The MICRO SEAL 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 “MICRO SEAL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL” and no prize money.
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Email Lottery Scams – International Lottery Scam Information
MICRO SEAL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
RE: WINNING FINAL NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 20th of April 2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 1952672839363-05 with serial number 937-7353-8374 drew lucky numbers 11-76-8760-76-777 which consequently won in the 2nd category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$ 746,000.00 (Seven Hundred and forty six Thousand United States Dollars)
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information very confidential till your claims has been processed and your prize/money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. All participants were selected through a computerballot system drawn from over 200,000.00 company and 300,000.00 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place annually. We hope with part of your winning you will take part in our next year USD1 million ( One Million United States dollars) international lottery. To file for your claim, please contact our/your fiducial agent Mr.Timothy Nelson whose company Euro Security Consultancy is an agent of Micro seal Lottery and they have been directed to make all payments to allthe winners after proper verification of all claims before the deadline which is May 30th 2004.
TEL: +31 610 158 659
Note that all winning must be claimed not later than 30th of May 2005. After this date all unclaimed, funds will be included in the next stake. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Mrs. Rosemary Van Overmas.
REPLY EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org
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!