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 06, 2006


Date: 06-Jul-2006 06:07
To: undisclosed-recipients

Customer Service
BATCH NUMBER: 12/25/0304.



We happily announce to you the Coca cola sweepstakes WORLD-CUP draws
held on the 4th of JULY, 2006 in London.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number : 56475600545 188 with
Serial number 5388/02 drew the lucky numbers: 14 21 25 39 40 40 47
(20), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 3rd category.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £950,000.00
(Nine Hundred and fifty Thousand Great British Pounds) in cash
credited to file KPC/9081118307/06.
This is from a total cash prize of £9,500,000.00 shared amongst the
first Ten (10) lucky winners in this category.
This year Lottery Program Jackpot is the largest ever in the history
of Coca cola sweepstakes. T he estimated £9,500,000.00 jackpot would
be the sixth-biggest in U.K. history. The biggest was the £363
million jackpot that went to two winners in a May 2000 drawing of The
Big Game, Mega Millions predecessor.
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 £950,000.00 (Nine Hundred and fifty
Thousand Great British Pounds) would be released to you by our
affiliate Courier in London. Note also that this is a free lottery
program which does not require the purchase of a ticket or any form
of registration.
Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the
release of your funds to you as soon as you make contact with him.
All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site
through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000
companies and individual email addresses.This promotion is new and it
is in appreciation of t he world for patronizing us all these years,
we are giving away these winnings of Great British Pounds this New
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information
confidential till your claim is 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 elements.
Please be warned.
To file for your claim, please contact our Head of Claims Department
with the details below for processing of your claims.

Coca Cola sweepstakes Claims Department
Contact person: Mr David Ashworth

To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your
Reference/ Batch numbers in any correspondence with us or our
designated agent.
Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program.
We all speak FOOTBALL!!!
Thank you for Drinking Coca-cola .


Zonal co-ordinator.

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