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.

Monday, May 15, 2006


From: EuroMillions Lottery. <>
Date: 14-May-2006 20:52
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS: YOU WON €1,000,000.00.
To: "EuroMillions Lottery." <>

EuroMillions Lottery.
Hoge Wei 28, 2011 Zaventem,
Euro Millions are Affiliate of Belgium National Lottery (BNL).


We are pleased to inform you of the result of EuroMillions Lottery,
which was held on the 9th, May2006.
Your e-mail address attached to e-ticket number: 05-32-44-45-50
(01-07) , with Prize Number (match 5): 106285612 drew a prize of
€1,000,000.00 (One Million Euros).
This lucky draw came first in the 2nd Category of the Sweepstake.
You will receive the sum of €1,000,000.00 (One Million Euros) from our
authorized bank.
Because of some mix-up with sweepstake prizes, including the time
limited placed on the payment of your prize:
€1,000,000.00, we advice that you keep all information about this
prize confidential until your funds: €1,000,000.00 have been
transferred to you by our bank. You must adhere to this instruction,
strictly, to avoid any delay with the release of your funds to your
person. This program has been abused severally in past, so we are
doing our best to forestall further occurrence of false claims.
This sweepstake was conducted under the watchful eyes of 8,000 spectators.
Your e-mail address attached to e-ticket number 05-32-44-45-50 (01-07)
was selected and; it came out first by an e-ballot draw from over
250,000 e-mail addresses (personal and corporate e-mail addresses).
This program is sponsored by CFI to compensate faithful internet
suffers around the globe.
Congratulations for becoming one of the few lucky winners.
With your permission, your e-mail will also be included in the next
sweepstake of €5Million.
You must claim your prize: €1,000,000.00 not later than 7-days from
the moment you receive this e-mail.
In order to avoid unnecessary delays with your claim from the bank;
please contact them immediately, and quote your winning and personal
information now, and in all your correspondence with the bank.
Here is the contact information:

Bank: Laagste Heypotheekofferte Bank. N.L.
Attention: Otto Bruderer.
Karspeldreef 6A, 1101 CJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Telephone: (+3164) 489 1811.
Fax: (+3184) 713 4206.
Furnish them with the following:
(i). your name(s),
(ii) Your telephone and fax numbers
(iii) Your contact address
(iv) Your winning information (including amount won).

Yours to serve,
Vjertis Von Adrian (Ms.) CPA.
Coordinator: EuroMillions.

1 comment:

radistka said...

Hey, I've got them too! Let's share the winning :)