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 18, 2006

lucky numbers 6-12-17-23-31-00

Date: 19-Sep-2006 02:41
Subject: lucky numbers 6-12-17-23-31-00

lucky numbers 6-12-17-23-31-00

Dear Winner,

We are pleased to inform you the result of the computer random
selection for The VISA/MASTER CREDIT CARD International program held on
3rd of August, 2006.Your personal or company email address, attached to
ticket number 465-00465886-543, with serial number 3272-99 drew the
lucky numbers 6-12-17-23-31-00, and consequently won the lottery in the
2nd category.

The email lottery draws was conducted from an
exclusive list of 900,000.000 e-mail addresses of individual,
companies, and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random
computer search ballot system from the Internet. All participants email
addresses were extracted/selected through a computer balloting system
drawn from 900, 000.000 email addresses from all over the world as part
of our International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually.
It was a promotional program from our software department in promoting
the benefit of the Internet usage.( NOT TICKET WERE SOLD)

You have
therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of (One Million Untied
Stated Dollars) $ in cash credited to file REF NO:
NLD/3400786008/06 and Batch No 20/004/NLC, This is from total prize
money of Two million Dollars shared among two international lucky
winners in this category.

Your funds have now
been deposited and insured with our affiliate security firm for
transfer into your nominated bank account either by means of wire
transfers through any of our correspondent banks or any other means
suitable to you.

We also advice that you keep your winning
information very confidential as our security policy demands to avoid
double claims/impersonation and unwarranted taking advantage of this
program by participants.

To begin your claims, you are urgently
requested to contact our claims agent in Amsterdam-Netherlands
immediately with your telephone number and fax numbers, and make sure
you quote your, REF NO: NLD/3400786008/06,Batch No 20/004/NLC your name
and contact details in all your correspondence with the finance
Officer in
Charge: Mr. Theo van Baasten
Tel: +31-644-749-539
Fax: +31(847)300-478

all winnings must be claim not later than 30th of September, 2006.
After this date all unclaimed funds will be return to the promotion

Indicate your full Name and Address, Country, Telephone and
fax number in your reply to your claim agent.

Yours sincerely,
Noraly Mattews
(Claims Coordinator)

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