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

contact payout officer

From: anikafosher @ netscape. net <>
Date: 04-May-2006 04:29
Subject: contact payout officer
To: ideceive <>

Free Lotto.Com
4412 Beds 721 Koningin Julianaplein 32,
Den Haag, the Netherlands.
(Lotto affiliate with Subscriber Agents).
From (Mrs. Anika Fosher)



We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Free Lotto
InternationalWinners International programs held on the 2nd of
May,2006. Your e-mail address attached to ticket No: 00903228100 with
prize winning No: 778009/NL, drew USD700,000.00 which was first in the
2ndclass of the draws. You are to receive USD700,000.00 (Seven Hundred
Thousand United State Dollars).

Be informed because of mix up in cash pay-outs, we ask that you keep
your winning information confidential until your fund
(USD700,000.00)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 70,000 individual
and companies e-mailaddresses - the draws are conducted around the
world through our internet based ballot system. The promotion is
sponsored and promoted by free

We congratulate you once again. We hope you will use part of it in our
next draws; the jackpot winning is EUR80 million. Remember, all
winning must be claimed not later than 20 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 your winning numbers in all
correspondence with us.

Congratulations once again from all members of Free Lotto
International and thank you for being part of our promotional program.

Kindly send the following information to the paying officer for
immediate release of fund

(i) Your names and address
(ii) Contact telephone and fax numbers
(iii) Your winning numbers
(1v) Quote amount won.

Simon Jones
Abn Finance Group
Photolisplain palace 112
2143 HG, Almere
The Netherlands
TEL: +31-642-573-987

Congratulations once again.

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Anika Fosher
(Lottery Coordinator)

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