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.

Friday, October 07, 2005


Honey well International Lottery Agency
Exchange House, 20/24 Exchange Street,
Crodon, AB11 6PH, United Kingdom.
(Customer Services)
Ref: HWLA/9090H/40
Batch: 075/05/ZY30
We happily announce to you the draw (#101) of the HONEY WELL INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AGENCY, online Sweepstakes International program held on 5th Day of Oct. 2005.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 606040 with Serial number 8080/02 drew the lucky numbers: 11-18-20-23-32-48(bonus no.), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 1ST category.match 5 plus bonus.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £500,000 (Five hundred thousand pounds sterling) in cash credited to file HWLA/08/03.
This is from a total cash prize of £2,000,000,00 shared amongst the first four (4 ) lucky winners in this category i.e Match 5 plus bonus.
All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place weekly.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.In view of this, your £500,000 (five hundred thousand pounds sterling) would be released to you by our couriers affiliates.
Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize.This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:

MR.James Kaddy

Goodluck from me and members of staff of the HONEY WELLS INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AGENCY.
Yours faithfully,

Mrs.Hilda Mupesa.
Sweepstakes International Program.
Open 7 days 8am-11pm

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