Lottery scams


Scam Email received July 8, 2018 from
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MICROSOFT CORPORATION Cardinal Place 1910 Elliot Avenue Seattle Washington United State Reference No: 475061725/20 Batch No: 705649092/018 Winning No: gb8701/lprc Winner: No19 Dear winner This message is from the Office of the MICROSOFT Co-Operation. We are pleased to inform you of the result for the just concluded annual draws of the MICROSOFT Online Lotto for regular users of Msn, Hotmail and Bing search engine for the year 2018. Your email address in the 1st category attracted a cash award of USD 3,500,000.00 (Three Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) credited to Email Bonus Numbers: MSLP-54399. Please proceed with your claims by writing to our Foreign Co-coordinator (Jimmy Roberto ) Public/Online Sector U.S.A, So he can assist you in redeeming your price with the below details. Contact-Person: Jimmy Roberto Email Address: Tel:+1-254-244-0986 You are to send him the below-listed details to facilitate your lottery winning payment immediately. Your-Name: Address:- Valid-Mobile no : Occupation:- Age : Copy of your Id:.. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Regards, Terry Erick General Manager, Public/Online Sector U.S.A

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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