Malaysian Lottery Brochure Fake

 

Holiday Scratchie Scam: How It 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 Brochure 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.

How to report:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report To The FTC Here


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viv

Yep got sent two scratch tickets today galaxy spirits holiday 11th anniversary. One ticket said thank you the 2nd prize usd 165,000.00 went onto internet and HELO not the only one posting about these fake wins.. thank you internet.

Neil

Got one of these from Galaxy Travelling with 2 scratch tickets. One was a winner of 2nd prize for 160,000USD. When they contacted me they first said I was not eligible for the prize because I wasnt a client and had got the ticket by accident. Then they rang again and said her company had decided to honour the ticket but I would have to be a member so I needed to send them passport number, full name and address and birthday. Plus a bank account number to receive my winnings. I emailed them back a link to the Scam… Read more »

Brad

I got the exact same scam and it looks very convincing. Galaxy Traveling with 2 scratch tickets. One was a winner of 2nd prize for 160,000USD. When they contacted me they first said I was not eligible for the prize because I wasn’t a client and had got the ticket by accident. They then said that they would meet with their sponsor and make a decision. Surprise when they said they would honor ticket I searched for scam and when the exact same scenario came up I smelled a rat. Beware.

Dr Khalid khan

Same story, I am from NT and received the 2nd prize ticket along with the brochure just two days before my planned holidays visit to India. The person on the other end of phone asked me to postpone my visit. I left for india anyway assuming the news of winning lottery is too good to be true. Scammers got my india number form my wife and rang me even in India. Told me that they could not find my profile but rest is ok and I am in possession of a genuine ticket.. I told them I am passing the… Read more »

DahLiiany

Hello.I have recieved 2 of these lrettes within the last year. I ignored the last one and used it to light the fire . Came in handy though..I got another one today and thought to google it. Yup its a scam. These guys are unreal..Talk about the cheap paper they use too..People beware of this. It is a scam.. and do not send it back. Put the paper to use though Many ThanksJohn OReilly

Trav

I also received the brochure with the two scratch tickets. One was a winner for the alleged 2nd prize US160,000. I had the exact same story as Neil. I will be doing the same by emailing them this Forum.
Shame, I could’ve done with an extra 160K.

Esther

I received two lottery tickets as well. I even opened up a new bank account to receive the money because I thought "what have I got to lose". Then a friend said even though I haven’t given them any money I have given a lot of personal detailsT I am now very worried about my identity. They are calling me back in the morning before I ring he sponsors in Hong Kong. I would love someone to be tracking the call so they can locate these scammers.

Gill

Me too! got the 2 tickets one winning 2nd prize of $160,000. i’m used to emails telling me I’ve won this & that or someone died & left me a fortune. This one almost looked real. sent them an email, they rang me back to verify the ticket number. told me to wait by the phone. think I’ll go hang out the waskhing now. What a pity!!

Ella

first of all thanks for sharing !!! i got the exact same ticket (two scratch ticket )one of them is a winner of 2nd price $160000, and they told me the exact same story as u guys were told . and price claim department made it look real, like saying their head office in Hong kong bla bla bla… and asked for cash transaction of US $3500. as its paid by both party to the hongkong government and keep saying its refundable. when i said ill be going to hong kong and pay the tax and get my price money,… Read more »

Liaqat Ali

Just spoke to Mr Edison Lee from Happi Tourism. A new one to be added to the list of scammers. Too bad I got my hopes high :((
I also found this info in WA’s department of Commerce website.
http://www.scamnet.wa.gov.au/scamnet/Types_Of_Scams-Travel_Scams-Greenery_Tourism.htm

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