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 22, 2007


20 Craven Park,
Harlesden London NW10
United Kingdom

Ref: UKNL-L/200-26937
Batch: 2007MJL-01

Dear Winner,


We are pleased to inform you of the result of
the just concluded annualfinal draws of UNITED
Lottery programs. The online cyber lotto draws
was conducted from an exclusive list of 21,000
e-mail addresses of individual and corporate
bodies picked by an advanced automated
random computer search from the internet,no
tickets were sold. After this automated computer
ballot, your e-mail address emerged as one of
two winners in the category "A" with the following
winning information:

REF No: UKNL-L/200-26937
BATCH No: 2007MJL-01
TICKET No: 20511465463-7644
SERIAL No: S/N-00168
LUCKY No: 887-13-865-37-10-83

You as well as the other winner are therefore to
receive a cash prize £2,767,607.00 Pounds
million, seven hundred and sixty-seven
thousand,six hundred and seven pounds
sterling) each from the total payout.

Your prize award has been insured with your e-
mail address and will be transferred to you upon
meeting our requirements, statutory
obligations,verifications, validations and
satisfactory report. To begin the claims
processing of your prize winnings you are
advised to contact our licensed and accredited
claims agent for category "A" winners with the
information below:

Please be informed by this winning notification,
to file your claims, you are to make contact with
your designated agent who shall by duty guide
you through the process to facilitate the release
of your prize. To file for your claim Please
Contact your fiduciary agent

Mr. Ben Brown
Uk Online Promotion

You are advised to contact your fiduciary agent
with the following details to avoid unnecessary
delays and complications:

Name(Surname First):
Marital Status:
Email Address:

Thank you for being part of this promotional
award program.

We wish you the best of luck as you spend your
good fortune. Thank you for being part of our
commemorative this Anniversary Draws.

Mrs. Joy Willis
Uk National Lottery


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