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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.

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  • On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Jen H wrote:

    I had exactly the same - Brochure and scratchies from Rich City Tourism and Christopher Chong was the one that rang me. I had tickets addressed to a previous tenant of my house and thought I would check if I could claim. I then had to speak to William Tan at Nicholas & Evon Limited which seem to have a legit website but now I know it's not. I was supposed to pay the $3,500 US to get the money and went so far as to give my bank account details but just googled scams by pure accident and found this site! Thank God I did not send them the money, I was applying for a credit increase on my card when I found this site. So disappointed but thought it was too good to be true!

  • On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, Stephine Anderson wrote:

    Very convincing indeed! We had just been holidaying in Malaysia and so the scammers must have got our address from the hotel we were stayed at. I thought the 'Hearts holiday' group must have been associated with the hotel. Thanks to a Google search and this fine website we didn't get to the send $3500 stage of the scam. They certainly were very good actors on the phone, which unfortunately means they have had lots of practice! Awesome job you are doing at scam-detector.com.

  • On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, leanne alberts wrote:

    Got one today "Green Planet Holiday" I won $175,000 .... yeah right. Must be Queensland's turn. SCAM.

  • On Wednesday, January 07, 2015, Nynka wrote:

    Hi there,

    I, too, received 2 tickets from Cherry Blossom Holiday and tried to locate their partners. Found 2 of them, but they were a nut company and an Artline distributor?! I blocked my number and rang them and got the most ridiculous receptionist ever, who answered with a different company name. My alarm bells were already ringing, as soon as I opened the envelope but I had decided to track it as far as I could. Anyway, the crazy receptionist eventually put me through to Andrew.Khoo@cherryblossomholiday.com who asked me to scan and email the ticket (2nd prize), which I did to see if it was a fake address. He replied with the verification spiel. I have since emailed him back to say he should be ashamed of himself. Thanks for this site!!

  • On Wednesday, January 07, 2015, Murray Armstrong wrote:

    I received in New Zealand a 10th anniversary ticket from Azure Recreation with 2 complimentary tickets. One Thank you and the other 2nd prize, $US175000.00, Contacted Andrew Khoo, Lovely guy, ha ha, who said it was a mistake in the mailing as I wasn't a client. He rang back later saying that he had spoken to his sponsors who agreed to pay me the prize. I noticed on the thank you ticket there was no info about claiming your prize but on the winning ticket it said contact +60146127702. He told me not to mention this winning to anyone as clients pay $80,000.00 each to be a member I presume. He was going to email me a form to sign to say I wouldn't tell anyone. The email never arrived and I rang him and told him he was an asshole to which he replied saying there are many Andrew Khoos in Malaysia and he was the "GOOD GUY" Fucking joke. As far as that other wanker Christopher Chong is concerned he should be locked up for life for threatening other peoples life. Maybe all these guys need to be taught a lesson

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