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 10, 2006

Mrs.Hooke Powell.

From: <>
Date: 11-Jun-2006 04:42
Subject: Mrs.Hooke Powell.

Mrs.Hooke Powell.
NUMBER: 44/42/09-ANL/06
REF: 06/EXD646509/WN
YOUR REF:AD/GU888/68/06.NH.


We are
delighted to notify you of the result of the free lotto casino programs
held on June 8,2006 your email address were attached to one of the ten
winning Ticket numbers (60-80-50) - with Game (Number 7387). You have
therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of €150,000.00 (One
Hundred Fifty Thousand Euro)


All participants were
selected through a computer ballot system from our sponsors databases,
including over 5,000 companies and 20,000 individual E-mail addresses
and names submitted by our agents drawn from Asia, Africa, Europe,
North And South America, Oceania and around the world. To file for your
urgent claim, please contact our affiliate agent.

Harlem the Netherlands
Mr.Lucas Donk

It is part of our
security protocol to avoid double claiming and to minimize
identification difficulties advise you to keep this information
confidential until your claim is processed successfully and to avoid
unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants to please note
that you will be required to pay for the issuance of your winning
certificate and all winnings must be claimed not later than June
29,2006.after this date all unclaimed winnings will be null and void.

In Order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to
quote your ticket number and game numbers in all correspondence.
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agents
as soon as possible.

Congratulations once more and thank you for
being part of our promotional program. Note: Anybody under the age of
18 is automatically disqualified.

Yours faithfully,
Mrs.Hooke Powell.
Award Centre Co-coordinator.

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