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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 774 comments

  • On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Katie Daniels wrote:

    I almost fell for this, and I feel like a complete fool. I got two scratches, one saying thank you, and one saying you have won 175,000 USD. At first I was sceptical, and then I started to believe it, FOOLISHLY! I gave my details and almost went through with coming up with a deposit for them. I am glad all our efforts fell through otherwise I would be 4000 AU dollars poorer.

    Anyone with these brochures should instantly call them and complain and threaten them. I am going to proceed with publicly humiliating them. I have contacts to both Edison Tay of Malaysia, and Mr. Martin Choo of Hong Kong. We have even received threats to them coming to Australia and finding us- Which we will be going to the police over this matter.

    I sincerely hope anyone that gets these doesn't fall into their trap, they are very clever. And even the strongest of minds sometimes feel hope and luck is on their side. Be careful!

  • On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Jocelyn J Barrett wrote:

    I received a brochure october 22 2014 ànd a scratchie. I won 175,000 USD. They took the no. And verify it with IT dept. Then they rang me several times and found that my name is not in the client. Then finally they congratulate me for winning this no. They asked my date of birth and drivers license. Then asked to ring the claim dept. Just found it that this red bliss is a scam. Thanks to my sister and niece. I let them listened to our conversation with lawrwnce kong. They warned me and its true! Am just worried coz i gave my driver's license and date of birth.

  • On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Suzie wrote:

    I just received a $175,000.00 from Blue Cosmos tours winning ticket. I looked at their website and looked at the partners it looked all very legitimate as I have been on a tour this year with cosmos tours. Lucky I rang NZ branch who said it was a scam and that they didn't know anything about it. Geez these people!!

  • On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Dave MacDonald wrote:

    My wife and I recieved one from Iris Tourism.2nd prize $175,000. Contacts were Edison Tay in Malasia and a Martian Choo in Hong Kong. As soon as they asked for $3575 USD we hung up the phone.

  • On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, DJ wrote:

    Thanks! I got it too - 2 scratch and win lottery tickets, One said "Thank you" the other said "2nd Prize USD 175,000". Too good to be true, yep. Their website LeoAsiaTravel.com was registered on Sept 30, 2014 and only 20 days later they are giving away $175,000+. Yeah sure!

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