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

XMAS BONANZA !!!2007 PUBLICATION OF DRAWS

2007 AWARD CHRISTMAS BONANZA NOTIFICATION

This is to inform you that your Email Address attached
to a TicketNumber(443212) has won a prize in the Sum of
?1,000,000.00 (One Million Euro only)

Do find contact Details of the accredicted agent office below for the
Claim of your prize

Contact Person:
Mr. Ken V. Deep
TEL:0031-644-749-990,FAX:0031-847-304-266
Contact Email:infolotagency007@aim.com

WINNING INFORMATION
Ref number (2342119),
Serial Number 8777087,
lucky Numbers426765,
Batch Number EU75011

Congratulations!

Sincerly yours,
Mrs.Hellen Patt
THE PROMOTIONAL CO-ORDINATOR



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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Haha, I just received this exact email (numbers 'n all) from, uh.. sponsorclaimdept@handbag.com

Quite apart from not ever having visited this website, I haven't used this address for anything other than personal correspondence in about 4 years, so how they got it is beyond me...

@rian said...

Oww..q taL?...acabO d recibir el mismo e-mail..me parece q cambian los numeros y la fecha de recepcion..gracias por la informacion :-o..