Wow, this is new, I don’t even have to buy a lottery ticket to win a lottery. All I need is my email address to win a lottery, great. But just a tiny problem here – this is just too good to be real, so, thank you, but I’ll skip the claiming procedure.

I thought the Kiwis are nice people, maybe I thought wrong. Lots of people could use that large sum of money, especially when the economy is so bad and some people are out of job. 

These scammers are ruthless and heartless, to say the least. Below is a sample of a phishing email, don’t bother to reply to those “nice” Kiwi folks.

Ref: LSUK/2031/8161/05‏
From: The Uk National Lottery (
  Medium riskYou may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2009 7:20:48 PM
Ref: LSUK/2031/8161/05
Batch: R3/A312-59


We happily announce to you the recent draw of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY,
online Sweepstakes International Program held on February 20, 2009.

Your e-mailaddress attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial
number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers: 01-14-21-3-35-48 and a bonus number
of 24.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £590,983.00 (Five
Hundred and Ninety Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty Three British Pounds)
in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03.

To file for your claim, please contact your fiduciary agent via email

Mr. Christopher Smith
Claims Department
The UKNL Foundation

You are required to provide the following information for verification

Full Name:
Full Contact Address:
Tel (Home/Office/Mobile):
Country of residence:

Congratulations once more and from all members and staff of this program.

Yours Truly,

Rose M. Krouse,
Online Lottery Co-ordinator.