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*** Spam *** You Are A Winner

Scam Email received June 17, 2018 from
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*** Spam *** You Are A Winner

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*** Spam *** You Are A Winner

*** Spam *** You Are A Winner –

href= eEJzTA__&sig=e340MFnw9GtoIzFtaiVlcHl4NCx2MTNwyvYtDQ__> If this email is not spam, click here to submit the signatures to FortiGuard – AntiSpam Service.LOTTO.NL, 724 Annamstraat 1102 Pn, Den Haag, The Netherlands. (Lotto affiliate with Subscriber Agents). From: Van Kess Richard (Lottery Coordinator)Sir/Madam, CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lotto NL Winners International programs held on the 21st,may, 2018. Your e-mail address attached to ticket #: 00203228888 with prize # 901023/NL drew ?1,000,000.00 which was first in the 2ndclass of the are to receive ?1,000,000.00 (One Million Euros). Because of mix up in cash pay-outs, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your money (?1,000,000.00) has been fully remitted to you by our accredited pay-point bank. This measure must be adhere to avoid loss of your cash prize – winners of our cash prizes are advised to adhere to these instructions to forestall the abuse of this program by other participants. It&s important to note that this draws were conducted formally, and winners are selected through an internet ballot system from 60,000 individual and companies e-mail addresses – the draws are conducted around the world through our internet based ballot system. The promotion is sponsored and promoted Lotto NL. We congratulate you once again. We hope you will use part of it in our next draws; the jackpot winning is ?85million. Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 20 days. After this date all unclaimed cash prize will be forfeited and included in the next sweepstake. Please, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote personal and winning numbers in all correspondence with us. Congratulations once again from all members of Lotto NL. Thank you for being part of our promotional program. For immediate release of your cash prize to you, please kindly contact our Paying Bank ( Charterd Finance B.V.Rotterdam Netherlands). Send them the following: (i). Your names, (ii) Contact telephone and fax numbers (iii) Contact Address (iv) your winning numbers (v) Quote amount won. Contact person:Charlotte De Vries E-mail: Tel: +31 616 387 421 Congratulations once again. Yours in service, Van Kess Richard

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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  3. Confirm using the information you have found

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  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”

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