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.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Promo Award 2007 !!!

Promo Award 2007 !!!
A.C.I Headquarters
AEA Sweepstakes
Award Department
Madrid, Spain.
Batch Number:09/W678/07
22nd November, 2007
 We are pleased to announce to you the result of the AEA(Africa-Europe-Asia)Sweepstake program held in Madrid.
 Your email address attached to ticket number 56714527/07 with the serial number AL204 and batch number 7888/07/ES and Reference number ES119345W drew the lucky number 31-6-26-13-35-7 which subsequently won in the 1st category of this years program.
  You have therefore been approved of the lump sum of five hundred and fifty thousand euros(550.000.00euros),insured and credited to security file number KPC/9118111/07. For the immediate commencement of the release of your award to you,you are advised to make immediate contact with the claims manager with the below given contact details
  Name: Dr. Dennis Ricky
  Tel: ++34 658 168 113
  Fax:++34 940 462 070
  You will be sent a claims verification form for the formalisation of the transfer of your award. Note that participant were selected randomly from World Wide Web Site through computer draw system extracted from over 100,000 emails of individuals and companies. This program takes place annually.
  For security reasons you are advised to keep your winning information confidential until your claim is processed and your award transferred to you. This is part of our security protocols to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned.
  To avoid unecessary delays and complications do quote your security file number in all correspondence.
  We thank you for being a part of our promotional program and Congratulations from all members and staffs of our company.
Yours faithfully,
Mrs Fred Jones 
For Claims Manager

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