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 15, 2007


The Irish Lottery
P O Box 1010
11 G Lower Dorset Street,
Dublin 1, Ireland
(Customer Services)
Ref: UK/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/05/ZY369

                     FINAL NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you on the 14th Nov 2007 of the result ofthe
winners of the
Nov 2007, drew the lucky numbers: 03, 15, 22, 35, 37, 41, Bonus 05,
subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category i.e match 5 plus

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay
out of £1.35 Million (One million, three hundred and fifty
thousand, pounds sterling) incash credited tofileKTU/9023118308/03.
To file for your claim,

please contact our claims agent;

Mr James Terry,
Tel :+44 70457 53564
Tel :( +44)-7045726069

Provide him with the information below:

1.Full Name:
2.Full Address:
3.Marital Status:
8.Country Of Residence:
9.Telephone Number:

Congratulations from me and members of staff of THE IRISH LOTTERY.
Yours faithfully,
Sir. kolyn parkins
Online coordinator for THE IRISH LOTTERY
Sweepstakes International Program

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