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.

Thursday, November 08, 2007


Ref No: ESM/WIN/008/05/10/MA
Batch No: EULO/2907/444/908/06
We are pleased to inform you today 7TH OF NOVEMBER,2007 of the result of the winners of the EURO MILLION ONLINE PROMO PROGRAMME, held on the  25 Oct 2007,ticket number: 3-18-40-40-76 with Serial number: 45407. 
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND EUROS (EUR 750,000) selected by our E-games Random Selection System (ERSS).
Note: To file for your claim, please contact your claims agent;
Mr. Jose Michael,
Address: Avenida Burgos 109, 28051 Madrid-Spain.
Tel. : 0034-693-107-282
 or    :
Remember to quote  the above Reference/Batch numbers in your correspondence with your claims agent Mr. Jose Michael.
Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program.
Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Patrica de la Vega
(Lottery co-ordinator).

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