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.

Monday, December 04, 2006

END OF YEAR PROMOTIONS.!!!!!!!!!!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: British International Lottery <onlinenotificati[@]bellsouth.net>
Reply-To: claimsagent@britishinterntional-onlinegames.org
Date: 04-Dec-2006 00:05
Subject: END OF YEAR PROMOTIONS.!!!!!!!!!!
To: britishclaims@uk.co.uk

BRITISH LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
60 Merriman Road Blackheath London SE3 8RZ England.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Ref. Number: BTL/491OXI/04
Batch Number: 12/25/0304

We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today of winners of
the British International Lottery Sweeptakes POGRAMS held on November
2006.Your Company or your personal e-mail address is attached to
winning number 20-01-2005-02MSW, with serial number S/N-00168 drew the
lucky numbers 887-13-865-37-10-83, and consequently won in the first
lottery
category.You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of USD
2,500,000 (Two Million, five hundred thousand dollars) in cash credited
to file
KTU/9023118308/05 of British Lottery.

Your funds has been deposited, and insured with your REF NO:
BTL/491OXI/04 and your E-mail address,
You are to keep your ref. number and batch number from the
public, until you have been processed and your money remitted to your
personal account.We hope with your prize, you will be happy to promote
the use of E-mail and the use of MS WORD.
To claim your winning prize, you must first contact the claims
department by email for processing and remittance of your prize money
to you.Your assigned claims officer contact email is:

Name: Dr. Willaims Spencer
Phone: (+44) 701113 7597
E-mail: claimsagent@britishinterntional-onlinegames.org

He is to help you in claiming your due prize. Remember, all prize money
must be claimed not later than the 24 of december, 2006. All funds
not claimed on or before the fixed date will be penalized accordingly.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all
correspondences with your claims officer.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Rose Morrison

VERIFICATION FORM

FULL LEGAL NAMES:
RESIDENCE ADDRESS:
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TEL:
SPONSORS
British LOTTERY AWARDS DEPARTMENT Europe.

1 comment:

flow said...

omg!!! i got one too, and i didnt believed that i was THAT lucky, so i stardted searching if this thing was a virus or something and i discovered this!! thank uuu!!! or else i would have sent the email xD