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: Postcode Lottery INT'L <>
Date: 11-Apr-2006 11:13
To: AOL Users <>

Postcode Lottery INT'L
Patenlaan 23, 2288ee Rijwijk
Den Haag, the Netherlands.
(Lotto affiliate with Subscriber Agents).
From: Joan Van Henk(Lottery Co-ordinator)



We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Postcode Loterij-NL
Winners International programs held on the 7th 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 Postcode Loterij-NL . 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: Mr. Patrick Rowley
Tel: +31 633 701 450

Congratulations once again.
Yours in service,
Joan Van Henk(Lottery Co-ordinator)

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