Lottery scams

du hast gewonnen!!! YOU WON!!!

Scam Email received 5/2/2020

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du hast gewonnen!!! YOU WON!!!

du hast gewonnen!!! YOU WON!!! –

Hallo, ich bin Tayeb Souami, Sie haben eine Spende von € 1.930.000,00. Ich habe am 19. Mai 2018 die 315,3 Millionen Powerball-Lotterie gewonnen. Ich spende einen Teil davon an zehn glückliche Menschen und die Ten Charity-Organisation. Ihre E-Mail ging als Sieger hervor. Wenden Sie sich dringend an die Schadenabteilung. Wenden Sie sich an Hello, I am Tayeb Souami, you have a donation of €1,930.000,00. I won the 315.3 million Powerball lottery on May 19, 2018, I’m donating part of it to ten lucky people and Ten Charity organization. Your email came out victorious. Contact the claims department urgently for claims. Contact –

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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