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 29, 2007

Winning number: YM09788 Batch number: 12/25/0340 Reff number: MSN-L/200-26937

Microsoft Award Team
20 Craven Park, Harlesden
London NW10,United Kingdom.
Batch number: 12/25/0340
Reff number: MSN-L/200-26937
Winning number: YM09788
Microsoft Award Notification
This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of  FIVE HUNDREDTHOUSAND POUNDS (£500,000) for the month of October 2007 Lottery promotion which is organized by YAHOO LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE.
YAHOO & MICROSOFT WINDOWS, collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail we only select five people every Month as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying, we congratulate you for being one of the people selected.
                           PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
You are to contact your Claims Agent with immediate effect to faciliate the protocol of your winning prized before the  date of Claim, Winners
Shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre Prize must  be claimed not later than 15 days from date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed within this  period will be forfeited.
These are your identification numbers:
Batch number...................12/25/0340
Reff number.......................MSN-L/200-26937
Winning number...................YM09788
To begin your claim please contact our licensed and accredited agent assigned to you
MR. Jerry Martins
Tel: +44 704 576 2969
You are therefore advised to send the following information to the claims agent to facilitate them and in order for them to have access in proceeding  with the tranaferred of your funds to your nominated bank account.
1. Full name............
2. Country..............
3. Contact Address........
4. Telephone Number.......
5. Marital Status.........
6. Occupation.............
7. Company..............
8. Age....................
Msn Lottery Prize must be claimed not later than 15 days from date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.
Congratulations!! once again.
Yours in service,
Mrs.Tracy  Kelly.
(Operation Manager)


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