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.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Email ID Selection for Category "A" Winner (Call your claims agent for confirmation)


Attn Lucky Winner,

We are pleased to inform you that you have emerged a winner in the annual draw of our Lottery International Programs. Your email address was selected by our Electronic Random Selection System (ERSS) from an exclusive list of 250,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies generated from an internet resource database.No tickets were sold.

Your email address is identified with Batch Number: 444821545-NL/2007 and Ticket Number: PP 3812 /2007-07 in Category "A" and your claims portfolio is filed with Ref Number:MARKT 80 ES 9414.You are therefore to receive a cash prize of $2,500, 000.00. (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) from the total payout


Your prize award has been insured under a bonded depository policy with your e-mail address, and will be transferred to you upon meeting the claims requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report.

To file for the processing of your prize sum payment, you are advised to  contact our Certified and Accredited claims agent for category "A" winners with the information below:

Name: Mr. Edward Lestra
Tel:+31 619 289 696

You are advice to provide him with the following information:

Telephone/Fax number:

NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 14 days, thereafter unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence.

Yours Faithfully,
Luis Brown
Lottery Coordinator.


1. Personal and winning data provided by winners to THIS PROMO remains known ONLY to the winner and INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMS ORGANISATION.

2a. All e-mail addresses, contact information, photographs and/or personal data of winners SHALL NOT be published or disclosed on ANY public or in any other public place or via any medium accessible to the
2b. All e-mail addresses, contact information, photographs and/or personal data of winners SHALL NOT be disclosed to or made available to any third party or agent outside the claims office.

3. All e-mail addresses, contact information and/or personal data of winners are kept in an isolated database server protected from any external access using SSL locking on 6th level binary pharse. This data is made accessible ONLY to MARKT INTERNATIONAL CYBER LOTTERY staff and authorized agents directly involved with the processing of winners claims.

4. Winners are advised to keep their winning information away from public knowledge, in order to avoid any double claims, impersonation or misrepresentation during the claims process.MARKT INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMS will not be liable for any misplaced claims as a owing to your negligence or publishing of your winning information.

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