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


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.

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