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 14, 2006

Winning Notification.

From: jane hang <>
Date: 14-Jun-2006 16:33
Subject: Winning Notification.

REF NO.: EGS/2251256003/05
BATCH NO.; 14/0017/1PD
TICKET NO.:AY7484353809NL
International Lottery wishes to inform you about the results of E-mail
Ballot Lottery International Program by Great Britain held on 9th June
2006 for UK citizens and non UK citizens. Your email account has been
picked amongst winners. You have therefore been approved to claim one
million five hundred and fifty thousand United State Dollar
(USD1,550,000.00) only. This is from a total cash price of ten million
United State Dollar (USD10,000,000.00) shared amongst the first one
hundred (100) lucky winners.
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, you are advised to keep your
winning information confidential until your claims have been processed
and your money received. And please remember to quote your reference#,
batch #, ticket # and your Lucky # in all correspondence. To file for
your claim, please contact our Foreign Service manager for category A
Grand premium Lottery Winners (Dr. Richard Hong) ON THIS
Email: OR Email:
Note that the said sum has since been deposited with a reputable
finance house waiting for the immediate remittance into your nominated
bank account. Bonus , this promotion takes place annually and it is
sponsor by Bill Gates of Microsoft and Proton Motors Berhad Malaysia
encourage the use of internet and computers world wide.
All winner are advice to keep winning information confidential until
claim has been processed and money remitted to winners. This is part
of our security protocol to avoid double claming and unwarranted abuse
of this program, for the release of your winning amount, confirm to us
the receipt of this notice, to enable us submit you file to our paying
bank, for processing and releasing of your fund.
Be informed that your winning prize has a hard cover insurance policy
that makes it difficult to deduct a cent until the sum is finally
credited into your designated account. In view of the above you are
hereby requested to contact this Agency(Dr.Richard Hong) Foreign
Service manager for category A Grand, as soon as possible.

Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

Best regards,
Mrs. Claire Woh .
Lottery Co-ordinator. Serial

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