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.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


From: Console Susan <>
Date: 26-Sep-2006 09:57
To: undisclosed-recipients

2391 Beds 152 Koningin Julianaplein 21,
Den Haag, the Netherlands.
(Lotto affiliate with Subscriber Agents).
From: Susan Console
(Lottery Coordinator)



We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lotto NL
WinnersInternational programs held on the 25th, September, 2006. Your
e-mail address attached to ticket #: 00903228100, Ref. Number:
633/98/401,Batch Number: 213-007-17-06 with prize # 778009/UK drew
€1,000,000.00 which was first in the 2ndclass of the draws.You are to
receive €1,000,000.00 Euro(One Million Euro). Because of mix up in
cash pay-outs, we ask that you keep your winning information
confidential until your money (€1,000,000.00) has been fully remitted
to you by our accredited pay-point bank.

This measure must be adhere to avoid loss of your cash prize - winners
of our cash prizes are advised to adhere to these instructions to
forestall the abuse of this program by other participants. It's
important to note that this draws were conducted formally, and winners
are selected through an internet ballot system from 60,000 individual
and companies e-mail addresses - the draws are conducted around the
world through our internet based ballot system. The promotion is
sponsored and promoted Lotto NL.

We congratulate you once again. We hope you will use part of it in our
next draws; the jackpot winning is €85million. Remember, all winning
must be claimed not later
than 30 days. After this date all unclaimed cash prize will be forfeited
and included in the next sweepstake. Please, in order to avoid
unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote personal and
winning numbers in all correspondence with us.

Congratulations once again from all members of Lotto NL.

Thank you for being part of our promotional program.

For immediate release of your cash prize to you, please kindly contact
our Paying Bank (National Postcode Lotto)Send them the followings:

(i) Your names,
(ii) Contact telephone and fax numbers
(iii) Contact Address
(iv) Your winning numbers
(v) Quote amount won.

Contact person: Mr. James Henk(Remittance Department Director)
Tel :+31-644-749-583
Congratulations once again.

Yours in service,

Susan Console

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