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Have you received a letter, email, or phone call telling you that you have won a huge prize?
It is very likely (TAKE FOR SURE) that this letter or mail is a scam, a lie, and the scammers will try to charge you commisions or other "costs" before paying you the supposed prize (THIS PRIZE DOES NOT EXISTS). DO NOT PAY ANYTHING.

Scammers often use the names of legitimate lottery organizations, but that doesnīt mean the offer in the message is legitimate. Anyone can send a phony message that says "This is the Spanish National Lottery and you have won a prize"-and thatīs just what the scammers do. The basic rule to remember is: if you didnīt enter, you canīt win. No legitimate lottery organization awards prizes to random people who have never entered their contest. Information about legitimate lottery organizations is available elsewhere on the web.

There is number of groups of criminals, of various nationalities, are using the prestige and the commercial names of the Official Lotteries by fraudulent means in several countries, particularly in countries in the south-west of Asia and the Pacific, and countries on the American continent. They move with ease around the whole world and use mobile telephones, PO boxes, provisional or false addresses (including real addresses of official Spanish organisations), as well as names that bring to mind prestigious institutions ("el Gordo", "euromillones", "la Primitiva", "European Lottery Commission", etc.) They also forge the printed sheets and signatures of various banks.

In order to carry out the fraud, the procedure that is generally followed consists of informing the potential victim that they have been the lucky winner of a substantial prize (even if they have not participated in any draw), although they cannot collect this prize until they have paid an amount going towards the taxes, bank costs, delivery costs or insurance processing, etc. Usually, the fraudster warns their potential victim that the deadline to pay these charges is very soon and that their right to collect the prize is about to expire.

Therefore, when you are offered "prizes" that seem to be linked to the Spanish Lottery, DO NOT PAY any amount. Likewise, we would be grateful if you could inform local authorities of these crimes and send a copy of the false documentation to the following address

info@euromillones.com

Here you can find some examples of scam letters and emails, there are many variations but the procedure is always the same.
Example 1 -- 'Certified' sent by the timadores by mail or letter. -- FALSE
Example 2 -- 'Email Example 1.' -- FALSE

From: euro milliom euro_milliom@msn.com
Date: Feb 2, 2006 7:10 PM
Subject: LOTTERY PRIZE AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION.

EUROMILLIONES ESPAŅOL S.L.
Av. Comunidad de Madrid,
37-41, Las Rozas
28008 Madrid,
Espaņa.

Ref. Nš: EU/001H03-08/05.
Batch Nš: ES/0012/08-05/MAD.

PRIZE AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION.

Sir/Madam,

We are please to inform the beneficiary to this email address the late result of the EUROMILLIONES ESPAŅOL INTERNATIONAL Email on-line lottery programs held on the 12th of August, 2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket star number (7-9) drew the lucky numbers 15-23-30-37-40 which consequently won this email address beneficiary in the second category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of EUR € 805,550.90. ( Eight Hundred And Five Thousand, Five Hundred And Fifty Five Euros. Ninety Cents). This is from a total cash prize of EUR € 65,314,938;00. (Sixty Five Million, Three Hundred And Fourteen Thousand, Nine Hundred And Thirty Eight Euros)

CONGRATULATIONS !!!

Due to mix up of numbers and winning email addresses, we ask that winners should keep their winning information confidential until their claims has been processed and their money Remitted to them. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some winners.

All participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from over 100,000 companies and individuals email addresses all over the world. This promotional program takes place monthly for the benefit of the lucky less privilege people. We hope with part of your winning you will take part in our next year EUR €100 million international lottery program.

To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial registered agent.

MR. VICENTE GARCIA.
LIBERTY SOLE AGENCY.
C/ Gran Via 048
28005, Madrid.
Espaņa.
E-mail: (libertysolagency@netscape.net)

Remember, all winning prize must be claimed not later than three weeks of this notification. After this period, all unclaimed funds will be return to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA as unclaim prize. Please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondence with your claim agent.

Congratulations once again from our members and staffs of EUROMILLIONES ESPAŅOL S.L. and thank you for being part of our promotional program.

Best regards,
Mr.ALVARO MANUEL PABLO.
Promotion Director.
EUROMILLIONES ESPAŅOL S.L.
Av. Comunidad de Madrid,
37-41, Las Rozas
28008 Madrid,
Espaņa.
Example 3 -- 'Email Example 2' -- FALSE

FROM THE DESK OF VICE PRESIDENT
EURO MILLONES LOTTERY

Piso, 36 Calle Carlos Ortega
28002 MADRID - SPAIN

AWARD NOTIFICATION/
FINALL NOTICE

Dear Beneficiary
We are pleased to inform you today 3rd Apr 2006 that you are one of the 10 lucky winners in the Euro Millones Lotte ry INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAMME ,Played with Email Address on the 25th of March due to the mixture of names and address the result was released on the 1th Apr 2006. All 10 winning addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 50,000,000 international email addresses. Your email address emerged alongside 9 others as a 2nd category winner in the Euro Millones Lottery Draw. Consequently, you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of US$950,000:00 (Nine Hundred And Fifty Thousand United States Dollars Only).The following particulars are attached to your lotto payment order:

(I) Batch No: TTOW/1989/TAC
(ii) Ticket No: 777-312-009
(iii) Lucky No: 01-10-22-33-54
(iv) Ref No: WUMT/XX43/9000/LAES
(V) Serial No: MMUEU/U423/876


The Euro Millones Lottery Programe internet draw is held once in a year and is so organized to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide. We are proud to say t hat over 200 Million Euros are won annually in more than 150 countries worldwide. To claim your winning prize you are to contact the appointed agent as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings:

Snr.JOSE MIGUEL Foreign Services Manager of EL MINISTRIO CONSULTANT S.A .On TEL: +34-685 287 406 E-mail:elministrs@netscape.net

N.B:Steps to claiming your prize;
1.Please quote your Reference number in all correspondence with the claims officer.
2. You must contact the appointed agent with your Full Names, Contact Telephone Numbers (Home, Office and Mobile Number and also Fax Number) via email to process the immediate payment of your prize.
3. Be informed that the appointed agent will be required to swear an Affidavits of Lotto Claim and also obtain Approval Legal Clearance Certificate from the Court here in Spain which is in accordance with the European Union Financial Act 2004 on payment of International Lott ery Winners.

Please be aware that the PAYING BANK will Effect Payment Swiftly upon satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by this fiduciary agent.

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you.

Once again congratulations!!!

Best regards,
Mrs.Cristy davids
Vice President
Euro Millones Lottery.