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.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Winners: Confirm Immediately!!

The Irish National Online Lottery P O Box 1010 Dublin, 11 G Lower Dorset Street

Dear Winner

This is to inform you that you have been selected fora cash prize of
£450,000(GBP) in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03. held on the
19th November of . 2007 in Uk.The selection process wascarried out through
random selection in our computerized email selection system(ess) from
a database of over 25,000 email addresses drawn fromwhich you were

The Irish National Lottery is approved by the Uk Gaming Board. In other
to claim your won Amount (Four Hundred and fifty thousand pounds
sterling). prize from thelottery board you are required to contact our
Claims Agent here in the UK with the details below:

Name Of Claims Agent: MRS. LEILA GREEN
Email address :


Yours faithfully,
Phone :+447045719001
     Fax :+447075707738.
Online coordinator for THE IRISH LOTTERY

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