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 ----------
From: luckyday lottery <>
Date: 01-Dec-2006 01:00
Subject: Winner

Dear Winner,

Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice the result of luckyday lottery 2006 promotion. We are
happy to inform you that your email address have emerged a winner of one million euros
NOTE: to file for your claim, please contact the claim department below on email.
Mr.Fede Dario.
Address:Postbus 3074 2280 GB Rijswijk  Netherlands.
Tel.       : +31-642-723-214
Email      :
Find below your promotion date, Reference and Batch numbers. Remember to quote these numbers in
your correspondence with your claims agent Mr.Fede Dario.

PROMOTION DATE: 28th of November 2006.

Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.

Sincerely Yours,

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