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, November 27, 2007

BATCH NO: 013/06/8394369

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.

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 :
1.FULL NAMES:--------------------------------------------
5.MARITAL STATUS:----------------------------------------
7.E-MAIL ADDRESS: -----------------------------------------
8.TELEPHONE NUMBER:---------------------------------------
9.BATCH NUMBER:-------------------------------------------
10. REF NUMBER:---------------------------------------------
12.AMOUNT WON:--------------------------------------------
13. COUNTRY:----------------------------------------------

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

© Uk National Lottery 2007.

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