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Esperanza Lotto Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

The Esperanza 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 “Esperanza 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 PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
ESPERANZA INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS
PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
CALLE LOPEZ DE HOYOS 213,
28003 MADRID,SPAIN.
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REF:BS7/28216/11
BATCH:10/927/ESB
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RE: AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION: FINAL NOTICE.

We are pleased to inform you officially of the announcement today of winners of the MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS, PROGRAMS held on 10th FEBUARY 2005.Your company or your personal e-mail address, is attached to ticket number 8976-2312-908-765, with serial number 2323-56 drew the lucky numbers 367-21-546-43-02-91, and consequently won the lottery in the second category.JANUARY 2005. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 805.585Euros (Eight Hundred And Five Thousand Five Hundred And Eighty Five Euros) cash credited, This is from total prize money of 12,083,775.00Euros shared among the Fifteen (15) international winners in this category. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names/email addresses of individuals and companies from Australia, New Zealand,America, Europe, North America and Asia, as part of International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually.
Your fund has been deposited in an escrow account and insured in your name. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. We hope with a part of your prize, you will participate in our year high stakes US$100. Million International Lottery.
To claim your winning prize, you must first contact the claims
department by email:
**************************************************
Mrs. Flora Gray.
Email:floragray3@walla.com
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For processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice. Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than a week of receiving this notification.All funds not claimed on or before this time will be returned as unclaimed. NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers telephone and fax numbers in all correspondences with this office.
Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform us as soon as possible. Congratulations again from all our staff for being part of our promotions program.
Sincerely,
Mrs Laura Ruiz Adolfo
For Esperanza lotto

N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to,disqualification Anybody under the age of 18 cannot participate in this program,Do not reply to this mail contact your claims department for your claims.


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