Lottery scams

Congratulations !!, You have Won US$2,000,000.00
antonesmileyconslt@protonmail.com


Scam Email received 10/5/2022

Email From:

nurzw@nus.edu.sg

Sender Name:

FREE LOTTO INTERNATIONAL

Other emails used:

chriskowellfreelottointl@gmail.com, antonesmileyconslt@protonmail.com

Email Subject:

Congratulations !!, You have Won US$2,000,000.00


Congratulations !!, You have Won US$2,000,000.00 – antonesmileyconslt@protonmail.com


INTERNATIONAL/PRIZE AWARD DEPT FREE LOTTO INTERNATIONAL Headquarters: Customer Service 28 TAN-FIELD ROAD, CROYDON. LONDON REF NO: LT/7914290166/CTV BATCH: LM/51390-0/WGP. YOUR WINNING NOTIFICATION !!! Dear Winner, We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today, winners of the FREE LOTTO INTERNATIONAL ON-LINE PROMOTION held on the 23rd of July 2022. Your email was attached to ticket number 525-6746-1902-440; with serial number 8926-45 drew the-lucky numbers 13-15-22-37-39-43, and consequently won the lottery in the 1st category. You have therefore been approved for pay out of US$2,000,000.00 [Two Million US dollars] credited to file NO : NM/BC 921245/KY13. Your fund would be released to you conveniently by our Internal Claims and Payment Department. You will be adequately funded by telegraphic bank transfer remittance after proper identification and after your fund release order has been authorized by the head of remittances. Be advised, all participants were selected randomly from the World Wide Website through their email addresses with a computer drawn system in which their email was extracted from over 100,000 companies’ websites in the world. All participants were selected through their email addresses and a computer ballot system was drawn from 25 million email addresses from Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe,North America, Africa and Asia as part of their International Promotions Program. YOU MUST CLAIM YOUR FUND IMMEDIATELY TO AVOID CHARGES, As this is part of our security measure to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of the situation by other participants or impersonators. The deadline date of this notice is two weeks after the date of notification by which the lottery winning prize will be marked unclaimed and remitted back to the account of “FREE LOTTO INTERNATIONAL” as unclaimed. To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent. Name: Barrister Antone Smiley ( CLAIMS AND PAYMENT DEPT / INTL LIASSON ) And liaison business attorney to the paying out bank. (As may be approved). E-mail: antonesmileyconslt@protonmail.com Please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your correspondences with your agent. To begin with the processing of your Award prize you are provided the under listed. Reference number:…………………………… Batch number:……………………………… Amount Won: ………………………………… Full name:………………………………… Age:………………………………… Sex:…………………………………. Residential address:…………………………. Nationality:…………………………. Occupation:………………………….. Post held:………………………………… Tel(s):……………………………… Fax:…………………………………. Income: ………………………… Send the above data which is required to your claim agent as soon as you receive this email to commence with the processing of your prize immediately. Sincerely, Mr. Chris Kowell THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, CONGRATULATION FREE LOTTO INTERNATIONAL. N.B. Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified. ———————————————————————————— FREE LOTTO INTERNATIONAL IS REGISTERED UNDER THE DATA PROTECTION ACT OF; (Registration Z720633X). ———————————————————————————— Copyright © 2002 -2024 The Free Lotto International. All rights reserved. Terms of Service – Guidelines. ============================================================ ________________________________ Important: This email is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete it and notify us immediately; you should not copy or use it for any purpose, nor disclose its contents to any other person. Thank you. FREE LOTTO INTERNATIONAL – antonesmileyconslt@protonmail.com

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”

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