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Beware of the "2018 Russia FIFA World Cup Sweepstakes Draw Notification" Lottery Scam

2017-10-31T03:21:58 -  +
Beware of the "2018 Russia FIFA World Cup Sweepstakes Draw Notification" Lottery Scam

There is no "2018 Russia FIFA World Cup Sweepstakes Draw Notification in conjunction with Microsoft–Euro Online lottery Award team". Therefore, online users are asked to delete email messages which claim that they are winners in the same promotion or lottery. They should also not follow the instructions in them. Below is a sample of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Microsoft lottery scam.

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The "2018 Russia FIFA World Cup Sweepstakes Draw Notification" Lottery Scam

From: RUSSIA 2018 WORLD CUP <russiafifaworldcup2018@outlook.com>

Date: 2017/10/30 17:17 (GMT+01:00)

Subject: 2018 RUSSIA FIFA WORLD CUP SWEEPSTAKES DRAW NOTIFICATION

Dear Lucky Winner,

The Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee (RFWCOC) in conjunction with Microsoft–Euro Online lottery Award team officially announced the raffle draw held this month in LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM. Your E-mail address was among the 5,000,000.00 e-mails that were drawn, of which your e-mail id was randomly picked by the computer Esorting

during the 3rd Quarter Raffle draws.

We therefore wish to inform you that your e-mail address has won you a total sum of ($800,000.00) Eight HundrednThousand United States Dollars. Participant’s email addresses were sorted out globally (Powered by Microsoft) from Companies, Individuals, Government's Agencies, Co-operate bodies, Charity homes etc. and computed “RANDOMLY”

Via E-sorting balloting to select respective winners around the globe.

Be inform that this Internet Raffle Draw (IRD)was organized by Microsoft–Euro lottery Award team in conjunction with Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Organized Committee (RFWCOC) to create awareness to the world about Russia 2018 Fifa World Cup as Russian are busy Finalizing preparation for the hosting of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Note: Winners shall be

paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre and must be claimed not later than 30 Days from the date of draw notification, any Prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

Stated below are your winning Details:

WINNING NUMBER: 20, 14, 30,45,18,47

REFERENCE NUMBER: R2015/44.B2.

SECURITY CODE: RUK/4490.

Please note that your winning numbers falls within our Afro-Asia Booklet representative office therefore, your fund will be released to you through our paying bank in “SOUTH AFRICA” Kindly contact fund Claim Agent: Barrister Cliff Alexander

CONTACT DETAILS

Claim Agent: Cliff Alexander

E-mail: alexanderattorneys@lawyer.com

Tel: +27 73 943 7739

You’re requested to send the above winning details and the below information’s to Barrister Cliff Alexander to enable him facilitate the release of your winning fund to you. Also remember to place this security code “RUK/4490” on your subject for easy location of your file.

FULL LEGAL NAMES:

RESIDENT ADDRESS:

COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE:

NATIONALITY:

AGE:

SEX:

OCCUPATION:

MOBILE PHONE NUMBER:

FAX NUMBER:

COPY OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT, ID OR DRIVER’S LICENSE:

Regards,

Mrs. Michelle Alfred.

(FIFA 2018 Microsoft Online Lottery Coordinator)

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  • Posted: Mar 15, 2018 at 4:09 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    just received this message:

    "Again we are giving out US$75million to 40 winners & you have won US$1.984.000.00 contact mr irwin on 0788889543 ref 37629 to process"

    one, this is a private number as well where do they get your number, so which means, Rica is not safe; Rica is supposed to protect your number especially with things like this.

    I'm not stupid, especially not for money. I work for what I have and its honest money these scammers should rely be locked up and the key should be thrown away

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 26, 2018 at 4:20 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    "Fifa world cup Russia 2018 lottery draw, you have been selected as a winner 1,984,334 US dollars contact Mr Irwin 0788889543 to claim your REF#3297"

    please help i've already started the claiming process. Is it a scam?

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 15, 2018 at 4:12 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

      why didn't you just ignore it; and know your money. if you given all info is going to be lost and you need to change everything and block that scams. They are not traceable my dear, they are gone. you need to listen to your heart and not your head

      delete


    • Posted: Feb 26, 2018 at 4:37 AM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Dec 16, 2017 at 8:13 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

    I got this email and I replied to it. Is my money going to be taken from my bank account or my information will be used?

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 16, 2017 at 8:32 AM by info

      They cannot take money from your account unless they have your credit card information or online banking account credentials.

      delete


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