of the above mentioned, you are to contact the Manager/Director Of operations, Mr. Mike Ellwood of Santander Bank, United Kingdom with the contact information’s below for further details on how your winnings funds can get to you immediately.
Find below the contact information’s of our paying Bank:
Account Director: Mr. Mike Ellwood
Tel: + (44) 844 202 9804
Email Address: email@example.com
Note: that you are to provide the bank with these details to identify you:
NAME OF YOUR BANK:
Lastly do adhere to the bank instructions so that your winnings can get to you on time. Also so note that there exist is 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 winning will be cancelled.
I will require a concise update on your proceedings with the bank as soon as you make contact with them. If you need any assistance to whatsoever, please do not hesitate to update this office.
Congratulations once more and do reply soonest to acknowledge the receipt of this mail.
Dr. Jack Parkinson
Don’t forget you can always use the Live Chat Box herein to chat with real people who are experiencing the same thing like you or use the comment box to report such scams to us. You can email Testboo.firstname.lastname@example.org
NB – Any email that tells you to pay a certain amount of money to get what they claim that you have won is from online scammers.