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

GOOD NEWS YOU HAVE WON.

FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD DEPT.

*Ref Number: PW EH 9590 OG 0612
*Batch Number: 563881545-NL/2007
*Ticket Number:PA 3502 /8707-01
*Amount Won: USD$2,500,000.00.

Attn: Lucky Winner,

WINNING NOTIFICATION FOR CATEGORY "A" WINNERS ONLY

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the last final annual
draw of our Lottery International Programs.

The online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000,000
e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated
random computer search from the internet. No tickets were sold.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as a winner in the
category "A" with the following numbers attached Ref Number: EH 9590 OG 0612,
Batch Number: 563881545-NL/2007 and Ticket Number: PA 3502 /8707-01.

You are therefore to receive a cash prize of $2,500,000.00.
(Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) from the total payout.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!. 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 file in for the processing
of your prize winnings, you are advised to contact our certified and accredited
claims agent for category "A" winners with the information below:

***********************************************
CLAIMS AGENT
Name : Charles Persy
Tel: +31 619 703 774
Fax: +31 616 937 546
Email :
awards.dept@yahoo.de
***********************************************

You are advised to provide him with the following information:

Names:
Telephone/Fax number:
Nationality:
Occupation:
Age: 

NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 14 days, thereafter unclaimed
funds would be included in the next stake.

Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence.

You are to keep all lotto information confidential, especially your reference and
ticket numbers. (This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained).
Members of the affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to participate in this program.

Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.

Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part
of our lottery promotional program.

  Yours Faithfully,
 Hardley Van Brandon,
 Award Co-ordinator.

Thank you and congratulations!!!


***This email may contain information which is confidential and/or privileged.
The information is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity named above.
If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution
or use of the contents is Prohibited. If you have received this electronic transmission in error,
please notify the sender by telephone or return email and delete the material from your computer
***CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT.

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