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, September 04, 2006


Date: Sep 5, 2006 7:55 AM

Euro Afro American Lottery promotion Switzerland


We happily announce to you the draw of South African 2010 World cup
Bid lottery Award International programs held in Zurich, Switzerland.

Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:B966575604546199 with!
Serial number 97560 drew the winning:60/84/27/17/36,which subsequently
won you the lottery award in the 2nd category.

Your name has therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
US$6,000.000.00 (Six million United States Dollars) in cash credited to
file number KPC/9030108308/03.

This is from a total cash prize of $18,000,000.00 (Eighteen million
United States dollars) shared among the first Three lucky winners in
this category worldwide.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our lottery
booklet representative office in South Africa as indicated in the play
coupon. In view of this, your $6,000.000 (Six Million United States
Dollars) will be released to you through the assistance of our Claim
Agent. He will immediately commence the process to facilitate the
release of your Prize to you as soon as you contact him.

All participants were selected randomly from Worldwide Website through
Computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000,00 companies and
Individual email addresses. The lottery program took place to promote
South Africa's 2010 world cup award.

Please you are advised to file for your claim through our Claim Agent
Jones Kladd immediately you receive this mail.
Phone: 27 76 466 5363.


Yours Sincerely,

Gillian Kennedy.

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