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Beware of USA Mega Millions Promo Lottery Drawing Scams

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Beware of USA Mega Millions Promo Lottery Drawing Scams

The email message below, which claims the recipients are winners in the USA Mega Millions lottery, is a scam being sent by lottery scammers or cyber criminals to potential victims. The lottery scammers may contact unsuspecting consumers by email, telephone, mobile phone, or through social media sites, and tell intended victims they have won a large prize. They might identify themselves as being with Mega Millions or another legitimate lottery, even though Mega Millions is a game, not an organization. Remember, no representative of Mega Millions would ever call or e-mail someone about winning a prize.

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Most recently, these scams use important-sounding names like “United States National Lottery,” “Mega Millions Mobile Lottery,” "USA UK Mega Millions Lottery," “Mega Millions Corporation” or “Mega Millions International Lottery” – these are all attempts to look legitimate in order to scam people out of their money. None of these so-called entities exist – again, Mega Millions is a game, not an organization. These scammers are fraudulently using the Mega Millions' name and our logo.

These scams all have one thing in common: They try to trick you into sending them money or personal information by claiming that you have won a large lottery prize. They often target older people and have been known to wipe out victims’ retirement savings.

If the person is fooled into thinking he or she has won a prize, the crooks usually try to get the person to wire money for “taxes” or “fees.” They may also try to get the victim to provide them with a bank account number, which they will then clean out. Another trick is to send the winner a bogus “check” and ask the winner to send money back to cover expenses. It is only after victims have sent their own money that they discover the check they received is counterfeit.

Here are some tips that can prevent you from being scammed:

  • Always go to the legitimate Mega Millions website at www.megamillions.com to verify a lottery winning.
  • If someone says you have won a lottery that you have never played, be suspicious. You can’t win a legitimate lottery if you didn’t buy a ticket.
  • If you have caller-ID on your phone, check the area code when someone calls to tell you you’ve won. If it is from a foreign country, that is a red flag. Also, be aware that some con artists use technology that allows them to disguise their area code: although it may look like they’re calling from your state, they could be anywhere in the world.
  • Be suspicious if an e-mail contains misspellings or poor grammar, or if the person who called you uses poor English.
  • If you are told that you need to keep your “win” confidential, be suspicious.
  • No real lottery tells winners to put up their own money in order to collect a prize they have already won. If you have to pay a fee to collect your winnings, you haven’t won.
  • Just because a real lottery is mentioned does not necessarily make it a real prize. Someone may be using the lottery’s name without its permission or knowledge.
  • Never give out personal information or send money unless you verify the company’s or solicitor’s legitimacy.
  • If they offer to wire the “winnings” directly into your bank account, do not give them your bank account information.
  • If you are told that you can “verify” the prize by calling a certain number, that number may be part of the scam. Instead of calling it, you should look up the name of the lottery or organization on your own to find out its real contact information.
  • If you think someone on the phone is trying to scam you, hang up immediately. If you engage them in conversation, your name and contact information could end up on a list that’s shared with other scammers.

Sample of a USA Mega Millions Lottery Scamming Email

From: Mrs Sue E Dooley <test@rootnan.gov.cn>

Sent: 23 April 2017 16:34

Subject: Email Account owner Notification of Friday, April 23, 2017

Merritton House, 31 Adelaide Street East,

Toronto, ON M5C 2J1, Canada

Email: canada.usamega@cash4u.com

You are hereby notified of winning the USA Mega Promo Lottery Drawing on Friday, 7th April 2017. Held in Toronto, Ontario

Canada with Matching Virtual Ticket Winning Numbers:

30•33•43•47•69 + Mega Ball 15

The USA Mega Millions and Powerball Multi-State Lotteries in collaboration with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG)

is pleased to inform you of the results derived from the E-mail Address Ballot Lottery International Program (EABLIP) held to

encourage online games and customers worldwide.

Your E-mail address has won a cash prize of $1,000,000 (One Million United States Dollars), Matching (5) balls.

Every email address is attached to a unique 12 digits Identifier ticket number as drawn via computer balloting from the 2.5Million email addresses taken from worldwide search engines and Google Mail algorithm results.

Ticket No. 969433330477, Serial No: CNUS07/MGM01, Ref No:

SA/625/03/017-8

Drawing Video: See Video in new Window

(http://video.valottery.com/040717mmfrt1.mp4)

Drawing Details. Date: April 7, 2017. Canada and All States Except California Jackpot Winners (All States)

Match First 5

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Match Mega Ball No. of

Winners Prize Amount Total Awarded

5 + 1 (Jackpot) 0 $20,000,000 $0

Match First 5

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Match Mega Ball No. of

Winners Prize Amount Total Awarded

5 + 0 2 $1,000,000 $2,000,000

4 + 1 24 $5,000 $120,000

4 + 0 187 $500 $93,500

3 + 1 1,043 $50 $52,150

3 + 0 14,634 $5 $73,170

2 + 1 25,795 $5 $128,975

1 + 1 214,325 $2 $428,650

0 + 1 595,724 $1 $595,724

Total 851,732 $3,492,169

Note: Kindly send the following information above to our Fiduciary claim director to Activate & facilitate the release of Your Prize without delays: (Mr. Wayne Dolezal) Toronto Regional

Centre. Activation Hotline: +1(916) 292-6726 E-mail: payout_megamill@cash4u.com or dolezal.wayn.megamill@yandex.com

Please note that your details will be securely endorsed for record and Future purpose. If we do not receive response from you in thirty days after receipt of this notification, you will

forfeit the prize:

Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!

Yours Sincerely, Sue E. Dooley.

Drawings &

Production Team

The USA Mega Millions and Powerball Multi-State Lotteries

Association {MUSL}.

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  • Posted: Sep 6, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Jeddah, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia

    Here is another scam, do not follow the instructions in it:

    "The Alwaleed Bin Talal Charity Foundation Congratulate you. My name is Dr. John Wallace, I am your claim agent.

    Your $5,000,000 Million winning prize is already to be transfer to your destination bank account, Kindly find attached your Winning Certificate.

    We are going to contact you later today with the contact details of the bank you will receive your $5 Millions dollars from.

    Please reply me back to know if you receive your Winning Certificate.

    Your early reply is highly awaited.

    Yours truly,

    Dr. John Wallace
    Claim Agent/Alwaleed Philanthropic Foundation. US"

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  • Posted: Jun 14, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Here is another scam:

    "From: oliver.alvin@qq.com
    Subject: Winning Notice
    Date: 06/13/2017 03:42 EDT
    Sender IP: 200.3.168.52

    Congratulations!

    Your email ID has just won a brand NEW 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
    Jeep and a cash prize of $850.000.00 (Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand
    United States Dollars in the U.S. satellite software email Mega Millions
    Promo.

    Contact our claims agent: Barrister Oliver Alvin
    E-mail: oliver.alvin@zoho.com
    Cell: 1-(763) 317-6575

    Provide below details:

    Names:
    Address:
    Age:
    Sex:
    Occupation:
    Phone no:
    Country:

    On behalf of US Mega Millions Lottery, we say a very big Congratulation
    to you.

    Best Wishes
    Mega Millions Media Center.

    Links:
    [1] http://www.megamillions.com/"

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    • Posted: Jun 21, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

      I just got this email sent to me.

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  • Posted: Jun 8, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

    "From: Mega Millions <hassan.vasanji@megamillions.com>
    Date: June 7, 2017 at 2:35:27 PM PDT
    Subject: Mega Millions Notice

    Congratulations!

    Your e-mail ID has just won a brand NEW 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Jeep and a cash prize of $850.000.00 United State Dollars in the US satellite software e-mail Mega Millions Promo.

    Contact our claims agent: Barrister Hassan Vasanji
    E-mail: hassan.vasanji@aol.com
    Cell: 1-(763) 317-6575

    Provide below details:

    Names:
    Address:
    Age:
    Sex:
    Occupation:
    Phone no:
    Country:

    On behalf of US Mega Millions Lottery, we say a very big Congratulation to you.

    Best Wishes
    Mega Millions Media Center."

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