Lottery scams

Re: Congrats! Face-book Lottery Promo.
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Scam Email received 5/17/2019

Email From:

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Sender Name:

Mac Melvin

Other emails used:

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Email Subject:

Re: Congrats! Face-book Lottery Promo.


Re: Congrats! Face-book Lottery Promo. – [email protected]


Dear Winner!! Your email/Face-book Login was among the 10 Lucky winners who won $1,000.000.USD (0ne Million United State Dollars) each on the Face-book International Lottery Login Promotion.Note: understand that you are a fortunate winners of this award as did not bought ticket or played a Coupon to merit this award Gift, rather you were selected through a Computer balloting System which was drawn from Nine Hundred Thousands E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Africa, Russia, China and Middle East. as part of our International promotion programmed which is Conducted annually. To claim your Award Prize! send the following Reference to our new Elected Secretary. Contact Our LOTTERY AGENT in London: Mrs. Ingrid Elizabeth, a citizen of United State of America (USA). She will immediately process to the release of your $1,000.000.USD (0ne Million United State Dollars) as soon as you contact her. Contact Person:  Mrs. Ingrid Elizabeth (Chief Financial Secretary)Email: [email protected] or [email protected] Your ticket number is: (00545 188 564756). Full Names:……………………………………….. Age:………………………………………….. Sex:…………………………………………… E-mail:………………………………………. Full Address:………………………………….. Contact Telephone number:…………………………………… Occupation:………………………………………….. Country of Residence:……………………………………. Your Ticket Number:……………………………………………. Yours in ServiceMr. Garry Mellen.Facebook Lottery Facilitator. Mac Melvin – [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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