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.

Sunday, October 30, 2005


REFERENCE-NUMBERS:              53198/2005nl/DpaBATCH-NUMBERS:                        785/LDNL/001WINNING SECURITY-CODE:        NL22510/DPA-WSD
Dear Winner,We are delighted to inform you of the  result of Email Lottery Promotion  held on the 26TH OCTOBER, 2005 and that you were one of the FOUR LUCKY  WINNERS and your e-mail address attached to:
SERIAL-NUMBERS:  758-2614LUCKY-NUMBERS:  1-3-5-10-9-6
which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been  approved for a lump sum pay of $500,000(FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS)CONGRATULATIONS!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Please be informed that all participants were selected through a  computer ballot system drawn from over 75,000 company and 350,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.Please to file in for  your claims,contact our Claim's Agent:
MR WELLINGTON VAN BLINKMANForeign Remittance operation manager,DPA- AGENCY(financialpeople)Reply-Email: Telephone: +31 611 428 326
Please do remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 8TH NOVEMBER,2005.After this date all  unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,if you wish to file in for your claims,you are therefore requested to  qoute the following claims requirements to the above reply email address:
1.  Reference ,winning Security Code and Lucky-Numbers.2.  Your Full Names and Address3.  Telephone and Fax Numbers.
Congratulations once more from our members  of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.Sincerely yours,MR TOM WAARDEN

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