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

Euro Millones ( Your Email Has Won A Lottery)!!!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: euro millones < >
Date: 26-Nov-2006 01:41
Subject: Euro Millones ( Your Email Has Won A Lottery)!!!

We are please to announce you as one of the 10 lucky winners in the Euro Millones Lottery International Email Address draw on the 20th ofOctober,due to the mixture of names and address the result was released on the 24th November,2006.
All 10 winning addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 50,000,00 international email addresses. Your email address emerged alongside 9 others as a category 2 winner in the Euro Millones Lottery Draw.Consequently , you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of €950,000:00 (Nine Hundred And FiftyThousand Euros Only).The following particulars are attached to yo u lotto p a yment order:
(I)   Batch No: EAS/2006/ELA
(ii)  Ticket No: 555-219-0015
(iii) Lucky  No: 05-12-24-45-54
(iv)  Ref No:  TESU/PP09/8000/ROAG
The Euro Millones Lottery Program internet draw is held once in a year and is so organized to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide. We are proud to say that over 200 Million Euros are won annually in more than 150 countries worldwide.
To claim your winning prize you are to contact the appointed agent as
soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings:
Dr.Patrick  Austine
 1. You must contact the appointed agent with your Full Names Dr. Patrick  Austine, Contact Telephone Numbers +34 655 633 390 or via email to proce ss the immediate payment of your prize.
2. Be informed that the appointe d agent wi ll be required t o swear an Affidavits of Lotto Claim and also obtain Approval Legal Clearance Certificate from the Court here in Spain which is in accordance with the European Union Financial Act 2004 on payment of International Lottery Winners.
Please be aware that the PAYING BANK will Effect Payment Swiftly upon satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by this fiduciary agent. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you.
Once again congratulations!!!
Best regards,
Mr.Antonio Martinez (Promotion Manager)


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Anonymous said...

a buddy of mine that i share an xbox live account with stumbled across one of these while browsing through my email account (we used it to stat the account and had to confirm a subscription change notice)he thought it would be entertaining to give them my full name and telephone nuber, but that was it, this may be dumb of me to ask, but this does not present any danger to me does it?

Spotter said...

If that information was already available in a phone book, then you haven't really disclosed anything that wasn't publically available already.