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.

Thursday, November 29, 2007



This email is to notify you that your Email
Address attached to a Ticket Number(106012) has won an Award Sum of
850,00.000.00) (Eight hundred and fifty thousand euro only ) In an

Email Sweepstakes program held on the 20TH of November 2007.  Please
contact the claim officer through the below given contact information

for the Claim

Mr. :Robert Jones
Contact Email :
Contact Telephone: +31-630-237-801

Ref Number(42261)
Serial Number 76087
Batch Number EU85011

please quote your winning
information mentioned  above to the Claim Agent in your response


Mrs  Pamela Hanson

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah I got this bullshit today. I should call them and give them a piece of my mind.