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 29, 2006


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 29-Nov-2006 12:02

The Camelot Group,:
Operators of The National Lottery.
3b Olympic Way, Sefton Business Park,
Aintree, Liverpool , L30 1RD

REF Nº: UKL/74-A0802742006
BATCH Nº: 2006UKL-01

                    END OF YEAR BONANZA FOR 2006

The United Kingdom National Lottery wishes to inform you that the
results of the E-mail address ballot lottery international program by
Britain held on 27th of November, 2006. Your email account have been
picked as a winner of a lump sum pay out of Eight hundred and ninty-one
thousand, nine hundred and thirty-four Great Britain pounds
pounds sterlings) in cash credited to file REF NO. REF:
UKL/74-A0802742006. This is from total prize money of GBP £4,459, 670.00
shared among
the FIVE (5) international winners in this category.

You are to Mr Fred Martins for more details:
Tel:  +44-701-113- 8276

He will brief you on steps to be taken for due processing and
remittance of your prize money..


Mrs. Dianne Thompson
Online Coordinator,
Operator of The National Lottery.


Anonymous said...

I received this email also. Only I was to contact a different name.

roddy said...

i received this mail too and decided to follow it up by answering them. at first they directed me to some other email which then asked me to contact a courier service who was supposed to have my cheque waiting. they then asked for between 315 and 400 pounds to have the cheque deliver so i did some looking up on the names and addresses and found your site. thank you for the warning!

Anonymous said...

qWilliams Chester is the name that has just sent me a winniig ticket of three million ponds that i never brought we almost got caught cause my wife does online surveys and they award her with lotto tickets so please be carefull regards Mr & Mrs Georgefski ps they also ask for all your details this is what made us think

Anna said...

I received this mail too, I had answered them and they send me a certificate and told me that my cheque is waiting for me that I have to pay 359.60 pounds for delivery charges! this is the details of sender:
Dianne Thompson
Chief Executive Officer,
Camelot Group;
Operator of The National Lottery.

people be careful!

Anonymous said...

Anne said... This is a copy of an email I was sent. sounds to good to be true neither did I purchase a ticket so it is obviously a scam...

Ref: UK/940X2/68

Dear Winner,

We are pleased to inform you of the final announcement of the UK National
Lottery Online Promo Programme held on the 28th November 2008. The draw was
done electronically with several email addresses provided to this office by
microsoft to enhance the utilization of the internet.Your email address was
attached to Reference Number UK/940X2/68 and was picked as one of the ten
winning email addresses.This has qualified you to claim the total cash prize
Of £753,437 in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03. This is from a total
cash prize of £7,534,370.00 shared amongst the first ten (10) lucky winners
in this category B. Your winnings will be issued to you as soon as our claims
department verify your winning after you might have filled the payment
processing form below.

Payment Processing Form for filing of claims.

1.Name in full.
2.Address in full.
4.Phone No.
6.Winning Email Address

Assigned Claims Agent: Sean Wells
Phone;+44-704-575-4382, +44-704-572-7150

Congratulations once more from all our members of Staff.

Yours Sincerely
Sean Wells
(Online Promo Co-ordinator)

NOTE: Reply all mails to:

mags said...

my advice is to give these scammers the run around

make them think that you believe them!
set up another email account and make up as many false details as you can think of! just like they do!
i have done this many times and it can be great fun!