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 02, 2007

*** Re: NOTICE ***



Dear Internet User,

We are pleased to inform you that one of the best things that can happen to any Internet user is to be rewarded for spending money and time on the Internet. You may not have known that over Five hundred Million people daily surf the Internet on regular basis for one reason or other.

These Internet users including you, pay access fees to various Internet Service Providers (ISP) all over the word that in turn remit surfplus funds to the numerous World Wide Internet Technology Companies (WWITC) for the development and advancement of Global Information Technology.

So much money is generated from people like you all over the World for using the Information Superhighway (the Internet) without your being aware the enormous sum that go to the stake holders (WWWITC).

Without your patronage, this would not have been possible. After we conducted a research on the issue, we concluded that Internet users should be compensated.

As a result, we embarked on a worldwide lottery promotion with a sophisticated automated database to randomly select E-mail accounts that frequently surf the Internet. Consequent upon this, your E-mail address was picked for Category 鄭 Winners.

After the automated computer ballot, your E-mail address emerged as a winner in the category "A" with the following numbers attached Ref Number: PW EH 9590 OG 0612, Batch Number: PA 563881545-NL/2007

You and other category 鄭 winners are therefore to receive a cash prize of ** Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ** ($2, 5000, 000.00) respectively from the total payout of One Billion US Dollars earmarked in the lottery for category 鄭 winners.

Your prize award has been insured with your E-mail address, which qualified you for the lottery and will be transferred to you upon meeting our requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory proof of E-mail address ownership.

To file in for the processing of your Winning Prize, you are advised to contact our certified and accredited claims agent for category "A" winners with the information below:

Name: Anthony Steven
Tel: +31-61-932-7963
Fax: +31-84-731-0645

You will provide him with the following information below:

1. First Name:
2. Last Name
3. Address:
4. Marital Status:
5. Age:
6. Sex:
7. Nationality:
8. Occupation:
9. Telephone Number:
10. Fax

NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 14 days, thereafter unclaimed funds would be forfeited after a trio repeated forwarding of this message to you without your response. Remember to quote your Reference and batch Numbers in all correspondence with your accredited claims agent.

(Reference No: PW EH 9590 OG 0612, Batch No: PA 563881545-NL/2007),

You are to keep all lottery information confidential, especially your Reference and Batch Numbers and the password of your E-mail address. Since we do not know you, if an impostor hacks your E-mail account ID and claims your money without our knowledge, we shall not be liable.

Double claims will not be entertained so be careful. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.


Thank you for being a user of the World Wide Web.

Mrs. Marry Jones
Lottery Coordinator.
Thank you and Congratulations!!!

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