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.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

British Xmas Promo Winner !!!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: BRITISH CHARITIES LOTTERY PROMOTIONS <[xsong]@[bellsouth.net]>
Reply-To: markjohnsondep1@hotmail.com
Date: 02-Dec-2006 12:21
Subject: British Xmas Promo Winner !!!
To: u@u.com

ATTN: Winner,

The society lotteries are managed by Sisson Marketing International
Limited, certified by the Gambling Commission ELM Certification
180/3/2.

We are pleased to inform you of the announcements today of Winners of
the MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNING PROGRAMS. Your company or personal
e-mail address, is attached to a Ticket number 644-701-836-872, with a
serial
number 64483-72 drew the Lucky Winning Numbers 06-14-17-28-30-41.

You have therefore been awarded the total lump sum pay out of
£420,000.00 credited to File Ref No: CLP/ 24-FB-426253.

You must contact the claims department by e-mail;

E-mail: markjohnsondep@hotmail.com
Phone: +44702 403 2910.

Congratulations once again from all our staff for being a part of our
Promotions program.

Mrs. Stacy Queens McLellan


BRITISH CHARITIES LOTTERY PROMOTIONS.
UNITED KINGDOM.

© Charities Lottery 2006.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just got one of these. If it seems too good to be true, it is.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Especially when my ticket number and lucky winning numbers are exactly the same.

Anonymous said...

I have exactly the same ticket und winning numbers as you.

varun said...

this is ctotlly fraud
don't indulge in all these
u will lose ur money
i lost my 6000$

John said...

Exactly the same ticket and winning numbers, even Mark Johnson. Different email now though.

Anonymous said...

BRITISH CHARITIES LOTTERY PROMOTIONS UNITED KINGDOM.

We are pleased to inform you of the announcements today of Winners of the MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNING PROGRAMS.
Your company or personal e-mail address, is attached to a Ticket number 123-765-90, with a serialnumber 42243-98-01 drew the Lucky Winning Numbers 06-14-17-28-30-41.You have therefore been awarded the total lump sum pay out of £680, 000.00 credited to File Ref No: BCLP/ 24-FB-4234243/007UK.

You must contact the claims department by e-mail;
Name: Mr. Steven Howard
E-mail: infor_claimsaa08uk@yahoo.co.uk



Congratulations once again from all our staff for being a part of our
Promotions program.

Mrs.Elizabeth Grayson
Online co-ordinator

The society lotteries are managed by Sisson Marketing International
Limited,certified by the Gambling Commission

ELM Certification 180/3/2.
© Charities Lottery 2008
British Lottery 2008 Winner

Anonymous said...

that was the new email I received. They also send me a letter saying that I have won a lottery for USD 4,800,000. I just won 2 lotteries in one day. I am now a very rich man.

My sisters was so excited, she tought that I am a millionaire (she thinks she will get some shares)but I know it was a scam. I did not know how to play a lottery, never bought one, how can I win a lottery...silly scam...

Anonymous said...

2008 MSN XMAS WINNING PROMOTION

Ticket Number-: 86037765966
Your Batch Number-:074/05/ZY369
Reference Number-: L/200-26937

This email is to notify you that your email address was randomly selected and
entered into the Microsoft Xmas promotional Draw. You have subsequently
emerged a winner and therefore entitled to a substantial amount of £750,000,000

For further information, kindly confirm receipt of this email, by forwarding
Your Details as states below to our claims department on:

Mr Hitesh William
Email:prizecordinator.william44@live.com


INFORMATION REQUESTED:
(a) Your full Name:
(b) Contact address:
(c) Your Telephone and fax numbers:
(d) Your Age:
(e) Your occupation:
(f) Your country of origin:

Thank you.

Yours Sincerely,
Microsoft office live,
Information Service Dept.

-.-' wow some people fail

Anonymous said...

Never heard of this one before, but today I had 5 emails, all just slightly different, informing me that I had won a million pounds. Would I that it were true! Five million total...wow.

Anonymous said...

Estou indo a Inglaterra reclamar meus direitos acabo de ganhar 5 milhões de libras.....(1 milhão em cada e-mail) e aos companheiros que receberam a mesma mensagem, juntos poderemos reinvindicar nossos direitos... aluguei um avião que só custará 380 Euros por passageiro quem quizer fazer parte desta turne favor Depositem em minha conta .... se eu não conseguir receber o valor da loteria pelo menos ganho na comissão do avião .... rsrsrsrsrsrsrssrr