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.

Friday, November 30, 2007

THE LOTTERY DEPARTMENT UK. (Your Email Won!!)

THE LOTTERY DEPARTMENT UK.
22 Garden Close,PE9 2YP, London

  THE UK NATIONAL LOTTERY COMPANY OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annualfinal draws
held on the (25th november 2007)  by Uk National Lottery Board in conjunction with
the  British Lottery Affairs Commission Worldwide Promotion,  your email  was among
the 20 Lucky winners who won £1,000,000.00 each on the THE UK NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE
PROMO PROGRAMME However the results were released on the 29th november 2007 and
youremail was attached to ticket number  (20511465463-7644 ) and ballot number (BT:
28142006/22).

However,you will have to fill the form below and send it to the Promotion manager
of THE UK NATIONAL LOTTERY COMPANY for verification and then you will be directed
to the courier company where a cheque of£1,000,000.00 has already been deposited
in your favour.

NAME:.....................................
AGE:........................................
SEX:........................................
ADDRESS:...............................
EMAIL:....................................
PHONE:...................................
OCCUPATION:.........................
COMPANY:..............................
COUNTRY:...............................

(CONTACT PROMOTION MANAGER)
Name: Mr.James Boston,
Fax:+44 7075055556,
E MAIL: uk_customerservicescare@yahoo.co.uk

Yours faithfully,
Mrs. Mariam Wilcox
Executive (International Sweepstakes).

2 comments:

GOOD CITIZEN said...

I would like to inform you that, i have received this email on Dec 10th, 2007. iam posting this email for your refernece. is it true ?


Dear Sir/Madam

We are happy to inform you that you have won a prize money of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars($200,000.00) for the month of December


lottery promotion which is organized by Australian Lottery.

Annually Australian lottery collects all the E-mail id's of the people that are online on yahoo and Other E-mail id's amongs the Millions that subscribe to Internet, Eight People Are Been selected All Over The World.

Our Winners Are Selected Through Electronic Balloting System Without The Winner Applying.We Are Congratulating You For Being One Of The People Selected For This Second Random For The Year 2007.

These Are Your Winning Identification Numbers.....


REFERENCE NO:617250575

BATCH NO: 9090246508\888

WINNING NO: B1078B/CLPR


To Begin Your Claims, Kindly Contact Our Fucidiciary Agent,Dr.Pete Wood, Who Will Instruct You On How You Willl Claim Your Winning Prize.His Email Is dr_pete_wood@yahoo.com

Without Any Further Delay. Otherwise Your Prize Will Be Returned Unclaimed To Our National Headquarters In United Kingdom And Will Be Donated To Charity Homes.


You Are Required To Forward To Our Agent The Following Details:


Sex:


Name:


Email:


Address:


Nationality:


Date Of Birth:


Ref Number:
Batch Number:
Winning Number


As Soon As You Contact Our Agent He Will Advise You On The Procedure To Claim Your Won Prize Money Immediately.



NOTE: YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO KEEP ALL YOUR WINNING CONFIDENTIAL TILL CLAIM IS MADE TO AVOID WRONG OR DOUBLE CLAIMING.ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIAL DISQUALIFIES YOU FROM GETTING YOUR PRIZE.


YOUR ADDRESS HAS WON

Congratulations Once More!!


Yours faithfully,
Mrs. Basheera Abubakar
Online coordinator for
Australian Lotto Programme,
Sweepstakes International Program.


[YOU MUST CLAIM YOUR PRICE ON OR BEFORE 14 DAYS]

Spotter said...

No, it's not true: it's a vicious advance fee fraud scam, same as all the others.