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Scam Email received 5/18/2019

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YOU HAVE WON


YOU HAVE WON – [email protected]


LOTTO.NL, 2391 Beds 152 Koningin Julianaplein 21, Den Haag-Netherlands. (Lotto affiliate with Subscriber Agents). From: Susan Console (Lottery Coordinator) Website: www.lotto.nl Sir/Madam, CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lotto NL Winners International programs held on the 21st of November 2018. Your e-mail address attached to ticket #: 00903228100 with prize # 778009/UK drew €1,000,000.00 which was first in the 2nd class of the draws. you are to receive €1,000,000.00 (One Million Euros). Because of mix up in cash pay-outs, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your money (€1,000,000.00) has been fully remitted to you by our accredited pay-point bank. This measure must be adhere to avoid loss of your cash prize-winners of our cash prizes are advised to adhere to these instructions to forestall the abuse of this program by other participants. It’s important to note that this draws were conducted formally, and winners are selected through an internet ballot system from 60,000 individual and companies e-mail addresses – the draws are conducted around the world through our internet based ballot system. The promotion is sponsored and promoted Lotto NL. We congratulate you once again. We hope you will use part of it in our next draws; the jackpot winning is €85million. Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 20 days. After this date all unclaimed cash prize will be forfeited and included in the next sweepstake. Please, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote personal and winning numbers in all correspondence with us. Congratulations once again from all members of Lotto NL. Thank you for being part of our promotional program. To file for the release of your winnings you are advice to contact our Foreign Transfer Manager: MR. WILSON WARREN JOHNSON Tel: +31-620-561-787 Fax: +31-84-438-5342 Email: [email protected] [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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