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 17, 2007


National Lottery Commission,
2 Monck Street,
London SW1P 2BQ,
United Kingdom.
Ref: UK/776090X2/23
Batch: 013/05/8394369
Draw 10th of November 2007.

Dear Lucky Winner,

We happily announce to you the Draw (#942) of the ONLINE UK NATIONAL LOTTERY held on the 14th of November 2007.

Your e-mail address was attached to a Ticket Number: 8603775966738 with a Serial Number 5368/02 drew the following
winning numbers: 04, 5, 21, 35, 37, 42 (BONUS.14) which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e. match
3plus bonus.

You are therefore been approved to claim the total sum of £1,628,360.00 (one million, six hundred and twenty eight
thousand, three hundred and sixty pounds) in cash credited to file. This is from a total cash prize of £20,350,000.00
pounds, shared amongst the Winners with different amount won in this category i.e. Match 3 plus bonus. This lottery is a
promotional program by UK National Lottery.

All the e-mails for the online version were selected randomly through a computer ballot system extracted from over
100,000 unions, companies, associations, corporate bodies that are listed online and 2,000,000 individual email
addresses from all over the world, which we intend to conduct several times a year. To process your claims you are
hereby advice to contact the promotion Manager with this information: Full Names, Address, Nationality, Sex, Age, Tel:
Home/Mobile, Fax, Occupation, Batch/Winning Numbers.

Barrister David Green.
Foreign Services Manager,
Payment and Release order
Tel Phone: +44 701 113 6365

Due to the possibility of unscrupulous individuals filing a double claim, we suggest that you keep this award strictly
confidential until your claim has been processed and notarized and your certificate of award obtained. This is in
conformity with the lottery claim regulations by our Organization & High Court of Justice.

This is part of our security protocol measures to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some
unscrupulous individuals who claims to be one of the winners. All winnings must be claimed within this period of receipt
of this information.
After this period all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically

Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our end of year promotional program.
Confidentiality Notice: Please note that this email, and any files that may be attached to it,is/are confidential and
is/are intended for the sole use of the individual(s) or entity (ies) to which it/they /is or are addressed. Any use,
distribution, copying or disclosure by any other person or entity is strictly prohibited under applicable law(s).

Mrs. Rose Wood,
Winning Department,
Online UK National Lottery.

STRICT WARNING: If you received this email in error, please notify the sender by return email and delete the original
message (making sure it is also deleted from the Deleted Items folder of your mail client). Opinions, conclusions and
other information in this message that do not relate to official business of NATIONAL LOTTERY and insurance shall be
understood to be neither given nor endorsed by NATIONAL LOTTERY finance and insurance when addressed to comet finance
and insurance clients; and any information contained in this email is subject to the terms and conditions of the
governing client's contract(s).
Material Copyright © 2007 The Lottery Co. Ltd.
The Lottery Company and is in no way affiliated with,
associated with or approved or endorsed by Camelot Group plc.

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