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.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Euromillion Loteria Español AWARD 2006

From: euro cliam <>
Date: 22-Sep-2006 02:05
Subject: Euromillion Loteria Español AWARD 2006
To: undisclosed-recipients

Euromillion Loteria Español
Paseo De La Castellana
15-89, 28008 Madrid,Spain Branch.

Ref. Nº: ES/007/05/12/MAD.
Batch. Nº: GHT/2907/333/05.

We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our computer
BALLOTING SWEEPSTAKE held on 20th September, 2006. This is a
millennium scientific computer game in which email addresses were
used. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users;
therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for it.

Your email address attached to ticket star number (9901-0148-790-691) drew the
EUROMILLION lucky numbers 3-19-26-49-50 which consequently won the
draw in the Second category.

You have been approve for the star prize of EUR 787,248.26. (Seven
Hundred And Eighty Seven Thousand, Two Hundred And Fourty Eight
Euros,Twenty Six Cents)


You are advised to keep this winning very confidential until you
receive your lump prize in your account or optional cheque issuance to
you.This is a protective measure to avoid double claiming by people
you may tell as we have had cases like this before, Provide him with
the information below:

Name,Telephone Number,Fax Number,Wining Ticket Number,Reference Number
and Amount Won Information

For processing of your winning fund ,please contact our registered
claim agent in addrres below.

Skynet Trust Security Service
Mr.Phillip Weeks
Address: Avenida de America 12
Madrid Spain.

Rememer, all winning must be claimed not later than 20th October,
2006.Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications,remember to quote your reference number and batch number
in all correspondence.Furthermore, should there be any change of
address do inform our agent as soon as possible.


Best regard,
Mrs. Emily Simon,
Lottery coordinator.

The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity
to whom or which it is addressed. Unauthorised use, disclosure or
copying is strictly prohibited. The sender accepts no liability for
the improper transmission of this communication nor for any delay in
its receipt .

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