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 09, 2007


Fondazion Di Vittorio, ITALY.

Dear Beneficiary,

Congratulations The Foundazion Di Vittorio has chosen you by
the board of trustees as one of the final recipients of a cash Grant/Donation form your own personal, educational, and business development. To celebrate the 30th anniversary program, We are giving out a yearly donation of
US$500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)
to 40 lucky recipients, as charity donations/aid from the Vittorio Foundation,ECOWAS,you are to fill the form below  and send it back to the claimagent for verification, NO: (N-222-6747,E-900-56)



Executive Secretary- Mr Jack Jones

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