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 08, 2006


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: world royal <>
Date: 08-Nov-2006 19:24

REF: RSSL/61-ILGI0509/45

Dear Winner,
This is to inform you of the release of the Royal Spanish Sweepstakes
Lottery Email Promotional Program held on the 1st March 2006, this result
was initially delayed due to mix up of email addresses, the results were
finally released on the 28th September 2006, and your email attached to
Ticketnumber:212005600545 188 with Serial number: 4888/02, which drew the Lucky
numbers: 41-6-76-13-45-8, which consequently won the lottery in the Second
category of the year 2006. You are therefore approved for a lump sum payout
of €1,000,000.00 (ONE MILLION EUROS ONLY) in cash accredited to file
reference number: KPC/9080333308/03 this is from a total cash prize of
€19,000,000.00 (NINTEEN MILLION EUROS ONLY) Shared among the nineteen
international winners in this category.
Your fund is now deposited in a security company with your prize money
insured in your email. Due to mix up of some email addresses, we ask that
you keep this award from public notice until your claim has been processed
and money remitted to your account as this is part of our security protocol
to avoid double claiming or unwarranted abuse of this program by
participants as it has happened in the past. All participants were selected
randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw system and
extracted from over 100,000 companies,this promotion takes place annually.
We hope your lucky email address will draw a bigger cash prize in the next
high stake promotion agenda of €30,000,000.00 (THIRTY MILLION EUROS).
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
Mr Jeff Carlos
World Royal Consultancy And Securities Madrid Spain.

For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated
account of your choice.Remember,You are to contact our agents by email and
within a week of receiving this notice.After this date, all funds will be
returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA as unclaimed.For further
processing and remittance of your winning funds you are fill and forward to
our claim agent the completed processing payment form below.
(9)SCAN COPY OF IDENTITY(International passport or drivers licence or
any other identity).
To avoid unnecessary delays and complications,please quote your
reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us as your assigned
claim agent.Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this
Yours Sincerely,
Wilfred Alberto
Lottery Director.


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