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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

WINXLOTTO.Contact Your Paying Bank

From: <>
Date: May 31, 2006 4:55 AM
Subject: WINXLOTTO.Contact Your Paying Bank

WINXLOTTO.Contact Your Paying Bank


Congratulations to
you, as we bring to your notice, the results of the First Category
draws of
THE WINXLOTT 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 held on the 26th day
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 46939, with serial number 472-
9768 drew the lucky numbers W-91237-H°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 Euros), which is the winning payout for
A winners.

This is from a total cash prize of €10,000,000.00
(Ten Million Euros) 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

This is part of our security protocol to avoid double
claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants/nonparticipants of this
program. Please contact our paying bank((Inter Continental Alliance
Finance & Securities)immediately for due processing and remittance of
your prize money to a designated account of your choice:

easy reference and identification, find below your Reference and Batch
numbers. Remember to quote these numbers in your correspondence with
your paying bank:

REF Number:NM/BC921245/KY14
BATCH No: NM/207161/WOP.

To claim your funds,
please contact the paying bank.
Contact person:Mr:
Mike Anderson,
(International Remittance Department).
Tel: +31-649-216-997
Fax: +31-205-248-770.

All claims are
nullified after 15 working days from today.

Congratulations once again
from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions

Congratulations once again.

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Doris
Phillips(Lottery Coordinator).

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