BE AWARE of such types of mails
friends, today every one have their emails for their personal use but there are certain people who are making money on sending scams on ur email adresses and extracting useful information from you.
Lottery scam (fraudulent) emails are increasing at an alarming rate.
Scam emails try to persuade the email receiver to submit personal information or to part with money as an up front payment in order to release a winning lottery prize.
As a general rule, if you have not purchased a ticket for any Lottery, you won’t have won a prize, and you should treat the email with absolute caution.
here is a format of the mail how it will look and appear
PO Box YYXX
We happily announce to you the draw held on XYZGRS, 200X
Your e-mail address attached to ticketnumber:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
with Serial number XXX/XX drew the lucky numbers: XXXXXXXXX
which subsequently won You have therefore been
approved to claim a total sum of Â£XXXXXXXX(One million, XHundred andXX Thousand, X Hundred and XX Pounds) in cash credited to XXXXXXXXXXXX
All participants for the online version were selected randomly from the
World Wide Web through a computer draw system and extracted from over
XXXXX unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
Provide with the information below:
8.Country Of Residence:
11.Draw Number above:
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and
your recieve your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double
claiming etc. Please be warned.
Good luck from me and members of staff of the XYZ LOTTERY.
Online Co-ordinator for XYZ LOTTERY International
The following points are some things to look for in order to identify a fraudulent email:
*If the email says ‘Winning Notification” or ‘Lottery Sweep Stake” in the text it is fake!
*They don’t ask for any Player information like name, address or bank details on an email.
Email scams that claim you have won a Lottery prize
These scams work in two ways:
Method 1: Persuade the victim to part with personal information to allow the scammers to carry out Identity Theft.
Method 2: Persuade the victim to part with money as an up front payment in order to release a winning Lottery prize which does not exist.
Signs of a fraudulent email:
* There may be a sense of urgency, eg ‘respond within X days or your Account will be closed”
* There may be embedded links (links within the body of the email) that look legitimate because they contain all or part of a real company’s name. These links may take you to spoof sites which ask you to update personal information, or may download key–logging software onto your PC
Spoof websites (known as ‘phishing”)
Fraudsters create false or ‘spoof” websites that look very real, with the aim of persuading users to enter personal information such as passwords and memorable information. They will then re–use this information to access your Account. Customers get emails claiming to be from official websites asking them to click on a link within the email to the ‘spoof” site.
The Lottery would never ask you to email with confidential information.
In order to protect yourself from such scams, we advise the following:
* Don’t click on links in unsolicited emails
* Never send any up–front fees required in order to ‘claim your prize”
* Never disclose personal information or financial information via email or a ‘claims” or ‘verification” form
* If you wish to visit a particular website, always key in the address directly rather than using an embedded link