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Congrats
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Scam Email received 5/17/2019

Email From:

[email protected]

Sender Name:

TOWER

Other emails used:

[email protected],

Email Subject:

Congrats


Congrats – [email protected]


Tower Lottery Partnership International/The National Lottery United Kingdom. Ref: LSUK/2031/8161/15 Batch: 100000488 Dear Sir/Madam, Winning Notification Over the years, the prestigious Tower Lottery Partnership International under the supervision of United Kingdom National Lottery has set out and successfully organized sweepstakes on a daily, weekly, quaterly and annual basis. We have equally maintained a standard unrivaled in the industry as it concerns the pay out of winnings to successful participants. In line with our policy, we have rolled out over Three Hundred Million Britain Pounds. Participants for this online version draw were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of worldwide web hosts which enjoy our patronage. The selection was made through a computer draw system attaching corporate and personal email addresses to ticket numbers. We are happy to inform you that you e-mail address attached to Batch number: 100000488 with Prize Claim number 025-11-464-992-750 drew the lucky numbers: 13-15-16-21-34-36 to win. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of One Million, Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand British Pounds. To file for your claim, simply contact our Fiduciary Agent (Franz Carlson) through email address to help process your winning. On behalf of all members and staff of the United Kingdom National Lottery, I wish to congratulate you on your wining and wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune. Sincerely, Sir. Shaun Walker Co-ordinator. TOWER – [email protected]

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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