There is no "Western Union Holdings On-line Award" or 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 Holdings On-line Award should delete the email messages. This is because the fake email messages are being sent by lottery scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal 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 Holdings On-line Award" Lottery Scam
From: "Mr.John Gary" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sep 26, 2017 12:47 PM
Subject: Attention please,
We are grateful to contact you and announce to you that your e-mail was among the listed beneficiary that won our western union on-line award.
You won the sum $15.5 million USD.
Contact us upon receipt of this mail with the requested information below to enable us file your information to your location country payment zone:
1*First Name :...........
2*Last Name :..............
5*Home Telephone Number :...............
6*Mobile Telephone Number :..............
Once again congratulation, and have a nice day.
NOTE: Due to poor network service HERE,You may receive this
Notification as junk/spam
©2017- Western Union Holdings
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