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.

Monday, November 14, 2005


REF: MLI/709-ILGI0230/92


We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners
Internationalprograms held on the 11th of Nov, 2005.Your e-mail address
attached to ticketnumber 705-454-33-770-1812-11 with serial number 345-009
000 drew lucky numbers9-76-707-959-960- 20which consequently wonin the 2nd
category, you have thereforebeen approved for a lump sumpay out of
US$800,000.00 (Eight Hundred Thousand United StatesDollars)


Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your
winninginformation very confidential till your claims has been processed and
yourprize/money Remitted to you.

This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and
unwarrantedabuse of this program by some participants.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
fromover 200,000,000 company and 600,000,000 individual email addresses and
namesfrom all over the world.

This promotional program takes place annually.

We hope with part of your winning you will take part in our next year USD400
million international lottery.

To file for your claim, please contact our/your fiducial agent
DR.MORIS DO of the,
TEL: +31-617-620-766,

Note that all winning must be claimed not later than 26th Nov, 2005.
Afterthis date all unclaimed, funds will be included in the next stake.

Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications
pleaseremember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all

Furthermore,should there be any change of address do inform our agent assoon
as possible.

Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for
beingpart of our promotional program.

Note: Anybody under the age of 20 is automatically disqualified.

Sincerely yours,
Lottery Coordinator.

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