Lottery scams


Scam Email received 2/12/2020

Email From:

Sender Name:

Sadiq Ahmed

Other emails used:


Email Subject:


Congratulations!!Congratulations!! –

Attention: Email Account Holder Congratulations!!Congratulations!! The British  Government National Lottery Commission/United Nations Poverty Eradication Commission  in Collaboration ,Google’s on-line lotto and email address free-ticket draw of the 2019/2020  annual promotion Award has been released and we are glad to announce to you that your email address came out in the first category and entitles you to claim the sum of One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only,  or its equivalence in your local currency.. This is a promotional program to encourage the use of Google and Internet programs. Your email address was entered for the online draw on this free ticket number: G9061557 with reference number: N#1631e and Serial number: GL/147156, Batch number: NLx/4972 drew the Lucky number: 14,24.25- 26,32,35 Bonus 40, Lunch Time Result 31st December 2019/2020 This subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category ie. Matches 6 lucky numbers plus Bonus number. You’re therefore been allocated to claim a total sum of US$  1.5 M USD ( One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only) in cash which is credited to file NLg/4675144308/17. This is from a total cash prize of US$ 20, 250,000.00 shared amongst  the  lucky winners “1st” category.  This promotion was drawn based on email addresses as the key identification for setting up online accounts. All valid email addresses  World Wide Web draw used/participants for the online email promotion version were selected randomly via computer balloting from a global website collaboration with internet companies like eBay, PayPal, Liberty reserve and Microsoft whom also built their systems and based their membership registration identity on email addresses supporting this computer draw system done by extracted email addresses from over 100,000 unions ,associations, corporate bodies and affiliated members to National Lottery website and their advertisers listed online. This online promotion takes place via virtual ticket balloting and it is done every half of the year. You’re advised to send required information below to United Nations  Clearance/Claims Officer  in your Jurisdiction to  contact information below, for documentation/processing of the released of winning prize. 1.Full name: 2. Physical Address: 3. Age: 4. Occupation:5. Reference Number/Ticket Number: 6.Telephone Number: 7. Nationality: 8. Batch number:9. Direct/Private Email Address 10. Scanned copy of any Proof of Identification, such as International Passport, Driver’s License  or Identification Card Contact Officer: Sadiq El Ahmed  Position: Winning Prize Clearance/Claims Officer Your urgent response will be treated accordingly, Best Regards, Susan Johnson Media Officer United Nations Sadiq Ahmed –

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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