Bono Lottery International
Lottery Scam E-mails
Bono Lottery International was referenced in unsolicited emails that appear to be fraudulent or bogus. Our website contains a large collection of scam and hoax e-mails. Lottery scam emails are those that attempt to scam the recipient into sending money in order to claim lottery winnings in lotteries that were never entered into. If you get an e-mail that is similar to one in our collection, you should ignore it. Do not contact the sender and especially do not give out personal information. NEVER pay any fees of any kind. A legitimate lottery does not ask this. Most of these scammers operate overseas, so they can safely scam you. You may want to visit other pages or sites to learn more.
Bono Lottery International
From: “PRIZE AWARD DEPT” Subject: AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION
BONO LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL. INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT. REFERENCE: 18/91/43ZK. BATCH: EGGS-677-374-517.
WINNING NOTIFICATION / FINAL NOTICE.
Attn:Winning Ticket # 491-520-711-058
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Euro millions Lottery Winners, an International E-mail program held on the 15th of the October, 2006. Your E-mail address fall to the ticket number 491-520-711-058 with serial main number 54-71-31-37-11-61 drew lucky star numbers 04-97-80-41-77 which consequently won in the 2nd category of this program, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 597, 350 Euro.18 Cents ( Five Hundred and Ninety-Seven Thousand Three Hundred And Fifty Euros Eighteen Cents Only).
CONGRATULATIONS. Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 100,000 company and 50,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.
This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Bill Gates, President of Microsoft, and the world’s largest software company in order to enhance and promote the use of Internet Explorer Users and Microsoft-wares around the globe. This promotional program takes place every three years. We hope that, with part of your winning, you will take part in our end of year 50 million Euro International lottery.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiducially agent:
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than two weeks of this notification. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible. Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
You are advised to keep this winning very confidential until you receive your lump prize hits your account. This is a protective measure to avoid double claiming by people you may tell as we have had cases like this before, please send your Full Name, Home and Office Tel & Fax Number, Mobile Tel Number and your winning ticket number, reference numbers and amount won information for processing of your winning fund to our registered claim agent in address below.
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Bono Lottery International (BLI) scam e-mails posted by attorney to alert public
International Lottery Scams
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“Congratulations! You may receive a certified check for up to $400,000,000 U.S. CASH!
One Lump sum! Tax free! Your odds to WIN are 1-6.”
“Hundreds of U.S. citizens win every week using our secret system!
You can win as much as you want!”
Sound great? It’s a fraud.
Scam operators — often based in Canada — are using the telephone and direct mail to entice U.S. consumers to buy chances in high-stakes foreign lotteries from as far away as Australia and Europe. These lottery solicitations violate U.S. law, which prohibits the cross-border sale or purchase of lottery tickets by phone or mail.
Still, federal law enforcement authorities are intercepting and destroying millions of foreign lottery mailings sent or delivered by the truckload into the U.S. And consumers, lured by prospects of instant wealth, are responding to the solicitations that do get through — to the tune of $120 million a year, according to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, says most promotions for foreign lotteries are likely to be phony. Many scam operators don’t even buy the promised lottery tickets. Others buy some tickets, but keep the “winnings” for themselves. In addition, lottery hustlers use victims’ bank account numbers to make unauthorized withdrawals or their credit card numbers to run up additional charges.
The FTC has these words of caution for consumers who are thinking about responding to a foreign lottery:
- If you play a foreign lottery — through the mail or over the telephone — you’re violating federal law.
- There are no secret systems for winning foreign lotteries. Your chances of winning more than the cost of your tickets are slim to none.
- If you purchase one foreign lottery ticket, expect many more bogus offers for lottery or investment “opportunities.” Your name will be placed on “sucker lists” that fraudulent telemarketers buy and sell.
- Keep your credit card and bank account numbers to yourself. Scam artists often ask for them during an unsolicited sales pitch.
The bottom line, according to the FTC: Ignore all mail and phone solicitations for foreign lottery promotions. If you receive what looks like lottery material from a foreign country, give it to your local postmaster.
Promotions for foreign lotteries and sweepstakes usually are phony and entering is always illegal.