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


Yahoo/Msn Lottery Incorporation
1012 Glibert Street,
P O Box 1010,
Belfast London,
Swt-017 Lsd,
United Kingdom.

2007 DRAW

This is to inform you that you have won a prize
money of (£1,200,000) One Million Two
Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds
Sterlings for the month of MAY 2007 Lottery
promotion which is organized by YAHOO/MSN
and MICROSOFT WINDOWS, collected all the
email addresses of the people that are active
online, among the millions that subscribed to
Yahoo, Hotmail and other email account
Corporate bodies.

We only select 10 people every Month as our
winners through an electronic balloting System
without the winner applying, we congratulate you
for being one of the selected person/persons.
Your e-mail address was
selected raddomly by our selecting machine and
your email address made you a winner in the
May 10 lucky winners draw for the (bonus No.
10), which subsequently won you the lottery.

You have therefore been approved to claim a
total sum of (£1,200,000) One Million Two
Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds
Sterlings; in cash credited to File Number. This
is from the total cash prize of £12,000,000 (UK
POUNDS) shared among the lucky winners in
this category. All participants for the online
version were selected randomly from the World
Wide Webs and our server drawing system which
extracted YAHOO/MSN and some other
Associations and Corporations Bodies that are
listed online for email account marketing.

Congratulations!! once again.

Yours In Service,

Mr Donald Armstrong
Public Relations Officer,
British Embassy.
Telephone Number: +44 704 5766 905
(Lottery Co-ordinator)
E-mail Contact:

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