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.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

the 2nd category

We happily announce to you the draw (#471) of the MICROSOFT
END OF YEAR AWARD (online program),held on the 19th of
Nov.2007.Your e-mail address attached to an electronic
ticket number:56475600545 which was assigned to your
e-mail address won you the lottery in the 2nd category.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total
sum of Two hundred and fifty thousand pounds sterling
(#250,000)in cash credited to file KTU/9023118309/07
as the winner of the Microsoft End of year Bonaza.

please you are advised to contact the lottery board with
your lucky numbers,And provide them with the following
details below to process your payment:

NAME:.....ADDRESS:.........STATE /COUNTRY:..........

The lottery board
Contact Person:Mr Gerrard Hamilton

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