Beware of Gareth and Catherine Bull Lottery Donation Scams
Oct 9, 2015
The email messages below, which claim that Gareth and Catherine Bull, the British couple that won £40 million in the National Lottery back in 2012, are donating millions of British pounds to people around the world as part of their charity project, is a lottery scam. Gareth and Catherine Bull are not randomly donating money to people around the world. The scammers/cyber-criminals are who are sending out the fake email messages, and who are pretending to be Gareth and Catherine Bull, are attempting to trick the recipients into sending them their personal information.
Please continue reading below.
Once they (scammers) have received their potential victims’ personal information, they will use the information to trick the potential victims into sending money, which they will claim is for some advance fees, which will cover banking and transfer costs, insurance payments or tax that the potential victims need to pay before they can receive the donated money.
But, if the victims send their money, the scammers will steal it and may continue to trick the victims into sending more money, with the promise of receiving the donated money the scammers claim they would receive.
Recipients of the Gareth and Catherine Bull lottery scam emails are asked not to respond to or follow the instructions in them. They should just delete the email messages instead.
It is important to remember that when someone contacts you, claiming that you have won the lottery or you are the recipient of millions of dollars, and asks you to send money in order to receive your lottery winnings or prizes, it is a SCAM. Legitimate lottery companies will never ask their winners to send money in order to receive their prizes or winnings. And, why would lottery winners who are allegedly donating millions of dollars to you, want you to send a few hundred or thousand dollars for banking and transfer costs, insurance payments or tax? Well, the money that the scammers want the victims to send, which the scammers claim is for taxes, bank transfer cost, insurance or other expenses, is what the scammers will steal. And, the victims on the other hand, will never receive the winnings, prizes or money that they were promised.
So, once you are asked to send money in order to receive money, it is a scam.
The Gareth and Catherine Bull Lottery Scam Email Messages
Subject: CHARITY PROJECT CONGRATULATIONS
MY WIFE AND I WON THE EURO MILLIONS LOTTERY OF £ 41 MILLION BRITISH POUNDS AND WE HAVE DECIDED TO DONATE £ 2.5 MILLION BRITISH POUNDS EACH TO 3 INDIVIDUALS WORLDWIDE AS PART OF OUR OWN CHARITY PROJECT.to VERIFY,PLEASE SEE OUR INTERVIEW BY VISITING THE WEB PAGE BELOW:
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WAS AMONG THE EMAILS WHICH WERE SUBMITTED TO US BY THE GOOGLE, INC AS A WEB USER; IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED OUR EMAIL PLEASE, KINDLY SEND US THE BELOW DETAILS SO THAT WE CAN TRANSFER YOUR £ 2,500,000. 00 POUNDS IN YOUR NAME OR DIRECT OUR BANK TO EFFECT THE TRANSFER OF THE FUNDS TO YOUR OPERATIONAL BANK ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY, CONGRATULATIONS.
SEND YOUR RESPONSE TO ( email@example.com )
GARETH & CATHERINE BULL
Subject: Charity project
My wife and I won the Euro Millions Lottery of £41 Million British Pounds and we have decided to donate £1.5 million British Pounds each to 10 individuals worldwide as part of our own charity project.
To verify, please see our interview by visiting the web page below:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2091124/ EuroMillions-winners-Gareth- Catherine-Bull-scoop-41MILLION-lotto-jackpot.html
Your email address was among the emails which were submitted to us by the Google, Inc as a web user; if you have received our email please, kindly send us the below details so that we can transfer your £1,500,000.00 pounds in your name or direct our bank to effect the transfer of the funds to your operational bank account in your country, congratulations.
Send your response to (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gareth & Catherine Bull
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