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.

Saturday, August 27, 2005



Ref. Number: 132/756/4534/08
Batch number: 538901537-SP/05


Sir/ Madam,

We are pleased to inform you of the lottery result winners of  Laprimitiva International lottery programmes held on 15th August,2005.results were finally released on 24th August,2005. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users; therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for it.

Your e-mail address was attached to ticket number 27522465896-6453 with your serial number 3772-554 drew you a lucky number 1-2-3-21-23-49 which consequently won in the 3rd category,you are therefore been approved for lump sum pay out of of US$1.5M (One Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars).

            CONGRATULATIONS! ! !

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money remitted to your nominated bank. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this programme by some participants.All participants were selected through an e-mail balloting.

This promotional programme takes place every three years.To file for your claim,please contact our claim agent with your Full Name,Home and Office Tel & Fax Number, Mobile Tel Number and also Home & Office Address for the processing of your claims:

MianLand Security Agency
Mr.Phillip Weeks
Address: Avenida de America 12
Madrid Spain.
TEL+34 676 283 044

Please, note that you will be require to notarized and obtained a vetting approval from Spainish high court of Justice Madrid Spain before your winning prize can be transfer and this process will be done by your approved claim agent.

Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 20th September, 2005.Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember  to quote your reference number and batch number in all correspondence.

Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
Once again congratulations.

Best regards,
Mrs. Emily Simon,
Lottery coordinator.

The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to  whom or which it is addressed. Unauthorised use, disclosure or copying  is strictly prohibited. The sender accepts no liability for the improper  transmission of this communication nor for any delay in its receipt.

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