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 14, 2006

Uk Lotto Draw No:#56356

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 14-Nov-2006 19:16
Subject: Uk Lotto Draw No:#56356

The National Lottery
PO Box 1010
L70 1NL
United Kingdom.
Ref: LSUK/653/029/03/SA
Batch: AT-040-SB06

We happily announce to you the draw (#56356) held on Saturday, 21th October, 2006.Your e-mail address attached to ticketnumber: 902710842722 767 with Serial number 2855/06 drew the winning numbers: 15, 18, 23, 31, 37, 49, with a Six Ball Jackpot prize. (38)

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of  £ 5,299,849.00  (Five Million Two Hundred and ninty-nine Thousand and Eight hundred  and fourty nine Pounds Sterling ) in cash credited to file KTU/11606502049/06.

All participants for the online version were selected randomly from the World Wide Web through a computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online, This promotion takes place weekly.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.

In view of this, your £ 5,299,849.00  would be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe.

To file for your claim, please contact our Claims Agent:
Mr. Philip Smith
Provide him with the information below:
3.Marital Status:
8.Country Of Residence:
9.Telephone Number:
10.Fax Number:
11.Draw Number above:

That way your Winnings Certificate and all other relevant documents/paperwork can be prepared for you.  You would be required to show an instrument of identification when cashing your cheque i.e. Drivers license or International passport.

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.

Good luck from me and members of staff of the U.K NATIONAL

Yours faithfully,

Sir Richard Kelly Lloyd.
Online Co-ordinator
International Program.

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