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.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Congratulations!! Contact Mr Charles McCoy *For Your Winning Claims*

From: The Camelot Group,operators of The National Lottery. <> [verified by SPF]

The Camelot Group,operators of The National Lottery.
3b Olympic Way, Sefton Business Park,
Aintree, Liverpool , L30 1RD.


The United Kingdom Camelot Group National Lottery wishes to inform you that the results of the E-mail address ballot lottery international program held on the of 27th of October 2007 has been released. Your mail account have been picked as a winner of a lump sum pay out of £1,23O,310 GBP (One Million Two Hundred and Thirty Thousand Three Hundred and Ten Pounds Sterling) in cash credited to File REF Nº:UKL/74-A0802742007. This is from total prize money of £8,612,170 GBP shared among the FIVE (7) international winners in this category.

You are to contact our claims agent for validation and claims:
Mr Charles McCoy.

1.FULLNAMES:________2.ADDRESS:________3.City________4.State_________5.Postcode________6.Country______7.SEX:_______8.AGE:________9.OCCUPATION:__________10.TELEPHONE/CELLPHONE:_________ _

Mrs. Dianne Thompson
Online Coordinator,
CAMELOT GROUP,Operator of The National Lottery.

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