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.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Your E-mail Won in Our End of Year Promo(R)

The Marina Offices, St Peters Yacht Basin,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1HX England

Dear Winner,

We are pleased to inform you of the final announcement that you are one
of our end of year winners of the UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL LOTTERY,
international online Lottery programs. held November, 2007.

The selection was made from the list of over 21,000
e-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an
advanced automated random computer search from the internet, no tickets
were sold.

After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged
as one of two winners in the category "A" with the following winning

REF No: L/200-26937
BATCH No: 2007MJL-01

You have therefore,been approved to claim a total sum of
£1,000,000(One million pounds sterlings).

To file for your claim, Contact the processing Consultant:

Dr.Pinkett Griffin.
Tel: +44-704-575-013-4

Do fill out the claims form to Dr.Pinkett Griffin in order to process
the claims of your prize without delay.

1.FULL NAMES:_____________________
5.MARITAL STATUS:________________
7.E-MAIL ADDRESS:________________
8.TELEPHONE NUMBER:____________
9.AMOUNT WON:__________________
10. COUNTRY______________________

Reply to this confidential email address below;

Mrs. Mariam Wilcox.

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