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, June 07, 2006

Dear Awad Winner

From: dept claims <>
Date: 07-Jun-2006 07:53
Subject: Dear Awad Winner


The National Lottery

P O Box 1010

Liverpool, L70 1NL


(Customer Services)

Ref: UK/9420X2/68UO

Batch: 074/05/ZY369UO


FAX: +44-709-2876-054


We happily announce to you the draw (#1086) of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY,online Sweepstakes International program held on 20th Of May 2006.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 66485600545 188 with Serial number 5368/12 drew the lucky numbers:06-16-17-22-24-45(48Bonus ball).

Which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e. match 5 plus bonus. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of ?54,026(One hundred and fifty four thousand and twenty six great british pounds sterling) in cash credited to file TU/9023118308/03. This is from a total cash prize of ?,694,286 shared amongst the first Eleven (11) lucky winners in this category i.e. Match 5 plus bonus.

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. This promotion takes place weekly.

Please 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 ?54,026(One hundred and fifty four thousand and twenty six great british pounds sterling) would be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe.Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize.This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.

To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary Agent:

MR.Walter Jones,


You are required to contact his offices with the following:

1, Full Names

2, Winning E-mail

3, Reference Number

4, Batch Number

Good luck from me and members of staff of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY. Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch number in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.

For further clarification/verification of your claims,Please call on any of our official numbers as stated in notification e-mail.You can go to our online result site to confirm the value of your winnings and also get a prize


Once again congratulations.

Yours faithfully,


Online coordinator for UK NATIONAL LOTTERY

Sweepstakes International Program

- dept claims

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