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AUSTRALIAN INTER-LOTTO SCAM

by Brett M. Christensen

The AUSTRALIAN INTER-LOTTO scam email shown below claims that the recipient has won money in an international lottery. The email is an attempt to initiate a dialogue with potential victims and subsequently trick them into sending money to the scammers responsible. There is no “AUSTRALIAN INTER-LOTTO” and no prize money.

For more information about Lottery Scams see:
Email Lottery Scams – International Lottery Scam Information


Example:
Sir/Madam

RE / AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the AUSTRALIAN INTER-LOTTO held on the 23th of November,Your e-mail address attached to ticket number;12457851245212 with serial number 24512-LK235,batch number B142/245874120KYT, lottery reference number 452632 and drew from lucky numbers 58-7-27-46-47-69 which consequently won in the 2nd category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of $1,000,000.00 only,payable in cash credited to security credited file numbers;YHT/24586/2354/JPA.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Your fund is now deposited with our fiduciary agent (UK BOND) insured in your name. In your best interest and also to avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly from public notice until the process of transferring your claims has been completed, and your funds remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants/nonparticipants who take advantage of our name and this programme to reap our winners. We also wish to bring to your notice our end of year (2004) high stakes where you stand a chance of winning up to 12,00,000.00, we hope that with a part of your prize you will participate.

To begin your claim process, please contact our UK paying agent immediately

MR. SAMUEL JONES
HM JONES(credit & finance) UK LTD.
DIRECT:+44-77 86424598
PHONE: +44-20-70600873
FAX: +44-20-77483074
EMAIL: hmjonesuk@financier.com

Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 11th NOVEMBER, 2004. After this date, the prize award will be returned to the AUSTRALIAN INTER-LOTTO . Be informed that 5% of your lottery winning belongs to charity organisation. As was stated in the policy of our organisation, no institution/person has right to remove/deduct money out of the total sum won till it gets to the beneficiary.

Please call your agent as soon as you receive this letter and remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all your correspondence with HM JONES Uk

REFERENCE NUMBER: 1072896743AS
BATCH NO: 443/04
Congratulations once again from all our staff Sincerely.

SUSAN DAVIES
LOTTERY COORDINATOR
NATIONWIDE INTER-LOTTO UK
SOUTH PARK BUSINESS CENTRE
310 GREEN LANE, ILFORD,
IG1 1XT, ESSEX.
Phone: +44-7775914278
PLEASE ALL INSTRUCTIONS ARE STRICTLY OBSVERED AND ANY WINNERS BELOW 18 YEARS OF AGE SHOULD IGNOR THIS NOTICE AS NOT QUALIFIED FOR THIS CLAIM.


Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer