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 21, 2007

One Of Fifty Lucky Winners

Dear Sir/Ma,

As a way of saying thank you to all our esteemed customers as we celebrate our 50years in America, Toyota has decided to give out randomly to 50 people who have the luck of their emails being picked randomly by our computers 50 Toyota cars. I am happy to inform you that your email has been picked and you have won a Toyota Yaris 2008 Model which comes complete with available MP3/WMA playback capability. Its boast a bottomless pit of center pockets, cup holders, console trays, map pockets to satisfy just about any multitasked. And the all-new Yaris Lift back S screams style from the get-go, thanks to its sport seats, amber-illuminated Positron gauges, and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knobs.

Find below your promotion date, Reference and Batch numbers. Remember to quote these numbers in your correspondence with your claims agent
(Mr. Eddie Emnet)
PROMOTION DATE: 20th of NOV 2007.
REFERENCE NUMBER: Toyota/2031/8156/06

Note: To file for your claim, please contact the claim department below on email.
Mr. Eddie Emnet
+44 702 406 4702


Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for believing on internet communication and also for being part of our promotion program.

Sincerely Yours,
Mrs. Valerie Johnson

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