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 12, 2006


From: LOTTO.NL <>
Date: 12-Apr-2006 23:45
Subject: LOTTO.NL

Patenleen 23, 2288ee Rij<I>w</I>ik
Den Haag, the Netherlands.
(Lotto affiliate with Subscriber Ag<SPAN>ents</SPAN>).
From: Joan Van Henk (Lotto Coordinator)


We are pleased to inform you of the re<U>s</U>ult of the Lotto NL
Winners International programs held on the 10th<STRONG>
Ap</STRONG>ril,2006.Your e-mail address attached to ticket
#:00903228100 with prize # 77800<SPAN>9/UK drew
?1,000,000.00 which was first in</SPAN> the 2ndclass of the draws. You
are to receive?1,000,000.00 (one Million Euros).Be<SPAN>cau</SPAN>se
of mix up i<I>n </I>cash pay-outs, we ask that you keep your winning
information confidential until your money<SPAN> (1,0</SPAN>00,000.00)
has been fully remitted to you by our accredited pay-poin<SPAN>t

This measure </SPAN>must be adhere to avoid loss of
your cash prize - winners <STRONG>o</STRONG>f our cash prizes are
advised to adhere <SPAN>to these instructions to forestall th</SPAN>e
abuse of this program by other
participants. It's important to note that this draws were
conduc<EM>t</EM>ed formally, and winners are selected through an
inter<STRIKE>n</STRIKE>et ballot system from 60,000 individual and
compan<U>i</U>es e-mail addresses - the draws are conducted around the
world <U>t</U>hrough our internet based ballot system. The promotion
is sponsored and promoted by Lotto-NL. We congratulate you once again.
We h<FONT color=#e9e5d7>op</FONT>e you will use part of it in our next
draws, <STRONG>the</STRONG> jackpot winning is ?85million.

Remember, all winni<SPAN>ng must be claimed not lat</SPAN>er than 20
days from today. After this date all unclaimed cash prize
<STRONG>wi</STRONG>ll be forfeited and included in the next

Please, in ord<FONT face="Times New Roman">e</FONT>r to avoid
unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote personal and
winning numbers in all
corresponde<STRIKE>n</STRIKE>ce with us. Congratulations once again
from all membe<I>r</I>s of Lotto NL. Thank you for being part of our
promotion<B>al</B> program.
For immediate release of your cash prize to you, please kindly contact
<STRIKE>o</STRIKE>ur paying bank address below. Send them the
<U>f</U>ollowing information's:

(i) Your names.
(ii) Contact telephone and fax numbers.

(iii) Co<FONT face="Times New Roman">nt</FONT>act Address.
(iv) Your winning numbers.
(v) Quote amount won.
{vi} Notification Date.

Contact <STRONG>p</STRONG>erson: Mr. Patrick<U> </U>Rowley
Tel: 00 31 633 701 450

Congratulation once again
Your in service,
Joan Van Henk (<S>L</S>otto Coordinater}

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