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.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Congratulation you have won a prize!!!

From: postcode_nl_lotto002 <>
Date: 27-Jun-2006 17:07
Subject: Congratulation you have won a prize!!!

Patenleen 23, 2288ee Rijwik
Den Haag, the Netherlands.
(Lotto affiliate with Subscriber Agents).
From: Joan Van Henk (Lotto Coordinator)


We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lotto NL Winners
International programs held on the 25th June,2006.Your e-mail address
attached to ticket #:00903228100 with prize # 778009/UK drew
1,000,000.00 which was first in the 2ndclass of the draws. You are to
receive1,000,000.00 (one Million Euros).Because of mix up in cash
pay-outs, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential
until your money (1,000,000.00) 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 60,000 individual and companies e-mail addresses - the draws are
conducted around the world through our internet based ballot system.
The promotion is sponsored and promoted by Lotto-NL. We congratulate
you once again.
We hope you will use part of it in our next draws, the jackpot
winning is ?85million.
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 20 days from
today. 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 personal and winning numbers in all
correspondence with us. Congratulations once again from all members
of Lotto NL. Thank you for being part of our promotional program.
For immediate release of your cash prize to you, please kindly
contact our paying bank address below. Send them the following

(i) Your names.
(ii) Contact telephone and fax numbers.

(iii) Contact Address.
(iv) Your winning numbers.
(v) Quote amount won.
{vi} Notification Date.

Contact person: Mr. Patrick Rowley
Tel: 00 31 633 701 450
Congratulation once again
Your in service,
Joan Van Henk (Lotto Coordinater}

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