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 01, 2006

Your Email Won the Category A + (Plus)..€1,500,000.00

From: Postmaster <>
Date: 02-Jul-2006 03:12
Subject: Your Email Won the Category A + (Plus)..€1,500,000.00
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Your Email Won the Category A + (Plus)..€1,500,000.00
Contact your claims officer Mr. R. Debota.!

REF No: ANG/257-ILBI0531/07
BATCH No: DENP/15/096/1
TICKET No:20511465463- 7644
SERIAL No: 472-9768-98
LUCKY No: 8-66-97-22-65-99


Dear Lucky Winner,

Compliments of the season, Congratulations to you as we bring to your
notice, the results of the Free Email ComputerBallot Jackpot 'Category A +
(Plus) of ROYAL AMSTER INT. We are pleased to inform you of the result of
the Lottery Winners Internationalprograms held today.

Your E-mail address attached to Ticket number 20511465463-7644 with Serial
number 472-9768-98 drew the lucky numbers 8-66-97-22-65-99,which
consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a
lump sum payout of Eur.1,500,000.00 (One Million Five Hundred Euros).

This is from a total cash prize of Eur.9,000,000.00 Million shared amongst
six International Lucky Winners in the Category A + (Plus).


This lottery is a promotional program by ROYAL
AMSTER INT. (Biggest lottery Organization in Belgium/The Netherlands)
to advertise to the world its existence.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot systemdrawn from
over 50,000 companies and 2,000,000individual email addresses from all over
the world, as part of our international promotions program, which we
intend to conduct several times ayear.

Be informed that your documents have to pass our authority
to obtain a clearance, which shall be attached to your document in readiness
of the subsequent onward transfer into your nominated mode of payment within
48 hours of completion of the authentication.

Due to the possibility of unscrupulous individuals filing a double claim, we
suggest that you keep this award strictly confidential until your claim has
been processed and notarized and your certificate of award obtained.

This is in conformity with the lottery claim regulations by our
Organization & the Netherlands Gaming Control Board.

This is part of our security protocol measures to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse ofthis program by someparticipants/non participants.

All winnings must be claimed not later than 15th july 2006. After this
date all unclaimed funds will beincluded in the next stake. Anybody
under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

To file for your claim, please contact claims officer with contacts below:


Mr. R. Debota.
Fax: 0031-847-273-024
Reply To Claims Office Email:
Alternative Email:

NOTE: All winnings must be notarized and a certificate of award must be
obtained from the Netherlands Gaming Control Board to complete to effect
transfer of your winning prize.
Winners are responsible for their legal/cost of transfer charges.

In order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications, provide the following whenreplying:

Country of
Tel number:
Ref no:
Batch no:

Delays will compel us to disperseyour funds, in other
words, we shall divert your funds as stated above.

Kindly remember to quote your reference number number in all correspondence.

Finally, we call on you to make sure that you save a copy of this mail and
note every letter clearly as stated for we will not be held responsible
should there be any complications in this
transaction due to laxity on
your part.

Congratulations once more from our members of staff and
thank you for being part of our promotional program.

Yours truly,
Yvonne Van Oort.

NOTICE: You have received this message from prize dept. at your winning
e-mail address because you have emerged a winner.If you are not the
intendedrecipient, you must not,directly or indirectly,use, disclose,
distribute, print or copy any part of this message. If you
believe you have received this message in error,
please do not delete it and allcopies of it from your system and notify
the sender immediately by reply e-mail.

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