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Lottery Scam Letter

UK-LOTTO Sweepstakes Lottery

Sir Henry Bernard, UK-LOTTO Co-ordinator

Miss Sheryl Wayne, Fiduciary Agent


Letter Source Report: This letter originated in the -0800 Time Zone which is Pacific Standard Time.  The author did a pretty good job at hiding behind private IP's owned by the Australian service provider BigPond.  Australia is in the +1000 World Time Zone.

NOTE: The email address lists a  Telstra appears to be the wireless communication side of BigPond.  In any event, we have Milly, Sheryl, and Sir Henry with no email address that corresponds with a company or corporation or organization - just anonymous email addresses.  Good indicator that this letter is bogus.  

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Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 19:39:37 -0800
From: "milly_baft" <>

UK-LOTTO Headquarters:
Customer Service
580 N. Tenth Street, CA 85914
Arena Complex Km 18 Route de Rufisque
I.P.P Award Dept.
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Ref: UK/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/05/ZY369
We happily announce to you the draw of the UK-LOTTO Sweepstake Lottery
International programs held on the 27th of Febraury, 2004 in
Johannesburg,South africa.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 564
75600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:
19-6-26-17-35-7, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
US$2,500,000.00 (Two million,Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in cash
credited to file ktu/9023118308/03.This is from a total cash prize of U.S
$ 2.5 Million dollars, shared amongst the first nine (9) lucky winners
in this category.

All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site
through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 companies. This
promotion takes place annually.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European
booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play
coupon.In view of this, your U.S$2,500,000.00 (Two million,Five Hundred
Thousand United States Dollars) would be released to you by our payment
office in europe.

Our European agent will immediately commence the process to
facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning
information confidential till your claims is processed and your money
remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize.

This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double
claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some
unscrupulous elements. Please be warned.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
Miss Sheryl Wayne

To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your
reference/batch numbers in any correspondence with us or our designated
Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program.
Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

UK-LOTTO Co-ordinator .

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