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 30, 2006


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 30-Nov-2006 03:05
To: ideceive <>

                                PEPSI PROMOTIONS 2006.              29TH OF NOVEMBER 2006.

Attn: Lucky Winner

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws held on the 15th of November, 2006  PEPSI Company Worldwide Promotion,  your email  was among the 20 Lucky winners who won $815, 960.00 Dollars each on the PEPSI Company.

However the results were released on monday the 25th of November, 2006 and your email was attached to ticket number (PSPPR2006) and ballot number (BN:225182006/20) 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. However, no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy.

The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world. This Lottery is approved by the Spanish Gaming Board and also Licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).This lottery is the 3rd of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public.

In other to claim your $815,960.00 Dollars  prize winning, which has been deposited in a designated bank. However,you will have to fill the form below and send it to the Promotion manager of The PEPSI Company for verification and then you will be directed to the bank where a cheque of $815, 960.00 has already been deposited in your favour.


Please you are adviced to complete the form and send it  immediately to our Promotion manager through email or fax for prompt collection of your fund from the designated bank.


Name: Mr. Miguel Otiga

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).

*Staff of PEPSI Company are not to partake in this Lottery Please be warned*

Accept my hearty congratulations once again!

Yours faithfully,
Mrs. Elina Louisa.

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