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, August 01, 2006


From: nancy brown <>
Date: 29-Jul-2006 00:45
Subject: CONGRATULATION!!!...........

National Lottery
P O Liverpool, L70 1NL
(Customer Services)
Ref: UK/9420X/05
Batch: 074/05/ZY369


We happily announce to you the draw (#978) of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY,
online Sweepstakes International program held on 28th, july,2006. Your
e-mail address attached to ticket number: 5647560054 188 with Serial
number 5368/02 jack pot lotto winners drew the lucky numbers(-07 10 17
28 29 36-)"bonus no 36. which subsequently won" you the lottery in the
2nd category i.e. match 5 plus bonus. You have therefore been approved
to claim a total sum of ?250.000 (two hundred and fifty thousand
pound sterling) in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03 in a total
sum of ?1,000,000 (one million pounds sterling's) lotto jackpot shared
amongst the first four (4) lucky winners in this category i.e. Match
5 plus! Bonus with percentage 16.9% .All participants for the online
version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through
computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions,
associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This
promotion takes place weekly.Please note that your lucky winning
number falls within our London booklet representative office in London
as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your ?250,000 (two
hundred and fifty thousand pound sterling) would be released to you
by any of our payment offices in London.Our fiduciary agent will
immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your
funds as soon as you contact him.For security reasons, you are advised
to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is
processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem
fit to claim your prize. This is part! of our precautionary measure to
avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned. To file for your
claim, please contact
our fiduciaryagent:

Mrs Nancy Brown

CONGRATULATIONS from me and members of staff of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.
Yours faithfully,
Nancy Brown
Online coordinator for UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
Sweepstakes International Program

Past winners round the world with full of excitment

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