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 14, 2006

Email Ticket Number: TL754/22/76.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: 14-Nov-2006 20:50
Subject: Email Ticket Number: TL754/22/76.

  Email Ticket Number: TL754/22/76.
  Loterij Number:
  Batch Number: 11/621/2PDH /NL.

  Dear Winner,

    Following official publication of results of the E-mail
electronic online Sweepstakes organized by the Nationale Postcode
loterij International the Slidecircuir award and the Heineken prizes in
conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products,
F.P.S.), held on the 30th October , 2006, in Amsterdam The Netherlands,
wherein your electrononic email address emerged as one of the online
winning emails in the 1st category and therefore attracted a cash award
of 1,500,000 USD (One Million Five Hundrend Thousand United State
Dollars only).

    We write to officially notify you of this award
and to advise you to contact the processing office immediately. upon
receipt of this message for more information concerning the
verification, processing and eventual payment of the above prize to you.
It is important to note that your award information was released today
the  14th November, 2006 with the following particulars attached to it;

      (I) Loterij Number: DYK/82283922/769.
      (ii) Email ticket
number: TL754/22/76.
      (iii) Batch Number: 11/621/2PDH /NL .

(iv) Serial Number TL/0534/30/05.

    Please contact the claim
agents within 5 working days to facilitate the release of your prize,
You are required to mention the above particulars of your award in
every correspondence addressed to the processing agents;


      Fax:  +31-847-307-136.

Nationale postcode  loterij Awards is sponsored by a consortium of
software promotion companies. The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers,
Microsoft and other international companies. The Nationale Postcode
loterij internet draw is held periodically and is so organized to
encourage the use of the internet and promote computer literacy

   We are proud to say that over 20 Million USD are won
annually in more than 150 countries worldwide. Rememer, all winning
must be claimed not later than 30th November,2006.Please note, in order
to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,remember to quote your
reference number and batch number in all correspondence.

again on behalf of all our staff,


  Mrs.Wendy Smith Peterson.
  Promotions Coordinator.

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