If the contents of my spam folder are to believed, I have won three different Toyota lotteries in as many days. In fact, I am (allegedly) so rich that I could buy a villa in the South of France, hire a butler and housekeeper, retire and stop writing this blog. Sadly I’m still here – and I’m still writing this blog.
Why? I hear you ask. Simple – non of these lotteries/lottos/draws are real. They are all dreamed up by scammers who hope to find a victim. If you reply, the scammer will start asking you to send money for fees. Ignore them all.
TOYOTA INTERNATIONAL LOTTO (HEADQUATER)
Customer Service Department Affiliate of Toyota Japan .
3 – 4 Kojimachi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 Japan JP.
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made today, You are among the winners of the TOYOTA CAR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world as part of our electronic business Promotions Program.
As a result of your visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for. You/Your Company email address, attached to ticket number 343-221-8756, with serial number 454-17 drew the lucky numbers 3, 8, 13, 22, 27, 41 and Bonus number 12 , Your INSURANCE Number: FLS433/ 453L /GMSA and consequently you won in the Second Category of the TOYOTA FORTUNE LOTTO DRAW.
You have therefore been approved for the payment of the sum of US$500, 000, 00 in cash, including a Toyota car which is the winning present /amount for the Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$2,650,000.00 shared among the international winners in the Second category.
Please be informed that your won fund of the sum of US$500,000.00 is now with the payee center. Contact our agent and give them your full names so that they will re-insure your winning fund under your full names. Together with the port where your winning car should be shiped to.
To begin your claim, please call our claim agent or send email immediately to:-.
Certificate Agent, Toyota Email Lotto.
E-mail: – email@example.com
E-mail: – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +86 13430549241
Fax: – +86 010 950507 / 12769906 or 010 80115555.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, Please quote your
1. Full name
2. Address/contact number
3. Country of origin
Mrs. Sarah Van Dorcas