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 30, 2007


The National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1NL
(Customer Services)

                                WINNING NOTIFICATION:

    We happily announce to you the draw (#1114) of the UK NATIONAL
LOTTERY,online Sweepstakes International program held. Your e-mail address
attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with  Serial number 5368/02
drew the lucky numbers: 10  17  24  31  42  49  5 Bonus Ball which
subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match 5 plus bonus.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £500,000.00
(Five Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterlings)in cash credited to file

This is from a total cash prize of £2,000,000.00 shared amongst the
first four(5)lucky winners in this category i.e Match 5 plus bonus. All
participants for the online version were selected randomly from World
Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over
100,000 unions,associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online.

This promotiontakes place weekly. Please note that your lucky winning
number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe
as indicated in your play coupon. In  viewof this, your £500,000.00
(Five Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterlings)would be released to you by any
of our payment offices in Europe.
Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate
the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. For security
reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential your
claim is rocessed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner
you deem fit to claim your prize.

This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned. To file for your
claim, please contact our claims agent:

Mr Rus Holding

Our UK  agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the
release of funds as soon as you contact him. ou may wish to establish
contact via e-mail with the particulars presented above acting
informations below:


FULL NAME:...........
AGE: ................
SEX: ................
ADDRESS: ............
COUNTRY: ............
STATE: ..............
FAX: ................
OCCUPATION: .........
REF NUMBER: ..........
BATCH NUMBER: ........

Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality, and
press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so
desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of
confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated
with claims.

Once Again Congratulations from me and entire staff of UK NATIONAL

Brian Hunt
Online coordinator for UK NATIONAL LOTTERY,
Sweepstakes International Program.
Open 7 days 8am-8pm

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