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.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

EUROPEAN LOTTERY WINNER/FINAL NOTIFICATION

From: MRS ANNA COLE/CORDINATOR EUROPEAN LOTTERY COMMISSION
<europeanlotterycommission2006@web2mail.com>
Date: 04-Apr-2006 23:52
Subject: EUROPEAN LOTTERY WINNER/FINAL NOTIFICATION
To: ideceive <ideceive@gmail.com>

EUROPEAN LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL.
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM.
FROM: THE PROMOTION DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS DEPT.

EUROPEAN LOTTERY COMMISSION ANNIVERSARY

This is to inform you of the release of email balloting held on the
25TH MARCH, 2006 ,
by EUROPEAN LOTTERY COMMISSION ANNIVERSARY.For the first time ever
EUROPEAN LOTTERY COMMISSION
have decided to celebrate it's 101 anniversery by awarding €1,000,000.00
(ONE MILLION EUROS)
each to 20 lucky winners who were selected through a computer ballot
system drawn from only Microsoft users from over 30,000.00 companies
and 5,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the
world.

However, the results were released on 3RD APRIL,2006 and your email
was among the 20 Lucky winners who won €1,000,000.00 each on the 101
anniversery of the EUROPEAN LOTTERY COMMISSION, and your email was
attached to ticket number RR38844240 and ballot number 00147.

In other to claim your €1,000,000.00 prize winning, which has been
deposited in a designated bank. However,you will have to fill the form
below and send it to the Promotion manager of this MENDES FINANCE
SECURITIES for verification and then you will be directed to the bank
where a cheque of €1,000,000.00 has already been deposited in your
favour.

NAME:.....................................
AGE:........................................
SEX:.........................................
ADDRESS:................................
EMAIL:.....................................
PHONE:................................,,,,
OCCUPATION:..........................
COMPANY:..............................
COUNTRY:..............................

Please you are adviced to complete the form and send it immediately
to our Promotion manager through email for prompt collection of your
fund from the designated bank.

CONTACT NAME:Mr.MARTIN LOPEX (PROMOTIONS&CONSULTANT MANAGER)

Name: Mr MARTIN LOPEX
MENDES SECURITY COMPANY

Phone # : 0034-620601591

EMAIL:mendesfinancesecuritiessl@web2mail.com

Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result
to disqualification.

This E-mail message (including attachments, if any) is
intended for the use of the individual or entity to
which it is addressed and may contain Information that
is privileged, proprietary, confidential and exempted
from disclosure.

If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any
dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is
strictly prohibited.

Yours faithfully,
MRS ANNA COLE

4 comments:

Mr.CHANDRA SEKHAR DAS said...

NAME:Mr.CHANDRA SEKHAR DAS.
AGE: 20th- JULLY-1962
SEX: MAN
ADDRESS: 47-A , NEW RAIPUR ;
POST OFFICE:- GARIA ;
CITY:- KOLKATA ;
POSTAL/PIN CODE:- 700084;
STATE:- WEST BENGAL;
COUNTRY:- INDIA .
EMAIL: chandra009@casino.com
PONE NUMBER: 09103324162833
OCCUPATION: SERVICES
COMPANY: SELF
COUNTRY: INDIA

khyati said...

je reçois des messages à l'adresse khyatiabderrahim@yahoo.fr m'informant que j'ai gagné une somme d'argent importante et qu'il faut entamer des procedures pour récupérer cette somme( 1,000000.00 euros)
est-ce vrai?

Spotter said...

khyati: non, c'est un mensonge.

Anonymous said...

:o