A gallery of Lottery Scam Spam that I have received.
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.
We are pleased to notify you the draw (#991) of the BRITISH NATIONAL LOTTERY, Online Sweepstakes International Lottery Program held on 6th June.2006 Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from a pool of over 25,000 names of distinguished professionals drawn from Europe, America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle-East, parts of Africa, and North & South America as part of our international promotions programme conducted annually to encourage prospective overseas entries. We hope with part of your prize awards, you will take part in our subsequent lottery jackpots.
The result of our computer draw (#978) selected your name and email address attached to e-ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:03 10 21 22 23 25 (26 Bonus 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 ;250,000.00 pound (Two Hundred AND Fifty Thousand, Pounds Sterling) in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03.This is from a total cash prize of 125million pounds shared amongst the first five (5) lucky winners in this categoryi.e. Match 5 plus bonus.
Your prize award has been insured in your name and is ready for claims. To begin your claims therefore, you are advised to expeditiously contact our licensed and accredited claim agent for Overseas Lottery Winners within a period of 21 days (date of this email inclusive) for the processing of your winning and remittance to your designated bank account after all statutory obligations have been satisfactorily dispensed with.
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 250,000.00 pound;(Two Hundred AND Fifty Thousand, Pounds Sterling) would be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe.
Please be informed that claims not processed within the stipulated period may be forfeited to the pool without further notice. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. You may wish to establish contact via e-mail with the particulars presented below citing the batch and reference numbers to this letter between the hours of 8.00am - 7.30pm on Monday through sartuday
Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality,and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated
with fraudulent claims. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.
This blog is an offshoot of iDeceive, which documents deceptive Internet activity. For more general information, please go to that blog. All entries posted here are Lottery Scams. If you've received an email that resembles anything posted here, you'd be well advised to assume it's a scam.