The lottery scam email message below, which claims that the recipients are lottery winners in the Apple 2016 lottery or promotion, is a scam. The email message was NOT sent by Apple and there is no such lottery or promotion. The phishing email message was actually sent by cyber-criminals/scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information in order to collect their so-called lottery prize. Remember, never send your information or send money to anyone who claims that you have won the lottery. Legitimate lottery companies will never ask their winners to send money, or send their personal information via email or text message.
The Apple Lottery Scam Email
Subject: Fwd: Re:
This email is to inform you that your email address has just won you Nine hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($950,000.00 usd) and a IPHONE 6S, Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch (MC976HN/A) for this year 2016 lottery promotion, which is organized by the APPLE COMPANY INC, We collects all the email addresses of the people who are active online Yahoo and Hotmail, Gmail/other Emails, we only select Five people as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying
NOTE: FOR CLAIMS OF WINNING PRIZE YOU MUST CONTACT THE EMAIL BELOW WITH YOUR INFORMATION TO OPEN YOUR CLAIMS FILE.
Contact E-mail: (appleinc2016@ hotmail.com)
1. FULL NAMES: 2. HOUSE ADDRESS:
3. OCCUPATION: 4. SEX: 5. AGE:
6. DIRECT PHONE NO: 7. STATE: 8. COUNTRY:
Thank you and accept my hearty congratulations once again!
Recipients of the lottery scam email message should delete it, and recipients who have already sent their information, should be careful next time, because the cyber-criminals will use that information in an attempt to scam them. Once cyber-criminals or scammers have received their potential victims’ information, they will continue to call or send them messages, in an attempt to scam them.