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

Internet Sweepstake.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: 02-Dec-2006 03:21
Subject: Internet Sweepstake.
To: undisclosed-recipients

Kresoft Intl Limited.
Sweepstakes Department.
Oostern Centrum 488.
2289 DG Rijswijkek
Serial No: 223155-06
                                                                           Date: 1st December, 2006.

Dear Sir/Madam,

We write to inform you that your email address as attached to Serial Number: 223155-06 and selected by our Sweepstake Electronics Games Selection System, has won you our Kresoft Sweepstakes Internet Program that was conducted on the 30th day of November 2006 in the general prize category. You have already been approved among the winners to apply for a total payment claim of 1,000,000:00euro (One Million Euro Only) each as approved by our governing board. This program was conducted as a new promotional means of introducing our sweepstake services while at the same time as a means of providing each beneficiary with capital funds for positive investment purposes. All email addresses that were used in this program were extracted from the Internet through our associate's partners without the knowledge of each beneficiary.

You can only claim these funds by contacting the assign payment firm (House) as approved by our management. Kindly contact the officer (Mr. Jesen Bakker) at the payment Firm on Telephone Number +31-626-333806 and email address: with your Complete Names, Postal (Resident) Address, Telephone and Fax Numbers, Occupation, Age, the amount approved (Won) and the payment Reference Numbers. All funds not applied for after the 15th day of December 2006 will be regarded as unclaimed funds. In other not to complicate the claim processes, we advices that you keep a copy of this message safe until your claim has been processed and collected either through the Bank-to-Bank Transfer means or in a Certified Bank Draft.

Congratulation from our company as we expect you to make good use of the funds.

Sincerely Yours,
Derick Hans (Dr).
Head Award Services.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I got a similar mail... But after reading your blog i was sure it was a decieve mail.

Thanks for keeping this record!