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.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS OVER YOUR WINNING E-MAIL ADDRESS

From: INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE <continentalelp@netscape.net>
Date: 06-May-2006 20:15
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS OVER YOUR WINNING E-MAIL ADDRESS
To: ideceive@gmail.com

CONTINENTAL EMAIL LOTTERY PROGRAM
AVENIDA DE LA CRUZ 1 PISO 6G 28923
MADRID ESPA√ĎA.
DATE: MAY 6TH, 2006.
FROM:
THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE
AWARD...
BATCH: EGGS-404-019-333
REFERENCE:16/13/PWT
AWARD NOTIFICATION.
We happily announce to you on the release of the CONTINENTAL E-MAIL
LOTTERY held on the 20th of APRIL 2006.The results was released on the
27th of APRIL 2006. Your email address was attached to ticket number
686-055-075-435 with serial number 111-947-214 that drew the lucky
numbers of 17-87-45-82-66, which consequently won the lottery in the
1st category.
You have therefore been awarded a lump of 550,000.00(FIVE HUNDRED AND
FIFTY THOUSAND EURO ONLY) cash credited to file with REF: N
EGS/227/858/333 This is from 5,500,000 (FIVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED
THOUSAND EURO) in cash among the 100 participants finalist playing 100
full tickets in which 10 winners was selected.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Your fund is now deposited with Wincor Nixdorf Service and Consultancy
and insured in your email address ,due to the fact that we only have
your e-mail address in our custody and also due to mix up of some
numbers and e-mail addresses, We assure you that your full winning
price will be given to you, no individual or organisation has the
legal right to deduct or add to you award otherwise legal actions will
be taken .You must receive your full award of five hundred and fifty
thousand euros as processed by your security company.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid problems from
participants as it has happened in the past.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
from 25,000 names and screened to 100 e-mails which participated in
final lottery from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North and
South America, Middle East and Africa .
This programme is sponsored by INTERNET EXPLORER / WORLD INTERNATIONAL
LOTTERY ORGANISATION TO PROMOTE and ENHANCE the use of SOFT WARE IN
THE GOBAL WORLD.
ELIGIBILITY:
Your paticipation for this online lottery was selected from your EMAIL
DOMAIN and your Email address luckily won the a raffle ticket that
entered you for the this raffle draw which has just been released
This promotion is offered electronically via the Internet and is open
to all persons from age 18 years and above with a valid email address
and who live in any of the aforementioned countries.
Principals and employees of the Contiental Lottery Promos and its
respective Parents, subsidiaries and their immediate families are not
eligible.

CLAIMS PROCEDURES:
It is our standard practice to allocate accredited agents for the
processing of claims application. It is even more imperative for
overseas winners. To begin your claim, you are to fill the (
VERIFICATION AND FUND RELEASE FORM) below and send it to the under
listed licensed and accredited Fiduciary agent via E-mail for the
processing of your prize awards winning. He is responsible for the
processing of your winnings.

NOTE: ALL MAILS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE FIDUCIARY AGENT.
DR Goldman Wales
infowinnixdorf@netscape.net
Telephone number: 0034-620-692-135 ,
Wincor Nixdorf Service and Consultancy
You are required to present your information of identity to show you
are the user of this email address and whom to claim award, either
your country passport or any other valid identity is required.
Remember, all winnings must be processed not later than two weeks from
the day you receive this notification.
Any requirement not met before this date,funds will be returned to the
EUROPEAN UNION MINISTRY OF FINANCE HEADQUATERS. Also be informed that
10% of your lottery winning belongs to the security company because
they are the company assigned by the Continental Email Lottery Board
to process your winnings to you.From your winnings, 10% you must
remit after you have received your winning prize because the money is
insured in your e-mail address and can not be removed.
Remember to quote your reference and batch numbers ( BATCH:
EGGS-404-019-333 REFERENCE: 16/13/PWT) in every of your response to
your claim agent. Further more, should there be any change of address,
inform your claim agent as soon as possible.A copy of your lucky
winning ticket and all other informations will be sent to you by your
claim agent when your award has been processed and transferred , Your
claims agent is DR Goldman Wales.
VERIFICATION AND FUND RELEASE FORM

WINNER'S PERSONAL DATA
Full Name:
Address:
Country.:
Telephone No:
Email Address:
Gender.:
Date Of Birth.:
Marital Status.:
Nationality.:
Religion.:
Occupation.:
Address:
Fax No.:

WINNING INFORMATION
Batch Number:
Refrence Number:

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
(a) Note that there exists a periodic condition on all claims
process,therefore your winning must be claimed not later than one
month from the day you receive this notification. Failure to claim
your winning within this time frame will lead to total loss of your
winning prize and shall be added to next winning draws.Winners are
therefore advised to expedite their claims process.

(b) Due to our security measures to avoid double claiming or
unwarranted taking advantage of the situation by other participants or
impersonators,you are advised to keep your winning details of this
award personal/confidential till your claims have been processed and
your funds remitted to you,as any discrepancies resulting from a
breach of this
Congratulations once again from the members of staff of THE CONTINENTAL LOTTERY.
Yours faithfully,
MRS,JOANNA YUDA
Online coordinator for THE CONTINENTAL LOTTERY International Program.

Confidentiality Notice:
Please note that this email, and any files that may be attached to
it,is/are confidential and is/are intended for the sole use of the
individual(s) or entity(ies) to which it/they is/are addressed. Any
use,distribution,copying or disclosure by any other person or entity
is strictly prohibited under applicable law(s).
Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do
not relate to official business of CONTINENTAL LOTTERY and insurance
shall be understood to be neither given nor endorsed by CONTINENTAL
LOTTERY finance and insurance when addressed to concern finance and
insurance clients; and any information contained in this email is
subject to the terms and conditions of the governing client's
contract(s).

THE CONTINENTAL LOTTERY PROGRAM$
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