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 25, 2006


From: <>
Date: 25-Apr-2006 01:56
Subject: YOU 'VE MADE IT!!!


Ref.No NLD/2300786008/06.
Batch No 10/044/SLN

Dear Winner,

We are pleased to inform you the
result of the computer random selection for the SELECT LOTTO/LUCKY DAY
LOTTO NL International program held on 3rd of March, 2006.Your personal
or company email address, attached to ticket number 205-11465886-629,
with serial number 3772-99 drew the lucky numbers 7-14-17-23-31-44, and
consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category.

The email
lottery draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 900,000.000 e-
mail addresses of individual, companies, and corporate bodies picked by
an advanced automated random computer search ballot system from the
Internet. All participants email addresses were extracted/selected
through a computer balloting system drawn from 900,000.000 email
addresses from all over the world as part of our International
Promotions Program, which is conducted annually.It was a promotional
program from our software department in promoting the benefit of the
Internet usage. ( NOT TICKET WERE SOLD)

You have therefore been
approved for a lump sum pay out of (One Million Untied Stated Dollars)
$ in cash credited to file REF NO: NLD/2300786008/06 and
Batch No 10/044/SLN, This is from total prize money of Two million
Dollars shared among two international lucky winners in this category.

Your funds have now been deposited and insured
with our affiliate security firm for transfer into your nominated bank
account either by means of wire transfers through any of our
correspondent banks or any other means suitable to you.

We also
advice that you keep your winning information very confidential as our
security policy demands to avoid double claims/impersonation and
unwarranted taking advantage of this program by participants.

begin your claims, you are urgently requested to contact our claims
agent (Textron Securities) Amsterdam-Netherlands immediately with your
telephone number and fax numbers, and make sure you quote your, REF NO:
NLD/2300786008/06,Batch No: 10/044/SLN your name and contact details in
all your correspondence with the finance institute.

Company Name:
Textron Investment Securities
Officer in Charge: Mr.Jeffery Bosch
Tel/Fax: +31(847) 167 046

Remember, all winnings must be claim
not later than 21st of May 2006. After this date all unclaimed funds
will be return to the promotion company.

Indicate your full Name and
Address,Country,Telephone and fax number in your reply to your claim

Yours sincerely,
Mrs.Noraly Mattews
(Claims Coordinator)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These people could really get a lesson in being smart! Come on I recieved a email exactly the same as the one posted and I am in South Africa! Could u believe how stupid they think we are! Hope these guys get locked up and the key swollowed by the devil himself!!!!!!!