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.

Sunday, August 13, 2006


Date: 13-Aug-2006 15:52

De Loterie Romande
Rue Marterey 13
1002 Lausanne
Reference Number: LR/19-CH/4310
Batch: LR/05/0018

From:Mrs. Marylyn Nadal



We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded
annual draws of the DE LOTERIE ROMANDE Program International held on
the 1st August, 2006.
De Loterie Romande draws was conducted from an exclusive list of
60,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked
by an advanced automated random computer ballot search from the
internet as part of our international promotions program which we
conduct every
year. No tickets were sold.

After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address attached to
serial number 25-6565 drew the lucky numbers 6-13-18-24-33-39 which
consequently emerged you as one of first fifty (50) lucky winners in
the second category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of
€2,000,000.00 (Two Million EUROS) in cash credited to file
This is from a total cash prize of €50,000,000 (Fifty Million) Euros
shared amongst the first fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.

This year Lottery Program Jackpot is the largest ever for De Loterie
Romande. The estimated €50 million jackpot would be the sixth-biggest
in Europe history. The biggest was the €363 million jackpot that went
to two winners in a Febuary 2000 drawing of The Big Game Mega
Millions' predecessor.

Your funds is now deposited in an offshore bank with a hardcover
insurance. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we advice that
you keep this award from public notice until your claim has been
processed and your money remitted to you as this is part of our
security protocol to avoid double claiming
or unwarranted taking advantage of this program by the general public.

Your winning Prize of €2,000,000.00 (Two Million Euros) would be
released to you by our affiliate bank in Europe.
The paying bank will immediately commence the process to facilitate
the release of your funds to you as soon as you make contact with
For immediate release of your cash prize to you, please kindly contact
our Paying Bank .
[Friesland Bank, Amsterdam.)
Send them the following:
(i). Your names,
(ii) Contact telephone and fax numbers
(iii) Contact Address
(iv) your winning numbers
(v) Quote amount won.

Contact person:
Suzan Martins (Mrs).
Friesland Bank,
Amsterdam.The Netherlands.
Customer Service Dept.
E-mail :
Tel: 31 633-705-287
Fax: 31-847-137-590

The paying bank will assist you in the processing and remittance of
your prize funds into your designated bank account.

Note that all prize funds must be claimed not later than two weeks.
After this date all funds will be returned to the LOTTERY TREASURY as unclaimed.
In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
endeavor to quote your Reference (LR/19-CH/4310) and Batch numbers
in every correspondence with your agent. Furthermore, should there be
any change in your address, do inform the paying bank as soon as

Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thanks
for being part of our program.

Yours faithfully,
Marylyn Nadal (Mrs)
(Lottery Coordinator)

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