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Toyota International Lotto: Truth or Scam?

Updated on July 21, 2012

How would your heart react if you read the words, "Congratulations, you are a winner of the Toyota International Lotto!" Could it be? Nah, it couldn't be. It's too darn impossible. I've never really won anything in any raffle draws. Well, except that time I was in the first grade and I won a cooking set. Does that count?

I confessed sheepishly though my heart raced with excitement. The blood rushed to my head.  I could see the car.  I could smell the cash. I could feel my body tingling with anticipation, my heart palpitating wildly.

I read the words quickly. It sounds official enough. No weird statements. No wrong spellings.

And hey, my mind rushed to rationalize, "Well I used to drive a white Toyota, so it could be true!"

The Email

Customer Service Department Affiliate of Toyota Japan .
#28 Kanashiwa road Tokyo JP

We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made today, You are among the winners of the TOYOTA CAR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world as part of our electronic business Promotions Program.

As a result of your visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for. You/Your Company email address, attached to ticket number 896-781-6767, with serial number 374-18 drew the lucky numbers 2,5,9,22,31,33, and Bonus number 12 , Your INSURANCE Number: FLD674/ 8936 /GMSA and consequently you won in the Second Category of the TOYOTA FORTUNE LOTTO DRAW.

You have therefore been approved for the payment of the sum of US$500, 000, 00 in cash, including a Toyota car which is the winning present /amount for the Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$2,650,000.00 shared among the international winners in the Second category.


Please be informed that your FUND of the sum of US$500,000.00 is now with the payee center. Contact your agent and give them your full names so that they will re-insure your winning under your full names. Together with the port where your winning car should be ship to.

To begin your claim, please call your claim agent or send email immediately.

TEL +12719140123

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your

1. Full name
2. Address / contact number
3. Country of origin
4. Occupation
5. Age / Sex
6. Email.

Send above information in your correspondences with your claims agent.


How to Check If It's a Scam?

Just go to the Google browser. Type the headline or title "Toyota International Lotto" and then hit the search button. You will find a list of sites with the feedback.

So I did this..and viola! My heart's just one of those scams after all. Heartbeat returns to normal. The smell of the car and the cash gone with the wind. Oh well, it was almost too good to be true.

Do you know as I went through the websites, I see a lot of people asking earnestly if they truly won the prize car and cash. It saddens me that people would do this. It's giving people false hopes and amounts to nothing in the end.

Do you think it would ever be possible that you would win in a lottery?

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Email has been deleted and emptied from the trash bin.  I don't lose any hope though. I know  I can be rich enough to buy my own car and have lots of money earning through Hubpages and other income generating streams.

Let's get rolling!  Don't let this deter you from your dreams!  March on to a bright future ahead.


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      muhammad amin66 7 years ago

      Let's get rolling! Don't let this deter you from your dreams! March on to a bright future ahead.

      Let's get rolling! Don't let this deter you from your dreams! March on to a bright future ahead.