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


From: <>
Date: 07-Jun-2006 20:21

GOOGLE. Bolos Avenue 12900 kd .


Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the
First Category draws of E-MAIL LOTTERY organised by GOOGLE 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 were held
on 23Rd of May 2006 and results are being officially announced today
7Th of June 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 675432890044/376, with serial
number 2200-33 drew the lucky numbers 1-0-11-44-03-22 and consequently
won in the First Category. You have
therefore been awarded a lump sum
pay out of One million (1,000,000.00) euros, which is the winning
payout for Category A winners. This is from the total prize money from
1,500,000 euros shared among the 2 winners in this category.

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 account. This is part of our security protocol to
avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants / non
participants of this program. Please contact your claims agent
immediately for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a
designated account of your choice:To file for your claim, please
contact the CLAIMS agent.

Mr. Martins Joe
Orent Trust Agency
TEL: 0030-
Olympia 45, 10722,

You are advised to contact the agents by email.NOTE: For easy
reference and identification, find below your reference and Batch
numbers. Remember to quote these numbers in every one of your
correspondence with your claims agent. REFERENCE NO:GPINT/7980/4376/06
BATCH NO: 33/904/G3K Congratulations once again from all our staff and
thank you for being
part of our promotions program.
Sincerely Yours,
Mrs.Marie Nikos.

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