DATE: 28th, SEPTEMBER, 2005.
FROM: MRS ANGELA MAMMI THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.
THE NATIONAL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.
BATCH: EGS/ 22504002/05: REFERENCE: 15/0018/IPD
RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION.
This is to inform you of the release of THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS PRIZE DRAW, held on the 20th AUGUST, 2005, but owing to some mix up of numbers and addresses and the holidays, the results were released on the 20th SEPTEMBER, 2005.Your name was attached to ticket number 085-12876077-09 with serial number 51390-0 that drew the lucky numbers of 03-05-12-14-28-38, which consequently won the lottery in the 5th category. You have therefore been
approved for a lump sum pay of E500,000.00. (FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS ONLY), in cash credited to file with REF: º.EGS/3662367114/13. This is from a total cash prize of E70,020.225.00, shared among the (25) twenty-five international winners in this category.
Your fund is now deposited with our Security Company and insured in your name. Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award from public notice until your claim has been processed, and the money remitted to your account, as this is part
of our security protocol, to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking of advantage
of this program by participants, as has happened in the past.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names, email addresses & official addresses, from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North and South America, Middle East and Africa, as part of our International Promotions Program.
We hope your lucky name will draw a bigger cash prize in the subsequent programs. To begin your lottery claims, please contact your Claims Agent,
MR.JEFF LARRY, (+34636402768)
FOREIGN OPERATION MANAGER,
GLOBAL SECURITY & FINANCE COMPANY SPAIN,
Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 20th OCTOBER, 2005. Any claim not made by this date will be returned to the DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. And also be informed that 10% of your lottery winning belongs to (the PROMOTIONS COMPANY). Because they are the company that bought your ticket and played the lottery in your name. Note also that this 10% will be remitted after you have received your winnings prize, because the money is insured in your name already.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences with us; or your Claim Agent. Furthermore, should there be any change of address, please do inform your Claim Agent as soon as possible. An original copy of your lucky winning ticket and your deposit certificate will be sent to you by your Claim Agent, MR JEFF LARRY.
Once again from all members of our staff and thank
you for being a part of our International Promotions program. We wish you continued good fortunes.
ANGELA MAMMI (MRS.),
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.