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.

Friday, December 30, 2005


British Lottery Headquarters.

Customer Service

Ref: BTL/491OXI/04
Batch: 12/25/0304



I am Mr.Henry Peters. the fiduciary agent assigned to your case am
happy to  announce to you the draw of the British  Lottery
International programs held on the 1st of December, 2005 in London.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 564 75600545-188
with serial number 5388/02 drew the lucky numbers: 31-6-26-13-35-7,
which subsequently won you the lottery in the 3rd category.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total  sum of
£1,500,000.00GBP (One million, five hundred thousand, Great Britian
Pounds) in cash credited to file RPC/9080118308/04 made available
from a total cash prize of  £75 Million Pounds, shared amongst the
first Fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.

All participants were selected randomly from worldwide web sites
through a computer drawn system and extracted from over 100,000
companies. This promotion takes place montly.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our booklet
representative office in Europe as indicated in our play coupon. In
view of this, your £1,500,000.00GBP (One million, five hundred
thousand, Great Britian Pounds) would be released to you by our
affiliate bank in London as soon as you establish contact.

You are required to forward the following details to help
facilitate the processing of your claims and certificate which will
facilitate the release of your winnings.

Your winning price is to the tune of One million, five hundred
thousand, Great Britian Pounds.

1. Full names.
2. Phone number.
3. Fax number.
4. Occupation.
5. Sex.
6. Age.
7. Nationality.

You are advised to forward this information as soon as possible to
enable us attend to your winnings. Our firm has been co! ntracted
to handle payments on your behalf, once we confirm your
information, your  payments would be processed . Everything was
done in such a way that our payments mode would meet the standards
set by the Lottery boards.After you have sent down these
information, a certificate will be prepared for you. This is to be
your proof of winning from this office to the payment center before
they release your funds.
To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, quote your
reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our
designated agent. Congratulations once more.

Mr.Henry Peters.
Zonal Co-ordinator.
Sweepstakes International Program.
Open 7 days 8am-11pm

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