A gallery of Lottery Scam Spam that I have received.
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.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
CONGRATULATION!!YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS HAS WON
AUSTRALIAN LOTTERY PROGRAMS
UNI 24 HIGHER AVENUE HARRIS PARK
GRANVILLA NSW 0152 SYDNEY
We are happy to inform you that you have won a prize money of EIGHT HUNDREDTHOUSAND US DOLLAR($800,000.00) for the month of November lottery promotion which is organized by Australian Lottery Programs!.
This is a bonus to promote lottery in australia Which is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses form some site.
Your email address was attached to ticket number; 47061725 07056490902 serial number 7741137002 This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 5-13-33-37-42bonus number17,which consequently won the lottery in the second category.
You here by have been approved a lump sum pay of US$800,000.00 (EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref: ILP/HW 47509/02 from the total cash prize shared amongst eight 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 conglomerate 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) falls within our European representative office in Germany, Holland, And Africa as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of US$800,000.00 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.
Please quote your reference,batch and winning number which can be found on this notification letter 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 program by non-participant or unofficial personnel.
Note, all winnings MUST be claimed before the end of this programme; otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity organizations
Our Winners Are Selected Through Electronic Balloting System Without The Winner Applying.We Are Congratulating You For Being One Of The People Selected For This Second Random For The Year 2007.
These Are Your Winning Identification Numbers.....
Ref No: Ref No:475061725
Serial Number:7741137002 Batch Number:705649092/188 Winning Number: GB8701/LPRC Ticket Number: 4706172507056490902
To Begin Your Claims, Kindly Contact The Fiduciary Agent For Your Prize
This blog is an offshoot of iDeceive, which documents deceptive Internet activity. For more general information, please go to that blog. All entries posted here are Lottery Scams. If you've received an email that resembles anything posted here, you'd be well advised to assume it's a scam.