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Beware of "Russia FIFA World Cup 2018" Lottory Scam

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Beware of "Russia FIFA World Cup 2018" Lottory Scam

Online users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim that they are winners in the "Russia FIFA World Cup 2018 Lotto," should delete the email messages, and should not follow the instructions in them. The fake email messages are being sent by lottery scammers who are attempting to trick potential victims into sending them money or personal information, by claiming they are winners in the "Russia FIFA World Cup 2018" lottery. But, there is no such lottery.

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The "Russia FIFA World Cup 2018 Lotto" Lottery Scam

-- Forwarded message --
From: Rwc ClickableEmail amigoalbert1@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2017 14:10:33 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: RUSSIA FIFA WORLD CUP 2018

Russia FIFA World Cup 2018 Lotto - Mega Fortune LOTTERY Russia

Online users who have already sent their information to the lottery scammers, are asked to be careful next time, because the same lottery scammers or others will contact them in an attempt to scam them.

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  • Posted: Oct 10, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: francis jimu <fjimu@yahoo.co.uk>
    Sent: Monday, 9 October 2017, 18:25
    Subject: RE: CLAIM FOR SAZKA A.S INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP DEPT: SAZKA A.S AVENUE FIFA SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY AWARD NOTIFICATICATION

    Dear (Claims Agent)

    I AM HEREBY MAKING MY CLAIM FOR SAZKA A.S INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP DEPT: SAZKA A.S AVENUE FIFA SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY AWARD NOTIFICATICATION for winning e-mails.

    NAME:
    ADDRESS:
    NATIONALITY: Zi
    AMOUNT WON:£500, 000,00 Five hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling
    SEX: Male
    AGE: 45 Years
    PHONE/MOBILE
    FAX: N/A

    OCCUPATION: Agriculturalist
    COMPANY: Cotton Research Institute, Zimbabwe
    TICKETS/BALLOT:

    Yours truly,
    Jimu .F. (Mr)"

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 23, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

    Latest version simply has the following:

    -- start of scam --
    "WINNING NOTIFICATION <mrsmercy000@gmail.com>
    Reply-To: WINNING NOTIFICATION <claimunit17@gmail.com
    WINNING NOTIFICATION,2017/2018 FIFA LOTTERY AWARD

    CONGRATULATIONS, KINDLY OPEN YOUR ATTACHMENT FILE AND READ:

    (It is followed by an.rtf file labeled: 2018 FIFA EWORLD CUP.rtf)

    When opened, the following is in the file: (Opened on a Mac with full security in place. I'm not sure if a Windows machine would be safe opening it.)


    FIFA 2018 MICROSOFT ONLINE WINNING NOTIFICATION 2017 Attention: Dear Winner,

    This is to inform you that Big Big Lotto Company and Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee (BFWCOC) has held a Microsoft Online Network Raffle Draw on Friday, September 22nd 2017, among all the Internet email users around the globe and your email address was among the 10,000,000 (Ten Million) email Addresses that was randomly picked up by the computer during the first Quarter Raffle draw in conjunction With Microsoft.

    We therefore with great pleasure to notify you that your email address happened to come out top (6) out Of the 10, 000,000 email addresses on the final email ballot draw and this has made you the lucky winner of $2.5MILLION (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only) and a free Entrance Ticket to watch the games live in Russia, Participant’s email addresses were sorted globally (PoweredBy 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 aware that this Internet Raffle Draw (IRD) is organized by BIGBIG LOTTO COMPANY and Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee (BFWCOC) to create awareness to the world as Russia is finalizing Their preparation for the hosting of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This promotion was held in Johannesburg, South Africa because of the successful FIFA WORLD CUP held in South Africa in the year 2010 and The main aim of this award is to promote the upcoming FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP that will be Hosting in Russia.

    Please note that your Batch number falls within our Afro Booklet representative office in South Africa Therefore you are to call and forward the Reference Number: EAASL/941OYI/02/SHYN, Batch Number:
    12/25/0034 and your information’s to Mr. Bassey Gambo to enable him process the documentation and Submit the clearance to the paying bank for immediate transfer of your winning prize.

    Name: Mr.Bassey Gambo
    Address: 51 Wale Street
    4th Floor Johannesburg South Africa
    Tel: 27 73-992-1778
    Fax: 27 86-768-9442
    Emails: claimunit17@gmail.com
     
    1. Full Name:
    2. Residential Address:
    3. Country:
    4. Mobile /Fax number:
    5. Occupation: 
    6. Age:
    7. Male/Female:
    8. Married/Single:
    9. Email Address:
    10. Batch Number:
    Congratulations from the staff, and thank you for being part of email account users of this program.
    Yours Sincerely,

    Mrs. Dianne Thompson

    Online Lotto Co-coordinator"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 24, 2017 by info

    Received via email:

    "I received an email from address: wordcup2018fifa@gmail.com - telling me that I was drawn in order to receive a quantity of money.

    I asked the guy danielhalewilliamsfifaworld@gmail.com

    regarding it and I received an email again telling me abut the lottery. After that, I search on google and I saw some news about this. So, that's why I am sending this email to you.

    I received an attached file with many descriptions about it. I believe that is a virus.

    So, if you need additional information let me know.

    thanks."

    delete


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