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Malaysian Lottery Brochure Fake

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How the scam works:

(with video below exposing fake scratchies) In the last few months, a well-designed travel brochure has been hitting millions of homes. It has started in Australia a few years ago and now is in full blast all over the world.

The publication contains lottery scratch tickets offering complimentary lottery prizes to celebrate a new investment opportunity. The scratch tickets reveal a prize of $175,000. Since the winning is published in a nice and glossy magazine, several people really believe they hit the jackpot!

The winners are informed there is a $7,000 government tax to pay before the proceeds can be released and the travel company will pay half. The recipient just has to send the other half by wire transfer, to Malaysia or Hong Kong.

The publishers of the brochure require the winners to provide a copy of their passport for authentication, along with bank account details. As you can imagine, the "winners" of $130,000 are waiting in vain to get their money after that, as there is no prize.

Watch the video below to see over 25 exposed fake brochure pages with winning prizes - see if you received one of them!

Fake Winning Scratchies Exposed Video

How to avoid:

Ignore the fact that is a well-designed travel brochure. It’s not a real deal. Scammers can make everything nowadays look official, especially with the advancement of technology. Above and below you have real pictures of these fake brochures. As you can see they have similar design, sign that behind the scam are the same people. There are more pictures below.

There are 781 comments

  • On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Rosco wrote:

    Yep got the same scam,with a winning ticket,glad i googled this,another way to suck people in

  • On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Mala wrote:

    How weird, a pricey brochure though a bit dated looking, I was starting to think it possibly maybe true 175,000 a tidy yet believable sum- thank you internet!!! what fun these scoundrels must have had thinking up their fancy story. nice trick with the ticket that wasn't a winner. I hope some poor older folk don't fall for it. Shame shame shame :(

  • On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Jean - Christchurch NZ wrote:

    hi everyone. i received 2 of these tickets a few months ago and 4!!! today. Throw them away. I did foolishly get caught up as i was actually looking at holidays in Asia at the time.Big coincidence.Blue Oasis Tours and Blue Cosmos Tours it is a con. Jeff Boo who makes contact is very charming and engaging and very persistent.( he even invited me to travel to Malaysia to claim my prize money and have dinner with his wife!!I was also worried as he had my date of birth but nothing happens if you ignore them. Beware.

  • On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Suze wrote:

    Yep, I received a glossy brochure from Leo Asia Travel and ditto, one scratchy said Thank You, the other said I'd won $175,000.
    So I hopped onto the internet and travel scams came up when I googled Leo Asia Travel and I found this site.

  • On Friday, October 24, 2014, Noel Barrington wrote:

    Just received Red Bliss Tours 10th Anniversary scratch and win. Have never had dealings with them so I don't know why they would want me to celebrate their anniversary. Read the back of the card winners are obliged to provide further verification and may be obliged to pay mandatory taxes. I don't think so. Very professional looking brochures.

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