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 15, 2007

YOU ARE AMONG OUR 10 LATEST MILLIONAIRES!

The Game Is Coming... 2010 is the Time!
YOU ARE AMONG OUR 10 LATEST MILLIONAIRES!
SOUTH AFRICA 2010 WORLDCUP ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
IN CONJUNCTION WITH
FEDERATION INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
[FIFA]
...Our Latest surprises!
=> LATEST RESULT OF THE ESS PROMOTION <=

Dear Sir/Madam,
This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of Two
Million United State Dollars [US$2, 000,000.00]. This is in line with our
promotion for the world-cup come 2010. The selection process was carried
out through random selection in our computerized email selection system
(ess) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the
continents of the world. This promotion is sponsored by the Federation
International Football Association [FIFA], and approved by the British
Gaming Board and also licensed by the International Association of Gaming
Regulators (IAGR). This promotion is the first of its kind and we intend
to sensitize the public.

To begin the process of your prize and to find out more about this
promotion, you are to contact our claims agency stated below:

Zodiac House Promotion Company, P.O. Box 1820
Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
Attention: James Zulu
Phone: +27 78 555 7877
E-mail: jameszulutwo@yahoo.com
When you contact the agency, please provide them with your secret pin code
x7pwyz2006 and your reference number BWBI: 2551256003/23. You are also
advised to provide them with the under listed information as soon as
possible:

Details of Beneficiary
Name (Surname
First):.......................................................................

Address:.............................................................................................

Country:.............................................................................................

Telephone:.........................................................................................

Gender:...............................................................

Marital Status:..................................................

Age:.....................................................................

Occupation:........................................................

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/ INDIVIDUAL:


Endeavor to email/fax the agency your full names, Ref/Pin numbers, email
Address, telephone and fax numbers immediately.

If you do not contact the claims agency within 12 working days of this
notification, your winning would be revoked. Winners are advised to keep
their winning details/information from the public to avoid fraudulent
claim (IMPORTANT) pending the transfer/claim by Winner.
Accept my hearty congratulations once again!

Regards,
Mr. James Stevenson
Promotion Manager








1 comment:

Cedrick Gillespie said...

I have received a similar e-mail just this morning with a few different names listed, and even using Nelson Mandela as the president of this organization with pictures of him and other committee members supporting this lottery. So thanks for the heads up, I don't want to waste my time supporting fraud.

Cedrick Gillespie