Lottery scam quick guide: it's a scam if...

  • you win any lottery where you didn't buy a ticket! It's really that easy! It's not just too good to be true: it's bait in a trap!
  • you receive a generous grant out of the blue. Sadly (but not surprisingly) there aren't any benevolent people regularly throwing around millions of pounds/dollars/euros to randomly chosen people. This is just the lottery scam without the ticket.
  • they send you partial payment in the form of a cheque, money order, or direct bank transfer and want you to pay them fees out of that money. They're playing you for a sucker: cheques are frequently forged, and direct transfers made by compromising some poor schmuck's online banking service. You'll wind up a victim of fraud, or a party to it.
  • they want you to send them any money of any sort for any reason. They might try to say there are courier fees or taxes to cover. They're lying. Call their bluff and tell them to take the fees out themselves -- they'll never ever agree, because they can't defraud you unless money is making the reverse trip from you to them somehow.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Congratulations:Claim Your Prize Immediately

(Customer Services)
Ref: 74NL/957/-00885DT
Batch: DT957/74NL
Zonal Draw No: DT-A2-004-875
Grand Draw No: 915

Dear Lucky Winner,


We are pleased to notify you the draw (#915) of the DELOTTOBV International Lottery Program held on 15th August 2005.

Participants were selected through a randomly selecting 15,000 participants from an initial database of 300,000 emails all participants were selected through a computerballot system from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Canada, Europe, USA and north America as part our International Promotions Program, which was conducted in view of launching ourselves into the Sweepstakes Industry Worldwide and zoning all participants by their respective continents from across the globe.

We produced an extensive list from which you have emerged as one of the winners of the Grand Draw prize. To ensure a smooth collection of your winnings, the transfer of your prize is to be handled by our Prize Transfer agents .

You are to contact our agents by email/fax or call within a week of receiving this notice.

Be adviced to keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money remitted to you.

This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of (US$1,500,000.00) 0ne Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars only in cash credited to file
number 74NL/957/-00885DT.This is from a total cash prize of US$7,500, 000:00 shared amongst the five (5) lucky winners in this category i.e. Match 5 plus bonus.

Your prize award has been insured in your favour and is ready for claims. To begin your claims therefore, you are advised to expeditiously contact our licensed and accredited claim agent for Overseas Lottery Winners within a period of 7 working days (date of this email inclusive) for the processing of your winning and remittance to your designated bank account after all statutory obligations have been satisfactorily dispensed with. Please be informed that claims not processed within the stipulated period may be forfeited to the pool without further notice.

Your claim agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him/her. You may wish to establish contact via e-mail or fax/telephone with the particulars presented below.

Contact Person: Mr. Hans Boyer
Tel: +31 647 218 608
Fax: +31-847-301-222

Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality, and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated with fraudulent claims. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.

Truly Yours,
Lottery Co-Coordinator,
TEL/FAX: +31 84 739 4339.

Important Notice: N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to Disqualification. Contact your claim agent Hans Boyer as instructed above.

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