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419 Scam Example: "GRAND LONDON LOTTERY Group"

"GRAND LONDON LOTTERY" is a label used in a fake lottery scam / 419 scam. All phone numbers used tend to be UK-based redirection service numbers (+4470xxx). No UK lottery by that name actually exists.

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Example of fraud email:


From: "Mr. Bryan Smith" <payclaim2@yahoo.com>
To: "firstname lastname" <emailaddress>
Sent: Sunday, 13 November, 2005 1:08
Subject: Lottery Winnings-Options

GRAND LONDON LOTTERY - UNITED KINGDOM
112 NORFOLK ROAD
LONDON IG3 8LJ
UNITED KINGDOM.
Tel: 44 704 011 4080
Fax: 44 870 130 8016

TICKET NO: 023-0148-790-459
AMOUNT WON: US$2,000,000.00
WINNING NO: 43-11-44-37-10-43

Dear Winner,

Once again congratulation on your winning.
We are in receipt of your claim, with REF NUMBER:OYL
/26510460037/04 AND BATCH NUMBER: 24/00319/IPD. This
is sequel to the winning notification sent to you from
this office.This programme was designed to encourage
the use of the internet world over and for the
celebration of the coming year. Winners are selected
through computer balloting from a pool of internet
users.
Be informed that we have made ready in our possession
the payment for the sum of $1,500,000.00 United States
Dollars to you.

Kindly email or fax back to us a valid copy of your
International Passport or Driver's License for
identification purposes and records.

To enable you claim your winnings kindly choose from
the following options which best suits you:

1. A Bank Draft in the amount of US$1,500,000.00 can
be sent to you by courier service(Fed Ex). Your check
will be sent to any address specified by you
otherwise, it shall be sent to the address provided to

us by you which we have in our files. In consonance
with our policy in this regard, be advised that if you
opt for the Draft to be couriered to you, GRAND LONDON
LOTTERY however exempts itself from all liability
related to this service.
The cost of this service would be borne by you, this
is a prerequisite for this option.
**Be advised that unfortunately, we are sorry that we
are not allowed to deduct from any winnings of prize
money of our winners, this is stipulated by the laws
governing lottery winnings here in the United Kingdom,
and it is a liable offence and we could in fact loose
our license to promote and hold lotteries.

2. Your award in the Sum of US$ 1,500,000 can be
transferred into your nominated account by SWIFT.
Note that this option requires that you provide us
with the account information that you want the
winnings paid into as well as the necessary bank
transfer codes.

Accept our Congratulations!!!

Yours faithfully,
Mr. Bryan Smith

Lottery Verification Manager/Claims agent.
cc: Mrs. Carol Waters
cc: Mrs. Jane Thomas
cc: Mr. Richard Star
==============================
Legal Disclaimer:-
Internet communications are not secure and therefore
the GRAND LONDON LOTTERY Group does not accept legal
responsibility for the contents of this message.
Although the GRAND LONDON LOTTERY Group operates
anti-virus programmes, it does not accept
responsibility for any damage whatsoever that is
caused by viruses
being passed. Any views or opinions presented are
solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the GRAND LONDON LOTTERY Group.



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