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


Ref: 575061725
Batch: 8056490902/188
Winning no: GB8701/LPRC


Dear Lucky Winner,

We are delighted to inform you of your prize release on the 17th,November,2007 from the Australia Lottery programme.Which is fully based on anElectronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses Your name was attached to ticket number;47061725 07056490902 serial number 7741137002 This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 5-13-33-37-42 bonus number 17,which consequently won the lottery in the second category.

You hereby have been approved a lump sum pay of US$450,000.00 (FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref: ILP/HW47509/07 from the total cash prize of US$4,500,000.00 shared amongst ten lucky winners in this category. All participant were selected through a computer balloting system drawn form 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 communities where they have operational base. Further more your details (e-mail address) fall within our African representative office in Nigeria,West Africa, as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of US$450, 000.00 will be released to you from this regional branch office in Nigeria.
We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes for US$1.3 Billion international draw.

Simply contact our fiducial agent In Nigeria, Mr. Kelvin brodricks at ( TEL, +234 803 4200 265. To file for your claim . Please quote your reference, batch and winning number which can be found on the top left corner of this notification as well as your full name, address and telephone number to help locate your file easily.

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.

Note, all winnings MUST be claimed by the 10th,November, 2007 otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!

Best Regards
Mr. Johnny Jones

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