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, March 30, 2006


From: East-West Australia Loterries <>
Date: 30-Mar-2006 16:17

East-West Australia Lotteries,
1022 Kingsway Ave., Osborne,
Western Australia, 6018.
Head office: Maliebaan 38-40, 3581CR,
Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Dear Sir/Madam,

YOU WON: ?1,000,000.00!euros
With outmost joy, we are pleased to inform you of the result of the
East-West Australia Lotteries International programs held on the 28th of
March 2006 drew cash Prize of ?1,000,000.00. Your e-mail address
attached to Code number 370011672387-290-02 with claim
Number 12093782/42 drew these lucky numbers 894-4563-001-764-64-2911, which
consequently won in the 2nd category. You have been approved to receive a
cash prize of ?1,000,000.00 (One Million Euros).
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 claims is been processed and your funds (?1,000,000.00)
Transferred to
you. This security measure is important; its protocol meant to avoid double
claims, transfer and unwarranted abuse of this program by other
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 devote Their time and resources surfing the world wide web (www)
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 ?18million draws in November 2006. Lastly, in order to avoid
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

Congratulations from the management and staffs of East-West Australia

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 East-West Astralia lotteries draws,
with a cash prize of ?1,000,000.00. Kindly advise me with details of the
process of the transfer of my cash prize.

Contact details of our Paying Bank:
Contact person: Mr. Powell Green.
Department of Private Banking,
Deutsche Bank, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Tel: 31 647-494-395
Fax 31-84-752-0508
Yours in services,
Felicia Lanza.(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.

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