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.

Friday, December 01, 2006

CONTACT YOUR PAYING BANK.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: bernard@vandough5.orangehome.co.uk < bernard@vandough5.orangehome.co.uk>
Date: 02-Dec-2006 01:14
Subject: CONTACT YOUR PAYING BANK.
To: undisclosed-recipients

CONTACT YOUR PAYING BANK.
WINX LOTTO INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/
PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT.

RESULTS FOR CATEGORY "A" DRAWS

We are pleased to congratulate you, and announce to you,
the results of the First Category draw of THE WINX
LOTTO PROMO INT. We are happy to inform you that you
have emerged a winner under the First Category, which
is part of our promotional draws. The draws are being
officially announced today 15th of November 2006. Participants
were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
2,500,000 e-mails addresses of individuals and companies
from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East,
and Oceania as part of our International Promotions Program.
Your e-mail address, attached to ticket number 78432092150,
with prize number 59918/UK, which consequently won in the
First Category. You have been awarded a lump sum pay-out of
€1,000,000 (One Million Euros), which is the winning payout
for Category "A" winners. This is from a total cash prize of
€10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Euros) shared amongst the first
Ten (10) lucky winners in this category.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Your fund is currently now deposited with the paying Bank.
In your best interest to avoid mix up of numbers and names
of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of
your award strictly from public notice till the process of
transferring your claims has been completed, and your funds
remitted to you.

This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming
or unscrupulous acts by participants/non-participants of this
program. Please contact our paying bank (Inter Continental Alliance
Finance & Securities) immediately for due processing and remittance
of your prize money to a designated account of your choice:
NOTE: For easy reference and identification, do remember to quote
these numbers in your correspondence with your paying bank:
To claim your funds, please contact the paying bank.
*************************************************
Contact person: Mr. John Kane,
(International Remittance Department).
Email: winxlot@netscape.net
Tel:  +31-610-069-066
Fax: +31-847-292-338
*************************************************
N.B: All claims are nullified after 20 working days from today.
Congratulations once again from all members of Winx
Lotto International. Thank you for being part of our
promotional program.

Yours in service,
Dr. Bernard Van Dough.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This same email is in circulation as of 8/28/07 with Contact person: Mr. Jeff Smith,
(International Remittance Department).
Email: payingbank01@yahoo.de
remit_dept01@yahoo.de
Tel: +31-619-253-901

Anonymous said...

I just received this today:
Microsoft/AOL Promotion Award Team
Online Processing Department
Ref Number: OSL/655/049/09
Batch Number: AT-640-SB05-09

Dear Beneficiary, Please kindly contact the award processing department of
the Microsoft and AOL award promotion 2009 for your claims of the
1,500,000.00 GBP. Your email address has emarged as one of the lucky
winning emails of this end of year promotion.

To begin your claim please contact our licensed and accredited agent
assigned to you with the verification form below via email:

Name: Mr. Mike Anderson (Claims Agent)
Tel Number: (+44) 702-405-5910
(+44)-703-190-0873
Fax Number: (+44) 700-601-9387
Email: mr.mikemicrofficial09@live.com
========================================
Full Name...............................
Country of Origin.......................
Place of Residence......................
Occupation..............................
Sex/Age.................................
Telephone/Fax...........................
Winning Email ID........................
========================================

Sincerely Yours,
Mrs. Rhoda Williams
(Online Co-ordinator)
Micro-Soft©2009

mandhata said...

I receivedthe same
CONGRATULATIONS/YOU WON SUMS OF £ 500,000.00
Microsoft web / Email usage Campaign
Microsoft Online Promotions
United Kingdom.
REF: BTD/969/07,
BATCH:59978ED.
LOTTO NUMBER 00012399HE.
Lucky Serial NO 3772554,
MSN®2010
Congratulations!!
The prestigious Microsoft has set out and successfully organized an awards programme to mark our yearly web/email usage awareness campaign, we rolled out over Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds ((£ 500,000.00) for the recently concluded web and email usage promotions. Participants for the draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of World Wide Web (www) hosts, from whose patronage we have become what we are today.

Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached REF: BTD/969/07, BATCH:59978ED, Lucky Serial NO 3772554,
which subsequently won you Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds (£ 500,000.00) in our recently concluded promotions/campaign.
Hence you are advised to contact claims and processing agent;
HON:WALTER MURPHY
Email:mr_waltermurphy@live.co.uk
PH:00447010041638
with the following details to file for claims and avoid delays and complications of funds claim while the promotions last.
Kindly contact the agent on the above email stating the under listed informations
**Full Names........................
**Country.........................
**Residential Address.....................
**Occupation..........................
**Age.......................
**Company Name.................
**Phone...........................
**Gender.......................
**Marital status..................................
**Next Of Kin..........................
Sincerely,
Mr Walter Murphy
On behalf of
Microsoft mail usage Promotions Board.
MSN® /2010

on 14 Jun 2010

mandhata said...

One more mail for Fraud
Dear Sir/Madam

I am Joseph M.
Biaka, the son to the Late David Biaka, a 52 years old Israeli Gold/Diamond Merchant who met his
immediate death at Narima House in Colaba India in the last Mumbai Terrorist Attack.
He travelled to India on a Chabad related
business which was his regular rout until his death on the 26th of November 2008.

He had a lot of partners in India and some other part of Asia, Ghana and
south Africa, whom he had done successful business with for a long period of time.

Now that my Father is dead, it is my responsibility to continue his
business as the heir apparent of the Biaka’s Family
My Father accumulated cash worth 10 million US Dollars in a Security
Company in the United Kingdom where I based presently.

This money is meant for me to continue my Father’s Business.

All along while my father was into the business, I was in school and as
such had little knowledge of the business. I am seeking for a reliable and trusted person who can assist in giving me
more highlights into the business, locations
and possibly we can come into business together if found so deem fit.

I need someone I can trust to act on my good interest to invest this money
in Gold and Diamond business and any other good and
viable investment.

We can discuss on 15 %( percent).
If you are interested please fill the form below for
documentation

NAME:
ADDRESS:
STATE/PROVINCE:
ZIP/POSTAL CODE:
CELL
PHONE:
COMPANY:
MARITAL STATUS:
SEX:
AGE:
EMAIL:

biakajosephm@live.co.uk
+447010285589
Thanks for anticipate cooperation.
Best regards,
Joseph M. Biaka

Anonymous said...

I received an email from the guy who call's him sell with Mr Olufemi Dickson,he sad my number just won $2,500000 and he explained himself as a member of Microsoft team who and his solicitor Mrs Marry Davidson.My problem is that they asked me to pay an amount of 600 pounds via Western Union bank so that they can process my wining.Do you know anything as Microsoft?

Spotter said...

Tell him you're not stupid, you don't believe he's from Microsoft, and you're not sending him anything via Western Union, ever.