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SUNSHINE GLOBAL LOTTERY SCAM

by Brett M. Christensen

The SUNSHINE GLOBAL LOTTERY 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 “SUNSHINE GLOBAL LOTTERY” and no prize money.

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


Example:
SUNSHINE GLOBAL LOTTERY. WINNING NOTICE FOR CATEGORY \”A\” WINNER

Dear Lucky Winner,

RE: BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws of Sunshine Global Lottery Promotions 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 the winners in the category \”A\” with the following:
Ref Number: 35149/337-5247/LNI
Batch Number: 26371545-LNI/2004
Ticket Number: 54866235

You as well as the other winner are therefore to receive a cash prize of $800,000.00. (EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ONLY) each from the total payout.

Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and will be transferred 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 for category \”A\” winners with the information below:
Mr. Richard Hills,
Financial Director,
Onward Trust Agency,

Amsterdam,The Netherlands.
E-mail: onwardagency@netscape.net
TEL: +31-629-215-703
FAX: +31-847-376-880

NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 10 days. After this date all unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence.

You are to keep all lotto information 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.

Thank you and congratulations!!!
Yours faithfully,
Mrs. Mildred Hugo
Games/Lottery Coordinator.
Sunshine Global Lottery Promotions.


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