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, October 05, 2006

Your Ref: NL-OSA/04VS/0604/UK

Date: 5 Oct 2006 21:37:49 -0000
Subject: Re:Your Ref: NL-OSA/04VS/0604/UK

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Batch Number: 06/0022/N01

Winning Numbers: 20-27-41- 42-29

Grand Prize Winning: GBP 1, 022,000.00

Our Ref: NL-OSA/6208/041.VOL.2/UK

Your Ref: NL-OSA/04VS/0604/UK


We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today, of winners of
2nd, 2006. Please be inform that all participants in this Lottery
Program have been selected randomly through a computer Ballot System
drawn from over 2,000,000 Companies and 30,000,000 individual email
addresses worldwide from search engines and web sites as part of our
international promotions program conducted annually to encourage
prospective overseas entries. Your email address attached to ticket
number 27 511 465 238, with serial number 088-6589 drew the lucky
numbers 20-27-41-42-29, and consequently won the lottery in the 2nd
category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of
GBP1, 022,000.00(One Million, and Twenty-two Thousand pounds only) in


This promotional program takes place every year. Your fund is now
deposited with a Private Investment Bank in Europe bonded and insured
under a comprehensive insurance policy in your name. Due to the mix up
of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award strictly
from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money
remitted to your account. This is part of our security arrangement to
avoid diversion of claims, double claims or unscrupulous acts by
participants of this program. We hope with a part of you prize, you
will participate in our end of year high stakes GPB12million
International Lottery.

Remember that you must contact your claim agent not later than October
30th, 2006. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.
To begin your claims, you are advised on final notice and as a matter
of urgency, to contact our licensed and accredited claim agent for
Overseas Lucky Winners for the processing of your prize awards winning
and payment to your designated bank account after all statutory
obligations have been concluded satisfactorily.

Therefore all processes laid down by them must be followed t o
facilitate your claims.

Please contact:

Mr. Timothy J. Willis,


Camelot Financial-4all Reconciliation Inc.,


(a) Being an overseas lucky winner, you constitute entrant's full and
unconditional agreement to and acceptance to comply with the terms and
conditions of claims to avoid any discrepancy in the cause of payment
of your grand prize awards winning.

(b) Our staffs are sworn to secrecy, so you will be the only one to
know what you have won hence, this notification via this medium
(EMAIL) is to avoid interception of official letters.

(c) By this grand prize awards winning, you acknowledge your
understanding and acceptance to be added to our lottery master player

(d)By this grand prize awards winning, you agree to receive our
periodic mailings which will include, but are not limited to:
Newsletters, Invitations to Play, Announcements for other Lottery
Games and Offers we feel would be of interest to our master player.

(e) By this grand prize awards winning, you understand that you have
the right to unsubscribe from any such mailing list which
automatically disqualifies you from subsequent lottery entries.
Removal instructions are on every mailing.

(f) Finally, we hereby do solemnly guarantee to maintain the privacy
of our master players/lucky winners database and shall not make
available for sale, rent, lease or misuse any information about our
players/lucky winners.

Hence, our staffs are sworn to secrecy thereby ensuring adequate
security of personal information provided by our players/lucky
winners. In conclusion therefore, you are to take cognisance of the
limited time frame for claims processing and payment of your grand
prize award winning hence, this promotional programme prize awards is
for a stipulated period of ! time and therefore, be advised on final
notice to begin your claims immediately hence, all prizes awards must
be claimed and disbursed within the stipulated period tagged "End of
Claim" date as elapse of this date will authorised funds withholding
for redirection to Organisation Account as abandoned/unclaimed without
notice. Find all other relevant winning lottery Information below:

Your Ref: NL-OSA/04VS/0604/UK,

Batch Number: 06/0022/N01,

Winning Numbers: 20-27-41-42-29

For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated
account of your choice. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications, please quote your reference and batch numbers in every
one of your correspondences with your claim agent. Furthermore, should
there be any change of your address, do inform your claims agent as
soon as possible.

Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part
of our Promotions program. On this note therefore, we congratulate you
for your grand prize awards winning and welcome you in our subsequent
lottery entries. As always, we remain at your complete disposal.


Mrs. Mary-Ann Rhodes

Promotion Coordinator,

International Promotions Department,



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