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 16, 2007


P O Box 1010, 3b Olympic Way,
Aintree, Liverpool , L30 1RD
16th November, 2007

Ref: BRLFGP2551256/02
Batch: 074/05/ZY369

Your email has won you lump sum of £1,263,584.00(One Million Two Hundred and Sixtythree Thousand, Five Hundred and Eightyfour Pounds Sterling).You are required to contact the CLAIMS DEPT for verification and authentication of your claims as the sole beneficiary with your personal information.

Name:  Mr. Jeferson Donalds

Tel: +447045705663(You have to confirm your winning with a telephone call to the office of Mr. Jeferson Donalds )You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible to process your claims:
(1) Name in full:(2) Address:(3) Nationality:(4) Age:(5) Occupation:(6) Phone/Fax  :(7) Marital Status:

Yours faithfully,
Stella Roberts(Mrs).

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