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


Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1,
Ireland(Customer Services)
Ref: IR/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/05/ZY369
Dear Winner,
I am pleased to inform you about the result of Our 2007 Online raffle
draw that was conducted by the Irish National lottery On 10th
Day of November, 2007 to you.The Irish Lottery Gaming Board and all the
staff of this great company are pleased to inform You that Your email
address has won the online lottery draw.On behalf of the Irish Lottery
Board, I want to congratulate You for emerging the winner of this
month draw.The draw was done electronically with several email
provided to this office by microsoft to
enhance the utilization of the internet.Your email address was
attached to Reference Number IR/9420X2/68 was Picked as One Of the
Five Winning email Addresses.This have Qualified You to Claim the
Cash Prize Of One Million,Three Hundred and
Fifty Thousand Euro. (1,350,000EURO).Your Winning Check Will be Handed
Over to You as soon as Our Claims
Department Verify Your Winning After You Might have filled the
Payment Processing Form that Will be Given to You In Due Course. We Do
need Your Bank Information for You to Claim Your Winnings.
You are Advised to Contact Our Claims Agent:Sir Willford Gart through
his email address:
telephone Number :+447011149566
Please Quote Your Reference Number as IR/9420X2/68 when You are Filing
Your Claims.

1 comment:

Jorge Baez said...

De: Euro Millions Lottery (
Enviado: lunes, 03 de marzo de 2008 01:56:54 p.m.
Para: Jorge Baez (


Once again we are writing to inform you to provide details needed to of payment to proceed with the payout of your lottery winings.

Hope you find this coNvince to you as we wait details.


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