Euromillones Loteria International

Saturday 29th December 2007, at 18:15

On the 28th of December my girlfriend received a letter from the Euromillones Loteria International
Below is a copy of the letter sent

How do I know this is a scam?

  • Firstly the letter is not directly addressed to my girlfriend, and she has never entered any lottery.
  • Secondly all of the logos on the letter have been scanned into the computer.
  • Thirdly the letter heading, is that word art with a drop shadow? On an official letter?
  • Fourthly, why would the winning participant have to give 10% of their winnings to Global Fortune Security S.A.?
  • Fifthly, don’t even get me started on the “claim form”!

I’m not sure what to do with this now, do I send the “claim form” back with fake details, or just tick the box asking to be paid by a certified cheque?

The letter asks for the “award” to be kept away from public notice until the claim has been processed and the money “remitted to your nominated account”

So what better place to announce that my girlfriend has won €615,810 (six hundred and fifteen thousand eight hundred and ten euros only) shared among seventeen (17) international winners with 10% taken off, than my blog!

That’s €32,601.71 (thirty two thousand six hundred and one euros and seventy one cents) or £23,940.91 (twenty three thousand nine hundred and forty pounds and ninety one pence)

WooHoo! We’re in the money! Lol!

Until the next scam,
Stay safe!

Update! One of the commenter’s, Nick, has set up a Facebook group, if you would like to join its called I’ve received a letter from Euromillones Loteria International.

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  1. Gordon

    Received letter today saying my ticket had won £915,810 Euros. I have never bought a ticket so its maximum profit lads.
    I have to phone Dr Alfonso Cano for processing the win. I wonder if he has a good bedside manner.
    Do people really get taken in by this type of childish fraud. Unfortunately I suspect they do.

  2. Damage

    Looks like they are at it again.
    just received one from Madrid Spain (25/09/2009).
    915,810 euros. Yeah, right…

  3. George Hilliard

    Just got my lotto letter in the mail on 10-12-2009.Knew it was scam;but played along till they asked for money up front.E915,810.00 is a lot of money! Has anyone received any money???????

  4. Koli

    hi thnx for this website i take a letter me too today tell me i won 915.000.00 euro for a moment i was dreaming but its just a trick from some company ghost.thnx again for this website.from albania koli

  5. kevin weaver

    Don’t fret mates we are on top of it all. We KNow whew thoses popeles is ok. We reparesent offidcal law informent personalle. None of these assholes know what they are doing to themselves because sooner or later they will get in some stuff they can’t get out of. I think they get name from numbers that are listed. Or from web addresses on whoisit.

  6. Di

    My husband just got one of these letters, he enters everything so thought could be real. Letter was mailed from Spain, phone numbers had correct dialing codes. Euromollions Loteria, won 915,777.00 euros only. Call claim agent Don Casius Domino, foreign operations manager for Davan Group Security Company who is to get 10% fee. Included a claim form. Says this is a Internationl promotions program and has a seal that states it is a Spanish Government Approved Program. I checked with the International Better Business Bureau-FRAUD-SCAM! The BBB says to give your letters to your postmaster.

    These people are lower than pond scum!

  7. Jim Steel

    received a letter this a.m. 17th March saying that I had won one million and eighty euros (I wish) from Spain addressed to me personally from Malaga
    Any info and any point in contacting the local authorities in the UK?
    Thanks

  8. J Tetlow

    Letter arrived today 20.03.2010. Dad was impressed but I wasn’t. I have a little PC knowledge and decided to google it and low and behold, lots of comments and your blog came up.

    I see that the last report on your blog was 2008 so I thought to myself, people must still be receiving these letters and I had better let you know. Two years later and they are still at it.

  9. Mohamed Abdinasir

    Hello guys.
    I have just received the letter from Euromillones International S.L.
    Stating that I have won US $1,875,000 THAT IS ONE MILLION AND EIGTH HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS, IN MY POSTAL ADDRESS. After searching the net, i have found the guys are scammers.,…and their needed my bank and personal details

  10. Gayle

    My dad received one of these letters today. he is eighty seven years old, how “dare they prey on the old” something should be done I took it straight to the police.Its times like these I love the internet.

  11. sarah jones

    Hi just wanted to say that ive recieved one today, incase any1 else is looking in to this scam. they only want 5% now and you have to phone to prosesse your claim, lol prob cost £5 a min to ring. i have supposidly won 950,000.00 euros lol for a spanish lottery ive never entered, i wonder how many people fall for these??

  12. Mantas

    Hi, my grandmother received this letter today. Her winning is 815,510.00 $. Not bad for a person who has never entered any lottery. Why don’t these cheaters get a real job, it’s not fair. Greetings from Lithuania. :>

  13. Pauline

    Hi,
    I also got one of these stupid and most annoying e-mails well in all I have had thre but as I never entered in the first place I knew it was a scam I just dont understand how these people get away with it.Dont do it dont read it just delete it would be my advice.

  14. Marcel

    It is now 2011. All the blogs I read are from 2008. What happened to all the “lucky” people between 2008 and 2011? Anyway, I am really jealous. You all won Euros. I only won dollars. $815,960. That’s a lot less in Dollars than in Euros. And now I have to let the “agent” have ten % (!!!!) of “my” money, just for doing nothing? Oh no, I want it ALL for myself. Winners keepers !! I have it all planned out. I’m gonna go on a cruise around the world, First class, naturally. After all I can now afford it. I’m sooo lucky…….

  15. Neil

    Wow, can’t believe this lot are still at it. I got one of the ‘lucky letters’ in the UK more than three years ago, just before I moved to Australia. I now work for a local newspaper in a small country town in Victoria and one of our readers has brought in a letter she’s just received. Postmark shows it coming from Portugal but with a Madrid address on the letter. Similar format to what I remember before but prizes now paid in US$ instead of Euros and the agent is Dr Oscar Gonzalez (doctor of boivine scatology no doubt). Times must be hard as they only want 5% now instead of 10%. Will take pleasure in publishing a note to warn our readers. Remember – You Gotta Be In It To Win It! ;-)

  16. Lucho

    Play the European largest Lottery at http://www.euromillions.com!

  17. Me Egg

    5th March 2012,

    Beware folks, they are still at it! Just received one from the ‘International Lottery Board S.L.’. Usual crap, looking for bank details and so on. Shame on them. :)

    Ed

  18. Peter

    I did win, to day 16-03-2012 from MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA,

    Using a computer balloting selection system from all names submitted for the program, your name with ticket
    number 36884 won in the 2 category, and was awarded the sum of €875,321.28 €
    (EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND, THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE EUROS TWENTY EIGHT CENT ONLY).

    THATS a hol lot of money. Not just “ONLY”, some money.

    So, it is still going on in 2012. When does it ever stop. Does anyone really tryies to get the money?? And do they pay up some fees? I don´t know if there is any fees. But they proberly wants you money insted og giving you some money.
    Best of luck to all you winners.

    • Patsy Gleeson

      I got a letter just now same as Peter, I was going to ask for the certified cheque payment. I think I’ll attach it and send it to the Spanish Embassy.

      I won on the computer balloting system and was one of seventeen winners. My ticket number was 031-1127-841 serial number 3214-07. My prize is €615,810.00 wouldn’t it be nice little haul today Friday 13th

  19. Ariane

    Yes , got one of these letters too in April. 715,510 euros- $1K NZ. They want 960 euros in 48 hours to achieve bank clearance in order to transfer the money. They did give me the banks phone number but hey if they need money up front for a lottery win and cannot deduct the cost of transfer, it’s a scam.

  20. Kjetil

    Ahh – I’ve become a millionaire again. Euromillones lotería international this time (still active – 31.May 2012). And why is it that they always sign their emails with a womans signature?

  21. mike

    my dad just received one of these letters it is a hugh scam saying he won 1950000 us dollars yea right we will give it to are post master and they can figure it out

  22. mike

    the date was may 29 2012

  23. gerry

    My brother in law has just received one of these winning letters he has won 1,950,000,00 euros My brother in law did not enter this so called lottery HE HAS BEEN DEAD FOR 12 YEARS. where does this scum get peoples names from

  24. Bob

    my dad got one and it said that he would win 1,887,536.00 euros wtf do these people think we are,idiots and my dad never entered the euromillones

  25. Chris

    Its Friday 13th July 2012 and here it sits on my table with a $815,960.00 win. Think being friday 13th its on omen cos I received 2 pages, on the second page is a ‘cheque’ with my name on it and $815,960.00. It does not say anywhere on the printed cheque that it is a specimen only so I’m going to take it to my bank Santander and tell them to cash it. The bank name on the cheque is also Santander. Does anyone reckon I will get the money……or is it friday the 13th of Nothing.

  26. Mikki

    I get those UK lottery notices all the time but I live in the USA and never play lotteries from other countries as I have no access anyway. Sometimes I would send them a letter stating that my bank and attorney needed their information as my $$ was all tied up in a trust and that it was overseen by my attorney and my bank and I had no direct, free access to it. LOL I wonder why I never heard back from them? And those scams from Nigeria, or other west African countries! LOL I write back and tell them I would love to have the money but I am in prison and the prison won’t allow me to have more that $10 at any one time in my account. I think this is why I never hear from them any more. But on occasion some woman who can’t spell will send me a “Dear Sister in Christ” letter but its because her husband died and left her all this money in a secret acct that she doesn’t want the criminal elements in the govt to get and she is dying of cancer and wants me to have it. LOL

  27. Rich

    Dec 2012. Got one of these letters. They are still trying!

  28. Jenny Osterfield

    If you get this it is a SCAM. You have to be “in it to win it” so don’t be fooled. Think about about it! It you don’t enter a lottery how can you possibly be a winner!!! I received a letter a few years ago and have now received another in February 2012. My advice is to do what I always do with these things – put it in a plain envelope, address it clearly & post it BUT DO NOT PAY THE POSTAGE – NO STAMPS! Before you seal the envelope write on the letter words to the effect that you “were not born yesterday” and that next time they do this to you you will put a heavy book/brick in the envelope & post it back minus the postage and that your “returns” will get increasingly heavier!! Even if it doesn’t work it’s fun having a go at getting your own back!!

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  30. Serena Simms

    I live in the Bahamas and I would like to know where the hell they got my name from.

  31. Barbara

    re MY letter from Euromillones Loteria International dated April 15/13. I DID enter European lotteries several times a few years ago, with the understanding any small winnings would be turned back into the lottery for possible bigger winnings. So my letter finally arrived, sounding very legit. I faxed them back their form NOT giving banking info, so William Gomez called (I encouraged him to talk for quite a while!) and said I could MoneyGram them the $1200 to cover the cost of the Spanish Revenu Tax Clearance Certificate, and my certified cheque (for US$815,810) would arrive in 48 hours! They have a plane going out every nite at 9 p.m. LOL

  32. Barbara

    PS…..I even offered him $10,000 (after I received my cheque)to act as my agent and pay the $1200 for me….but he seemed to have lots of reasons why that wasn’t possible, none of which I understood, due to his strong spanish accent!

  33. John

    Got me leter today. Funny, no return address on envelope, postmarked with Spanish mail stamp. I didn’t enter any Lottery outside the USA. How do they get your name?? This letter will wind up in the ___itter. Being a senior, I’m glad I still have some sense of what’s right and not right.Reading the other letters, I agree, It is a SCAM.

  34. kevin

    can’t believe it, i’ve just won €915,810.00, i must get on the phone straight away and hand over my bank details. can’t wait to have my account plundered. don’t think so. throw these letters away if you receive one.don’t get stung by these crooks.

  35. Carol Wirbel

    My mom who died this summer just got a lovely letter from agent Dr. Manual Gomez. Since she no longer has a bank account I can’t send them the info. But a new twist! Now the letter wants to know who her next of kin is (me) and my address and job and phone etc so they continue the scam to the next generation. How did they even know that she died?
    By the way the amount on her letter is in dollars. I hope that no one has seriously responded in greedy anticipation.

  36. Arif

    I also received this kinda letter, but my name is mentioned
    the claiming agent called me just now and asking to pay 800 euro for transferring the 915’810 USD. I told him aint gonna to pay and why I should pay. He gotta furious and told me that he will cancel my prize. Woww..how long this scam will go?

  37. anna

    ma mère vient de recevoir une lettre de loterie europa sl, venant de portugal disant qu’elle a gagnée une somme de 815.810 euros. dès que j’ai vu la lettre j’ai eu des doutes et j’ai fait de recherche j’ai analysée la lettre et là j’ai su que c’était de l’arnaque. franchement ces gens ne sont pas aussi intélligent qu’ils le croient.

  38. bruce leighton

    i had one deliverd today monday the 14 april 2014 it was posted on the 10 thursday april 2014 the day of the draw is 12 APRIL SATURDAY 2014 HOW CAN THEY SEE INTO THE FUTURE???

  39. william mccrea

    got letter today in mail,nothing on the envelope except my name & address & postal stamp from Spain.I won a lottery,I never heard about or entered,just call Dr.oscar martinez,and they’ll send US$950,000,just pay 5% of your winnings to your claims agency ASAP.Letter dated 18,august 2014,todays date 22 aug,2014.(fast mail coming all the way from Madrid;)These scam artists must think Americans are a bunch of idiots.I’m not a PC expert,but Google sure comes in handy to check out this crap. I will give this letter to the authorities.

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