"EuroMillions Lottery Scam - What to Look Out For..."
EuroMillions Lottery Scam
As with any good thing in life there is always someone out to spoil it – and this applies to lottery games throughout the world and in this context in particular – the incredibly popular EuroMillions Lottery.
Unfortunately scams are fairly prevalent on the internet and – yes – they have penetrated the world lottery market as much as any other industry.
The trick is to be aware that lottery scams exist and when surfing the internet or checking your emails – learn to spot anything that looks suspicious and either take no action at all or report it to the relevant people.
With relation to the EuroMillions – there are various lotto scams that surface from time to time and it is wise to be sensible and get to know what looks ok and above board and what appears to be some kind of Euro Lottery scam – in the main they are fairly easy to spot.
Euro Lottery Scams – What to Watch Out For...
You could encounter the typical Euro Lottery scam in 4 main ways...
• Via your email inbox
• Through your letter box/mail box
• When surfing the internet
• On the telephone
The most common 2 methods of EuroMillions Lottery scam that you are likely to see would be if you opened your email inbox or checked your postal mail one morning to find that you had an email or letter telling you that you had “won the lottery”.
It is also possible to come across the odd lotto scam whilst you are browsing online although this is less slightly less likely to affect you than having lottery scam mail sent directly to you – the more accustomed to the internet and EuroMillions websites in particular that you are – the more likely you will be able to tell the difference between the good and the bad.
It is even possible to be taken in by a Euro Lottery scam over the telephone – having someone phoning you up and either telling you – once again – that you have “won the lottery” or trying to entice you to join some or other lottery game.
Typical Euro Lottery Scams...
With the typical lottery scam you will notice that there will be a short “window of opportunity” in which to claim your “prize” – in other words they don’t give you much time and this alone should sound the warning signs.
You will normally be asked to send a nominal – in some cases more substantial –
amount of money to cover things like administration before your “winnings” will be sent.
This “admin” fee you will probably be asked to send abroad via bank transfer by which time 2 things will tend to happen – the scammers will have your bank details and you will have seen the last of the money you have just sent.
I’m sure it’ll be pretty obvious by now that you will – of course – not be seeing any lottery winnings coming your way.
EuroMillions Lottery Scam Example...
The most common type of EuroMillions lotto scams involves you receiving a letter stating that you have won something on the Euro Millions and will even include an enclosed, genuine looking cheque.
Wording on the letter can vary between different Euro Lotto scams but will generally tell you that you’ve been lucky enough to win something like $250,000 on the Euro Millions – Euro Lottery – and a cheque is also likely to be attached for – say $3,500 –
supposedly to cover something spurious like “non-residence taxes on winnings”.
The EuroMillions Lottery scam artists will be wanting you to bank the enclosed cheque and then contact them – having hopefully gained your trust seeing as the cheque appeared perfectly legitimate and seemed to bank without problem.
The scammers will then ask you to send them some money for dealing with your Euro Lottery winning claim at which stage – if you obliged – they would also be getting your personal details and information.
So, if you should receive any letter or email such as this – simply don’t reply as the claim they make won’t be genuine – the cheque will be outright lottery fraud and even if it did clear it would later be traced back to you – and don’t provide the scammers with any of your personal information.
Lotto Scam Example Email...
The following is a typical example of an actual Euro Lottery scam email. It is one of the many examples of lottery scam that has been logged and is being monitored by Fraud Watch International...
“Subject: NATIONAL EURO LOTTERY
NATIONAL EURO LOTTERY,
1002 BS AMSTELVEEN,
FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
REF: N.E.L/LP /92510760338/02
ATTENTION: AWARD NOTIFICATION .
We are pleased to inform you that you are part of the winners at the recent LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION held 13th of May 2004.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payment of US$1,000,000 [one million united state dollars] credited to file REF NO. N.E.L/LP /92510760338/02.This is from total prize money of US$50Million which is among the international winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names from Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe, North America,Africa and Asia as part of International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually.
Your funds is now deposited with a financial institute insured in your name/ticket and batch number.Due to the mix-up of some names and ticket numbers, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim have been processes and your funds will be transfer to your designated bank account.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. We hope with a part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes US$1.3 billion International Lottery.
To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent;
MR : FRANK STUY (FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER)
Email : email@example.com
For due processing and the remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers to your claim agent. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of any winners will result to disqualification Congratulations again from all our staffs and thanks for being part of our promotions program. Sincerely,
[THE PROMOTIONS SECETARY ]
Do contact Mr Frank Stuy on the contact information stated above. N.B...... WE APOLOGIES FOR THE DELAY OF THE THIS INFORMATION.!!!”
Lottery scam emails like this one can also come in the form of a physical letter through your mailbox. It is emails and letters such as this that you need to be on the lookout for and should you receive any – get straight in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
KNOWN Euro Lottery Scams
Here is a list of names used by people and organizations operating Euro Lottery scams – the name’s are alias’s and are used in lottery scam emails.
Please note that some of the names listed can be those of genuine companies and individuals that have been hijacked by Euro Lottery scam artists who use authentic names in an attempt to make them look legitimate – which, of course, they are not.
All of these lotto scams have been logged down, researched and investigated by Fraud Watch International.
If you receive any information from anyone pretending to be from the EuroMillions – Euro Millions Lottery – that is using one of these names, please treat it with the utmost of caution as it is unlikely to be the real thing...
EURO AMERICAN LOTTERY
EURO INTERNATIONAL LOTTO
EURO PACIFIC FINANCE AND TRUST AGENCY
Euro,Afro,Amrican ,Sweepstake Lottery
EURO. AFRO AMERICAN SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY
EURO-AFRO ASIAN SWEEPSTAKEINTERNATIONAL
EURO-AFRICAN ( EUROPE AFRIQUE) SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
Euro-Afro American Sweepstake Lottery
EURO-AFRO ASIAN SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY
EURO-AFRO SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY NL.
EURO-AMERICA SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY
EURO-AMERICA SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
EURO AMERICAN LOTTERY PROMO
EURO AMERICAN PROMO INTERNATIONAL
EURO ASIAN BIG LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
EURO LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL BELGIUM
EURO MILLION LOTTERY
EURO MILLION LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
EURO MULTIMEDIA LOTTERY AWARD
EURO PACIFIC FINANCE AND TRUST AGENCY
EURO PROMO LOTTERY BV
EUROPA INTERNATINAL STAKE LOTTERY
EUROPE ELGORDO SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY/ INTERNATIONAL
EUROPE FORTUNE LOTTERY
EUROPE INTERCONTINENTAL LOTTERY
EUROPE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
EUROPE LOTTO BV
EUROPEAN CIRCLE INTERNATIONAL
EUROPEAN EMAIL LOTTO INTERNATIONAL
EUROPEAN GLOBAL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
EUROPEAN INT'L LOTTERY COMPANY (EILC)
European Lottery Commission
EUROPEAN LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
European Lottery Syndicate
European Lotto Commission
NATIONAL EURO LOTTERY
Lotto Scams – What To Do...
First and foremost do NOT get taken in by the lotto scam – it is designed to trick you into believing it’s real – and after reading this page of EuroMillion scam information hopefully you will know what’s real and what’s not.
If you DO come across what you believe to be Euro Million scams – or any other lottery scam for that matter – report it straight away to the relevant authorities.
Depending upon how you have discovered the scam this could be your local police department or postal/mail offices – or for internet based scams – Fraud Watch International.
Simply email Fraud Watch International at email@example.com who will then investigate the lottery scam and endeavour to bring the culprits to justice whilst at the same time – broadcasting the message that these people are to be avoided at all costs.
Play Euro Millions...
Having covered all the negative aspects of the EuroMillions Lotto scam – it is worth remembering that there are also many truly genuine and authentic ways in which you CAN play EuroMillions on the internet.
You can either buy EuroMillions entries from fully accredited and authorized lottery ticket sales companies such as TheLotter or play Euro Lottery games with a distinct advantage as part of a Multi-Win syndicate from e-Lottery & VWD.
Both of these companies have been around for years now and have been tried and tested so if you decide to buy lottery tickets online with them – you can be assured that your purchases will be in very capable hands and your personal details quite safe.
Quite simply – if you did NOT play Euro Millions you did NOT win the lottery – no matter what lottery scam has tried to make you believe otherwise.
This applies to ALL lottery games – if you did not buy lottery tickets for the game – there is NO WAY that you can have won it so please don’t believe what these scammers may be telling you.
Finally – if we don’t report these lottery scams to the appropriate people if and when we come across them – they will not only NOT get caught and prosecuted but will also continue to hurt many other good people along the way.