Scam Email received June 18, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
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Draw… – email@example.com
Attn: Email Account Holder, Congratulations!! We happily announce to you the draw (#1012) of the Euro-Millions, online Sweepstakes promotion held in London-United Kingdom. Your active e-mail address attached to the World Wide Web computer generated ticket number: B7607545 4139 with reference number EAAL/JA2C110P7 and Serial number UK5365/3, Batch number ZA87-2PY, drew the Lucky Numbers: 08 10 24 33 42 Lucky Stars 03 09. This subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category i.e. matches 6 lucky numbers as jackpot prize. You have therefore been allocated to claim a total sum of £650,000.00 (Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand British Pounds) in cash is credited to Millionaire Raffle HQGT61980. This is from A total cash prize of £3,900,000.00 Shared amongst the (6) lucky winners in 1st category. PRIZE BREAKDOWNDraw 1012, | Draw Machine: 03 | Ball set: 05 | 10/01/2018 | Jackpot for this draw £134,808,762No. of matches No. of winners £s per winner Prize fund Match 5 + 1 Stars 7 £178,884.10 £178,884.10 Match 5 23 £12,680.30 £88,762.10 Match 4 + 2 Stars 111 £1,285.10 £20,561.60 Match 4 + 1 Stars 1,827 £83.20 £33,196.80 Match 3 + 2 Stars 4,387 £48.40 £45,447.60 Totals 3,819,436 £5,826,200.90 – Additional information Jackpot winner(s) Lucky Dip winners Machine used for draw Ball set used 05 SAPPHIRE 03 This promotion was drawn based on email address as the key identification for setting up online accounts. All valid email addresses in the 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, pay pal, liberty reserve, and Google 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, and corporate bodies and affiliated members to the National Lottery website and their advertisers listed online. This Online promotion takes place via virtual ticket balloting and it is done Bi-annually. Please note that you’re lucky winning ticket file and number falls within our African booklet representative office in Johannesburg South Africa, as indicated in your ballot played coupon. In view of this, your (£650,000.00) would be released to you by our payment department in South Africa. Contact our Fiduciary agents immediately to commence release of your lottery prize by providing details below. 1. Full Name: 2. Age: 3. Sex: 4. Address: 5. Occupation: 6. Email Address: 7. Country of origin: 8. Country of resident: 9. Telephone: 10. Fax Numbers: For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever choice you want to claim your prize. Precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program are in place. Please be warned!!! To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent and provide him with your winning email and details. Euro-Million Lottery Fiduciary Agents: (Mr James Kennedy) Foreign Service Manager (FSM) #14 Rissik Street, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa… Tel: +27 74704 3412 Fax: +27 74704 3412 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Please do not reply back to the senders address or the source email address, this notification is sent automatically via computer virtual notification to winning email addresses and a response will not be attended by Human but computer contact the fiduciary agents above Yours Faithfully, Mrs. Dianne Thompson. Online co-coordinator. EURO-AMERICAN ASIA INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY. Copyright (c) 1994-2017 The UK Lottery International Promotion Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Service -Guideline. email@example.com
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- 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
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”