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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


REF No: UK/9420X2/68
BATCH No: 074/05/ZY369
SERIAL No: S/N-5368/02


Dear Winner

We are pleased to inform you that the result of the winners of the UK
NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE PROMO PROGRAMME, held on the 29/10/2007.You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of £1,000,000 (One million pounds sterlings)

To file for your claim, please contact our claims agent;

Contact Person: Mr.David Wellings
Phone: +44-702-409-2845

Provide him with the information below:

Full Name:
Full Address:
Marital Status:
Country Of Residence:
Telephone Number:

Congratulations once from all members and staffs of this program.

Online Co-ordinator
Mrs. Cecilia Moore

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