Scam Email received 9/2/2019
Frances & Patrick Connolly
Lucky Winner of £2,000,000.00 GBP
Lucky Winner of £2,000,000.00 GBP – firstname.lastname@example.org
My wife and I won £115 million British Pounds on 2019 New Year’s Day EuroMillions jackpot after more consideration with my family and we have decided to donate £2,000,000.00 GBP each to 10 individuals worldwide as part of our charity project read this for more details https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/04/euromillions-lottery-winners-named-as-frances-and-patrick-connolly-8308760/?ito=cbshare You were selected among the 10 lucky winner’s to benefit from this donation you are therefore advised to contact your payment officer for the donation with your details Name,address Mobile Number and bank details This information shall be required by the financial institution for your payment Payment Officer Name Raymond Andersen E-mail email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org We are presently out on vacation,so success is all about touching lives you are also expected to change and impart people lives around you Best Regards, Frances & Patrick Connolly Frances & Patrick Connolly – email@example.com
The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:
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