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ROLLS ROYCE 100TH ANNIVERSARY ESTRAVAGANZA SCAM

by Brett M. Christensen

Lottery scams are one of the most common types of fraudulent email currently hitting inboxes. The ROLLS ROYCE 100TH ANNIVERSARY ESTRAVAGANZA 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


Example:
ROLLS ROYCE MOTOR CARS
PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
1 ROLLS ROYCE AVENUE
ROYCE COURTYARDn
LONDON, SW1V 3DW
UNITED KINGDOM

ROLLS ROYCE 100TH ANNIVERSARY ESTRAVAGANZA

This is to inform you of the release of email balloting held on the 15 July 2005 ,by ROLLS ROYCE MOTOR CARS on it’s 100th anniversary.For the first time ever ROLLS ROYCE MOTOR CARS have decided to celebrate it’s 100th anniversary by awarding £1,000,000.00 (One Million POUND STERLING) each to 20 lucky winners who were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from only Microsoft users from over 30,000.00 companies and 5,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.

However, the results were released on 29 July 2005 and your email was among the 20 Lucky winners who won £1,000,000.00 each on the 100th anniversery of the ROLLS ROYCE MOTOR CARS, and your email was attached to ticket number RR38844240 and ballot number 00147.

In other to claim your £1,000,000.00 prize winning, which has been deposited in a designated bank. However,you will have to fill the form below and send it to the Promotion manager of this company for verification and then you will be directed to the bank where a cheque of £1,000,000.00 has already been deposited in your name.

NAME:……………………………………………………..
AGE:………………………………………………………..
SEX:………………………………………………………..
ADDRESS:…………………………………………………….
EMAIL:………………………………………………………
PHONE:………………………………………………….
TICKET NUMBER:…………………………………………..
BALLOT NUMBER:……………………………………………….
OCCUPATION:………………………………………………….
COMPANY:…………………………………………………….
COUNTRY:…………………………………………………….

Please you are adviced to complete the form and send it immediately to our Promotion manager through email for prompt collection of your fund from the designated bank.V CONTACT NAME: Mr.JOHN SMITH(PROMOTIONS MANAGER)
CITY/ COUNTRY:London, United Kingdom.
TEL: ******
FAX: *******
EMAIL: ********
Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification.

This E-mail message (including attachments, if any) is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain Information that is privileged, proprietary, confidential and exempted from disclosure.

If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.
Yours faithfully,
Mrs. MARY BOULE


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