Scam Email received 9/20/2019
Sweepstakes Lotto USA
Congratulations! – firstname.lastname@example.org
*Lucky winner/ September-20-2019* *FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY* *INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.* *CATEGORY: 2ND* *Attention: Winner* We are oblige to congratulate and notify you that your registered Facebook profile was approved as one of the Luck Winners in Category “A” which subsequently won you (Nine Hundred & Seventy Five Thousand United State Dollars) *Details of your Winning are:* *Winning Number:- FB392-US7720* *Batch Number:- 0024892JT* *Serial Number:- DT119027834SZ* *Ticket Number:- 47061725* The promo was done to serve as a means of appreciation to customers on our network and also to help fight off poverty and to maintain the standard of living. Forward your winnings details to the details below *Name: Mr. Salil Bhatnagar* *E-mail: email@example.com* Salil Bhatnagar *Regards,* *Management,* *Sweepstakes Lotto USA* *Facebook INC.* Sweepstakes Lotto USA – firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Google the details.
Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.
- 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.
- 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.
- Check if the email has been sent to multiple people
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