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, 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

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