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.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Lucky Winners

From: <>
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 22:30:26
Subject: Lucky Winners

Dear Lucky Winner,

to inform you of the result of the just oncluded final draws of Net
Lotto Netherlands International Lottery programs.The online cyber
lotto draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 90,000 e-mail
addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced
automated random computer search from the internet. No tickets were
sold.After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged
as one of two winners in the category "A"with the following:
Ref Number: ND 246 IBV 801
Batch Number: 37261545-LNI/2006
Ticket Number: ND 004 8711
You as well as the other winner are therefore to receive a cash prize
of €1,000,000.00 (ONE MILLION EUROS ONLY) each from the total
payout.Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and
will be transferred to you upon meeting our requirements, statutory
obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report.To
begin the claims processing of your prize winnings you are advised to
contact our licensed and accredited claims Remittance Department for
category "A" winners with the information below:

Mr. Van Dijk,
Remittance Department Director,
Net-Drive Incorporation BV.
Winderplain109,1099 AB ,Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
E-mail: (
Tel:+ 31 612578937
Fax:+ 31 847271046

NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 20 days. After this
date all unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake. Remember
to quote your reference information in all correspondence. You are to
keep all lotto information away from the general public especially
your reference and ticket numbers. (This is important as a case of
double claims will not be entertained).Members of the affiliate
agencies are automatically not allowed to participate in this program.

Thank you and congratulations!!!
Yours faithfully,
Mrs. Maryland Owen
Games/Lottery Coordinator.
International Sweepstakes Agency

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