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419 Scam – "SPONSORS LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL"

"SPONSORS LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL / GLOBAL SOFTWARE GROUP SPONSORED LOTTERY" is a fake lottery scam run by a gang in the Netherlands. No lottery by that name actually exists.

Send us any replies by "claims agents", especially money demands and payment instructions, we will publish them here.

Please forward copies of fraud emails to the abuse department of the webmail address listed as the contact email for the "claims agent" and ask for the address to be suspended because it is used in a 419 fraud (see 419 FAQ).

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Example email:

From: "sponsors agency" <sponsagency38754@go.com>
To: <sponsagency38754@go.com>
Sent: Monday, 20 June, 2005 20:07
Subject: YOU ARE THE WINNER OF US$500,000.

SPONSORS LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARDS DEPARTMENT
REF NO: TLOT/33372452560/04
BATCH NO:24/AIS7632/Bacc
RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION/ FINAL NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the GLOBAL SOFTWARE GROUP SPONSORED LOTTERY which was held on the 14th June 2005. Your name attached to a ticket number 025-11464992-750 with serial number 2113-05 drew the lucky numbers 5-19-24-30-38-44 which consequently won the lottery in the 1st category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of US$500,000.00(Five hundred thousand US Dollars) in cash credited to the file reference number: TLOT/33372452560/04. This is from a total cash prize of US$14.000,000.00 (Fourteen Million US Dollars) shared among twelve (28) international winners in this grand category.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your funds is nowdeposited in a suspense account with our paying Bank insured to your name waiting remittance into your bank account.
Due to the privacy policy guiding this lottery promtional programme, we advice that you keep your award from public notice until your claims has been processed and your money remitted to your nominated bank account as this is this is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted abuse of this program by the general public.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names and E-mail addresses from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America as part of our international lottery program which we conduct twice every year. We hope that with part of your prize, you will part-take next year in our high stakes US$1.3billion International Lottery. To claim your Prize, please contact your claims agent
**********************************************************
MR.Phil Owens.
TEL:0031-650-548-522.
E-mail: philowens2005@myway.com
Foreign Services Manager, Payment Process and Release Order Department,
**********************************************************
for processing and remittance of your prize funds into your designated bank account.
Note that all prize funds must be claimed not later than 31th July, 2005. After this date all funds will be returned as unclaimed for the next sweepstake. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please endeavor to quote your reference and batch numbers in every correspondence with us or your claims agent.
Furthermore, should there be any change in your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible. Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thanks for being part of our promotions program.
Regards,
Mrs. Patricia Walker.
(Lottery Co-ordinator)
E-mail: philowens2005@myway.com


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Another example:

Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 03:39:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: sponsors agency <infolotto6522@go.com>
To: emailaddress
Subject: YOU ARE THE WINNER OF US$500,000.

SPONSORS LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARDS DEPARTMENT
REF NO: TLOT/20847245250/05
BATCH NO:234984/AIS763564/Bacc
RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION/ FINAL NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the GLOBAL
SOFTWARE GROUP SPONSORED LOTTERY which was held on the 17th
June,2005.This Lottery program is sponsored by:the
Philantropic Association of Ted Turner,Jane Fonda,Liz
Taylor,Tina Turner,Chuck Norris,Bill Gates and a lot of other
famous personalities.Your name attached to a ticket number
025564-11464992-750 with serial number 2113-05 drew the lucky
numbers 10-19-24-30-38-44 which consequently won the lottery
in the 1st category. You have therefore been approved for a
lump sum payout of US$500,000.00(Five hundred thousand US
Dollars) in cash credited to the file reference number:
TLOT/33372452560/04. This is from a total cash prize of
US$14.000,000.00 (Fourteen Million US Dollars) shared among 28
international winners in this grand category.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your funds is now deposited in a suspense
account with our paying Bank insured to your name waiting
remittance into your bank account.
Due to the privacy policy guiding this lottery promtional
programme, we advice that you keep your award from public
notice until your claims has been processed and your money
remitted to your nominated bank account as this is this is
part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or
unwarranted abuse of this program by the general public.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot
system drawn from 25,000 names and E-mail addresses from Asia,
Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America as part of
our international lottery program which we conduct twice every
year. We hope that with part of your prize, you will part-take
next year in our high stakes US$1.3billion International
Lottery. To claim your Prize, please contact your claims agent
**********************************************************
MR.Phil Owens.
TEL: 0031-650-548-522.
E-mail:grandstakes@netscape.net
Alternative Email: philowens2005@myway.com
Foreign Services Manager, Payment Process and Release Order
Department,
**********************************************************
for processing and remittance of your prize funds into your
designated bank account.
Note that all prize funds must be claimed not later than 30th
July, 2005. After this date all funds will be returned as
unclaimed for the next sweepstake. In order to avoid
unnecessary delays and complications, please endeavor to quote
your reference and batch numbers in every correspondence with
us or your claims agent.
Furthermore, should there be any change in your address, do
inform your claims agent as soon as possible. Congratulations
once again from all members of our staff and thanks for being
part of our promotions program.
Regards,
Mrs. Patricia Walker.
(Lottery Co-ordinator)
E-mail:grandstakes@netscape.net


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