by Brett M. Christensen

Lottery scams are one of the most common types of fraudulent email currently hitting inboxes. The PRINCESS DIANA UNIVERSAL PROMO email shown below is an example of one of these scam emails. Be wary of unsolicited email that informs you that you have won a large sum of money in an international lottery. There is no lottery and no prize. Those who initiate a dialogue with the scammers by replying to the lottery scam emails will eventually be asked for advanced fees to cover expenses associated with delivery of the supposed “winnings”. They may also become the victims of identity theft.

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


OFFICIAL EMAIL: DianaLottery@katamail.com CONTACT FAX: [REMOVED].

Dear Sir/Madam,


We are highly delighted to inform you that you have been found to be a beneficiary of the Estates of Late Princess Diana, the Princess of Wales. Diana Frances Spencer was born on July 1, 1961 at Park House, the home her parents rented on the royal family’s estate at Sandringham. She died on August 31, 1997 when her new-found love affair with Emad “Dodi” Fayed, the son of billionaire businessman Mohamed Al-Fayed, was abruptly ended by a car accident in Paris while fleeing from paparazzi.

The Law Office of [NAME OF LAW FIRM REMOVED] represents a reputable law firm in London that is highly versed in the equitable administration of wills & estates for more than 27 years. Unsurprisingly, we are the executors of the great estate of Princess Diana and the undisputable managers of this lottery promotion.

In the announcement of the lucky winners for the prestigious PRINCESS DIANA UNIVERSAL PROMO for this year, your email address was attached to ticket number 13-2316-5086-477; with serial number A025-09 drew the lucky numbers: 37-13-34-85-56-87 Bonus Ball which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category {match5 plus bonus}. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of $3 Million USD (Three Million US Dollars) in cash credited to file REF NO. PDUP/67 AO916520567. This is from the yearly royalty received from the British Parliament in furtherance of the objectives of the foundation as was laid down by late Princess Diana in her WILL. Since your winning is in category A, the bank that will pay the winners in this category is based in the United States of America.

All participants were selected through a computer-generated ballot system drawn from 100,000 companies/individuals from Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, America, Asia, Europe and North America as part of our International Charity Program, which is conducted annually.

Your fund is now deposited with a financial institution in the USA waiting for your feedback to commence the transfer process. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we advise you to keep your winning information confidential until your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by some disgruntled participants of this program. Other numerous charity promotions that we currently execute can be found by clicking on this link; [LINK REMOVED]

In order to update your file and refer you to the paying bank in USA, we shall require the followings from you;

Your full names & address
Your telephone & fax numbers
Date of Birth
Your occupation/business
Your business address

Marital Status

At this juncture, we finally congratulate and welcome you into the happy union of the friends and well-wishers of late Princess Diana, a woman of distinction, who whether in good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness.

Thanks for your anticipated cooperation.



NB: The Official Contact Email is: DianaLottery@katamail.com

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,