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.

Thursday, May 04, 2006


Date: 04-May-2006 11:14

Australia Union Lotteries,
23 Rundle Mall, Adelaide,
Australia.[An affiliate of Overseas
Subscriber Agents.]
Arena Complex 14 Donegall Square West, United Kingdom.

From:Mrs. Marylyn Nadal



We are pleased to inform you the result of this year draw of Australia
Union Lotteries Winners International programs held on the 19th April,
2006 .Your e-mail address attached to ticket #: 00903228100 with prize
# 778009/2 drew €2,000,000.00 which was first in the 2nd class
category of the draws. You are to receive the sum of €2,000,000.00
(Two Million Euros).
Because of mix up in cash pay-outs, we ask you to keep your winning
information confidential until your money (€2,000,000.00) has been
fully remitted to you by our accredited pay-point bank. This measure
must be adhere 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's important to note that this draws were conducted formally, and
winners are selected through an internet ballot system from 60,000
individual and companies e-mail addresses, the draws were conducted
around the world through our internet based ballot system. The
promotion is sponsored and promoted by Australia Union Lotteries.
We congratulate you once again. We hope you will use part of it in our
next draws; the jackpot winning is €85million.
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 15 days.
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 Australia Union Lotteries.
Thank you for being part of our promotional program.
For immediate release of your cash prize to you,please kindly contact
our Paying Bank [Credit Trust Finance Bank, Amsterdam.)
Send them the following:
(i). Your names,
(ii) Contact telephone and fax numbers
(iii) Contact Address
(iv) your winning numbers
(v) Quote amount won.

Contact the paying bank with the following:
Contact person, Suzan Martins [Mrs.],
Credit Trust Finance Bank, Amsterdam.
The Netherlands.
Tel: 31 633-705-287
Fax: 31-847-137-590

Congratulations once again.
Yours in service,
Marylyn Nadal (Mrs)
(Lottery Director)

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