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 21, 2006


From: <>
Date: 21-Jun-2006 20:00

Postcode Lotterij Int'l.,
Van Eeghenstraat 70,1071GK
Amsterdam,The Netherlands.
(Lotto affiliate with Subscriber Agents).
From: Joan Van Henk(Lottery Co-ordinator)
Ref: kvk 41183598



We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Postcode Loterij-NL
Winners International programs held on the 17th June,2006. Your e-mail
address attached to ticket #: 0175655522 with prize #: 31765549NLP drew
€1,000,000.00 which was 2nd in the first category of the draws. You are to
receive €1,000,000.00 (One Million Euros). Because of mix up in cash
pay-outs, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until
your winning prize (€1,000,000.00) has been fully remitted to you by our
accredited pay-point bank. This measure must be adhere to,in order to avoid
loss of your cash prize - winners of our cash prizes are advised to adhere
to these instructions to forestall the abuse of this program by other
participants. It is important to note that this draws were conducted
formally, and winners are selected through an internet ballot system from
50,000 individual and companies e-mail addresses - the draws are conducted
around the world through our internet based ballot system. The promotion is
sponsored and promoted Postcode Loterij-NL . We congratulate you once again.
We hope you will use part of it in our next draws; the jackpot winning is

Remember,all winnings must be claimed not later than 20days from
today.After this date all unclaimed cash prize will be forfeited and
included in the next sweepstake.
In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote
personal and winning numbers in all correspondence with us. Congratulations
once again from all members of Postcode Loterij-NL.Thank you for being part
of our promotional program.

For immediate release of your cash prize to you,contact our Paying Bank
address written below.

Send them the following informations:

(i) Your name.
(ii) Contact telephone and fax numbers.
(iii) Contact Address.
(iv) Your ticket and prize numbers.
(v) Quote amount won.
(vi) Notification date.

Contact Person: Mr.Edward Koe
Tel: 00 31 626 812 413.

Yours in service,
Joan Van Henk(Lottery Co-ordinator)

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