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.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

YOU HAVE WON ref: ILP/HW 47509/02,

Dear Winner,

We are delighted to inform you of your prize released on the 27th of november 2007 from the British International
Lottery programme. Which is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses.

Your name was attached to ticket number; 5647560054 serial number 5360/02 This batch draws the lucky numbers
as follows 7-27-29-37-14 bonus number 40, which consequently won the lottery in the second category.

You have been approved a lump of ONE MILLION GREAT BRITAIN POUNDS in cash credit file
ref: ILP/HW 47509/02,
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE, Simply contact our agent,
NAME: Mr William Remond, Email:


merlinsfire1 said...

I got one from a social media site that claimed to be from the CEO with all the guys email and web addresses. The letter he used was about 6 years old.

"YOU HAVE WON ref: ILP/HW 47509/02

I googled this and got scam sites on whole page. Everyones seen this.

Frank Keller

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