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.

Friday, June 09, 2006


From: Extra <>
Date: 09-Jun-2006 19:17
Subject: Claim
To: ideceive <>


Batch: 093/05/EM/01
Ref: EP-05/NL/01CTG/0316.
Grand Prize Awards: GBP £ 855,970.00
Machine Used For the Draw: MOONSTONE.
Jackpot Winners: 3
Ball Set Used: 9
Winning Numbers: 13- 02 - 19 - 24 - 12 - 09 -43.

Dear our treasured lucky winner,


Congratulations! You have been chosen among two (2) other lucky
jackpot winners to receive a total sum of GBP £855,,970.00 (Eight
Hundred and Fifty FiveThousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy Great
British Pounds Sterling Only) representing your total grand prize
award winnings on 1st Category of our computer draw 974 for Promotion
E-mail Promotion jackpot Bonus via the internet drawn on the 6th Juni

Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 77535209300 344 with
Serial number 1076/45 drew the lucky numbers: 13 - 02 - 19 - 24- 12 -
09 -43 , which subsequently won the promotion in the 1st category.
That is, match 5 plus bonus. You have therefore been approved to claim
a total sum of GBP £855,970.00 (Eight Hundred and Fifty Five Thosand,
Nine Hundred and Saventy Great British Pounds Sterling Only) credited
to file UK-05/NL/01CTG/0005.
All participants for the online version were selected randomly from
World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from
over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are
listed online and you have the options of being paid by Cash,
Certified Bank Draft or Telegraphic Swift Transfer payable to your
bank account as you so desire.

ELIGIBILITY: This promotion is offered only electronically via the
Internet and is open to all natural persons age of at least 16 years
and older with a valid email address recorded in our central database.
This promotion is void where prohibited. Principals and employees of
the Extra Promotion and its respective parents, subsidiaries and
immediate family members of each are not eligible to claim their prize
awards. We have always strived to keep the games easy to play and win,
keep the games fresh and interesting, respond to emails from
players/advertisers and lucky winners as quickly as possible and pay
our winners as fast as possible after all statutory obligations have
been duly completed on the part of Overseas winners. We feel we have
accomplished this and this is probably one of the main reasons that we
have been able to stay in business and rated the best Extra
organization among others.

CLAIM PROCEDURES: All overseas lucky winners must be able to identify
themselves in association with the selected lucky email address to
claim their prizes as allocated and also it is our standard practices
to allocate accredited claim agents for the processing of claim
application on behalf of overseas lucky winners and payment of prize
awards to the benefit of lucky winners after all modalities have been
completed satisfactorily. To file for your claim, please contact our
licensed and accredited claim agent company at your earliest
convenient by phone, fax or email for your application to be submitted
and processed for payment by using the following contact information
as stated below:

Contact Officer: Gall Fabiano(Mr.).
Position: tabak Verification Department,
Institution: tabak Group (UK) Inc.,
Phone & Fax No: +44 (0) 700-599-3825


(a) Being an Overseas lucky winner, you constitute entrant's full and
unconditional agreement to and acceptance to comply with the terms and
conditions of claims to avoid any discrepancy in the cause of payment
of your grand prize awards winning.

(b) Due to mixed up in some numbers and emails/names and for the
purpose of confidentiality, be advised to keep this award notification
as secret from public notice until your claim has been processed and
your prize money remitted to your designated bank account as this is
part of our precautionary measures to avoid double claim or misuse of
this program by some social miscreants. Hence, your prize award
winning is confidential as our winners are at liberty to remain
completely anonymous until payment is effected to the benefit of the
beneficiary. Our staffs are sworn to secrecy, so you will be the only
one to know what you have won hence, this notification via this medium
(EMAIL) to avoid interception of official letters by post.

(c) By this bonus grand prize awards winning, you acknowledge your
understanding and acceptance to be added to our lottery master player

(d) By this bonus grand prize awards winning, you agree to receive our
periodic mailings which will include, but are not limited to:
Newsletters, Invitations to Play, Announcements for other Extra Games
and Offers we feel would be of interest to our master player.

(e) By this bonus grand prize awards winning, you understand that you
have the right to be removed from any such mailing list which
automatically disqualifies you from subsequent lottery entries.
Removal instructions are on every mailing.

(f) Finally, we hereby do solemnly guarantee to maintain the privacy
of our master players/lucky winners' database and shall not make
available for sale, rent, lease or misuse any information about our
players/lucky winners. Hence, our staffs are sworn to secrecy thereby
guaranteeing adequate security of personal information provided by our
players/lucky winners.

Yours faithfully,
Online Coordinator,
Extra Promotion,
London, United Kingdom.

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