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 08, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

From: FELICA ELE <feliciaele@gawab.com>
Date: 08-Aug-2006 17:26
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!!!
To: ideceive@gmail.com

EL GORDO SPANISH SWEEPSTAKE
GATE WAY LOTTERY COMPANY
CALLE AROYO NO 44-47, PISO 4G 28030 MADRID ESPA√ĎA
FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD..
BATCH: EGGS-545-608-987: REFERENCE: 33/6757/IPD

AWARD NOTIFICATION.
This is to inform you of the release of the EL-GORDO DE LA PRIMITIVA
LOTTERY held on the 8th of JULY 2006. The results were released on
the
28th, JULY, 2006. Your email address was attached to ticket number
766-553-550-189 with serial number 375-876-775-431 that drew the lucky
numbers of 90-52-55-26-49, which consequently won the lottery in the
1st
category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum of payent of
Euros 1,950,000.39c (ONE MILLION, NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND
EURO,THIRTY NINE = CENTIMOS ONLY)in cash. credited to file with
REF:N=BA.EGS/3254-9847/1343.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your fund is now deposited with our Security Company
and insured in your name. Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we
ask
that you keep this award from public notice untill your claims has been
processed and the money remitted to your account as this is part of our
security protocol to avoid double claiming of unwarranted taking
advantage
of this program by participants as it has happened in the past.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
from25,000 names from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North and
South America, Middle East and Africa as part of our International
Promotions Program. We hope your lucky name will draw a bigger cash
prize
in the subsequent programs. To begin your lottery claims , please
contact
your claims agent, MR.PARTHY MACARTHY( lotteryclaim2006@netscape.net )
on
Telephone number: 0034-696-846-453.
Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than two weeks from
the day you receive this notification. Any claim not made before this
date
will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA. And also be
informed that 2% of your lottery winning belongs to your agent because
they are the company that bought your ticket and played the lottery on
your name, NOTE this 2% will be remitted. AFTER you have received your
winnings prize because the money is insured in your name already.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every
correspondenc
with us or your claim agent. furthermore, should there be any change of
address, please do inform your claim agent as soon as possible. A copy
of
your lucky winning ticket and your deposit certificate will be sent
to you by your claim agent, MR.PARTHY MACARTHY CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Once again from all members of our staff and thank you for being a part
of
our International promotions program. we wish you continued good
fortunes.
Sincerely ,
MRS FELICIA ELE
LOTTERY COORDINATOR.

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