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Classic Lotto Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

The Classic 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 “Classic Lotto” and no prize money.

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


Example:
FROM: THE DESK OF THE CLASSIC LOTTO S.L,

INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,

REF: EAASL/941OYI/02/STXN.

BATCH: 12/25/0034

Dear winner,

The Classic Lotto is a(computer programme)in Spain,Main aim which serves to promote theater,art,literature, projects in the social and political arena with a focus on health,as well as science,research,and higher education.Most recently the foundation set up the NEW HOPE LOTTERY is to give out prizes based on the computer ballot system.By doing this the foundation seek to encourage the use of Internet for academic and business pursuits.

We are happy to inform you that your email address has been selected as one of the lucky email addresses in the category “c” of the online lotto conducted by Classic Lotto.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

The lotto was conducted by first of its kind by automated computer balloting system,where by email addresses of(50,000 email addresses)were extracted from all continents of the world.A draw was held in different categories and winners emerged from different parts of the world and they are entitled to various cash prizes depending on their different categories..Thus,you are entitled to a prize money of 1,500,000.00 euros{ONE MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EURO ONLY}Reference number for your prize is:EAASL/941OYI/02/STXN,Ticket number:TB7/16029/BA.

HOW WAS THE SELECTION PROCESS DONE?

As a category C winner,you have been selected by “AUTOMATED”computer balloting system where only email addresses were soughted,from a total number of 50,000 email addresses drawn from all over the WORLD.To immediately claim your prize,contact the(ATTORNEY)with the following informations given below.

PARKER WHITE CHAMBERS & ASSOCIATES
(Legal Practioners/notary public)
HEAD OFFICE C/ESPANA CARLOS 21
478935.MADRID,SPAIN.
TEL: 0034-616-747-603
EMAIL TO:notarychamber@netscape.net
The above claim agent will assist you in the processing and remittance of your prize funds to you .

Provide Prize reference number-EAASL/941OYI/02/STXN,batch number-12/25/0034 and winning ticket number-TB7/16029/BA for confirmation of your(WINNING PRIZE).In your best interest(s),you must initiate contact within 2 days of receipt of this correspondence.Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thanks for being part of our promotions program.

Yours faithfully,
Mrs.Violletta Kclose.
Zonal Coordinator.
CLASSIC LOTTO S.L

You are to provide the below details,to enable the speedy evaluation and processing of your winnings.we advice that you adhere strictly to their procedures to avoid any disqualifications and subsequent cancellation.

1. your full names
2. your full home / office address
3. direct telephone and mobile/fax numbers and email
the above detailed information will be absolutely necessary to file in your claim.

PLEASE NOTE:YOU ARE TO KEEP ALL LOTTERY INFORMATIONS FROM PUBLIC AS WE WILL NOT ENTERTAIN CASES OF MULTIPLE CLAIMS PROCESSING OR COMPROMISE THE PRIVACY AND SECURITY OF ALL OUR WINNER.THIS IS IN LINE WITH THE DATA PROTECTION ACT OF THE CLASSIC LOTTO S.L.


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