The "Sony Mobile Lottery" Lotto Scam
From: SONY Mobile Lottery firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: CONTACT FORM: Fund Claim
Date: 18 September 2018 at 1:04:01 pm AEST
We have completed the verification of your details which was submitted on our website. It has been confirmed that you are the true winner and your prize is ready to be disbursed through your preferred mode of receiving your won prize. Kindly check and read the attached document for more details about the delivery of your winning check and immediately contact South East courier through their email address so they can schedule delivery of your winnings to you ASAP.
On behalf of staff of SONY EUROPE LIMITED Promotions , we wish you congratulations to you and your family ...
Mrs. Carol Jhul
Once potential victims contact the lottery scammers, thinking they are contacting the so-called Sony Mobile Lottery, the scammers will ask them to send personal information, and subsequently ask them to send money in order to receive their so-called prizes, which the scammers will claim the money is for taxes or processing fees. They will then ask their potential victims to send the money via Western Union, MoneyGram or other money transfer services. Once the scammers have received their victims’ money, they will disappear, leaving the victim frustrated, depress, and a few hundreds or thousands of dollars broke.
The same lottery scammers may contact their victims and attempt to scam them again using the personal information the victims sent to them, or they may sell their victims’ information to other lottery scammers, who will also attempt to scam the victims.