The email message below, which claims that the Euromillions jackpot lottery draw winners, Chris and Colin Weir, have selected the recipient as a beneficiary of £1,500,000.00 to be used for the "Weir Charitable Trust", is a scam. The email message was sent by lottery scammers and not by Chris and Colin Weir, the couple who won £161 million in the 2011 Euromillions lottery. The scammers email created the email to steal the recipients' information, which they will then use to attempt to scam the same recipients.
The Fake or Phishing Email Message
Compliments of the day, My name is Mr. Colin Weir.
On 12.07.2011, my wife and I won the Biggest EuroMillions Jackpot of £161,163,000 GBP.
We just commenced our new year 2015 Cash/Charity Donation program.
Your email address was submitted to my wife and I by the Google Management Team and you received this email because we have listed your email as one of the lucky beneficiaries.
Kindly send us the below details so that we can issue a cheque for £1,500,000.00 in your name.
This money must be used for charity projects under the name "Weir Charitable Trust" in your area to enable develop the life of helpless and handicapped people like building of health care centers, schools and worship centers.
Kindly send those information at weircolin2 @gmail.com.
We are looking forward to receive your information as this is very urgent.
Congratulations and Best of Luck.
Colin and Chris Weir
Chris and Colin Weir are only doing to chartible organizations and not to individuals. So, do not send your money, personal and financial information, unless you want to be scammed. Never send your personal information or money to someone who claims that you have won some prize and that you need to send money in order to claim it. This is usually the first sign that someone is attempting to scam you.