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 08, 2007


Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice the result of EUROMILLION 2007 promotions.
We are happy to inform you that your email address have emergeda winner  of SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND EUROS (EUR 750,000)Euros. NOTE: to file for your claim, please contact the claim Company with the informations below.
Mr. Andrew Anderson,
Address: Calle Castellana 10, 28090
Madrid Spain.
Tel :  0034- 675-183-128  
Email :
Find below your promotion date, Reference and Batch numbers. Remember To quote these numbers in your correspondence with your claims agent Mr. Andrew Anderson,
(1) Ref No: ESM/WIN/008/05/10/MA
(2) Batch No: EULO/2907/444/908/06
(3) Lucky No: 3-18-40-40-76
(4) Serial No: 45407
(5) PROMOTION DATE: 8th Novermber 2007.
You should include, (a)Name,   (b)Age.    (c)Sex.  (d)Phone number.   (e)Fax.    (f)Address. (g) Occupation.
Best Regards,
Mrs. Finela Transofa
(Lottery coordinator).
Madrid, 8th Novermber 2007.

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