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


Ref/ UK/839030X2/14
TICKET NUMBER:023-1111-790-458

                      FINAL NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the final announcement today, 18th of
Nov., 2007 of winners of the UK XMAS LOTTERY ONLINE PROMO
PROGRAMME, held on the 11th of Nov., 2007.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of
£1,000,000.00(One Million pounds sterling) in cash credited to file
XYL/26510460037/04.This is from a total cash prize of £10,000, 000.00
(Ten Million pounds sterling) shared amongst the first ten (10) lucky
winners in this category i.e Match 5 plus bonus.

Your assigned claims agent will immediately commence the process to
facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him/her
via electronic mail(email) or other options made available to you.

To file for your claim, please contact our claims agent:

Dr.Pinkett Brown


Provide him with the information below:
1.Full Name:
2.Full Address:
3.Marital Status:
8.Country Of Residence:
9.Telephone Number:

For due processing and remittance of your prize money. Congratulations
once more from all members and staffs of this program.Thank you for
being part of our online promotional lottery program.

Yours Truly,
Sir. Lewis Cole
Online Coordinator for the U.K. National Lottery.

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