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ROYAL NETHERLANDS SWEEPSTAKES SCAM

by Brett M. Christensen

The ROYAL NETHERLANDS SWEEPSTAKES 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 NETHERLANDS SWEEPSTAKES” and no prize money.

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


Example:
FROM:PROMOTION DEPARTMENT OF ROYAL NETHERLANDS
SWEEPSTAKES BV WINNING NOTICE FOR CATEGORY B WINNER –

Ref No:RNS/01/1836547290/NL
We are happy to inform you that your email address has been selected as one of the lucky email addresses in the category “B” of the online lotto conducted by our company ROYAL NETHERLANDS SWEEPSTAKES BV here in Amsterdam.

CONGRATULATIONS!The cyber-Lotto was conducted by a first of its kind automated computer balloting system, where by email addresses(25,000 email addresses),were extracted from all continents of the world. A draw was held in different categories and winners emerged from different parts of the world and they are entitled to various cash prizes depending on their different categories.Thus, you are entitled to a prize money of €2,500,000,00 (Two Million,Five Hundred Thousand Euros).

Reference number for your prize
is:RNS/01/1836547290/NL,
Ticket number:RNS/147/01/80.
As a category B winner, you have been selected by computer balloting system where only email addresses are soughted,from a total number of 25,000 addresses drawn from all over the globe.After an automated computer ballot of our International Promotions Program, only FIVE winners emerged in this category and therefore each are to receive payouts of €2.5,000,000,00 (Two Million,Five Hundred Thousand Euros) from the total of €12,500,000.00 (TWELVE MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS).

To immediately claim your prize, please contact our Category “B” financial handlers DUTCH FINANCE & CONTRACTING COMPANY BV,below are the contact information of their financial director:

Mr.Van Leroy
Financial Director
DUTCH FINANCE & CONTRACTING COMPANY BV
NOORDBARGERSTRAAT 77
NL-7812 AA EMMEN
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel/Fax: +31 847300938
email: vanleroy1@dfccbv.net
Provide Prize reference number-RNS/01/1836547290/NL and winning ticket number-RNS/147/01/80 for confirmation. In your best interest(s), you must initiate contact within two weeks of receipt of this correspondence.DUTCH FINANCE & CONTRACTING COMPANY BV are to handle all matters with regards to claiming of your prize money. You are also advised to send a copy of this email,to your claims agent Mr.Van Leroy, when contacting him.

You may be required to provide any of the above information during the process of collecting your prize. We congratulate you once again and it is our hope that you participate in any of our international programs in the nearest future.

Thank you.
Sincerely,
Coroline Hesnik
Promotions Manager
ROYAL NETHERLANDS SWEEPSTAKES BV


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