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Beware of "Google or Windows Live U.K End of Year Sweepstakes" Lottery Scam

Beware of "Google or Windows Live U.K End of Year Sweepstakes" Lottery Scam

There is NO "Google/Windows Live U.K End of Year Sweepstakes" organized by Google or Windows Live, giving away thousands or millions of dollars in prizes. Therefore, recipients of messages claiming that they have won thousands or millions of dollars in this so-called award or lottery, should delete them. Below is a sample of the "Google/Windows Live U.K End of Year Sweepstakes" lottery scam being sent by scammers to their potential victims.

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The lottery scam is an attempt by scammers to trick potential victims into sending them money they claim are for taxes and other fees required before their potential victims receive their so-called lottery prizes. But, once the scammers have received money from their potential victims, they will disappear, and some may continue to attempt to trick the same victims into sending more money.

The "Google/Windows Live U.K End of Year Sweepstakes" Lottery Scam

From: Holle McSpadden

Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 5:06 PM

To: Holle McSpadden

Subject: Notification from Google

Google/Windows Live U.K End of Year Sweepstakes has selected your email for a grand prize of 750, 000 Pounds. Contact googlesweepstakes@yeah.net for claim procedures.

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