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, February 13, 2006


From: Australia Union Lotteries <>
Date: 13-Feb-2006 23:50

Australia Union Lotteries,
23 Rundle Mall, Adelaide,
[An affiliate of Overseas
Subscriber Agents.]
Arena Complex 14 Donegall Square West,
United Kingdom.

From:Mrs Beatrix Nadal



We are pleased to inform you the result of the new year draw of Australia Union Lotteries Winners International programs held on the 18th January 2006. Your e-mail address attached to ticket #: 00903228100 with prize # 778009/2 drew €2,000,000.00 which was first in the 2nd class of the draws.
You are to receive the sum of €2,000,000.00 (Two Million Euros).
In order to avoid  mix up in cash pay-outs, we advise  you to keep your winning information confidential until your cash prize of two million Euros (€2,000,000.00) has been fully remitted to you by our accredited pay-point bank. This measure must be adhere to so as to avoid loss of your cash prize, winners of our cash prizes are advised to adhere to these instructions to forestall the abuse of this program by other participants.
It's important to note that this draws were conducted formally, and winners are selected through an internet ballot system from 60,000 individual and companies e-mail addresses,  the draws were conducted around the world through our internet based ballot system. The promotion is sponsored and promoted by  Australia Unions lotteries.
We congratulate you once again. We hope you will use part of it in our next draws; the jackpot winning is €85 million Euros.
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 15 days after you receive this mail.
After this date all unclaimed cash prize will be forfeited and included in the next sweepstake.
Please, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote personal and winning numbers in all correspondence with us.
Congratulations once again from all members  of Australia Union Lotteries.
Thank you for being part of our promotional program.
For immediate release of your cash prize to you,please kindly contact our Paying Bank ( SWISS FIRST BANK,AMSTERDAM.)
Send them the following:
(i). Your names,
(ii) Contact telephone and fax numbers
(iii) Contact Address
(iv) your winning numbers
(v) Quote amount won.

Contact the paying bank with the following:
Contact person: Mrs. Melaney Brown,
Swiss First Bank, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Tel: 31 633-785-417
Fax: 31-847-137-590

Congratulations once again.
Yours in service,
Mrs.Beatrix Nadal
(Lottery Director)

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