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

CONGRATULATIONS !!!! YOU HAVE WON £1,000.000.00 POUNDS!

Divison of Yahoo Internet Lottery

                                             Payment No. M30911

Date: 27th November, 2007.

PAY THE AMOUNT OF: ONE MILLION  BRITISH POUNDS *GBP1,000,000,POUNDS*
AUTHORIZED BY: YAHOO MAIL INC.

CONGRATULATIONS !!!! YOU HAVE WON £1,000.000.00 POUNDS!

YOU HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED AS ONE OF THE 12 TOP LUCKY WINNERS !!!

Yahoo! Mail gives members random cash prizes. Today, your account is
randomly selected as one of the 12 top winners accounts who will get cash
prizes from us. We are happy to inform you that you have won a prize money
of One Million Great British Pounds (£1,000,000.00 GBP) for the  month of
October, 2007 lottery win promotion which is organized by yahoo
messenger.com every month.

YAHOO, collects all the mail id of the people that are online and offline
on yahoo messenger, among the millions that subscribe to yahoo messenger
we only select five people every month as our winners through electronic
balloting System without the winner applying, we are  congratulating you
for been one of the people selected. All participant were selected through
a computer balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand E-mail
addresses from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle
East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions program
which is conducted annually.

This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomorate of some
multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the
citizens in the commmunities where they have operational base.
Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our British
representative office in United Kingdom , as indicated in your play coupon
and your prize of £1,000,000.00 GBP will be released to you from this
regional branch office in UK.

We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year
high stakes for £1.3Billion GBP international draw.

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE

These are your identification numbers:

Batch number.....................Lwh 09445
Lotto number.....................Lwh09446
Winning number...................Lwh09447

To begin your claims, kindly contact the Yahoo Financial Controller, Mr.
DENNIS PLAT at this email addresses below:

Financial Controller Department UK
Contact Person: Mr. Dennis Plat
Email: fincontroldept@aol.co.uk
Tel: +44 704 573 2851

You are required to forward your winning details via the above e-mail
addresses. And note that you must send your information to the above
offices for verification purposes.

1.FULL NAME.....................................
2.COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.............................
3.PRESENT ADRESS................................
4.POSTCODE......................................
5.DIRTH OF BIRTH................................
6.OCCUPATION................................... .
7.SEX...........................................
8.TELEPHONE NUMBER..............................
9.FAX NUMBER(IF ANY)............................
10.MARITAL STATUS...............................
11.WINNING NUMBER,BATCH NUMBER AND LOTTO NUMBER.

As soon as you contact the Financial Controller, he will advise you on
what to do in order to get your prize money.

For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information
confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize
released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double
claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this programme by
non-participant or unofficial personnel.

Congratulations once more!!

Yours Sincerely,
DR. MRS. LILIAN FOX (PHD)
MR. KEN K. HENRY
LOTTO CO-ORDINATOR.
The Yahoo.com staff
Yahoo.com http://www.yahoo.com

3 comments:

Anónimo said...

Fuckin' spam

The batch of 08. said...

its a fukn fake.. never go 4 it

Marina Joseph said...

People do not fall prey to these evil people. I have been sent numerous emails like this one. I have seen them in all forms and some of them would ask you to send them money too. Why would you have to pay money to someone if you win money (bs). Another thing when they cannot catch you online with it they would even send it out in the mail. Do not fall prey to their tricks. They use professional looking words and false signatures and look out for the Po boxes. They never have an address or phone number. Bunch of crooks out there.