"Western Union Group Customer Automated Internet System" Lottery Scams
There is no Western Union lottery, therefore, recipients of email messages like the one below, which claim that they have been awarded millions of dollars in the Western Union Group Automated Internet System Draw should delete the email messages. The fake email messages are being sent by lottery scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them their information and money to claim their so-called lottery prize. But, once the potential victims send their personal information, and money, which scammers will claim is for taxes, insurance, processing or delivery fee, the scammers will take their money and disappear.
Sample of a "Western Union Group Customer Automated Internet System" Lottery Scam
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mr. Jerry Davis <"westernun."@fine.ocn.ne.jp>
Date: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 7:08 AM
Subject: Dear Western Union Customer
Dear Western Union Customer
This is to officially bring to your notice that you have been awarded a sum of $2,700.000.00USD by the Western Union Group,as one of our Customers who uses Western Union regularly. This award was selected through automated Internet system drawn randomly across the globe, where your e-mail address emerged to be among the lucky winners.
Reconfirm your Full information
Telephone cell mobile:....
NOTE: Every claim has an expiry period of fourteen working days
Thanks for using Western Union
Mr. Jerry Davis
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