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.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

MITSUBISHI Online Sweepstakes Plus A Give Away Car For You!!!

20 Craven Park, Harlesden, London
NW10 United Kingdom             
Dear Winner,

This is to inform you that you have been selected as a winner for a cash prize of 100,000 GPB (One hundred Thousand Pounds GBP), and a brand new [image redacted] MITSUBISHI Car from our International promotion Department which ANNUALLY commence on every 6th of September, and ends up on every 21st of December . This promotions is done because of the advert we are trying to place on this our latest vehicle. This is a state of the art car and its going to be released in the early month of next year.

Description of prize vehicle;
Year: 2008
Model: MITSUBISHI [image redacted]
Color (exterior): Brick Red: Interior (Black)
Mileage: 12
Transmission: Automatic 12 Speed
Distance: 220km/hr
Options: Cold weather package, premium package, fold down rear seats w/ski bag, am fm stereo with Double in dash compact disc player
[images redacted]


  The selection process was carried out through random selection in our electronic machine ballot system from a database of over 500,000 email addresses drawn from all continents of the world of which yours and (49) forty nine others were selected as the winners.The MITSUBISHI Lottery is approved by the United Kingdom/African MITSUBISHI branch Gaming Board and also Licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators, U.S.A (IAGRUS). This promotional lottery is the 7th of its kind  and we intend to sensitize the public.To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact our claims department for more infomation as regards pr ocedures to claim your prize.
MITSUBISHI Promotion Claims Department.
Claims Consultant: Mr Richard Maskery Patrick                                
Phone: +44-703-183-7066 (12hrs)
Whenever you email the above office, make sure that you inscribe your reference code #: MITSUBISHI4-C/XNVP/2007, and your file case #: UK4155247787001-Z.  Congratulations!!!
Promotion Department.
Mr. Mathew Brooke,
Director Of Promotions,
20 Craven Park, Harlesden, London
NW10 United Kingdom
Tel: +44-704-575-8657 (24hrs)

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