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

Winning Notification.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lottery co-ordinators <>
Date: 14-Nov-2006 23:46
Subject: Winning Notification.

We are pleased to inform you the result of Lottery Winners
International programs held on the 15th oct ,2006. Your e-mail
address attached to ticket number :EL-23133 with serial number:
EL-123542,batch number: EL-35,lottery ref number: EL-9318 and drew lucky numbers
7-1-8-36-4-22 which consequently won in the 1st category, you have
therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of €500,000.00(five hundred thousand euros).
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your
winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your
money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double
claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
over 40,000 company and 20,000,000 individual email addresses and names
from all over the world.
This promotional program takes place every year. This lottery was promoted
and sponsored by a group of successful electronic dealers.we hope,with
part of your winning,you will take part in our next year ? 2 million
international lottery. To file for your claim, please contact our
paying Agent:
Contact Person:
Mr Antonio Lopez (Lottery Agent)
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 15th of dec 2006.After
this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake.
Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications
please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent
as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for
being part of our promotional program.
Note:Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Yours Sincerely,

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