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Special Gift For You

Scam Email received June 25, 2018 from
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Special Gift For You

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Special Gift For You

Special Gift For You –

My wife and I won the Lotto Max Lottery of $60 Million dollars recently and We have voluntarily decided to donate $1,000,000 USD (One Million Dollars) to 5 individuals randomly as part of our charity project. To verify our winnings, please see our interview by visiting the web page below:
Alberta couple wins $60M in lotto, largest in province’s history
For Claims, Kindly email the below details to; Full Names: Mobile No: Age: Address: Occupation: Country: Best Regards, Brett & Robin McCoy Best Regards, Brett & Robin McCoy

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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