Lottery scams


Scam Email received 8/8/2019

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EUROMILLIONS UNITED KINGDOM Office Address: 61-70 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury London United Kingdom WC1B 4AR. REFERENCE NO: MZTL41130 We are happy to inform you via email that your email address emerged winner in the EUROMILLIONS Lottery Electronic mail jackpot during National Lottery annual global random draw winning that took place in UNITED KINGDOM.Your active e-mail address attached to our computer data base during the annual random draw generated. Winning ticket number:12-13-29-36-38 04 12 as winnner of £4.5 million Great British Pounds in the EUROMILLIONS Lottery second category proportion draw. For security reasons we advise winners to keep winning information confidential until they receive their winning, this is part of our protective security measures to avoid claiming of your winning by third party with fake identity. Click on the link below for more prove about recent and past winners For more details about your winning prize contact the agent Thomas Roberts for immediate processing of your winning by filling in the information below Full Name : Home Address : Gender : Occupation : Nationality Age : Phone Number : Ticket Winning Number: Email : Name: Mr. Thomas Roberts Email: Mr. Ausbert Williams Foreign Service Manager E-mail: Congratulations Online Co-coordinator Mr. Thomas Roberts =============================================================== Disclaimer- The information in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the address and others authorized to receive it. If you are not the intended recipient any disclosure copying, distribution or action taken in reliance on its content is prohibited and may be unlawful. EUROMILLIONS UNITED KINGDOM –

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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