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 02, 2007

You are to contact the Claims Consultant for more infromation


This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize> of?
1,000,000.00 (British Pounds) held on the 1st of NOVEMBER 2007 in London Uk.
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 which you were selected. The UK ONLINE LOTTERY
INTERNATIONAL is approved by the British Gaming Board. To begin the processing
of your prize you are to contact our fiduaciary claims department for more
infomation as regards procedures to claim your prize.

You are to contact the Claims Consultant:
Mr. Mark Robinson
Overseas Claims Unit
Tel: +44 704-571-8897

Claims Requirement: (1) FULL NAME, (2) FULL ADDRESS (3)  NATIONALITY (4)  AGE

If you do not contact your claims agent within 7 working days of this
Notification, your winnings would be revoked. Winners are advised to keep their
winning details/information from the public to avoid Fraudulent claim
(IMPORTANT) pending the > prize claim by Winner.  > *Winner under the age of 17
are automatically disqualified. *Staff of> the UK ONLINE LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
are not to partake in this> Lottery.

Mrs Mariam Anderson
Online Co-ordinator

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