Lottery scams

Facebook Lottery Promotions!

Scam Email received June 16, 2018 from
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Facebook Lottery Promotions!

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Email Subject:

Facebook Lottery Promotions!

Facebook Lottery Promotions! –

CONGRATULATION&S! CONGRATULATION&S!! CONGRATULATION&S!!! FACE BOOK LUCKY WINNERS We Happily announce to you the draw of the Facebook Lottery Promotions for the year 2018, Your E-MAIL ACCOUNT has won the sum of $5,000,000.00USD (Five Million United States Dollars) in the on-going Facebook online award promo. Your Ticket number is 00545 188 564756. WINNING NUMBER: FB/575061725. All participant were selected through a computer random integrated system drawn in 27 million E-mail addresses via the Internet and lucky winners do not have to purchase any ticket to participate in this lottery program. Forward your full details such as your name: telephone number: age: sex and address for processing and payment of your winning. Kindly forward below details to: Contact Person: Mr. David M. Wehner ======= Chief Financial Officer 1* E-mail: Mobile:+44-7011148163 Your e-mail won our Jackpot, congratulation once more.Yours in service, Mr.Marc Andreessen Facebook Lottery Facilitator

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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