Google and Euro Millions Lottery Charity Donation Scam Notification Email Message

The email message below which claims the recipients were chosen as one of the five lucky winners who won cash donation of £250,000.00, is fraudulent. Recipients of the fake email message are advised not to respond to it with their personal information. The fake email message was sent by lottery scammers, to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information, and subsequently, asking them to send money in order to receive their prizes.

Google and Euro Millions Lottery Charity Donation Scam Notification Email Message

Remember, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message.

Google and Euro Millions Lottery Charity Donation Email Scam


How are you and your lovely family? My wife and I won the biggest Euro Millions lottery prize of £1,000,000.00 GBP and we just commenced our Charity Donation and your email address was chosen as one of the five Lucky winner who won cash donation of £250,000.00 GBP and ten(10)charity organizations was compensated. I quit understand how surprise you are feeling right now, you have to be very happy because of the biggest prize your have won I want you to understand that your email was submitted to My Wife and I by the Google Management Team as the chosen beneficiary.

Please do not ignore this opportunity as you know it only comes one way, once in a life time, we have made so many charity home comfortable, and family we are very happy because when we won the Euro Millions lottery prize of £1,000,000.00 GBP. Year 16th April, 2013 we thought this was a scam but we stood by ourselves and prayed to God almighty should lead us through the successful of this Euro Millions lottery. Note that we are not trying to Scam you neither do we need your money OK, We have a lot of evidence to prove the authentication of this Euro Millions lottery. Believe in God almighty and follow your heart on this.

Kindly fill the information below OK.

Full Name:





Congratulations & Happy Celebrations in Advance,

David and Susan Nelson.

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July 5, 2016 at 1:16 PM by
Google and Euro Millions Lottery Charity Donation Scam Notification Email Message

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Hi, I recently (just a few days ago) received an email from a couple named David and Susan Nelson whom claim themselves to be the Euro Millions Lotteries Winners, they said they want to donated some their money( £250,000.00 GBP) to me, at first I was at some level excited about it and almost do I going taking action to get this "gift", however; just as I am responding their email and thinking the amount of money they said in the email in my head, somehow still my conscience tell me to be careful on this issue, so I decided to do a little bit research by typing the key word "euro millions lotteries winners" on the Google search blank, try to see if there are any similar cases of this, so I can ensure the authenticity of this whole thing.

Fortunately, I found an article titled"Beware of Google and Euro Millions Lottery Charity Donation Scam Notification Email Message", as I click into the page and reading it,suddenly I was awaken and realized that I might on a track of a trap,so I immediately pull myself back, and I decided to stop what I am doing around these day...(dealing with them)

Anyway, thank you for putting this article online, it save me from a big disaster.

If you don't mind, please allow me to post the content of the email they send to me, in this way it can act as a reminding to all the people who might become the next victims of this kind of scamming in the future.

Thanks again.

Here is what they said:

- start of scam message -


Pipers Way London NW6 4HJ

Areas: West Hampstead, Kilburn



Dear Esteem Customer:

You are receiving this e-mail correspondence from Mr Graham Beale, the Controller and Chief Accounting Officer NATIONWIDE BANK United Kingdom is constantly striving to meet their offshore and international banking and investment, when you join our organization you are making a commitment that deserves reward, because with access to a wide variety of services and products, and a special relationship manager.

Their data were sent to us in the name of David and Susan Nelson, The Euro Millions Lottery winners, declaring that as benefited beneficiary of your donation in progress. NATIONWIDE BANK officially declares said your check valid £250,000.00 GBP converted to $377,068.13 USD is now in possession of our bank and was placed as a Check by David and Susan Nelson, the Euro Millions Lottery winners. Donation Code Number [NELSON/231/2014BDB]

According to British law and Financial Services Authority regulations the Accounts and Transfers large International clients are to employ the services of an Intermediary Bank, which will be responsible for clearing their Check here in UNITED KINGDOM before the Cash can be transferred to the destination Country Bank Account. This is the role NATIONWIDE BANK authorized to play and we hope you provide the information below so we can transfer/wiring your funds to your bank account in your operational bank account.


Step 1:





* S*X:







Step 2:







Your funds totaling £250,000.00 GBP converted to $377,068.13 USD will be credited to your bank account operational within 3 working days. NOTE: If you do not want to send the data above, due to reasons best known to you, your validity check can be sent to your home address via mail delivery, but you will be responsible for the delivery shipping cost should be paid before shipment is made.

Thanks for your time and look forward to the successful transfer of your funds.

We are Geared to Serve you more Better

Yours in Service,

Mr Graham Beale.

- end of scam message -


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Google and Euro Millions Lottery Charity Donation Scam Notification Email Message