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Malaysian Lottery Brochure Fake

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How the scam works:

(with video below exposing fakes) 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.

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

Fake Winning Scratchies Exposed Video

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.

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 in the video.

There are 1036 comments

  • On Monday, August 31, 2015, Roger Goode wrote:

    My tickets were from Lucky Desire Travel and guess what. I had won second prize of $165,000. My local police station when asked said "Scam. Toss it into the rubbish bin".

  • On Monday, August 31, 2015, Jac wrote:

    Latest brochure is under name Grand Show Paradise
    All of their Website are same!!!! Dodgyyyy

    check those website:
    oceanharmonytours.com & grandshowparadise.com

  • On Sunday, August 30, 2015, Caroline wrote:

    Yep I 'won' the 2nd prize too. Dodgy as. Thanks for the website :)

  • On Sunday, August 30, 2015, bob wrote:

    My brochure is under name Zara Bay Holidays - has website - ….. claiming to be celebrating their 11th anniversary.
    Again 2 scratchies encl one winning 2nd prize of $165000US the other saying 'thank you'.

  • On Sunday, August 30, 2015, dave wrote:

    Just Won A Second PriZe Of $165000 Through Ocean Harmony Tours. Must Be The 1000Th Second Prize.
    .In Indonesia Eh, Find TheM, Pop Some Drugs In Their Pocket And Have The Bludgers shot.

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