Lottery scams

Mr. Mike Parker
[email protected]

Scam Email received 5/18/2019

Email From:

[email protected]

Sender Name:

Mr. Mike Parker

Other emails used:

[email protected],

Email Subject:

Mr. Mike Parker

Mr. Mike Parker – [email protected]

Google Gmail, Yahoo!®Mail,Rediffmail Windows Live Lottery Incorporation. Stamford New Road,xxxxx Cheshire,Wxxx 1xx London,United Kingdom.Winning No: GUK/247/666/2018 Ticket No: GUK/799/11/2018 Notification Date: 29 / 11 /2018 GOOGLE ANNIVERSARY WINNING NOTIFICATION We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being part four winners selected this year. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Google search engine and the Google ancillary services. Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be active and patronage to the Google search engine. Google is now the biggest search engine worldwide and in an effort to make sure that it remains the most widely used search engine, we ran an online e-mail beta test which your email address won £250,000 GBP {Two Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds} We wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report Test conducted for all online winners. VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM. (1) Full Name: (2) Address/Private Email Address. (3) Your Nationality/Country. (5) Occupation/Company. (6) Age/Gender. (7) Ever Won An Online Lottery A winning cheque will be issued in your name by Google Promotion Award Team, You have therefore won the entire sum of £250,000 GBP {Two Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds}and also a certificate of prize claims will be sent along side your winning cheque. Mr. Mike Parker. Foreign Transfer Manager Google Promotion Award Team Mr. Mike Parker – [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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