I can't tell you how many people contact me on a daily basis asking me to check whether an email they have received is a scam. Here's a very small sample of the sort of questions I get:
"I want you to verify whether the following email is a scam or not ..."
"I am one of winners of the UK National Lottery Online Promo Programme held on Saturday the 30th of September, 2006. Would you help me find out whether this is true or just a laugh ..."
"I am presuming this is a scam. Can you advise?"
"I received this the other day, could you check it out please"
"I have received an email about winning 5.5 million GBP. It sounds like a scam, can you please check for me?"
In the beginning, I used to personally answer every single email. This thankless task soon began to take up a lot of my personal time. What is most annoying is that the majority of people can't even be bothered to check the site for themselves!
So ... the bottom line is:
"NO! Check it yourself!"
That's why I put the Lottery Scams
database on the main site! Simply search for the scam based on a reference number or company name, and if it's in there, it's a scam, if it's not, it's almost definitely a scam anyway, so just forward it onto us and we will include it.
And remember, the Golden Rule of thumb is:
If you don't remember entering a lottery, then you can't possibly have won anything!