Holiday Scratchie Tickets Scam: How It Works
In the last few months, a well-designed travel brochure with winning scratchie tickets 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 last one comes from Sunny Rainbow Tours.
Watch the video below to see over 25 exposed fake brochure pages with winning prizes – did you received one of them?
The publication contains lottery scratch tickets offering complimentary lottery prizes to celebrate a new investment opportunity. The scratch tickets reveal a prize of $266,000. The second price is listed at $166,000, as seen in the main image I posted for you in this article.
Since the winning is published in a nice and glossy magazine, several people really believe they hit the jackpot! Did they?
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.
Here are a couple of more images of the fake scratchie brochure from Sunny Rainbow Tours:
How To Avoid The Scratchie Ticket Scam
Look at over the 1,600 comments on this page. 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.
The Malaysian Brochure Scam: How To Report
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