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.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


From: M/s Suzan Gerald <>
Date: 20-Sep-2006 10:45
To: ideceive <>

REF:EL0/574/ 070
BATCH:4/313/ EL.

Att:Dear Sir/Madam,


We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners
Thailand International programs held on the 12/07/005.
Your email address attached to ticket number :EL-40212 with serial
number:EL- 241072, batch number: EL-75,lottery ref number:
EL-413 and drew luckynumbers 9-7-0-30-11 which consequently won in the
2nd category. You have therefore been approved for a
lump sum pay out of US$550.000.00 ( FIVE Hundred And Fifty Thousand
United States dollars).

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your
winning information confidential until your claims has
been processed and your money remitted to you.This is part of our
security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted
abuse of this program by some participants. All participants were
selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
over 40,000 company and 20,000,000 individual email addresses and
names from all over the world.

This promotional program takes place every year. This lottery was
promoted and sponsored by group of successful electronic
dealers. we hope with part of your winning, you will take part in our
next year US$20 million international lottery.

To file for your claim, please contact our paying officer: Contact Person:
Dr Perry More (Lottery Director)
Tel: 66-4637-1516,
Email: perry_more1960@

Remember, All winning must be claimed not later than 28th Of October
2006. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in
the next stake. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications, please remember to quote your reference number and
batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any
change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.

For being part of our promotional program, the entire members of staff
say congratulations once again.

Note:Anybody under the age of 21 is automatically disqualified.

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs.Suzan Gerard,
For Management

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