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.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Notification Letter

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: UK National Lottery Board <promo.results@charter.net>
Date: 13-Nov-2006 01:16
Subject: Notification Letter
To: undisclosed-recipients


ONLINE NOTIFICATION UNIT.
UK NATIONAL ONLINE LOTTERY(HOME OFFICE).
165 FULHAM PALACE ROAD W6 8JB
UNITED KINGDOM.
REFERENCE NUMBER: UKL/478593G9/19
BATCH NUMBER: 01/209/AD16G
OUR REF: 12190/14
TICKET NUMBER: 112-4540-525-106

WINNING NOTIFICATION: FINAL ANNONCEMENT
We are pleased to inform you of the final announcement today 12th of
November, 2006 of winners of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE PROMOTION
PROGRAMME held on Saturday the 4th of November, 2006. Your e-mail
address attached to ticket number: 112-4540-525-106 with Serial number
0149-16 drew the lucky numbers:19-37-06-13-29, and a bonus number of 24
which subsequently won you the lottery in the second category. You have
therefore been approved to claim a total of £480,152.00(Four hundred
and eighty thousand one hundred and fifty-two Great Britain Pounds) in
cash credited to file UXL/03920462943/07. This is from a total cash
prize of £3,361,064.00 shared equally amongst the first seven (7)
lucky winners in this category i.e Match 5 plus bonus.

In view of this, your £480,152.00(Four hundred and eighty thousand one
hundred and fifty-two Great Britain Pounds) would be released to you by
any of our payment offices in Europe. Our European agent will
immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your
funds as soon as you contact him. For security reasons, you are advised
to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is
processed and your Money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem
fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to
avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.
Please be warned.

To file for your claim, please contact your assigned agent;

Agent: Hendrick Preston(Mr.)
Representative office.
10 Camelot close Thamesmead.
London E280 ES United Kingdom.
Tel: +447 011 121 847
Email: hprestonesq@yahoo.co.uk

Preferably, you may contact your agent via email making available
the following details for easy comprehension and immediate attention.

(i) Full Name(s)
(ii) Telephone
(iii) Ticket Number(as given above)
(iv) Reference Number(as given above)
(v) Country of Residence

Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program.

Yours Truly,
Sir. Stephen Smith
Group Coordinator.


This is a post-only mailing. Replies to this message are not monitored
or answered.

2 comments:

Jeremy said...

it's not a joke o_O

Gary said...

From: Wilkins, Kathryn E (kwilkins@graniteschools.org)
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
Sent: 26 February 2010 02:29:47
To: winners@lottery.co.uk (winners@lottery.co.uk)


REFERENCE #: UKL/478593G9/19
EMAIL TICKET #: 112-4540-525-106
This e-mail is to congratulate you as your email address have won you a cash
prize of £715,000.00 in our Online Lottery Sweepstakes Promotion held in London
February 2010. To file your claims, contact;
Agent: Mr. Douglas Hudson
E-mail: uknlverificationsdpmt@w.cn
Tell:(+44)871-794-8007 calls within UK (07017036782)

Note: You are required to tender your Full Name(s) & Reference # (same as
above) Full Address, Country Of Residence, Occupation, Age, Sex, Telephone
Number to the claims agent, via email for a valid response. Congratulations
from all members and staffs of this program. Thank you for being a part of this
online lottery promotion.