The SWISS LOTTO ZURICH HIGH STAKES INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS 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 “SWISS LOTTO ZURICH HIGH STAKES INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS LOTTERY” and no prize money.
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Email Lottery Scams – International Lottery Scam Information
FROM THE DESKTOP OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
De Lotto Switzerland 41132,
We wish to inform you of the lottery draws held between 27th of March, 2005 by the SWISS LOTTO ZURICH HIGH STAKES INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS LOTTERY.
Your email address, attached to ticket number 27522465896-6453, with serial number 3772-554 drew the lucky numbers 7-14-18-31-45, and consequently won in the 2nd Category of the lottery.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum of 1,000,000.00 EUROS in cash credited to file REF NO: 538901527-BC68. This is from the total prize money of 30,000,000.00 EUROS shared among the various international winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 30,000 names and 30,000,000 email addresses from Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa as part of our International Promotions Program, which is conducted twice a year.
Your fund is now available for claim. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this promotion. We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our next year high stakes 5,000,000.00 Euros International Lottery.
To begin your claim, please contact your claim Agent
Mega trust Corporations.
For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice. Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than one month after notice. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your correspondences with your agent. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations again and thank you for being part of our lottery promotions.
Importance NoticeAfter 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 YouI 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 DateHoax-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!