The email message below, which claims that the recipients are lottery winners in The National Lottery is a fake or scam. Every month, thousands of those email messages are sent out by lottery scammers to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information and money, to collect so-called lottery prizes. Also, never respond to an email message that claims that you are a lottery winner with your personal or financial information. Legitimate lottery companies do not request personal or financial information via an email message, and will never ask winners to send money or financial information in order to collect their prizes.
A "The National Lottery" Lotto Scam
From: The National Lottery firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 02/10/2019 10:16 (GMT+00:00)
To: Recipients <email@example.com>
THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
Attention : Email Account Owner,
Congratulations! Sequel to the recently held international lottery draw, we are happy to announce that you have won the UK international award prize of £275,000 ( Two hundred and seventy five thousand British Pounds Sterling).
Your active e-mail addresses attached to computer generated ticket number : DUK92661-00H with reference number 004910108366 has won the UK lottery 2nd category award price.
Contact our claims agent immediately to commence the release of your award price by providing the details as listed below :
1. Full Name
2. Age and Occupation
3. Ticket number and Reference Number
4. Phone Number
5. City and Country
Contact our accredited agent below for your claim :
UK National Lottery Payment Officer
Leicester Regional center
Mr. Robert Lewis
Congratulations once again.
Rebecca M. Fernandez
The UK International Lottery Promotion Inc.