by Brett M. Christensen

The CLAIM LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL 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 “CLAIM LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL” and no prize money.

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

REF: MLI/231-ILGI0431/03



We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 1st of March 2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 20711465897-6291 with serial number 472-971102 drew lucky numbers 9-66-97-22-71-64 which consequently won in the 2nd category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$ 1,000,000. (one millon United States Dollars)


Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information very confidential till your claims has been processed and your prize/money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocolto avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse ofthis program by some participants. All participants were selected through a computerballot system drawn from over 200,000.00 company and 300,000.00individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place annually. We hope with part of yourwinning you will take part in our next year USD2 million ( Two Million United States dollars) international lottery. To file for your claim, please contact our appionted ADVOCATE Mr John Peters.

CLAIM LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL and they have been directed to make all payments to all the winners before the deadline which is 14th March, 2005
TEL: +31-630-9265 32
FAX: +31- 645 236 856
Email: johnpeters30@netscape.net with your telephone and especially your fax numbers so that they can send you the claims application form you(A4) which you fill out to expedite the transfer of your winnings to you the Beneficiary. Note that all winning must be claimed not later than 14th of March, 2005. After this date all unclaimed, funds will be included in the next stake.

Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.

Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program. Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Sincerely yours,
Mrs. Ellen Kloos
Lottery Coordinator.

REPLY EMAIL TO johnpeters30@netscape.net

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,