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.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Your Email Address Has Won!

FourthCasinos & Maurilyn Lotteries,
Corporate Headquarters: Maliebaan 38-40, 3581CR,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Dear Sir/Madam,
With utmost joy, we are pleased to inform you of the result of the
FourthCasinos & Maurilyn Lotteries Inc. programs, held on the 31st, of december
2005, which drew a cash prize of $500,000.00. Your e-mail address attached to
Ticket/Code number 0087411652337 with claim/reference number
085093785/92 drew these lucky numbers 007-49746-041-764-64-2091, which
consequently won in the 1st category. You have been approved to receive a cash
prize of $500,000.00 (Five hundred thousand USD).
Be advised that due to incessant mix up in cash prize transfer to previous
winners, we advise that you keep your winning information confidential until
your claim has been processed and released to you. This security measure is
critical; its a measure put in place to avoid double claims, transfer and
abuse of this program by other participants.
participants were selected anonymously through a private ballot system (computer
ballot) from over 35,000 companies and 70,000 individual e-mail addresses all
over the world. At the final draw your e-mail address emerged as the winner of
our last jackpot.
This is promotional program takes place bi-annually, and it is promoted and
sponsored Orient software corporation (Orient Networks). It is met to reward
some individuals and corporations who have devoted their time and resources
surfing the world wide web (www) with their email addresses.
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 5 working days from today.
After the expiration of that time frame, if your funds are unclaimed, it will be
refunded to us and included in our next draws.
We hope you will use part of your cash prize to participate in our next
$10 million draws in March 2006.
Lastly, in order to avoid unnecessary delays/complications with the transfer of
your funds to you, please always remember to quote your Code number in all
correspondence with our paying bank (Deutsche Bank-Amsterdam). Furthermore,
should there be any change of your present address, please notify us immediately
so to make the appropriate adjustment.
Congratulations from the management and staffs of fourthCasinos & Maurilyn
Kindly, immediately, contact our Paying Bank (Deutsche Bank-Amsterdam) for your
payment advice.
Send them following e-mail:
I?????(your names)??.., with e-mail address???..(your e-mail address)?..,
contact address???..(postal address)??.and code number:???.(quote your code
number)??.is the winner of the last FourthCasinos & Maurilyn Lotteries, with a
cash prize of $500,000.00. Kindly advise me with details of the process of the
transfer of my cash prize within the next 5-working days.
Contact details of our Paying Bank:
Contact person: Mrs.Jane Hermann & Mr. Richard Van Robben.
Department of Private Banking,
Deutsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Tel: (+ 3161) 913 4165.
Fax: (+3184) 7580937.
Yours in services,
Amstel Bakker.
(Lottery Coordinator)
Note: Participants below 21 years are automatically disqualified.
All e-mail transmission/correspondence are 100% protected by our Secure Socket
Layer (SSL) server.


Ref. Number: 515/212/6798
Batch Number:
We are pleased to inform you of the result of
the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 2nd of Jan 2006.
Your E-mail address attached to ticket number 275114655666 with serial
number 7665544drew lucky numbers 7-654-87-876which consequently won in
the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay
out of 1.000,000.00(ONEMILLION DOLLARS)
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 part of 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. This promotional program
takes place every three years.This lottery was promoted and sponsored
by Presidents of the World Largest softwares, 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 MR.
TEL: 0031-633-735-
FAX: 0031-847-300-479
all winning must be claimed not later than 20th Jan.2006. After this
date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Please
note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications.
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
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically
Sincerely yours,
Mrs. Melsy Debra
Lottery Coordinator.

Monday, January 02, 2006

REF NO.LU/NL/2031/8161/04

Laan van Hoornwijck 765, 8789
DG Rijswijk, The Netherlands.

Attention: Lucky Winner,


We are pleased to inform you of the result of the last final annual draw 30th December 2005, of our
International Lottery Programs. The online freelotto draws was conducted from an exclusive list of
25,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated
random computer search from the internet. No tickets were sold.

After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as a winner in the category "A" with
the following numbers attached Ref Number: LU/NL/2031/8161/04; Batch Number: N3/A312-59 and
Ticket Number: 025/ 078742, with serial number 1105908 drew the lucky numbers 15-35-09-44-10. You
are therefore to receive a cash prize of 550.000.00 euro (Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand euro) from
the total payout, This is from the total prize money of 18,900,000.00 US Dollars (Eighteen Million, Nine
Hundred Thousand US Dollars) shared among the international winners in our 1st - 4th categories.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!. Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and will be
transferred to you upon meeting our requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and
satisfactory report.

To file in for the processing of your prize winnings, you are advised to contact our Certified and
Accredited claims agent for category "A" winners with the information below:

Mr. Simon Van Rossem
Western Finance Group
Cusmoslaan 101
1218 HG, Almere
The Netherlands
TEL: +31-642-573-987


Send your full Name, Address, Sex. Age, Occupation, Nationality, Country of residence, telephone and
fax number, winning email address, amount won when replying this letter. Remember,

NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 15th January 2006, thereafter unclaimed funds would
be included in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence.

You are to keep all lotto information confidential, especially your reference and ticket numbers. (This is
important as a case of double claims will not be entertained).Members of the affiliate agencies are
automatically not allowed to participate in this program. 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

Yours Faithfully,

Promotion Director