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, May 09, 2006


From: <>
Date: 09-May-2006 20:44
Subject: CONTACT ASAP!!!



Congratulations to you as we bring to
your notice, the results of the Second Category draws of THE
MICRO/ELECTRO PROMO INT. We are happy to inform you that you have
emerged a winner under the First Category, which is part of our
promotional draws. The draws are being officially announced today 8th
of May, 2006. Participants were selected through a computer ballot
system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and
companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia,Europe, Middle East,
and Oceania as part of our International Promotions Program.

Your e-
mail address, attached to ticket number 766781, with serial number 472-
9768 drew the lucky numbers W-91237-67/B4 and consequently won in the
First Category.You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of
$1,000,000 (One Million dollars), which is the winning payout for
Category A winners.This is from a total cash prize of 10,000,000.00
Million dollars shared amongst the first Ten (10) lucky winners in this
category .

Your fund is now deposited with the paying
Bank.In your best interest to avoid mix up of numbers and names of any
kind, we request that you keep the entire details of your award
strictly from public notice until the process of transferring your
claims has been completed, and your funds remitted to your account.This
is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming.

easy reference and identification, find below your Reference and Batch
numbers,remember to quote these numbers in your correspondence with
your claims agent.
Reference Number: ES/22
Batch Number: ES/11201.

file for your claim,please contact the fiduciary agent with your batch
and reference numbers along with your telepnoe number.
Mr. Austin Mirk.
Reply Email:
All winnings must be
notarized to complete the claim process, winners will be referred to a
Foreign Transfer Manager,to have their winnings notarized. You have two
weeks from the date of this publication to claim your prize or forefeit
your winnings.

Congratulations once again from all our staff.

Sincerely Yours,

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