Home ScamsScam Catalogue SUMMERSET INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD SCAM

SUMMERSET INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD SCAM

by Brett M. Christensen

The SUMMERSET INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD 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 “SUMMERSET INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD” and no prize money.

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


Example:
FROM:GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED LOTTERY PROMOTERS.
WINNING NOTICE FOR CATEGORY “C” WINNERS.
Ref..# LP/26510460037/02
Batch..# 24/00319/IPD

RE:BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION

Dear Lucky Winner,
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded final draws of SUMMERSET INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD held on the 20th November,2004. The online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet. No tickets were sold. After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as one of two winners in the category “C” with the following: You as well as the other winner are therefore to receive a cash prize of €2,800,809:00 ( Two Million, Eight Hundred Thousand, Eight Hundred And Nine Euros Only) each from the total payout prize.

Your prize awards has been insured with your e-mail address pending when your full names and address will be known to us, and thereafter,your winning fund will be transfered to you upon meeting our requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report. To begin the claims processing of your prize winnings you are advised to contact our licensed and accredited claims agent Mr.Pedro Gonzalez through Tel # +34-675-165-960 and Fax #+34-657-197-922 Email: megatrust@myway.com for category “C” winners with the informations below:

Ticket #. 004-05117963-198
Serial #. 99375 drew #03/61
Winning #. 06-1113-27-40-49
File # LP/26510460037/02

NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than the 20th December,2004. After this date, all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondences. You are to keep all lottery informations away from the general public especially your reference and ticket numbers. This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained.

Anybody under the age of 18 and members of the affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to participate in this program.

Congratulations!!!
Yours faithfully,
PABLO ANTONIO MARIANO


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