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.

Saturday, November 12, 2005


Ref. Number:
Batch Number: 538901527-BB67


We are pleased to inform you of the result of
The Lottery Winners International programs held on the 29th October,
2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 27511465896-6410
with serial number 3772-510 drew lucky numbers 7-7-4 which consequently
won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump
sum pay of US$ 1,000,000.00 (One Million United States Dollars)
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that
you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has
been processed and your money Remitted to you. This is partof our
security protocol .

To avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of
this program by some participants. All participants were selected
through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 company and
30,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world
we hope with part of your winning you will take part in our next year
USD50 million international lottery.
To file for your claim, please
contact our fiducial agent of the trust Group Agency

fiducial agent
Name: Mark Edwin
Telephone: 0031-647-494-026
Email Address:

please remember, all winning must be
claimed not later than 27th Novmber 2005. After this date,all
unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Please note in
order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to
quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent
as soon as possible.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,

Susan van Borch.

Lottery Coordinator,

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