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


From: <>
Date: 26-Sep-2006 00:50


Date: 25th September, 2006
Ref Nr: MSTL/CN/2628/YT
Batch Number: 26/386/UTR.
Serial Number 25742-86
Coupon No. MSTL-146478972197

Dear Email Bearer,


Europe/America private international e-games organizers and
Co-sponsors, MICROSOFT / STAATSLOTERIJ, officially bring to your
notice of the final draw result of September-2006 MICROSOFT /
STAATSLOTERIJ wheel E-game which was conducted at our international
corporate office complex in The Netherlands.

Most recently this foundation set up the NEW LOTTERY SCHEME to give
outprizes based on COMPUTER BALLOT SYSTEM. By doing this the
foundation seek to encourage the use of Internet for academic and
business pursuits. It major aim is to promote music, theater, art and
literature projects in the social and political arena with a focus on
health, as well as science, research, and higher education. We wish to
congratulate and inform you on the selection of your email coupon
number which was selected among the 45 lucky consolation prize

Your email ID identified with Coupon No. MSTL-146478972197 and was
selected by our E-games Random Selection System (ERSS) with entries
from the 50,000 different email addresses enrolled for the E-game.
Your email ID was included among the 50,000 different email addresses
submitted by our partner international email provider companies.

You have won a consolation cash prize of €550,000.00 (Five Hundred and
fifty thousand Euros Only). The MICROSOFT / STAATSLOTERIJ Group have
approved a payout of your consolation cash prize which will be
remunerated directly to you by the official Payment Agency Board.

Our DUE PROCESS UNIT (DPU) will render to you complete assistance and
provide additional information and processes for the claims of your
consolation prize.

For due processing of your winning claim, please contact the DPU
Information Officer Mr. Bill Anderson who has been assigned to assist

NAME: Mr. Bill Anderson
Tel: +31-620 793 969

You are advised to provide him with the following information:

Phone/Fax number:
Ref Number:
Batch Number:
coupon Number:

Once again congratulations from all our staffs on your consolation
prize winning, we hope you will partake in our forth coming MICROSOFT
/ STAATSLOTERIJ Email-games.


Anita Raynes(Mrs.).
(Group Coordinator)

NB: In accordance with the MICROSOFT / STAATSLOTERIJ E-games policy
and regulations, this notification is dispatched directly to only the
45 lucky consolation prize Winners. This notification also contains
information that is proprietary,privileged or confidential or
otherwise legally exempt from disclosure. If you are not the right
recipient whose email address attached to the lucky numbers along with
the winning information's you are not authorized to read, print,
retain, copy or disseminate this notice or any part of it.

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