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,
Congratulations!
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
unwarranted
abuse of this program by other participants.
METHOD OF SELECTING WINNERS:
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
Lotteries.
-----------------------------------------------------
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.
E-mail: custmerservices@o2.pl
Tel: (+ 3161) 913 4165.
Fax: (+3184) 7580937.
Congratulations.
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.

1 comment:

Fatemeh Esmaeeli said...

dear friend
i have been received two emails two last tursday
1.Mrs. suzan zeeman
Euro millones lottery
madrid- spain www.loteria.com
in this email said i win 450000$
2.susan console
www.lotto.nl tel +31643178404
in this email said i win 1000000 euro
i saw in your blog second email is scam but i didn't saw about first email now can you help me what do i do
thank you