by Brett M. Christensen

The ZEEMAN EMAIL-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 “ZEEMAN EMAIL-LOTTERY” and no prize money.

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


Congratulations to you as we bring to your notification of the the results of the First Category draws of ZEEMAN EMAIL-LOTTERY. We are pleased to inform you that you have emerged a winner under this Category, which is part of our promotional draws. The draws was held on 16th February 2005 and results are being officially announced today Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from60.000.00 companies and 100.000.000 individual email addresses from Africa,America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania as part of our International Promotional Program. This promotional program takes place every year, and is promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like the owner of one of the world largest computer company and other corporate organizations.

This is to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide. You/Your Company, attached to ticket number 102-582-763, with serial number 76-54-87 drew the lucky numbers 34-88-56-17 12 and consequently won in this Category. You have therefore been awarded a sum pay out of 750,000.00 USDollars (Seven Hundred and fifty Thousand USDollars), which is the winning payout for this Category winners. This is from the total prize money of 10,000,000 USDollars shared among the winners in this first category.

Your fund is now deposited with our transfer agent and insured to the real value. In your best interest and also to avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly from public notice until the processing and transfer of your claims has been completed and your funds remitted to your account. This is part of our companysecurity protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts byparticipants/non participants of this promotional program.

We also wish to bring to your notice our next year premium stakes draw whereyou stand a chance of winning up to 20 million USDollars; we hope that with apart of your lottery winning prize, you will participate.

Please contact your claims agent immediately for due processing and remittanceof your lottery winning prize money to a designated account of your choice: You are advised to contact our claims agents


Remember that for the processing and remittance of your lottery winning , All lottery winning fund must be claimed not later than 8th of March 2005. After this date all unclaimed funds will be returned and will be included in the next stake
For easy reference and identification,Remember to quote your reference numberand batch number in every of your correspondences with your claims agent.

Be informed that if there should be any change of your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible Congratulations once again from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program this year.

Important Information:if you are below 18 years of age, you are automatically disqualified.Please do not reply to this mail. Contact your Claims agent immediately for remittance of your lottery winning funds.

Yours Sincerely,
Mr.Mac Van Rjn
Lottery Co-Ordinator

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,