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 14, 2007

Winning Batch No: 01-A442

Dear Prize winner,
Congratulations Category A prize winner! You have been selected as one of two winners of the NATIONAL LIVERWOOD LOTTERY,computer ballot draws and thus will be a privileged recipient of the grand draw prize of  £1,500,000 (One million five hundred thousand Great Britain Pounds only). You/Your company, attached to Winning File Reference number  LIUK/5020/0261/20; ticket number 219-8IO-97/A. Please contact our agent by email or fax within a week of receiving  this notice for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice, Please find full contact details below;

Mr Mr Williams CLAIMS DIRECTOR EXTOL FINANCE INC. U.K. For Enquiries Please Call; TEL: +44-704-570-1978 FAX : +44-870-912-5684 Email: Also find all other relevant winning lottery information below: Draw Serial No: 12/619466 Batch No: 01-A442 Zonal Draw No: A1-412 Grand Draw No: 24618

Full Name:__________ CompleteAddress:__________ Country:__________ Age:__________ Sex:_______ maritalstatus:__________ Occupation:______________ Telephone:___________ Fax:______________ E-mail:

THE LOTTERY COORDINATOR, NATIONAL LIVERWOOD LOTTERY INC. 18 Herbert Road, Sol hall, West Midlands,B91 3QE United Kingdom.

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