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.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Mrs.Gina Richards.

From: <>
Date: 18-Apr-2006 00:21
Subject: Mrs.Gina Richards.

Mrs.Gina Richards.
NUMBER: 653309-NNL/06
YOUR REF:AD/GU444/66/06.NW.


We are
delighted to notify you of the result of the free lotto programs held
on April 15,2006 your email address were attached to one of the ten
winning Ticket numbers (3312) - with Game (Number 2212). You have
therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of ?150,000.00 (One
Hundred Fifty Thousand Euro)


All participants were
selected through a computer ballot system from our sponsors databases,
including over 5,000 companies and 20,000 individual E-mail addresses
and names submitted by our agents drawn from Asia, Africa, Europe,
North And South America, Oceania and around the world. To file for your
urgent claim, please contact our affiliate agent.

Harlem the Netherlands
Tel: +31-64-480-7634

It is part of our security protocol to
avoid double claiming and to minimize identification difficulties
advise you to keep this information confidential until your claim is
processed successfully and to avoid unwarranted abuse of this program
by some participants to please note that you will be required to pay
for the issuance of your winning certificate and all winnings must be
claimed not later than April 28, 2006.after this date all unclaimed
winnings will be null and void.

In Order to avoid unnecessary delays
and complications remember to quote your ticket number and game numbers
in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of
address do inform our agents as soon as possible.

once more and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

Yours faithfully,
Mrs.Gina Richards.
Award Centre Co-coordinator.

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