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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Euromillones Email Lottery winner.

Date: 26-Jul-2006 00:43
Subject: Euromillones Email Lottery winner.

Attn: Sir/Madam.

We are please to announce you as one of the 3 lucky winners in the
Euro Millones Lottery International Email Address draw on the 30th of
June 2006, due to the mixture of names and address the result was
released on the 10th July, 2006. All 3 winning addresses were randomly
selected from a batch of 50,000,000 international email addresses.
Your email address emerged alongside 2 other as a second category
winner in the Euro Millones Lottery Draw.

Consequently, you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of
€1,003,962.56 (One million three thousand nine hundred and sixty-two
euros fifty-six cent) which is equivalent to US$1,248,252:00 (One
million two hundred and fourty eight thousand two hundred and fifty
two United States dollars Only) The following particulars are attached
to your lotto payment order:

(I) Serial Batch No: 83200-0
(ii) Ticket No:01-6928
(iii) Winning No: 6-15-16-40-43 + 1-2
(iv) Ref No: 175-02906041-216

The Euro Millones Lottery Program internet draw is held once in a year
and is so organized to encourage the use of the internet and computers
worldwide. We are proud to say that over 200 Million Euros are won
annually in more than 150 countries worldwide.

To claim your winning prize you are to contact the appointed agent as
soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings:


Tel: 0034 664 567 420 or

N.B:Steps to claiming your prize;

1.Please quote your Reference number in all correspondence with the
claims officer.

2. You must contact the appointed agent with your Full Names, Contact
Telephone Numbers (Home, Office and Mobile Number and also Fax Number)
via email or following telephone number 0034 664 567 420,to process
the immediate payment of your prize.

3. Be informed that the appointed agent will be required to swear an
Affidavits of Lotto Claim and also obtain Approval Legal Clearance
Certificate from the Court here in Spain which is in accordance with
the European Union Financial Act 2004 on payment of International
Lottery Winners.

Please be aware that the PAYING BANK will Effect Payment Swiftly upon
satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by this
fiduciary agent.

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information
confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to

Once again congratulations!!!

Best regards,
Mrs. Amparo Blasco
Euro Milliones Lottery

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1 comment:

laurence said...

I have received a very similar letter today from the post !!!!
Laurence (from Belgium)