Lottery scams

Attention: Dear Beneficiary

Scam Email received October 23, 2021 from
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Attention: Dear Beneficiary

Attention: Dear Beneficiary –

Dear Winner. This message is to let you know that you have won the sum of $ 1,700,000.00 million US dollars {ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS} in our MULTI lottery company this month as one of the top Telegram users and your money is converted into ATM Visa Card to be delivered to you by DHL international courier. We have deposited your Visa card package with DHL courier service company and instruct them to help us deliver the Visa card package to you as soon as they hear from you, kindly contact the delivery company via this email here {} and ask them to deliver to you, your Visa ATM which is deposited in the custody of the company by the above organization. Yours sincerely. Mrs. Tony Elumelu. Multi Lotto Company Director

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

Ten Minutes 10 minutes.

How to check if you received a scam email

  1. Google the details.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. Confirm the details.

    Visit their website and look for a phone number or email address. Search for the website yourself. Do not assume the details in the email are valid.

  3. Confirm using the information you have found

    Using the details you have researched, call or email the business and ask them to verify the information within the email.

  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

    Google snippets of the email text to see if the same format has been used in the past. eg “Army officer from Syria but now living with the United Nations on asylum”

Most of us know someone who is vulnerable to these types of attacks. Fortunately, if you’re aware of the presence of these scams, and armed with some basic knowledge on identifying them, you can greatly reduce your chances people you know becoming a victim. Please help them by sharing this information on Facebook or Twitter using the #telltwo and #takefive hashtags.
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