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

Congratulation You Have Won One Million Euro!!!

Schafthausen Lotterien
Central Office
Management and Central Services:

Dear Winner,

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual
final  Schafthausen draws . After this automated computer ballot, your
email address emerged as one of fifty winners in the category .

You are therefore been approve to claim the sum of Euro1,000,000.00
(One Million Euro) with the information below:

REF No: SL/05/4007
Lucky numbers: 7-06-22-05-22-62

Information and Payment Bureau:
United Kingdom Office
Mr. Wilf Trafford

To claim your prize funds, you are required to come directly to our UK
  office  for direct claim. If you have problems with coming to our
office you  can make a wire transfer of your funds to your private bank
account. You can also employ the use of a courier service company to
deliver your winning cheque to your home or office address.

Mrs. Lena Etzel
Promotions Manager.

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