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 14, 2006


Date: 14-Aug-2006 08:10

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<P>You have have been awarded €750,000 Euros(Seven Hundred and Fifty

Thousand Euros) in the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite software email lottery in which

e-mail addresses are picked Randomly by software powered by the

Internet through the worldwide website.

<P>Your email address was amongst those chosen this year for the SWISS

LOTTO Satellite lottery. And this promo is proudly sponsored by the

SWISS-LOTTO UK organization.

<P>You can log on to our website for more information concerning our

entire lottery promo <A

<P>Your email address,attached to Ref number 5, 7, 14, 17, 18, 43 with

Serial number 1979-12 drew the lucky Numbers 10, and consequently won the

lottery in the "A" Category.

<P>You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of €750,000

Euros(Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros)

<P>Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European

Booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.

In View of this, your €750,000 Euros will be released to you by our

security firm in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the

process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact


<P>All participants Were selected randomly from World Wide Web site

through computer draw System and extracted from over 300,000 companies and

individual email addresses.

<P>This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are

advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is

processed and

<P>your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim

your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double

claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous


<P>To file for your claim, please contact the agent assigned to you.

<P>Email: <A HREF=""></A>

<P>You are to provide the following information to our European agent:-

<P>1.Full Names:-<BR>

2.Contact Address:-<BR>



5.Telephone and Fax:-<BR>


<P>This information facilitate the due process of the release of winnings

avoid unnecessary delays and complications in the processing of your


<P>Always remember to quote your Reference / serial number in any

correspondences with us or our Designated agent.

<P>Congratulations once more from all members and staff of This program

and Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

<P>Sincerely, <BR>

Ian Wright<BR>

Fiduciary Agent <BR>


P O Box 1010 <BR>

Liverpool, L70 1NL <BR>


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