In a real lottery, the winner only collects money and pays no fees. Even taxes are deducted from the winnings, and not from your own pocket before the prize is collected.
Stupid things we see from scammers everytime:
- Impersonating a Senator
- Can’t even get the spellings correct – ASAP or ASPA
- Using free mailing address
- He is from Nigeria.
We are not saying that these scams only come from Nigeria, but being the birthplace for 419 Advance Fee Scams, its a dead giveaway.
There are 2 known extreme groups in Nigeria, one group is the really needy people who doesn’t have enough to eat. The other group is ripping the world off since early 90s and travelling around the world in their private planes. The one below is probably the real millionaire, after ripping us off.
Subject: Lottery winnings of $18.5 mil a scam?
Question/Comment: Please investigate as to the authenticity of this winnings notification, requesting a fee, and get back to me, ASAP. Thank you, really, very much:
On Wed, 9/24/08, SENATOR DAVID MARK
From: SENATOR DAVID MARK
OFFICE OF THE SENATE PRESIDENT
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ASO- ROCK VILLA, ABUJA (F.C.T)
Our Ref: FGN/SNT/STB
Payment number (CBN/IRD/CGX/NNPC/021/08)
Your mail is well noted, I want to you to tell me when you will be sending
the fee I will gladly keep your funds to you but you have to very fast
about it just let me know when you will send the money so that I can reconfirm the information to you again.
Get back to me ASPA
. Yours faithful Dr. David Mark Senate President of Nigeria