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.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


[Being given a grant you clearly don't deserve is not a lot different to winning a lottery you didn't enter.]

Foundation's Officer,
Association Of European Charity Foundations,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

                                    NOTIFICATION FOR CASH AID.

Dear Sir Madam,

This is to notify you that you have been chosen By the Board of trustees of
the above International charity organization

branch in the Netherlands as one of the final recipients of a Cash
Grant/Donation for your own personal, education and

business development.

The international registered Foundation is named after over 5 top company
owners put together. The charitable foundation was

reported by the business newspaper, the Economist between the year
2000-2007 to be technically one of the world's wealthiest

charity foundation- worth billions of USD($) - but its primary purpose is,
by some, believed to be BRINGING INNOVATIONS IN

the foundation. Having been rated as the founder and

chairman of a network of foundations, the foundation has decided to
randomly select email addresses that would benefit from

this year's donation/award.

Association Of European Charity Foundations in conjunction with the
European Union is giving out a yearly donation of Two

Million United States Dollars as specific.

Donations/Grants to 50 lucky international recipients worldwide in
different categories for their educational pursuit, health

care, personal Business development and uplift of their environments. These
funds are freely given to you to use for your

business educational and personal development and at least 30% to be used
by you to develop a part of your environment, as

this is a yearly program, which is a measure of universal development
strategy, and eradication of poverty.

Please kindly note that you are not the only beneficiary in your country
this year, and your country is not the only country

that is benefiting from this donation, as beneficiaries have been chosen
from countries from all continents.

The idea of this donation is that within ten years from now, there will be
notable richness amongst many unusual people

around the world.

This will give many people the opportunity to get their lives to a stage
where they had always wanted. Kindly note that you

will only be chosen to receive the donation once. Which means that,
subsequent yearly donation will not get to you again, so

it's your choice to spend the donation wisely on something that will last
you a long time. And please do not bother following

up this email, if you have benefited from this donation in previous years.

Based on the random selection exercise of internet service providers (ISP)
and millions of Super market cash invoices

worldwide, you were selected among the lucky recipients to receive the
award sum of US$2,000,000.00 (Two Million United

States Dollars) as charity donations/aid from the Association Of European
Charity Foundations and the UNO in accordance with

the enabling act of Parliament. Note that, your email was selected from
either the internet, or a Shop's cash invoice around

your area in which you might have purchased something from.

You are required to expeditiously Contact the Executive Secretary below for
qualification documentation and processing of

your claims, from Monday through Sunday.

On contact with this officer, you'll be given your donation pin number
which you will use in collecting the funds.
Please endeavor to quote your Qualification numbers (N-222-6747, E-900-58)
in all discussions.
Executive Secretary,

Executive Secretary,
Mr. Richard Neal
Tel:  0031-626-515-470
Fax:  003-184-723-8267

Please note that this donations/Grants are strictly administered by
"European Union" under delegated powers from the UNO. you

are by all means hereby advised to keep this whole information confidential
until you have been able to collect your

donation, as there have been many cases of double and unqualified claim,
due to beneficiaries informing third parties about

his/her donation.

Finally, all funds should be claimed by their respective beneficiaries, not
later that 7 days after notification, as failure

to do so will be to that particular beneficiary cancelled and its donation
reserved for next years recipients.

On behalf of the Board kindly accept our warmest congratulations.

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs.Angela Jones
(Foundation officer).

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