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

Winning Notification

Date: Aug 7, 2006 11:30 PM
Subject: Winning Notification


Laan Van Hoornwijk 55, 2289 DG Rijswijk.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
BATCH: AIP/1533786/P
REF: AIP/9605482582/BD9

You have won the sum of 2, 000.000.00euros

Our Dear Winner,

You have won the sum of 2, 000.000.00euros (Two Million Euros Only.)
From Award International
Program NL Promotion held on August 7, 2006.

After a successful completion of the second category draws of Award Program NL,
International Promotion, You have emerged one of the winners of the,
Award International Program NL,
which is part of our promotional draws. Participants were selected
through a computer ballot system
drawn from 30,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from
America, Africa, Asia, Australia,
Canada, Europe, Middle East, and New Zealand, as part of our
International Promotions Program.

As a category B winner, you have been picked by a computer balloting
system, where only email
addresses are selected, from a total numbers of 30,000 email
addresses, drawn from all over the globe.
After an automated computer ballot of our International Promotions
Program consequently won in the
second Category.

Your Email Address was attached to:

Ticket number: APNL-9-U776-NL, with

Reference number: APNL-GT44-7NL

Batch number: APNL-M7P2-4NL

Security file number: APNL-9055/07NL

Mr. Mark Harrison.
TEL: +31-652-066-584

The above details are the details of your claim agent; do contact him
for your claim.

Please we advice you to keep the award, personal and confidential,
till you winning have be remitted to
you, to avoid double claim.

For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated
account of your choice,
remember, you must contact your claim agent not later than, August 27,
2006 after this date, all funds will
be returned as unclaimed.

NOTE: To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember
to quote your reference and
batch numbers, any breach of confidentiality on the part of the
winners will result to disqualification.

Once again, Congratulations.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr. Frank Willem.
Lottery Co-coordinator International.

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