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.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

TICKET NUMBER: 46939894427

From: LOTTO.NL <>
Date: Aug 26, 2006 12:53 AM
Subject: TICKET NUMBER: 46939894427

AWARD DEPARTMENT For: Mr.Van Smith. Friesland Bank , Koningin Straat
114 , Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 626 376 126 Fax: +31 847
248 161 RESULTS FOR CATEGORY "A" DRAWS Dear Sir/Madam, Congratulations
to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the Second Category
draws of THE LOTT NL.PROMO INT. We are happy to inform you that you
have emerged as a winner under the First Category, which is part of
our promotional draws. The results of the draws hve been officially
announced . Participants were selected through a computer ballot
system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and
companies from Africa, America, Asia,Australia, Europe, Middle East,
and Oceania as part of our International Promotions Program. Your
e-mail address, attached to ticket number 46939,with serial number
472-9768 and lucky number W-91237-H?67/B4 consequently won in the
First Category. You have therefore been awarded a lump sumpay out of
1,000,000 (One Million Euros), which is the winning payout for
Category A winners. This is from a total cash prize of ?10,000,000.00
(Ten Million Euros) shared amongst the first Ten (10) lucky winners in
this category. In your best interest to avoid mix up of numbers and
names of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of your
award strictly from public notice until the process of transferring
your claims has been completed, and your funds remitted to your
account.This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming
or unscrupulous acts by Participants/nonparticipants of this program.
Please contact our paying bank (Friesland Bank) immediately for due
processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account
of your choice: NOTE: For easy reference and identification, find
below your Reference and Batch numbers. Remember to quote these
numbers in your correspondence with your paying bank.Also give them
the following informations Name Age Address Telephone Occupation REF
Number: NM/BC921245/KY14 BATCH No: NM/207161/WOP. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Your fund is now deposited with the paying Bank. To begin your claims,
kindly contact the paying bank with the below information:
*********************************************** Contact person:Mr Van
Smith Tel: +31 626 376 126 Fax: +31 847 248
161 *********************************************** NOTE: All claims
are nullified after 10 working days from today if unclaimed
Congratulations once again from all our staffs, and thank you for
being part of our promotions program. Yours Sincerely, Mrs. Emilly
Simons (Lottery Coordinator)

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