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.

Monday, July 17, 2006


From: <>
Date: 18-Jul-2006 03:03
To: undisclosed-recipients


Guzman El Bueno137, 28003
Madrid, España.

REF Nº: ES/EUR-10-062/06



We happily announce to you the beneficiary to
this e-mail address the draw of the LA PRIMITIVA
ESPAÑOL e-mail online International Lottery
Sweepstakes program held on Saturday 10th June
2006. Your e-mail address attached to ticket
number 2-3-10-21-30-46 drew the lucky star
number: (43-0) Bonus ball which subsequently won
the e-mail beneficiary in the 2nd category.

This e-mail beneficiary is therefore approved to
claim a total sum of ?873,000.00. (Eight Hundred
And Seventy Three Thousand Euros) in cash
credited to Ref: Nº: ES/EUR-10-062/06. and Batch
Nº: EU/008-FDH

All winning email addrreses for this online
version were selected randomly from World wide
web sites through computer draw system and
extracted from over 100,000 individuals, unions,
associations, and corporate bodies that were
listed in the online e-mail web sites.

In view of this, all winning prize would be
process for claim to you by our registered
affiliated claims agents for non-resident
winners, they are your claim processing agent
and sole representative in asisting you to file
and claim your winning fund. Our European
registered agent which covers your geographica
location will immediately commence the process
to facilitate the release of your funds as soon
as your contact is receive by them.

For security reasons, you are advised to keep
your winning information confidential until your
claim is processed and your money remitted to
you. This is part of our precautionary measure
to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse
of this program, any bridge of confidentiality
on the part of winner will lead to
disqualification, please be warn.

To file your claim, please contact our
registered affiliated claims agent below:

C/Parque Ordesa Nº 083.
28904 Madrid.

Please note below your winning details for
verification and processing of your winning

REF Nº: ES/EUR-10-062/06
Ticket Nº: 2-3-10-21-30-46
Lucky Nº: 43-0.

Remember to quote your reference and batch
numbers in all correspondence with your claim
agent. Once again congratulations from all our
members and staffs of LA PRIMITIVA ESPAÑOL.

Good luck,

(Promotion Director).
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