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.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Confirm Winner ..CONGRATULATIONS!!!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Million Euros Lottery <>
Date: 08-Nov-2006 23:16
Subject: Confirm Winner ..CONGRATULATIONS!!!
To: ideceive <>

(Customer Services)
Ref: 74UK/957/-00885DT
Batch: DT957/74UK
Zonal Draw No:
Grand Draw No: 915
Dear Lucky Winner,


We are pleased to notify you the draw (#915) of the TOTOLOTTOBV
International Program held on 2th November 2006. Participants were
selected through a randomly selecting 15,000 participants from an
initial database of 300,000 emails, all participants were selected
through a computer ballot system from the Middle East, Asia, Africa,
Canada, Europe, USA and North America as part our International
Promotions Program, which was conducted in view of launching ourselves
into the Sweepstakes Industry Worldwide and zoning all participants by
their respective continents from across the globe, we produced an
extensive list from which you have emerged as one of the winners of
the Grand Draw prize. To ensure a smooth collection of your winnings,
the transfer of your prize is to be handled by our Prize Transfer
agents .You are to contact our agents by email/fax or call within a
week of receiving this notice. Be advice to keep your winning
information confidential until your claims has been processed and your
money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid
double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. You have
therefore been approved to claim a total sum of (US$1,500,000.00) 0ne
Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars only in cash credited to file
number 74UK/957/-00885DT.This is from a total cash prize of US$7,500,
000:00 shared amongst the five (5) lucky winners in this category i.e.
Match 5 plus bonus.
Your prize award has been insured in your favour and is ready for
claims. To begin your claims therefore, you are advised to
expeditiously contact our licensed and accredited claim agent for
Overseas Winners within a period of 7 working days (date of this email
inclusive) for the processing of your winning and remittance to your
designated bank account after all statutory obligations have been
satisfactorily dispensed with. Please be informed that claims not
processed within the stipulated period may be forfeited to the pool
without further notice. Your claim agent will immediately commence the
process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact
him/her. You may wish to establish contact via e-mail or fax/telephone
with the particulars presented below.


INVESTECBV Lottery Fiduciary
Person: Mr. Hans Boyer
email :
Phone: + 34 696 063
008 Fax: + 34 696 063 016

Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality,
and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where
they so desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of
confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems
associated with fraudulent claims. This is part of our precautionary
measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this
program. Any lottery double claim dedected by our monitoring committee
will lead to the Delottobv cancelling the winnings. making a loss for
both the real winner, and the fake (intended) claimer.


At your disposal, we remain.

Very Truly Yours,

Mr. Anton Brooks..


TEL/FAX: + 34 696 288 053

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