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.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: 28-Nov-2006 23:03
Subject: ATTN: WINNER,
To: undisclosed-recipients

Easydraw Loteria EspaƱol
Paseo De La Castillano
17-19, 28008 Madrid Spain.

We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our Easydraw computer balloting sweepstake loteria held on 28th of November 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. You have been approved for the star prize of 700, 000.00 Euro.(Seven Hundred Thousand Euro) CONGRATULATIONS!!

To claim your winning prize you are to contact the appointed agent as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings prize,

Contact Person: Mr. Alex Yoanis
Tel:+34 686-417-049
Contact Email:

Batch No:SUTO/980/TWM/EU
Ticket No: WRNM/SMI/5990
Lucky No: 10-23-44-72-80
Serial No: MUOTI/82536

You must contact the appointed agent with your Full Names, Contact Telephone Numbers (Home, Office and Mobile Number and also Fax Number) via email to process the immediate payment of your prize.

Note: You will be require to pay for the issuance of your Tax clearance certificate only. The certificate is your legal prove/guarantee which will be submitted to the bank for the remittance of your fund.

The Validity period of the winnings is for 30 working days hence you are expected to make your claims immediately, any claim not made before this date will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA as unclaimed.

Once again congratulations !!!

Best Regards,

Mrs Joan Brown
(Lottery Sec.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

i too got that kind of scam mail. Here under is information

Attn: Winner,

I am Barr. Wright Derek your fiduciary agent, I wish to Congratulate you, you are a lucky person to have won this lottery. This is a promotional draw which officially launches the new system. With funds accrued exclusively from previous draws, payouts to all winners are guaranteed and will be transferred in record time.

This correspondence officially confirms that we are in receipt of instructions relating to the payment of your lottery winnings. Please complete the form below with correct information and email back to us with a return email . Looking forward to your swift response.

Yours Faithfully,

Barr. Wright Derek. (Esq.) LLB, PHD.
Fiduciary Officer
Uk National Lottery Board
Liverpool, L70 INL
Tel: +44-704-572-8212
Tel: +44-703-184-4052
Tel: +44-702-408-2682.

The options to receive your winnings are:

1. You can come down in person to our commercial office here in United Kingdom to collect your funds (CASH). You will be required to contact me, so that I can inform the Promotion and Administrative Department, to arrange the procedure of you coming down to our office to collect your funds, which will be required if you choose this option.

2. Your winning shall be prepared and send to you, through your giving address by our affialated courier company, this is a prerequisite for this option.

Please do select any of the option you want :


You are advice to always keep us fully informed on all developments.