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From: BRITISH CHARITIES LOTTERY PROMOTIONS <[xsong]@[bellsouth.net]>
Date: 02-Dec-2006 12:21
Subject: British Xmas Promo Winner !!!
The society lotteries are managed by Sisson Marketing International
Limited, certified by the Gambling Commission ELM Certification
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
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;
Phone: +44702 403 2910.
Congratulations once again from all our staff for being a part of our
Mrs. Stacy Queens McLellan
BRITISH CHARITIES LOTTERY PROMOTIONS.
© Charities Lottery 2006.
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.