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 01, 2006


Date: 01-May-2006 02:02

The National Lottery
PO Box 1010
L70 1NL
United Kingdom.
Ref: XYC/26500460037/08
Batch: 74/00319/IPD

Dear lucky winner,

We happily announce to you the draw (#1032) of the UK NATIONAL
LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes International program held on Saturday
22nd April 2006. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:
56475600545188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:
21 - 32 - 41 - 42 - 43 - 46 (Bonus number 17 ) which subsequently won
you the lottery in the 1st category i.e match 6. You have
therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £1,173,072 (One
million, one hundred and seventy three thousand, seventy two pounds
sterlings) in cash credited to fil XYC /26500460037/08. You can check
Your winnings by matching your Ref numbers and Batch numbers on our
result checking page in the link below:

This is from a cash prize of £5,865,360 (Five million, eight hundred
and sixty five thousand, three hundred and sixty pounds sterlings),
Shared amongs 5 lucky winners in this category i.e. Match 6.. All
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
a pool of over 25,000 names of distinguished professionals drawn from
Europe, America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle-East, parts of
Africa, and North & South America as part of our international
promotions programme conducted twice weekly to encourage prospective
overseas entries. The internet emailing ideal was used, since most
people are not able to purchase tickets and play outside the UK. We
hope with part of your prize awards, you will take part in our
subsequent lottery jackpots.

This promotion takes place Twice weekly (Wednesdays and Saturday). The
idea of this promotion is that within ten years from now, there will
be notable richness amongst many unusual people around the world. This
will give many people the opportunity to get their lives to a stage
where they had always wanted. Kindly note that you will only be chosen
in this online email promotions once, which means that subsequent
weekly winnings will not get to you again, so its your choice to spend
the funds wisely on something that will last you a long time. And
please do not border following up this email, if you have benefited
from this donation in previous years.

Note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet
representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In
view of this, your £1,173,072 (One million, one hundred and seventy
three thousand, seventy two pounds sterlings) will be released to you
by our payment office in UK.

Our Fudiciary agent will immediately commence the process to
facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. For
security reasons,Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of
confidentiality, and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and
beyond where they so desire. Be further advised to maintain the
strictest level of confidentiality until the end of proceedings to
circumvent problems associated with fraudulent claims. This is part of
our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted
abuse of this program. Any lottery double claim dedected by our
monitoring committee will lead to the Uk national lottery cacelling
the winnings. making a loss for both the real winner, and the fake
(intended) claimer.

To file for your claim, fill the winner verification form below and
forward to the fudiciary agent immediately via email.

Agents Name: Fred Cool


1.FULL NAMES:__________________________________




5.MARITAL STATUS:___________________


7.E-MAIL ADDRESS:_____________________________

8.TELEPHONE NUMBER:_____________________

9.LOTTO NUMBERS:____________________ B. DRAW NUMBER:______________

10.TICKET NUMBER:___________________

11.SERIAL NUMBER:__________________

12.AMOUNT WON:___________________________________

13. STATE:__________________________________

14. COUNTRY________________________________

Warning!!!: Fraudulent emails are circulating that appear to be using
National Lottery addresses, but are not from The National Lottery.


Once again congratulations...

Mr. Bobby Bruce Online Co-ordinator
Sweepstakes International


(c) 2006 Uk National Lottery. All rights reserve

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