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

Congratulations! You have won!1.5 Million pounds!!!

Congratulations! You have won! Our 2007 Annual lottery bonanza from our computer ballot draws and thus will be a recipient of the grand draw prize of 1,500,000(One Million Five hundred thousand Great Britain Pounds only).
We are by this programme, launching our model computer Email balloting lottery draws, developed and designed to satisfy the cravings of the ever growing number of participants in our various lottery programmes. Last year the major winners of this lottery were from West Africa, which is why we are hosting this year?s lotto in Benin West Africa.
After randomly selecting 1,000,000 participants from an initial database of 10,000,000 emails and zoning all participants by their respective continents from across the globe, we have produced an extensive list from which you have emerged as one of the winners of the Grand Draw prize.

To ensure a smooth collection of your fund, contact me immediately to obtain your winning particulars and discuss your payment.  
We have not attached your winning particulars in this mail due to our company?s security protocols. You are seriously advised to keep all winning information and numbers from the public in line with our company security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse! of this program by unscrupulous individuals.
Contact me for your winning particulars :
Serial No:.............
Batch No:.............
Ref No:.................
Ticket No:............
Your full name.....
Contact me here for your prize collection: . 
Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Joanne Brown
Promotional Manager.
UK Premier National Lotto.
Please do this immedietly so that we can have your full information as to aneble us send you a copy of your certified bank chaque.

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