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: Euro Millones <>
Date: 27-Sep-2006 02:33

Av. Comunidad de Madrid,
37-41, Las Rozas
28008 Madrid,.

Ref: Nº: ES/EUR-08/06.
Batch Nº: 08/06-XXCVMAD.

We happily announce to the beneficiary of this e-mail address the draw
of the EURO MILLONES ESPAÑOL LOTTERY e-mail online Sweepstakes
International program held 18th August, 2006. Your e-mail address
attached to ticket number 12-37-39-40-50 drew the lucky star number:
(1-2) Bonus Ball which subsequently won you as the e-mail beneficiary
the lottery in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved to
claim a total sum of EUR € 866,860.32. (Eight Hundred And Sixty Six
Thousand, Eight Hundred And Sixty Euros. Thirty Two Cents) in cash
credited to Ref: Nº: ES/EUR-08/06 and Batch Nº: 08/06-XXCVMAD.

All participants for the online version were selected randomly from
World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from
over 100,000 unions,associations, and corporate bodies that are listed
online. This promotion takes place weekly. 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 EUR
€ 866,860.32. (Eight Hundred And Sixty Six Thousand, Eight Hundred And
Sixty Euros. Thirty Two Cents) would be process for claim to you by
our registered claim agent.

Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate
the release of your funds as soon as your contact is receive by them.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning
informations confidential until your claim is processed and your money
remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measures to avoid
double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program, please be

To file your claim, please contact our registered claims agent:

Alcala De Henares, 52
28055, Madrid.


Please, note that winning prize must be claimed within three weeks of
this notification, after this period all unclaimed funds will be
included in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference and batch
numbers in all correspondence with your claim agent.

Once again congratulations from all our members and staff of EURO

Best regards,

Online co-ordinator for EURO MILLONES ESPAÑOL S.L.,
Sweepstakes International Program.

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