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.

Monday, November 12, 2007


The Camelot Group PLC,
Operators of The National Lottery.
3b Olympic Way, Sefton Business Park,
Antree, Liverpool , L30 1RD

                  WINNING NOTIFICATION
The United Kingdom National Lottery wishes to inform you that the
results of the E-mail address ballot lottery international program by
Great Britain held on  5th November 2007.Your mail account have been
picked as a winner of a lump sum pay out of Eight hundred and ninty-one

thousand,nine hundred and thirty-four Great Britain pounds (£891,934.00

pounds sterling s) in cash credited to file REF NO. REF:UKL/74-
A0802742007. This is from total prize money of GBP £4,459,670.00shared
among the FIVE (5) international winners in this category.

All participants for the online version were selected randomly from
World Wide Web through computer balloting system drawn from over
100,000 names database, union associations and corporate bodies that
are listed online.
This promotion is this year's United Kingdom National Lottery Weekly
bonus. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications please remember to quote your reference number in all

Mr Owen Johnson.
26 Stanhope Road Kent CT14 6AD London United Kingdom

He will brief you on steps to be taken for due processing and
remittance of your prize money.
Note below your winning details:
Nº: 12 31 33 39 41 45  Bonus 23
Ticket Nº: 22-1356-4096-988
Serial Nº: A069-07
File REF Nº.: UKL/74-A0802742007
BATCH Nº.: 2007UKL-01

Mrs. Dianne Thompson
Online Coordinator.

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