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 06, 2006


From: Mrs Maria  Rooney <>
Date: 28-Jan-2006 08:13

The National Lottery
Suite 179 1007
West/Zuld, L70 1NL
Zwolle Holland
(Customer Services)
Ref: DEUK/9383/8161/99
Batch: GI/SE12-59
Government Accredited Licensed lottery promoters.
International Promotions/Prize Award Department

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We are please to announce you as one of the 10 lucky winners in the
national lottery held on the 24th january , 2005. All 10 winning addresses
were randomly selected from a batch of 50,000,000 international emails. Your
email address emerged alongside 9 others as a category 2 winner in this year
national lotto game draw
Consequently, you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of
£1,000,000 (one million pounds sterlings) only. In order to avoid
unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference
number and batch numbers:

1, Batch 7499-4206-5876
2, Ref: 739801527-Nll
3, lucky numbers 94-1-537-97-31-809
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European
booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In
view of this, your £1,000,000  would be released to you by any of our
payment offices in Europe.
To file for your claim, please contact

Advocate Patrick cox
Telephone  number +31 -6100- 234 82
Fax: +31-847-545-681
Bejes law & Associates
This will enable  the office of bejes & asscociates to send the claims
application form (A4) to you the can confirm your winnings
when you LOGIN TO
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information
confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to
you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part
of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted
abuse of this program. Please be warned. Remember, all winnings must be
claim not later than Febuary 5th, 2005, after this date, unclaimed funds
will be returned to the national Lotto
Good luck from me and members of staff of the NATIONAL LOTTERY.

Yours faithfully,
Mrs Maria  Rooney
Online coordinator for THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
Sweepstakes International Program.

1 comment:

gygasp said...

I was also the victim of the National Lottery. When you check their whereabouts, all are okays and can be believed at. I have proofs to show, too