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, November 02, 2006

CONGRATULATION CONSOLATION PRIZE WINNER REF NO:MSW/56B672GH/L

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From: internet users <internet@internet1.orangehome.co.uk >
Date: 02-Nov-2006 20:36
Subject: CONGRATULATION CONSOLATION PRIZE WINNER  REF NO:MSW/56B672GH/L
To: undisclosed-recipients

                                CONGRATULATION CONSOLATION PRIZE WINNER  REF NO:MSW/56B672GH/L

                                                                                
                     
 
REF NO: MSW/56B-672GH/L
BATCH: 4583JL/WIN

 MICROSOFT EMAIL LOTTERY AWARD PROMOTION: UNITED KINGDOM
 
Finally today, we announce the winners of the MICROSOFT MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS PROGRAMS held on Monday,  October 2nd, 2006. Your company or your personal e-mail address, attached to winning number 23-76-06-54-42-100, With serial number 647489, consequently won in the Tenth lottery category.
 
You have been approved for lump sums pay out of $2,500,000 USD in cash Credited to file REF NO: MSW/56B-672GH/L and winning number 23-76-06-54-42-100. Selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) from a database of over 1,000,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world.

The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 29,031 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet.
 
No ticket were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy. This is to encourage  our prominent Microsoft Internet Explorer users all over the world.this is to encourage users  to  Continues the  use of E-mail and non users to try and use emails.
 
Your fund  has been deposited with the paying  bank  with your REF NO: MSW/56B-672GH/L and winning number 23-76-06-54-42-100. To claim your winning prize, you should contact the paying bank  by email for Processing and remittance of your winning funds to you.
 
The Claims Processor:
Name: Mrs. Natasha Melvin
Custermers Services


Tel: +31-619-253-889 Fax: +31-644-293-290

 
Mrs. Natasha Melvin
Friesland Bank
 
 
Do email the above email address all at once. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and winning numbers in all correspondences with your claims officer. You are to keep all lotto information away from the general public especially your ticket number and ballot number.
(This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained)


PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE TO SEND THE BELOW INFORMATION REQUIRED TO CLAIM YOUR WINNING PRIZE:
1.Full Name:..............................................................
2.Address:.................................................................
3.Nationality:............................................................
4.Age:.........................Date of Birth:............................
5.Occupation:.............................................................
6.Phone:...............Phone 2:...................Fax:.................
7.State of Origin:......................Country:........................

 
Sincerely,
Mrs. Maurrine H. Diane
Secretary 
                                               
           
                                                             
          Dr. Phillip George                                              Mrs. Maurrine H. Diane
              Online Co-ordinator                                                 Secretary     
 
                                    
                                       LOTTERY SPONSOR  
                                  Microsoft Corporation U.K.
                                                 
 
____________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                  Note;
Do not reply this mail, you are to contact the paying Bank immediately by email. Microsoft Electronic Mail Lottery is approved and Licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR)
 

1 comment:

Hope Kim said...

haha i just got this e-mail.
It's annoying cuz you wish it was true :(