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.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Royal National Lottery that you are one of the lucky winners



This is to inform you that we have been intimated by the Royal National Lottery that you are one of the lucky winners of their periodical promotional lotto program and we are to effect the immediate transfer of your cash prize of EU2,500, 000.00 (TWO MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EURO ONLY). Your prize has been insured to its principal value with your email address and will be transferred upon meeting our requirements which is meant to satisfy all official laws and protocols as mandated by the International Gaming Board regulations and the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF).

You were entered as an independent candidate and your email was attached to ticket number(7UK/NLZ2007) and reference number(NL/UK12052007/20).

The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 100, 000.00 E-mail addresses of individuals and mobile phone users picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet.

However, no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy

We have forwarded your  details and your Email address information  to our European payment office and also the Netherlands Gaming Board (NGB) for proper verification exercise to verify if you are the true owner of the e-mail address that won this cash price.

You are to contact our European payment officer,'MR.STEVE NEUFELD' with the informations below to initiate the immediate release of your winnings to you. You are to state the claims file (Nlp/12/364) and also your Reference & Ticket numbers, while contacting Mr.Steve Neufeld;

European Payment Officer
Montgomery Finance & Securities Company,
Tel  : 0031634246976

Thank you.

Dr.Johnson Coleman
Online Coordinator for the U.K. National Lottery.

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