Lottery scams


Scam Email received November 3, 2021 from
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Hello –

Dear Winner, Congratulations, Your email address has been selected as the beneficiary of US$350.000.00 in the 2021 end of year promotion and a brand new. Toyota car (Toyota Prius) International programs held in Europe. You can view our website to view your new car ready for shipment to you. Note: Facebook Lottery Prize must be claimed not later that 7days from date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Note: Any prize not claimed within this period 7days will be forfeited. You only have seven days to claim your prize. NOTE: YOU ARE ADVISED TO KEEP THE NEWS OF YOUR WINNINGS PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL. Facebook Toyota Promotions.For claim of prize fund, Kindly Contact your claims Agent: Dr. Francis Lawrence Via Email Address: Fill your Details below. Full Name: Address: City: States: postal code: Country: copy of passport, identity card or drivers license: Best regards, Award Notification Team Facebook! LOTTERY INC, Copyright (c)2020 Facebook! Toyota Promo

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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