by Brett M. Christensen

The PEAK LOTTO 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 “PEAK LOTTO INTERNATIONAL” and no prize money.

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

9379 HF,


We are pleased to inform you of the result of the of the PEAK LOTTO INTERNATIONAL, programs held on the 26th of May 2005. Your e-mail address attached to Ticket number 84756474733-844 with Game Number 74946 drew Lucky Numbers 75,54,-04,97,86,53 which consequently won.You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of (USD$350,000 .00) Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars Only) CONGRATULATIONS!!

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 100.000.00 company and individual email addresses and names from Middel East, Asia, Africa, Canada, Europe,North and south America, Oceania and around the world. To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent;


Due to mix up of some numbers and names,we ask that you keep your Winning information confidential until your claims have been processed. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participant.

Please,note that you will be required to pay for the cost of Issuance of your Winning Certificate,Foreign Participant clearance and Legal Clearance Certificate.Be notify also that all winnings must be claimed not later than 15th June 2005. After this date all unclaimed winnings will be null and void.

In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.

Furthermore,should there be any change of address do inform our agents as soon as possible. Congratulations once more and thank you for being part of our promotional program.

Note:Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

Sincerely yours,

Mrs Felicia Hogved,
Winning Co-ordinator

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,