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


Online notice November 2007
I am writing to confirm your email address,if you are the real user.
Our last Phase online draw result is out,all email address used for this draw was presented electronically by
microsoft international,yahoo,hotmail,google.your email address was electronically selected along side five other
Winners.Your email has therefore won you the total sum of 1,350,000euro. For futher enquiry contact our draw coordinator
Sir Atle Hamar
to file in claims.
Your winning email address reference number is
Ref:IR/90020X2/09 ..
Draw Number:P2459000021
Proffessor Mariam Clarkson
Online Co-ordinator


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