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: <From@>
Date: 30-Mar-2006 21:42

From: Ms. Sharon Maxwell.
e-mail :
(Lottery Coordinator)

South-West Australia Lottery,
38 Archerfield Road,
Darra, QLD, 4076,
Queensland, Australia.
South-West Australia Lottery partners: ABN Gaming Board.
PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands.



It's our pleasure to inform you of the result of the South-West Australia
Lottery, held on the 23rd,March 2006. Your e-mail address attached to Ref
number: 000101376290, with Cash Prize number 09910987612, drew
?2,000,000.00 (Two Million EUros), which was first in the 3rd Category of
the draws. You
have been approved to receive the sum of ?2,000,000.00 (Two Million
Euros)from our paying bank.

Due to the mix-up of information(claims) and the limited time for your cash
prize pay-out, we will advice that you keep all information about this
notification confidential(secret) until your prize (?2,000,000.00) have
been remitted to you by our accredited paying bank. You must adhere to this
instructions strictly to
avoid the loose of your cash prize to internet abusers- this program has
been abused severally, so we are doing our best to forestall further abuse
by false claims.

Winners were selected through an internet ballot system from 250,000 e-mail
addresses(both personal and corporate e-mail addresses). This program is
sponsored and supported by T-NET ASSETS, in conjunction with Union
Australia lottery.

Congratulations once again. Your e-mail address will be used to participate
in our next, mega, draw: ?65Million.
BE INFORMED: all winning (cash prize) must be claimed not later than
10-days after you receive this notification. Failure to claim your cash
prize after this date will result in your cash prize forfeiture.

Please, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications during the
remitance of your funds, remember to always quote your personal and winning
information in your correspondence with the paying bank.

Please contact the paying bank with these information for the immediate
remittance of your funds to you.
Kindly send them the following:
(i). Your names,
(ii) Contact telephone and fax numbers
(iii) Contact Address
(iv) Your winning numbers
(v) Quote amount won.
(vi) Age
Contact the paying bank with the following:
Deutsche Bank NV.
Attention: Mr James Smith
Deutsche Bank, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Tel : +31-643-164-770
Fax : +31-847-445-425

Congratulations once again.
Yours in service,
Ms. Sharon Maxwell.
Lottery Coordinator

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