The "Euro Millions Powerball Lottery" Scam
From: Euro Millions <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: February 25, 2019 at 9:21:45 PM MST
Subject: Congratulations you have won € 950,000.00 in the Euro Millions
Reply-To: "Euro Millions " <email@example.com>
Congratulations you have won € 950,000.00 in the Euro Millions Powerball Lottery monthly draws held On 26th of January 2019.
The draw took place on Saturday 23th of January 2019. at 21:00 CEST (20:00 BST) This notification is to inform you that you are a lucky
winner of the sum winning Match 2 drawn:
All participants were selected through an Internet system drawn form 25,000 names from Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa, Canada and North
America as part of our International Promotions Program, which isconducted weekly.
You are advised to contact the assigned Program Administrator/Coordinator with the following details to avoid unnecessary delay and complications:
Please contact our agent e-mail requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org
VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM
(1) Your Contact Address/Private Email Address
(2) Your Tel/Fax Numbers
(3) Your Nationality/Country
(4) Your Full Name
(7) Ever Won An Online Lottery?
We values your right to privacy! Your information is 100% secured and will be used exclusively for the purpose of this award only.
Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of the Euro Millions / Powerball interactive Lotteries Board Commission.
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.