From: Lottery Board <email@example.com> [verified by SPF]
Reply-to: Lottery Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>
UK ONLINE LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
P O Box 1010 Liverpool,
L70 1NL UNITED KINGDOM
PRIZE AWARDS WINNER
Dear Lucky Winner,
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Winners in our United Kingdom National Lottery Program held on the 29th of oct 2007. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 20511465463-7644 with serialnumber S/N-00168 drew lucky numbers 20,23,24,25,38,38,Bonus32, which consequently won in the 2ND category, you have therefore been approved for alump sum pay of £2,532,137 (Two million, Five hundred and Thirty Two Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty Seven pounds sterling).
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been fully processed and your money remitted to you.
To file for your claim you are to contact our claims agent:
Overseas Claims Unit
Contact him by sending him with the underlisted informations: email@example.com
Winning numbers.........Email address..............Telephone...........
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thnk you
forbeing part of our promotional program.
U.K NATIONAL LOTTERY.
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.