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.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


From: <>
Date: 20-Jul-2006 14:34
To: undisclosed-recipients

28 Tanfield Road,
Croydon, London
United Kingdom

Ref No.:UK/9420X/68
Batch No.: 074/05/ZY369


We happily announce to you the draw of the BIL programs held in the
month of June 2006 in London. Your e-mail address attached to ticket
number: 5647560054-188 with Serial number: 5368/02 drew the lucky
numbers: 31 06 26 13 35 07 11, which subsequently won you the lottery
in the 3rd category. You have therefore, been approved to claim a
total sum of £500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand Pounds) in cash credited
to file BIL/F/75543340/05. This is from a total cash prize of 30
Million pounds, shared amongst the Ten (10) lucky winners in this
category.This year BIL Program Jackpot (Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Super 7)
one of the largest ever British Lottery. Please note that your lucky
winning number falls within our European booklet representative office
in Europe as indicated in our play coupon. In view of this, your
£450,000 (Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds) would be released to
you. Our agent will immediately commence the process tofacilitate the
release of your funds to you as soon as you make contact with them.

All participants were selected randomly from the internet through
computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 websites. This
promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised
to keep your winning information confidential untill your claimsis
processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem
fit to claim your prize. This is a part of our precautionary measure
to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some
unscrupulous person(s).To file for your claim, please address your
response to :

Mr. Patrick Herand,
Coordinator, UK National Lottery
1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1DE

Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program.
Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.


Theresa Chapel

Zonal Coordinator

NB: All claims are to be made within 14 days from confirmation of this message.

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