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Confirmation Letter.(NO FEE REQUIRED FROM YOU TO CLAIM)Your Email has won!!!

Scam Email received June 17, 2018 from
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Confirmation Letter.(NO FEE REQUIRED FROM YOU TO CLAIM)Your Email has won!!!

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Confirmation Letter.(NO FEE REQUIRED FROM YOU TO CLAIM)Your Email has won!!!

Confirmation Letter.(NO FEE REQUIRED FROM YOU TO CLAIM)Your Email has won!!! –

Dear Lucky Winner, We Congratulate you for being among winners in this Cash Award . Please note that any body requesting you to pay Money from your pocket to claim any Lottery you won online is a scam don&t proceed. The team at Publishers Clearing House is pleased to officially announce to you that your email emerged among the lucky winner in the 100 Million Dollars Super Cash Give away Promotion sponsored by Readers Digest, Mega Millions and Multi-State Lottery Association played online were all Valid emailed User are gathered and Winners are selected from (I.E.U.R.S.B) Internet Email User Random Selection Balloting, which your email emerged as one of the lucky user ,this award is new and all winners are advised to keep their winning notification and details confidential to avoid double claims that will disqualify you. The total amount to be claimed for your win is Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000.00 US Dollars) . Congratulations! The Publishers Clearing House has made all necessary arrangements in order for you to receive your prize. The sponsoring Organization in USA have agreed to finance The Required Charges for all winners by issuing a check of $5,985 USD to all winners to enable them pay off Winners Tax, Validation and Won Amount release order Documents, as soon as you receive the Check you shall deposit it to your bank . As soon as it cleared and you get credited, you shall withdraw and $5000 USD which is the required Fees for the Processing and send to the clearance office to enable him pay for Processing, then the remaining $985 US Dollars shall be for your use during won amount payment processing period Logistics . As soon as your Won amount Clearance is completed,paying Bank will Contact and Transfer your Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000.00 US Dollars) Won amount to your Account without any delay. Please contact your Claim Manager without any delay with the following Below details to enable him start your paymnt processing and apply for your Check and send it to your Address. CONTACT HIM WITH: Your Full Name: Home Address or Office Address: Telephone Number: .. ANSWER THIS QUESTION .. 1: Have You won Before? 2: Marital Staus? 3: Sex/Age:? 4: Occupation? . Your Winner Identification Information .. Security Code: PCH/BA6/1676-018 Winners Reference ID: HM897765USLC Your Claim Agent will Guide and advise you on the steps to receive your won amount till you are paid. Claims Agent Contact Details. Name: Mr.Hofmann Smith. Email: TEL: 1-778 712 1920 Note. As required by Federal and State laws, your security code and prize information must be kept strictly confidential which means, you are precluded from discussing your win with third parties. This is to reduce risks of unauthorized access to your claims information. – Accept our congratulations. Regards, Andrew Goldberg Publishers Clearing House. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

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

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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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