The CROWN GLOBAL 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 “CROWN GLOBAL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL” and no prize money.
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Email Lottery Scams – International Lottery Scam Information
CROWN GLOBAL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
FROM: THE DESK OF THE COORDINATOR,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENTDEAR WINNER
RESULTS FOR CATEGORY “A” DRAWSCongratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the Category “A” draws of CROWN GLOBAL LOTTERY INT. We are happy to inform you that you have emerged a winner under the First Category, which is part of our promotional draws. The draws were held prior to your notification. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 4,000,000 names/email addresses of individuals and companies from America, Asia, Australia, Africa, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and New Zealand as part of our International Promotions Program.
You/Your Company, attached to ticket number 3322/6181-22,with serial number 92-71 drew the lucky numbers 19, 21, 25, 30,41,44 (22), and consequently won in the Category “A”.
You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of $1,000,000.00 (One Million United States Dollars) in cash, which is the winning payout for Category “A” winners.
This is from the total prize money of $5,000,000.00 shared among the five international winners in this category.
Your funds are now deposited with A BANK, a reputable BANK, 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/no participants of this program. Please contact your claims agent immediately, to begin your claims process;
MR. Festus More
CROWN GLOBAL LOTTERY INT
For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice. Remember, you must contact your claims agent not later than two weeks after the receipt of this mail. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.
NOTE: For easy reference and identification find below your reference and Batch numbers. Note that you are to forward this email to the agents in your first correspondence with them, whether by email.
REFERENCE NUMBER: CGL/7668/94-55/11
BATCH NUMBER: 9541-HM
Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.
Importance NoticeAfter 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 YouI 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 DateHoax-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!