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Malaysian Lottery Brochure Fake

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How the scam works:

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 $170,000. 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.

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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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There are 767 comments

  • On Monday, October 20, 2014, Liz wrote:

    I have also received scratch lotto tickets and "won $175,000US"
    Several phone calls later, from Jeff Boo saying they cant find my client number. He will ring back today.
    I have just looked on the web and discovered the company has just being registered in September this year. Obviously a scam, which I will inform Jeff when he rings later today.

  • On Sunday, October 19, 2014, Joe wrote:

    I received a similar "Scratch & Win" tickets from Red Bliss Tours in Kuala Lumpur.
    I won 2nd prize of $175,000 USD.
    After reading the comments on this site I have sent an email to the Royal Malaysian Police and to the register of their domain (www.redblisstours.com).
    Hopefully, the RMP can get my "Winnings" or put someone in jail.

  • On Thursday, October 16, 2014, Graham wrote:

    Same story I was given. Lots of back and forth phone calls from Andrew Kooh who said he had to varify my wininig ticket of 175K with IT dept.He hasn't asked for money yet but I expect it shortly. Beware as he sounds convincing

  • On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Jo wrote:

    I have just received a nice glossy brochure and two scratch & win tickets. On scratching the tickets I am the lucky winner of USD 175,000.00. Too good to be true - yes it is!!!! I looked up the name of the company - Leo Asia Travel on the net and found that they were registered on 29 September 2014 - what a coincidence!!!! Did not believe it to be true so looked up travel scams and was interested to read that others exist - not prepared to even try to ring them and waste my money as they did not even get my name right and if it sounds too good to be true then you can bet your life it is a scam.

  • On Thursday, October 09, 2014, Jessica Mclean wrote:

    My Partner and I recently received one of these "winning second price tickets" (175,000USD) at first I was very unsure about it but after back and forth phone calls and emails we were convinced that it was real. We were told that we weren't meant to be sent this and after a meeting with the sponsor they had agreed to give us the winnings however we had to transfer $4700 NZ dollars to an account that was not under their sponsor name in order for them to get some sort of protection policy thing from the high court in Hong Kong to send a huge sum of money from their country. We were so close to being sucked in until they mentioned the money had to go into a different account. My partner did more research and found this sight and the same names of the people we spoke to (ANDREW KOOH and WILSON LIN) I cant not believe we nearly gave away 5k. I have emailed andrew kooh and gave him a piece of my mind.

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