Many of us have been victims of lottery scams. This is an example of a typical scam email that I received:
(SUCESS ALERT (CONFIRMATION REQUIRED)Millions Lottery.Karspeldreef 6A, 1101 CJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
We are pleased to inform you of the result of Millions Lottery, which was Held on the 11th of May 2007.Your e-mail address attached to ticketnumber:14-18-34-45-67(76-32) With PrizeNumber(match5):222000009 drew a prize of 2,000,000.00 (Two Million Euros). This lucky draw came first in the 2nd Categoryof the Sweepstake.You will receive the sum of 2,000,000.00 (two Million Euros) from our Authorized bank. Because of some mix-up with sweepstake prizes, including the time limited placed on the payment of your prize:2,000,000.00 euros, we advice that you keep all information about this prize confidential until yourfunds: 2,000,000.00 Euros will be transferred to you by our bank.You must adhere to this instruction, strictly, to avoid any delay with the release of your funds to your person. This program has been abused severally in past, so we are doing our best to forestall further occurrence of false claims. This sweepstake was conducted under the watchful eyes of 8,000 spectators.Your e- mail address attached to e-ticket number 14-18-34-45-67 (76-32) was selected and; it came out first by an e-ballot draw from over 250,000 e-mail addresses (personal and corporate e-mail addresses). This program is sponsored by CFI to compensate faithful internet suffers around the globe.Congratulations for becoming one of the few lucky winners.With your permission, your e-mail will also be included in the next Sweepstake of 20 Million Euros.You must claim ourprize: 2,000,000.00 Euros not later than 7-days from the moment you receive this e-mail. In order to avoid unnecessary Delays with your claim from the bank; please contact them immediately, and quote your winning and personal information now,and in all your Correspondence with the bank. Here is the contact Information: Bank: Premuim Heypotheekofferte Bank. N.L.
Attention: Mr. Smith VANKarspeldreef 6A, 1101 CJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: +31 627-246-404Fax: + 31-84-757-1908
Furnish them with the following:(i) Your name(s),(ii) Your telephone and fax numbers(iii) Your contact address.(iv) Your winning information (including amount won).(v) occupation and position in office
Congratulations in Advance!!!
Vjertis Von Adrian (Ms.) CPA.Coordinator: Euro Millions.
Lottery scams are here to stay. The alarming thing is that people must be falling for them because the scammers still continue to send these emails. Stay vigilant.
I never bought a ticket through these guys and I have no idea who they are. I bet that if I were to contact them, they would ask me to pay them money in order to receive MY winnings. This is typical of many lottery scams. My plan? Stay well away.
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