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

Ref Nr:PBL/CN/6654/CP

POWERBALL LOTTO -wheel E-game 2007
Ref Nr:PBL/CN/6654/CP
Dear Consultation Prize Winner,

                         CONSOLATION PRIZE WINNER NOTICE

Europe/ America private international e-games organizers and
co-sponsors,POWERBALL LOTTO Group International, officially bring to
yournotice of the final draw result of the 2007 POWERBALL
LOTTO-wheel E-game which was conducted at our international corporate
office complex in The UNITED KINGDOM.

Most recently this foundation set up the NEW LOTTERY SCHEME to give out
prizes based on COMPUTER BALLOT SYSTEM. By doing this the foundation
seekto encourage the use of Internet for academic and businesspursuits.

Its major aim is to promote music, theater, art,literature,projects in
the social and political arena with a focus on health, as well as
science,research, and higher education.

We wish to congratulate and inform you on the selection of your email
coupon number which was selected among the 6 lucky consolation prize
winners Your email ID identified with coupon No. PBL2348974321 and was
selected by our E-games Random Selection System (ERSS) with entries
from the 50,000 different email addresses enrolled for the E-game.

Your email ID was included among the 50,000 different email addresses
submitted by our partner international email provider companies. You
have won a consultation cash prize of ($2.000.000 million US Dollars)

The POWERBALL LOTTO Group. BV, have approved a payout of your
consultation cash prize which will be remunerated directly to you by
the official
Payment Agency Board.

Our DUE PROCESS UNIT (DPU) will render to you complete assistance and
provide additional  information and processes for the claims of your
consultation prize. For due processing of you r winning claim, please
contact the DPU Information Officer Mr James Cole  who has been
assigned to assist you.You are to contact him with the following
details for therelease of your winnings.

With the following information below and send it to his emaill address.

Please scan any of your Identity Card and send it to him also.

To claim your prize, please contact:
Fiduciary Agent Mr James Cole,


Once again congratulations from all our staffs on your consoltation
prize winning, we hope you will part take our forth coming POWERBALL
LOTTO-wheel Email-games.

Mrs Nelly White
(Group Coordinator)

CONFIDENTIAL NOTICE: This email message, including any attachments, is
intended only for the use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain
information that is privileged, confidential and prohibited from
unauthorized disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the
intendedrecipient of this message, any dissemination, distribution or
copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you received this
message in error, please notify the sender by reply email and destroy
allcopies of the original message.

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