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EUROMILLONES SPANISH LOTTERY SCAM

by Brett M. Christensen

The EUROMILLONES 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 “EUROMILLONES SPANISH LOTTERY” and no prize money.

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


Example:
CALLE PIVON Y SANCHEZ NO 8 2B
28014, MADRID, SPAIN
TEL/: 0034-600-019-144.

DATE: 14/02/05

FROM:THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
REF NO:ESC/11500369/32
BATCH NO:SLI/028/O5

ATTENTION:
RE:AWARD NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the release of the results of the EUROMILLONES SPANISH LOTTERY/INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM held on the 12th of Febuary,2005,organised by our Lottery department to promote and encourage international participation in our begin of year high stake lottery.

Your name attached to ticket number 4533-254 with serial number 46637253 drew the lucky numbers 32-36-45-58-24 -46-29 which consequently won in the 3rd category.

You have therefore been approved for a lump payout of €215,810.00c(TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND TEN EUROS)in cash credited to file REF NO:ESC/11504479/32.

CONGRATULATIONS!.

Your fund is now deposited with a security company insured in your name alone, due to mixed up of some numbers and names,we ask you to keep your prize tracking number very confidential until your claim has been processed and your won fund remitted to your nominated bank account,as this is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming.

All participants were selected through a computer ballots system drawn from 30,000 names from Europe,North America,Asia,Australia Caribean, Africa And New Zealand as part of our international program which we conduct once every year.We hope that with a part of your prize, you will take part in our up coming end of year high stake €1.8 billion International lottery.

To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent,DON, ALBERTO GOMEZ Foreign Operation Manager, OVERSEA CREDIT COMPANY, S.A. on TEL:(0034.627-062-388). and FAX 0034-627.062.388, for processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated bank account of your choice.

Note: A payment of tax clearance fee is required from every beneficary who is not an european citizen. Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 18th March, 2005. After this date all funds will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA as unclaimed. Also,for your information ,10% of your prize money belongs to your claim agent as a part of their commission.This commission will be paid to OVERSEA CREDIT COMPANY ,S.A only after you have received your fund in your designated account.

NOTE:In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and prize tracking numbers in every of your correspondence with your agent.

Sincerely,
JOSE PEREZ.
VICE PRESIDENT


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