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ROYAL MAGIC E-MAIL LOTTERY PROGRAM SCAM

by Brett M. Christensen

The ROYAL MAGIC E-MAIL LOTTERY PROGRAM 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 “ROYAL MAGIC E-MAIL LOTTERY PROGRAM” and no prize money.

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


Example:
FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION,
ROYAL MAGIC E-MAIL LOTTERY PROGRAM
VIA MARTIN LUNIMA STREET,
FLINT, A541.
LIVER POOL.
UNITED KINGDOM.

INTERNATIONAL E-MAIL LOTTO PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.
BATCH NO: RMELP/FP/1209/00067/002
REF. No: RMELP/SP/37239/80327/662

WINNING NOTIFICATION

This is to inform you of the release of the ROYAL MAGIC E-MAIL LOTTERY PROGRAM BALLOT INTERNATIONAL/ WORLD GAMING BOARD held on the 23rd of Aprl, 2005 and the results released on the 27th of April, 2005.
Your email address attached to Ticket No:00586 with Serial No 558902 drew the lucky numbers of 41-22-010-245-45-922 which consequently won the lottery in the 3rd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of 500,000.00 Britain Pounds (Five Hundred Thousand Britain Pounds) in cash credited to file REF. No: MELP/ZP/5679/59827/760. This is from a total cash prize of 23.7million Britain Pounds shared among several international lucky winners in the premium, 1st, 2nd and 3rd categories respectively. Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your 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 computer ballot system drawn from only Microsoft users from over 350,000 companies, and 25,000,000 individual e-mail addresses all over the world.To begin your lottery claim, do contact the Director of Wnnings with the information below:

DR. KERRY GREATER MAYER
DIRECTOR OF WINNINGS
ROYAL MAGIC E-MAIL LOTTERY PROGRAM
+44-703-194-0198
FAX-+44-870-120-7133
EMAIL:greaterhararey@netscape.net

Note that all winning must be claimed not later than three weeks after the receipt of this e-mail. After this period all uncaimed funds will be included in the next stake.

Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications do remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do not hesitate inform your Director of Winnings 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.
Yours Sincerely,
MRS. HELEN ANDREW
DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION


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