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, November 09, 2007

Attn: Lucky Winner

TICKET NO: 8603775966738
REF NO: UK/776090X2/23
BATCH NO: 013/06/8394369

We happily announce to you the Draw (06/1096) of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY, online UK National Lottery program held on 1st of November,2007.Your e-mail address attached to Ticket Number:8603775966738 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the Winning Numbers:04,10,20,24,39,49  ( bonusno.31),which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match 5 plus 1 bonus.

You have therefore been approved to claim total sum of £ 1,500,000(One Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling ),payout in Usdollars;2,776,646.55 in cash credited to file ktu/9023118308/03.All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Websites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions,associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This is apromotion to mark the beginning of the year in which no tickets were sold.

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize.This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of thisprogram. Please be warned.

You are to contact the claims department by e-mail;
Name: Ryan Williams
Tel No:009 44 703 192 3755
       009 44 703 192 4162
E-mail :

Congratulations once again from all our staff for being a part of our
Mrs. Amanda Collins

© Uk National Lottery 2007.

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