by Brett M. Christensen

The CONTENT SOFTWARE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY 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 “CONTENT SOFTWARE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY” and no prize money.

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

SCFN: GWK/5333/025648/03UAD.
BATCH: 241/2002/BLL.
ATTN: CEO,The CONTENT SOFTWARE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY/PROMOTIONS netherland,is pleased to inform you that your company/individual name attached to the ticket numbers 1001-58255563-2285 with serial number 8888/03 drew from the lucky numbers 02-22-00-66-99-85-52-12-36-50, which consequently won the lottery in the FIRST category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROE (400,000.00 EUROE) in cash credited to security file number GWK/4578/789834/746YU.This is from a total cash prize of 19 million EUROE share among ten individuals and Six international companies lucky winners in this category.


Your funds is now deposited with our Payment/Finance Department in the security company to your name ,Due to the mixed up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this winning a top secret from the public notice until your claims has been processed and remitted to your account as this is apart of the security protocol, to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of this program by participants.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from the 100,000 company/individual email addresses from all over the world as part of our international promotions program, which we conduct every decade. We hope with a part of your winnings, you will take part in our next end of year stake 20 million euro international lottery.
TO begin your claims, please contact your claim agent in (Lottery payment centre),MR. David Bradley (Director of operations).
Email (financepaynl@netscape.net)

For processing and remittance of your cash to a designated account of your choice. remember, all winnings must be claim not later than 18th march 2005, After this date, All unclaimed funds will be returned to the promotion company.

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your security credited file number and batch numbers and also with your telephone and fax numbers respectively in every correspondence with your claim agent. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform your claim agent as soon as possible.

Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program and publication.
Yours sincerely,
(Promotion Manager).

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,