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EL MUNDO SPANISH LOTTERY SCAM

by Brett M. Christensen

The EL MUNDO SPANISH 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 “EL MUNDO SPANISH LOTTERY” and no prize money.

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


Example:
CALLE RUIIZ COLEGIO 103,PISO 6B
MADRID CAPITAL 20045 ESPAÑA
TEL/FAX:- 0034- 628 084 236

FROM: THE DESK OF MANAGING DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL LOTTO PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
CLAIM FILE NUMBER: SPN/435/6001/04
BATCH NUMBER: 35/89899/HHESP

ATTN: BENEFICIARY

DATE : 18/10/04
RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION FINAL NOTICE

We are pleased to inform you of the recent result of EL MUNDO SPANISH LOTTERY/INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM held on 25th JULY 2003. Your name attached ticket number 055-11879443 with serial numbers 8449-03 drew the lucky numbers 7-12-25-35-65-80 which consequently won the lottery in the 3rd category.You are therefore been approved for the lump sum payout of €2,000 000 (TWO MILLION EUROS) In cash credited to file number SPN/435/6001/04.This is from the total cash prize of €28,000 000.00(TWENTY EIGHT MILLION EUROS ONLY).Shared among the fourtheen international winners in this category.

Your fund is now deposited with a security company insured in your name.Due to the mixed numbers and names in this office we ask that you keep this award from the public notice until your claims has been processed and your fund remitted to your designated account,to avoid double claim and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by participants, this is our security protocol.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 55,000 names from Asia, Australia,Middle East, Europe,United State of America,Canada,South-America and Africa,as part of our international promotion programs which we conduct once every two years.We hope that your lucky name will draw a bigger cash prize in the subsequent programs.

To begin your lottery claim please contact your agent MR.DOSSANTOS,LIBERTY SECURITY COMPANYS.A.Tel+34-679659153.Fax+34-620489428, for necessary assistance as regards to your claim and final release of the prize money to your designated bank account.

Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 31st of Nov 2004. After this date all the fund will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA as unclaimed.And be informed that 10% of your lottery winning belongs to Security company.This 10% will be remitted after you have received your winning prize.

Congratulations on be half of our managements.

MR.BEN GOODMAN.
INTL.LOTTO COMMISSION
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,
Hoax-Slayer