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.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


P O Box 1010, 3b Olympic Way,
Sefton Business Park,
Aintree, Liverpool , L30 1RD
10th November, 2007                                  FINAL NOTIFICATION
This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of
£1,000,000.00 (British Pounds)  held on the 30th of October 2007 in
Uk.The selection process was carried out through random selection in
our computerized email selection system(ess) from a database of over
250,000 email addresses drawn from which you were selected.
The BRITISH. NATIONAL LOTTERY is approved by the British Gaming
Board.To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact our fiduaciary
claims department for more infomation as regards procedures to claim
your prize.
You are to contact the Claims Consultant:
Mr. Franklyn White
Telephone: +44 70457 54280
contact him, please provide him with the following codes below:
Secret pin code x7pwyz2005
Serial number 5368/02
REF No: UK/9420X2/68
TICKET No: 56475600545188
(4) AGE
(7) SEX

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