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Treasure Chest Sweepstakes Lottery Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

The Treasure Chest Sweepstakes 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 “Treasure Chest Sweepstakes Lottery” and no prize money.

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


Example:
Treasure Chest Sweepstakes Lottery,
Avenida de Sevilla 93,
Madrid 29001,
SPAIN.

FROM: MRS. REBECCA OCHOA
THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
RE / AWARD NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today 1st -NOVEMBER-2004 of your selection as one of the five winners of the promotional Treasure Chest Sweepstakes Lottery Spain held recently as part of our EXPERIMENTAL BONANZA. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 705,366.87 Euros ( Seven Hundred and Five Thousand Three Hundred and Sixty Six Euros Eighty Seven Cent only) in cash credited to file REF NO. TCL/2551/256003/52.

We in the Treasure Chest Sweepstakes Lottery Spain is by this program, Launching our model computer balloting lottery draws, developed and designed to satisfy the cravings of the ever-growing number of participants in our various lottery programs. With funds accrued exclusively from previous draws, payouts to all winners are guaranteed and will be transferred in record time.

After randomly selecting 15,000 participants from an initial database of 300,000 emails all participants were selected through a computer ballot system from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Canada, Europe, USA and South America as part of our International Promotions Program, which was conducted in view of launching ourselves into the Sweepstakes Industry Worldwide and zoning all participants by their respective continents from across the globe, we produced an extensive list from which you or your company have emerged as one of the winners of the Grand Draw prize. To ensure a smooth collection of your winnings, Contact our agents by email or telephone within a week of receiving this notice. Please find full contact details below:

MR. FLOYED GRAY,
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
MEDITTERENEAN S.L. SPAIN
TEL:+34 625 251 814
EMAIL: gray22@terra.es
Also find all other relevant winning lottery information below:
Ref No: TCL/2551/256003/52
Batch No:06/0309/IB
Zonal Draw No: GLES-7-105
Grand Draw No: 12099

Also send your Name,Email Address,Contact Address and Country of Residence when replying your Claims Agent. Remember, you must contact your claim agent not later than a week of receiving this notification. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed. All correspondences to MR. FLOYED GRAY, by email or telephone, should have this EMAIL sent along with it, should be clearly and BOLDLY WRITTEN IN YOUR RESPONSE with your claims agent.

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 you are seriously advised to keep all winning lottery information and numbers from the public in line with our company security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by unscrupulous individuals.

Primary Sponsors:
• A-1 Appliance
• Coca-Cola
• Coors Light Beer
• Miller Beer
• WRNO

Key Sponsors:
• Air Reldan
• Belle Terre Country Club
• Premiere Fitness

Sponsors:
• Andreas Restaurant
• Austin’s Restaurant
• Cox Communications
• D-Day Museum
• Dillard’s
• Eaglerider Motorcycle Rent-A-Harley
• East Bank Cyclery
• Eastover Country Club
• Esplanade Mall
• H2O Salon and Spa
• House of Blues
• Joey’s Cabaret
• LA Hardbodies
• LeParvenu Restaurant
• Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
• Mobile One
• Restaurant Cypress
• Scotty’s Tire Center
• Semolina’s Restaurant
• Temptations Gentleman’s Club
• Travelodge
• WGNO ABC 26

Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our Promotions program.

Yours Sincerely,
REBECCA OCHOA
THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
TREASURE CHEST SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY.

N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to,disqualification Anybody under the age of 18 cannot participate in this program. Please do not reply to this mail. Contact your claim agent.


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