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.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

End Of Year Promotion ***You Are One Of Our Lucky Winner***

Dear Winner,
We happily announce to you the draw  (#996)  of the BRITISH NATIONAL LOTTERY,  online Sweepstakes International program held 1st November 2007.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:07,12,23,26,29,44. Winning  Numbers 31Bonus Ball [38] which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match 5 plus bonus. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 1,200,000.00 (One Million Two Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling) in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03. To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent by email.

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