INTERNATIONAL LOTTO COMMISSION (scam)
a friend got phone calls saying hes won
a euromillions draw in spain
and also a letter, i told him its a scam but heck
knows what hes going to do, basically there asking
him to pay £1.700.00p to a company thats Holding his
winnings for him (Atlantico Group Seguridad SA) then they "will" send him his
£400k winnings, and from that he has to give 5% to the company that holded his winnings and 10% to the company that entered his
name into the draw
just thought id post it here if any one else has got the letter/phone calls,. ill scan and upload the letter later on
Can't believe that people still fall for this sort of scam!!!!!!!!
Have they been living in a cave for 10 years or what?
i got 2 of these very
Just like many others who was
sent the same mail, I just feel that this letter is a complete
SCAM! First of all it is so good to be true and second of all,
when sending out a professional letter from an official lotto
corporation, wouldn't your letter look more legitimate then
something printed from home?
When reading any letter
from any Corporate companies I've always been observant about the
quality of paper and presentation of a professional letterhead. Due
to the fact that I am a graphic designer and anyone with
a knowledge of design would notice that the letter is designed in a
poor state and the only thing legitimate would be the postage stamp
- First of all the
ink on the letter actually smudges when gently rub your thumb
across the text. NOW we know it's not done on a laserjet printer
but an inkjet. The quality of the ink is so budget. The graphics
and coloured text on the letter was actually faded as if the ink
had run out!
- The logo and
letterhead of the company does not look appealing. It looks way
- The seals at the
bottom right of the page with the reference number looks as if
it's been scanned and then copy and pasted to the letter, really
isn't very much convincing.
- The quality of the
paper is lightweight, like a standard photocopier paper. Majority
of professional businesses would use a paper that is slightly
heavier and textured.
So people don't be
fooled by this spam about winnning so many hundred thousands and
giving away your true identity. There is too many fraudulents out
there and majority of them are saying that they are a from an
International Lotto Commission. It's a pity that the elderly are
the main targets for these kind of spams.
we live in australia, my parents recieved a letter yesterday saying that they
won a lot of money. im glad i found this site now i know its a SCAM
Please spread the word..
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