Lottery scams are one of the most common types of fraudulent email currently hitting inboxes. The Toyota Car Promotions email shown below is an example of one of these scam emails. Be wary of unsolicited email that informs you that you have won a large sum of money or other prizes in an international lottery. There is no lottery and no prizes. Those who initiate a dialogue with the scammers by replying to the lottery scam emails will eventually be asked for advanced fees to cover expenses associated with delivery of the supposed “winnings”. They may also become the victims of identity theft.
The email is in no way promoted or endorsed by Toyota.
For more information about Lottery Scams see:
Email Lottery Scams – International Lottery Scam Information
The Lottery Department
Toyota Car Promotions
This is to inform you. You have been selected for a Cash prize of £600,000.00. Six Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds, and a brand new Toyota Prius car International programs held held this MARCH 2007 in the London Uk.
The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection system (ess) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world. This Toyota car Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).This promotional car lottery is the tenth of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public.
To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact your claims officer through our accredited Prize Transfer agents as stated below: Mr. James Cole.
1. Full names:
2. Residential address:
3. Phone number:
4. Fax number:
9. Present Country:
10.Next of kin name/address:
Accept my hearty congratulations once again!
Mr Teddy Lee