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‘Royal Slots Online Millionaire-Raffle Promotion’ Advance Fee Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

According to this email, you have won $2,970,000 in the Millionaire-Raffle promotion conducted by an entity named “Royal Slots Online”. 

Supposedly, “as a result of a contest”, your email address was chosen as a winner of the cash prize.  The email instructs you to contact the “Claimant’s Manager” with your “informations” to allow your prize claim to be processed.  It warns that the prize will be forfeited if you do not redeem your prize within 7 to 10 working days.

However, the claims in the email are untrue. You have not won any money and the promotion described in the email is not real. In fact, the email is an advance fee scam designed to steal your money and personal information.

No legitimate company sent the email. It is not associated with any genuine companies or websites that use the name “Royal Slots” or similar names.

If you fall for the ruse and contact the bogus claims manager, you will be asked to send money, ostensibly to cover various fees and expenses associated with your prize.  The scammers will insist that you pay these fees in advance and will warn that the prize offer will be withdrawn if you don’t send the requested money.

After you send money the first time, you will likely be asked to send even more, ostensibly to pay for “unexpected” expenses that have cropped up during your prize claim.  The scammers will keep requesting more and more money until you finally realize that you are being conned.  At that point, the scammers will disappear with your money and they will no longer reply to your emails or phone calls.

You will never get your money back.  Nor, of course, will you ever receive the promised million-dollar prize, which was never real in the first place.

Furthermore, the criminals may be able to use the personal information you sent them to steal your identity.
Advance fee prize scams are very common and they continue to gain new victims all around the world.  Be wary of any email, text message, fax, or letter that claims that you have won a large sum of money in a lottery or promotion that you have never entered and have no knowledge of.

Genuine lotteries and promotions do not pick winners based on the random selection of their name or email address online. And, genuine lotteries and promotions will not ask you to pay fees in advance to claim a prize.

If you receive such a message, do not respond. Do not send any money or information.  Just delete the message.

An example of the scam email:

Subject: Congratulation You Have Won $2,970,000.00 From Royal Slots PromotionDear Claimant,

As a result of a contest, Royal Slots Online has announced that your email account has been successful to cash out prize amount below in our Millionaire-Raffle. You are qualified to redeem the reward within 7-10 Working days or the prize will be forfeited. Details for the Winnings Numbers Archive are below;

Amount: $ 2,970,000.00
Date Draw: 16th Aug 2019
Game Name: Millionaire-Raffle
Ticket Number: 26365-14649-52293-14358
Control Number: 431-76-028
Raffle Tier 1: 12178
Raffle Tier 2: 78734

You are advised to send the below following informations to him to enable him facilitate the release of your fund.

1. Your Full name: …………………………..
2. Your Country: …………………………….
3. Contact Address: ………………………….
4. Telephone Number: …………………………..
5. Fax Number:………………………………
6. Marital Status: ……………………….
7. Occupation:……………………………
8. Sex: ……………………………….
9. Age:-…………………………………

Please send your reply to email:royalpalaceonline2019@hotmail.com

As soon as we have received completed form with correct information, your claims will be processed immediately.

Regards,
Mr. Frank [removed]
Claimant’s Manager
Tel Service: [removed]
Email:royalpalaceonline2019@hotmail.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,
Hoax-Slayer