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, July 29, 2006


From: <>
Date: 01-Jun-2003 08:56

Ref. File No.: KPC/9030108308/04
Batch: 15/76/EF36
Serial No: SALP97585
July 2006 Edition

From The Desk of Mr. John Kouma
(An Independent Draw Auditors & Management Co-ordinators)
Euro/Afro/ Asia/America International Lottery
Promotional Programme Award.
# Lotteries Headquarters: 31, Brixon Court,
Carlton East Gate,
Republic of South Africa.


Attn:Dear Winner,

Congratulations!!! We wishes to use this medium to officially notify
you on the final notification that your Name and/or Company has being
selected among the 100 Star/Lucky Winners Worldwide for the South
African National Lotteries Promotional Programme based on the South
African 2010 World Cup hosting as announced on Saturday, 15 May, 2004
by FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland to be played in South Africa in 2010.
You're Name, Email address and/or Companies Name attached to the
Ticket Number: (B9665 75608567 775) with! BATCH NUMBER: 15/76/EF36 and
SERIAL NUMBER (SALP97585) drew the winning: (04/13/21/27/36/38-45) in
this Month's Lottery Result, which subsequently won you the Lottery
Award Winner in the 2nd Category of this Lottery Programme. All
participants were selected randomly from the Worldwide Business and/or
Trade Journals, Web-Site & Email addresses through Computer Super Draw
System and extracted from over (One Million) individual
Emails, Companies and Corporate Organizations Names and Addresses as
listed from their various Country's Trade and Investment Journals in
their Web-site from Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe, New Zealand and
Australia, North - South and Central America to promote this Lottery
Programme Award by the Independent Lottery Draw Auditors.

You're Name and Ref. File Number has therefore been approved to claim
a Total Sum of US$ (Two Million United States Dollars) in
cash credited to REF. FILE NO# (KPC/9030108308/04). This is from the
Total Cash Prize of US$ (Six Million United States
Dollars) Jackpot to be shared among the first Three LUCKY WINNERS in
the 2nd Category Worldwide this year 2006 in this Lottery Programme.
Please note that your Lucky Winning Numbers falls within our Lottery
Booklet Representative office here in Johannesburg, South Africa as
indicate in the Play Coupon of the National Lotteries Board Commission
Award in Johannesburg, South African Regional Office of this Lotteries
Board. In view of this, your US$ (Two Million United
States Dollars) would be released to you by our Accredited
Representative "Lottery Consultant Claim Agent " immediately he
commences the processes to facilitate the release and transferring of
your funds as soon as you contact him as allocated and insured under
your Ref. File Numbers, approved and signed as the beneficiary to this
fund in your name. Also your claim award included with Free Flight
Ticket and Seven (7) Days Hotel Reservation in one of the Five Star
Hotels during the World Cup Festive in 2010.

This Lottery Programme took place to promote the South African 2010
World Cup hosting as announced by FIFA in Zurich Switzerland to be
played in South Africa in 2010. For Security reasons, you are advised
to keep your winning information CONFIDENTIAL till your claims are
processed and your money remitted to you for being one of our Lucky
Winners of this Lottery prize. This is part of our precautionary
measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this
programme by some unscrupulous elements. (Please be warned).

To file for your claim, please contact one of our
Accredited/Authorized Representatives Lottery Consultant Claim Agent
Provide him with the information below:

3.Marital Status:
8.Country Of Residence:
9.Telephone Number:
10.Fax Number

His contact information is as follows:

TEL: +27739181010

Please be informed that the entire winning prize must be claimed on or
before 30 days of this notification. To avoid unnecessary delays and
complications. Kindly quote your Reference/Batch Numbers in any
correspondences with our designated Consultant Claim Agent. Thanks for
being part of this International Lottery Promotional Programme and for
your participation in this Lottery Programme. "Age Restriction of
under 18 yrs applied".

Thanks for your anticipated co-operation. Approved, Dispatched:
Yours Faithfully,

Mr.John kouma

(Zonal Co-ordinator Sec.)
on Behalf of Mr. Rudolf Phillip Markhams.

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