RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE
We wish to inform you of the lottery draws held 22th of
Oct,2005 to declare the winners of the GOLDREEF LOTTO
SOUTH AFRICA/INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS.
Your address, attached to ticket number
serialnumber 818-09 drew the lucky numbers
consequently won the lottery. You have therefore been
approved for a lump sum pay out of RANDS 14,000,000.00
in cash Equivalent USD $2,000,000,00 credited to file
REF NO: ZAR/23457677/2005. This is from total prize
money of RANDS 154,000,000.00 shared among the eleven
international winners in this category. All
participants were selected through a computer ballot
system drawn from 17,000 names from Australia, New
Zealand, America, Europe and Middle East and Asia as
part of our International Promotions Program, which is
Your fund is now available for claim. Due to the mix
up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep
this award strictly from public notice until your
claim has been processed and your money remitted to
your account. This is part of our security protocol to
avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by
participants of this promotion. We hope with a part of
you prize, you will participate in our end of year
high stakes ZAR 60,000,000 Million International
TO BEGIN YOUR CLAIM, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CLAIM AGENT
THROUGH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
GOLDREEFLOTTO DURBAN, KWAZULU NATAL
For due processing and remittance of your prize money
to a designated account of your choice. Remember, all
prize money must be claimed not later than Two Weeks
after notice. After this date, all funds will be
returned as unclaimed.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications, please remember to quote your reference
and batch numbers in every one of your correspondences
with your agent. Furthermore, should there be any
change of your address, do inform your claims agent as
soon as possible.
Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you
for being part of our promotions program.
MARY VAN DER KLINKHEN
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.