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.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Annoucement on Lotto Award

From: <>
Date: 24-Jun-2006 20:51
Subject: Annoucement on Lotto Award

Annoucement on Lotto Award
Being officially assigned to
select winners across the globe, the management is pleased to inform
you of the result of the Intercasino GBP millions Brisitish Lottery
Winners International E-mail programs held on the 27th OF MAY 2006
and result where release on the 24th June, 2006. Your E-mail address
attached to ticket number 653-908-321-675 with serial main number 345-
790-241-671 drew lucky star numbers 34-32-90-43-32 which consequently
won in the 2nd category, you have therefore been approved for a lump
sum pay out of GBP1.500.000.00, with REFERENCE #: 67/80/IPD and BATCH
#: EGGS-541-623-782.

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask
that you keep your winning
information confidential until your claims
has been processed and your money
remitted to you. This is part of our
security protocol to avoid double claiming
and unwarranted abuse of
this program by some participants. All participants
were selected
through a computer ballot system drawn from over 100,000 company
50,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the

This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Sotware Companies
order to enhance and promote the use of Internet Explorer Users
Microsoft-wares around the globe.

To file for your claim, please
contact our fiducial agent:
Mr Louis E. Greg
Tel: +44 703 195 8098
Fax:+44 709 287

Congratulations once more from our
members of staff and thank you for being part
of our promotional

Mrs Berth Paige.
International Online

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