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, April 03, 2006

Claim Your Winning.

From: John Smith <>
Date: 03-Apr-2006 04:10
Subject: Claim Your Winning.

Ich habe eine neue E-Mail-Adresse!
Ich bin jetzt unter folgender E-Mail-Adresse zu erreichen:

The National Lottery

P O Box 1010

Liverpool, L70 1NL


(Customer Services)

Ref: UK/9420X2/68

Batch: 074/05/ZY369

Fax: 44 (0)871 661 8831


Dear Lucky Winner,


We are pleased to notify you the draw (111) of the UK NATIONAL
LOTTERY,Online Sweepstakes International Lottery Program held on 20Th
March, 2006.

Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
a pool of over 25,000 names of distinguished professionals drawn from
Europe, America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle-East, parts of
Africa, and North & South America as part of our international
promotions programme conducted annually to encourage prospective
overseas entries.

We hope with part of your prize awards, you will take part in our
subsequent lottery jackpots.

The result of our computer draw (111) selected your name and email
address attached to e-ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial
number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers: 15 . 18 . 21 . 31 . 36 . 47
(bonus no.46), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd
category i.e. match 5 plus bonus. You have therefore been approved to
claim a total sum of

£5,856,652(Five Million Eight Hundred AND Fifty Six Thousand, Six
Hundred and Fifty Two Pounds Sterling) in cash credited to file
KTU/9023118308/03.This is from a total cash prize of £16,533,022
shared amongst the first Six (6) lucky winners in this categoryi.e.
Match 5 plus bonus.

Your prize award has been insured in your name and is ready for
claims. To begin your claims therefore, you are advised to
expeditiously contact our licensed and accredited claim agent for
Overseas Lottery Winners within a period of 21 days (date of this
email inclusive) for the processing of your winning and remittance to
your designated bank account

after all statutory obligations have been satisfactorily dispensed with.

This promotion takes place weekly. 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
£5,856,652(FiveMillion Eight Hundred AND Fifty Six Thousand, Six
Hundred and Fifty Two Pounds Sterling) would be released to you by any
of our payment

offices in Europe.

Please be informed that claims not processed within the stipulated
period may be forfeited to the pool without further notice.

Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate
the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. You may wish to
establish contact via e-mail with the particulars presented below
citing the batch and reference numbers to this letter between the
hours of 8.00am - 7.30pm on Monday through Friday

Overseas Claims Unit

United Kingdom Lottery Fiduciary

Contact Person: Robert Kings


Tel: +44-703-186-1163

Fax: +44-709-286-4814

Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality,
and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where
they so desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of
confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems
associated with fraudulent claims. This is part of our precautionary
measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this


At your disposal, we remain.

Very Truly Yours,

John Smith

The National Lottery

P O Box 1010

Liverpool, L70 1NL


Copyright 1994-2006 The UK National Lottery Inc.

All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline

77635 476378 255667460

- John Smith

1 comment:

Anonymous said...
Koningen Julianaplein 21, 2391 BD
Denhaag, The Netherlands
(Lotto affiliate with Subscriber Agents).
From: Susan Console (Lottery Co-ordinator)



We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Winners International programs held on the 25th April, 2006. Your e-mail address attached to ticket #: 0175655522 with prize #: 31765549 NL drew 1,000,000.00 which was first in the first class of the draws. You are to receive 1,000,000.00 (One Million Euros). Because of mix up in cash pay-outs, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your money (1,000,000.00) has been fully remitted to you by our accredited pay-point bank. This measure must be adhere to,in order 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 is important to note that this draws were conducted formally, and winners are selected through an internet ballot system from 50,000 individual and companies e-mail addresses - the draws are conducted around the world through our internet based ballot system. The promotion is sponsored and promoted . We congratulate you once again. We hope you will use part of it in our next draws; the jackpot winning is 85million.
Remember,all winnings must be claimed not later than 20days from today.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 Postcode Loterij-NL.Thank you for being part of our promotional program.

For immediate release of your cash prize to you, please kindly contact our Paying Bank address written below.

Send them the following informations:

(i) Your name,
(ii) Contact telephone and fax numbers
(iii) Contact Address
(iv) Your winning numbers
(v) Quote amount won.
(vi) Notification date.

Contact person: Sherman Brinks
Tel: +31 649 953 670

Congratulations once again.
Yours in service,
Susan console(Lottery Co-ordinator)