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 01, 2006

Euromillion Loteria Award 2006.

From: euromillionespanol <>
Date: 02-Nov-2006 01:17
Subject: Euromillion Loteria Award 2006.

Euromillion Loteria Espanol Award 2006.
Paseo De La Castellana
15-89, 28008 Madrid.
Spain Branch.
Ref. No: ES/007/05/12/MAD.
Batch. No: GHT/2907/333/05.

We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our computer
balloting sweepstake held on 28th October, 2006. This is a millennium
scientific computer game in which email addresses were used. It is a
promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users, therefore you
do not need to buy ticket to enter for it.Your email address attached
ticket star number :
(4/5) drew the EUROMILLION lucky numbers 3-19-26-49-50 which
consequently won the draw in the Second category.
You have been approve for the star prize of $ 667,248,26 (Six Hundred
Hundred And Sixty Seven Thousand ,Two Hundred And Fourty Eighty
Euros,Twenty Six CentsOnly
You are advised to keep this winning very confidential until you
receive your lump prize in your account or optional cheque issuance to
you,This is a protective measure put in place to avoid people applying
for your winnig fund,as we have had cases like this before, please send
your Full Name,Home and Office Telephone numbers, Fax Number, Mobile
Tel Number and your winning ticket number,reference numbers and amount
won information for processing of your winning fund to our registered
claim agent Via addrress below:

Dr.Phillip Weeks
Avenida de America 12
Madrid Spain.

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.
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent
as soon as possible.
Once again congratulations.
Best regard,
Mrs.Emily Simon
Lottery coordinator.

This promotional program takes place every year. This year lottery was
B.V AND SULTAN OF BRUNEI, we hope with part of your winning you will
take part on our next year 2 million international lottery.

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