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 13, 2007

Congratulations!!!!!!! You have won US$1,000,000

Canadian Lottery
Headquarters: 1a, Bexon Court Carlton
Nottingham shire NG4 1SQ Essex
United Kingdom

Winning Notification..

Dear Winner,

We happily announce to you the result of the National
Lotto 6/49 lottery draws
held on Wednesday 19th September 2007, in Essex
United Kingdom and Ontario, Canada.
All participants were selected randomly from World
Wide Web site through
computer draws system and extracted from over
10,000,00 companies and personal e-mail addresses.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: B9564
7560 4545 100 with serial number 046560 drew the
winning numbers 5-17-24-36-41-49 a bonus #39

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum
of US$1,000,000 in cash
Credited to file EAAL/9080118308/04. Please note that
your lucky winning
numbers fall within our U.K booklet representative
office in London as
indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your
US$1,000,000 would be
released to you by an accredited in U.K.

Our U.K agent will immediately commence the process
to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as
you contact their office. To file for your claim,
please contact our corresponding agent in U.K
immediately you read this message for quick and
urgent release of your fund, contact information is
as follow: -

Name: Arthur Spencer.


Tell:  +447024091697.

Congratulations once more from all members and staff
of this program to all that
Have successfully won this competition and thank you
for being part of our
Promotional lottery program.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs.Celine John
Customer Service: 680 NCA 85914

1 comment:

Jeffrey said...

All of these 'scams' are perpetrated by people with a poor command of the English language. I mean..whoever heard of 'Congratulations' being used in the singular form (that is 'Comgratulation' !!!!!!