Remember, lottery scammers make money by asking their potential victims to send money for so-called processing fees, taxes, delivery or courier fees. If the money is sent by gullible online users, the scammers will take it and disappear, without delivery the so-called lottery prize they have promised.
Sample of the "Online Sweepstakes World Wide Web Computer Generated" Lottery Scam
From: John Anderson <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday 20 December 2017 08:38
Subject: Re: John
After several failed attempt to reach you last week; we decided to contact you through our affiliate office in South Africa to inform you the draw #1404 of the online Sweepstakes promotion held here in London. Your cell number and your e-mail address attached to the World Wide Web computer generated the below winning references. Below are your winning details:
Ticket number: B556075454152
Reference number: JA2C110P5
Serial number: ZA5365.
Batch number: XA872PY
Winning numbers: 06 14 32 35 41 Bonus 43.
This promotion was drawn on cell number as the key identification for setting up online accounts. All valid phone numbers and email addresses in the worldwide web server used for the online promotion were selected randomly via computer balloting from a global website in collaboration with internet companies like eBay, PayPal, Google and also telephone companies, like MTN, Vodacom, CellC.
Your file has been forwarded to Mr. David Newton, the Director of International Remittance Department/monetary index of OakNorth Bank London for payout. You are requested to send the above winning details to the bank to enable them process your winnings and transfer the funds to you.
OAKNORTH BANK LONDON
Contact person: Mr. David Newton
Mr. David Newton will instruct you on how your funds would be released to you. For your information, do not disclose your winning information to a third party; it is part of our security protocol to avoid double claim and unwarranted abuse of this program. I hope that the above information will be helpful to you,
Mr. John Anderson