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

CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU HAVE WON

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: EURO MILLIONS SPANISH LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL 2006 <info4euromillion@aim.com >
Date: 03-Dec-2006 03:38
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU HAVE WON
To: ideceive <ideceive@gmail.com>

EURO MILLIONS SPANISH LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL.
FROM: INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION / PRIZE AWARD DEPT.

(¡). REFERENCE: 67/80/IPD
( ¡¡) BATCH: EGGS-541-623-782:

Sir/Madam,
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Euro millions Spanish Lottery Winners International E-mail programs held on the 10TH OF OCTOBER,due to the mix-up of names and email addresses the result was released on the 30TH OF NOVEMBER 2006. All 50 winning email addressess were randomly selected from a  computer ballot system drawn from over 100,000 companies and 50,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. Your E-mail address attached to ticket number 653-908-321-675 with serial main number 345-790-241-671 drew lucky star winning numbers 34-32-90-43-32 which consequently won in the 2ND category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of   1.000.000.00 Euros.(One Million Euros)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
This lottery was promoted and sponsored by  Bill Gates, the Founder of Microsoft and Spanish European Lottery Board in order to enhance and promote the use of Internet Explorer Users and Microsoft-wares around the globe. This promotional program takes place once in three years.
We hope with part of your winning you will take part in our end of year 50 millions Euro International lottery.
To file in your claims you are to contact the appointed agent as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings:
DR.TOM  BLATT,(CLAIM AGENT)
LIBERTY SECURITY COMPANY S.A
ESPA√ĎA.
Email: libertyoffice4@aim.com
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than two weeks, 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 correspondence with the claims officer.
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.
Sincerely yours,
MRS,COMFORT JOSE
Director Online International Promotions Unit/Lottery Co-ordinator.
N.B:
1.All claims are nullified after 14 working days from today.
2.Do inform the claims officer of any change of names or addressess.
3.All winners under the age of 18 are automatically disqualified.
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You are advised to keep your winning confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you,this notification is dispatched directly to only the 50 lucky consolation prize Winners. This notification also contains information that is proprietary,privileged or confidential or otherwise legally exempt from disclosure. If you are not the right recipient whose email address attached to the lucky numbers  with the winning information you are not authorized to read, print, retain, copy or disseminate this notice or any part of it.


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