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.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Your Email Won The Lottery!

The National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1NL
(Customer Services)
Ref: UK/9820S=2/68
Batch: 004/05/KY549
                                          WINNING NOTIFICATION
We happily announce to you the draw (#1016) of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes
International program held on  Wed 25th Oct., 2005.

Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:92475654545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the
lucky numbers:04-07-29-30-42-44(bonus no.39), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd
category i.e  match 5 plus bonus.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
USD1,500,000:00 (One Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in cash credited to file
Number KTU/9023118308/03.

This is from a total cash prize of USD 18.0 Million shared among (12) 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/ballot system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and
corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place every six months.

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 USD1,500,000:00 (One Million, Five
Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) would be released to you by any of our payment offices in

Our European 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 informationconfidential till your claims 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/ consultant
Agent: Mr Greg Louis
Tel: +44 703 190 8766
Fax:+44 709 287 2619   

You can go to our online result site to confirm the value of your winnings and also get a prize

Endeavour to email your full names,winning numbers,telephone and fax numbers immediately.
Congratulations from me and members of staff of THE NATIONAL LOTTERY.

Yours faithfully,

Cindy. D. Lloyd (Mrs)
Online coordinator for THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
Sweepstakes International Program.

An Eynsham mother scooped a Lotto jackpot fortune of ᅵ1,470,516 on Wednesday 19th September,
thanks to her dedicated grandparents

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