Lottery Scam - "We are Glad to Inform you that you Have Won the Sum of £1,000,000 GBP"
March 2, 2015
The email message below: "We are glad to inform you that you have won the sum of £1,000,000GBP" is a lottery scam and was designed to trick the recipients into sending their personal information and money, by claiming that they were electronically selected as a winner in this year's annual draw via directories with Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo. But, the email message was not sent by any of the three companies and there is no Google, Hotmail or Yahoo lottery.
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Also, those companies will never ask you to send your personal information via email message.
This type of lottery scam will ask you to send your personal information and subsequently ask you to send money in order to receive your prize. But, please do not respond to the email message or follow the instructions in it.
Google, Hotmail, Outlook or Yahoo is not taking part in or endorsing any lottery games, so if you receive an email claiming that you have won some lottery prize endorsed by Google, it is a scam.
The Lottery Scam Email Message
We are glad to inform you that you have won the sum of £1,000,000GBP (One Million Great Britain Pound Sterling) in Outlook and Google Limited of Company to aid the use of Internet Worldwide and this Prize is given out randomly to worldwide individuals, for their personal business development and enhancement of their educational plans. Your email was electronically selected as a winner in this Year Annual Draw via Directories with GMAIL, HOTMAIL AND YAHOO.
This Prize is given out randomly to worldwide individuals, for their personal business development and enhancement of their educational plans once it has been redeem personally.
Submit the following information:
• Mobile Number:
• Contact Address:
Send information to this email:firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Remember this ticket no: EMI0029-938-THL,let it be your subject to reply.
Mr. Edward D’Souza
There is no prize, so please do not send your hard earned money to these cybercriminals. If you send your personal information, these cybercriminals will use it to further scam you.
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