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.

Friday, November 17, 2006

NOTICE...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: ONLINE NOTIFICATION <online584881@telkomsa.net>
Date: 17-Nov-2006 22:42
Subject: NOTICE...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
To:




NOTICE...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

West London,
43 North End Road,
West Kensington,
London W14 8SZ

Lucky Winner,
NOTICE...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
POWERBALL EURO E-MAIL INTERNATIONAL
PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
BATCH NO: PBL/67189098011/245679/1109
REF. NO: PBL/11278998789/908796//1109

WINNING NOTIFICATION / FINAL
NOTICE...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

This is to inform you of the release of the E-MAIL LOTTERY
BALLOT INTERNATIONAL/WORLD GAMING BOARD. Your name
attached to ticket number 100190876290 with Serial number
801972719 drew the lucky numbers of 11-40-09-55-23, which
consequently won the lottery in the 1st category.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payment of
1,000,000.00euros only, which is deposited with the United
Kingdom Clearing house in your favor as beneficiary and
covered with HIGH INSURANCE POLICY. It is important that
keep your winning confidential to avoid people garnering
your information and subsequently making claim with your
winning paraphernalia information's, POWERBALL EURO E-MAIL INTERNATIONAL
will decline payment if such irregularity
occurs.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot
system drawn from only Microsoft users from over 20,000.00
companies and 3,000,000.00 individual email addresses and
names from all over the world. To begin your lottery claim,
please contact our agent below that have been appointed for
the processing of your claim with your contact telephone
and fax number to begin the processing of your payment.

ELIGIBILITY:
This promotion is offered only electronically via the Internet and is open
to all persons from age 18 years and above with a valid email address and
who live in any of the aforementioned countries. This promotion is void in
all other countries and is also void where prohibited.

Principals and employees of POWERBALL EURO E-MAIL INTERNATIONAL Promos and
its respective Parents, subsidiaries and their immediate families are not
eligible.

CLAIMS PROCEDURES:
It is our standard practice to allocate accredited agents for the
processing of claims application. It is even more imperative for overseas
winners. To begin your claims therefore, you are advised as a matter of
urgency, to contact the under listed licensed and accredited claims agent
for the processing of your prize awards winning. Please contact the
clearing house (through your claims agent only) the body assigned with the
verification of all emergent winner. Therefore all protocols laid down by
them must be followed to facilitate your claims;

CONTACT NAME: PETER RAYMUND
CITY/ COUNTRY: LONDON, ENGLAND.
TELEPHONE: + 4470 1112 1986
FAX: 44-87-1715-2472
EMAIL: powerball_claim@yahoo.com.hk

(b) Being one of the lucky winners, you constitute entrant's full and
unconditional agreement to and acceptance of our terms and conditions of
claims to avoid any discrepancy in the cause of payment of your prize
awards winning.

(c) To avoid double claims, you are advised to keep your winning details
very confidential, as any discrepancies resulting from a breach of this
confidentiality on the part of the winners will be covered solely by  such
winner as our staffs are bound by the oath of secrecy taken on employment.

Congratulations again from all our staffs and thank you for being part of
our Promotions program.

Sincerely,

Margaret Ferguson

NB: PLEASE SEE THAT YOU QUOTE YOUR REF AND BATCH NUMBERS IN YOUR
CORRESPONDENCE TO YOUR CLAIMS AGENT.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

where do they get you email address from???

I have had so many of these advance fee fraud letters recently...

islamia said...

hey i had tha leeter too please you have to put your informations confidencially bye.