Even if the below mail, is quite similar to the previously published Dayzers Lottery scam, it is also very different, and needs a post of it own. Thanks to Gita, who submitted it in a comment. The Dayzers Lottery does in fac exist, but they don’t have any free-for anyone e-mail ballots. They even have a waring about these types of scams published on their website at http://www.dayzers.nl/informatie/waarschuwing.jsp
Unfortunately, the warning is only published in Dutch, a language that most of the victims for this type of scam don’t understand.
In this case, the scammes have used the official name of the Netherland state lottery: The Netherlands Staatsloterij, the Dayzers lottery brand name, as well as the official looking name Sweepstakes International Lottery Promotion Program.
There is no doubt that the below email is a scam (the main tell-tale, again being that an official lottery with it’s own domain wouldn’t use an aim.com email address for it’s communication). If you received a similar one, don’t hesitate to call the Dayzers Lottery in The Netherlands, they speak excellent English, German and French, and can tell you that you, like many others have been exposed to a sting operation.
!!!!!!!THE NETHERLANDS STAATSLOTERIJ:
Paleisstraat 5, 2514 JA,
The Hague, The Netherlands.
Following the official publication of results of the e-mail electronic online Sweepstakes organized by The Netherlands Staatsloterij Corporation held on Monday, the 16th of April, 2007 in The Hague – The Netherlands, wherein your electronic e-mail address emerged as one of the fifty online winning emails in the 1st category, out of a total of 500,000 e-mail addresses that were entered for the E-mail Lottery Ballot and has therefore attracted a cash award of One Million Euro only. This is from a total cash prize of Fifty Million Euro only, shared amongst the fifty winners in this category. Your electronic e-mail address attached to our Lottery payment order, has the following details: (I) Ticket Number: DZRS/STLOTT/837-3845/2007: (ii) Lucky Numbers: 07, 25, 31, 49, 54, 66, 72: (iii) Batch Number: 11/621/2PDH /DZRS/NL/07: (iv) File Reference Number: DZRS/82283922/2007:. No tickets were sold.
We write to officially notify you of this award and advise you to contact our Claims Department immediately on receipt of this message for more information concerning your identity verification, processing and eventual payment of the above prize to you.
For your identity verification, please contact our Claims Department:
Tel; +31 64 191 2354 ; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Contact Person : Dr. Jerome Coles – while quoting: (i). Your full name(s) and Nationality; (ii). Batch Number and (iii). Reference Number:
The payment authority of your prize – One Million Euro only – already paid and insured in your name with our Paying bank will be issued to effect immediate/swift transfer in the mode you will prefer and nominate, upon satisfactory report on your identity verification and validation recommendation by our Claims Department. E-mail addresses registered with false names are not eligible to claiming this prize.
The Staatsloterij Award is sponsored by a consortium of software promotion companies i.e. The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers and Microsoft Corporation to encourage the use of the internet and promote computer literacy worldwide. We are proud to say that over 20 Million Euro are won annually in more than 150 countries worldwide, as a result of our promotional programmes.
All winnings must be claimed not later than 10th of May, 2007. After this date, all unclaimed funds will be withdrawn and remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences.
Once again on behalf of all our staff, Congratulations.
Mrs. Brenda Wolfgang
Sweepstakes International Lottery Promotion Program.