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 25, 2006

Sweepstakes International Program

From: lotto notification <>
Date: 25-Sep-2006 18:48
Subject: Sweepstakes International Program
To: undisclosed-recipients

P O BOX 1010
(Customer Services)

Ref: UK/9420X4/67


We are happily announce to you the draw (1032) of the UK NATIONAL
LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes International program held on 20th
SEPTEMBER 2006. It is yet to be unclaimed and you are getting the
final NOTIFICATION as regards this.Your e-mail address attached to
ticket number: 56475612545 187, Serial Number: 5368/03 drew the lucky
numbers: 21,32,41,42,43,46 [Bonus # .17],

which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match 6
plus bonus.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £3,000,000.00
(Three million pounds sterling) in cash credited to
fileKTU/9023118308/07. You can ask for our ONLINE RESULT SITE to
comfirm the value of your winnings.

This is from a total cash prize of £51,000,000.00 (fifty one
million pounds sterling) was approved for the four( 7)lucky winners
in this category i.e Match 6 .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

Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
a pool of over 25,000 names of distinguished professionals drawn from
Europe, America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle-East, parts of
Africa, and North & South America as part of our international
promotions programme conducted annually to encourage prospective
overseas entries.

The internet emailing diea was used, since most people do are not able
to purchase tickets and play outside the UK. We hope with part of your
prize awards, you will take part in our subsequent lottery jackpots.

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information
confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to
you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize.
This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse of this program.

To file for your claim, please contact our Fudiciary Agent:
Dr Robert Page
Phone number: +44-701-112-9842
Official Email:
Foreign Services Manager,
Payment and Release order Department,

1. FULL NAMES:_______________________________________________________

3. AGE________________________________________
4. SEX:_________________________
5. MARITAL STATUS:_____________________________________
6.CONTACT ADDRESS:_____________________________________________
7.TELEPHONE NUMBER:___________________
10.WINNING E-MAIL ADDRESS:________________________________
11.WINNING NUMBER:_________________________________________
12TOTAL AMOUNT WON:_________________________________________

Endeavour to email him your full names,winning numbers,email/billing
address,telephone and fax numbers immediately.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please send your reply via email:
Congratulations from me and members of staff of THE UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs. Mercy Moore

Online coordinator for THE NATIONAL LOTTERY Sweepstakes International Program.

Copyright (c) 1994-2006 The UK National Lottery Inc.
All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline

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