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, August 03, 2006

Lucky No: 425448/7785

From: <>
Date: 03-Aug-2006 21:36
Subject: Lucky No: 425448/7785

Lucky No: 425448/7785
Ref No: CHN/2551256007/11
Batch No: 14/0017/IPD
serial No: GMLA2-003
Ticket No: 12033.
Contact Claim Agent:

Attn: Lottery Winner,


We are pleased to inform you of the result of the lottery programs held on 27th of July 2006 with your e-
mail address attached to one of the winning ticket numbers. You have
therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 1, 000,000.00 (One
Million euros) CONGRATULATIONS!!!All participants were selected
through a computer ballot system from our sponsors databases, including
over 50,000 companies and 150,000 individual E-mail addresses and names
submitted by our agents drawn from Asia, Africa, Europe, North And
South America and around the world.

To begin your claim, do file for
the release of your winning by contacting our accredited agent:

Foreign Transfer Manager,
Tel:+ +31-610-732-951

NOTE: All winnings
must be notarized to complete the claim process; winners will be
referred to a Foreign Transfer Manager, to have their winnings
notarized, all winners are to cover the legal charges not
STAATSLOTERIJ. NL,Please note that you will be required to pay for the
issuance of your winning certificate and all winnings must be claimed
not later than 30th of Sept 2006,after this date all unclaimed winnings
will be null and void. In Order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers
in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of
address do inform our agents as soon as possible.

once more and thank you for being part of our promotional program.note:
Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

Contact your claims agent .

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