You should not send any money or personal information to anyone claiming to contact you in an effort to collect money in exchange for a prize. These emails and/or SMS messages are NOT from FreeLotto® or any of our affiliated companies. The sender of the message you received is not employed or affiliated with FreeLotto® or any of our associates.
A Fake "Freelotto Award" Email
From: ntwst1 ntwst1 <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 8:27:08 PM HST
Capital Bank Plc,United Kingdom.
127 Dulwich Road
This email is being sent to you in respect of your FREELOTTO AWARD.
First and foremost,accept our unalloyed congratulations on your award winning of $10,000,000.00USD.
We have been mandated by FREELOTTO AWARD as the transferring Bank for your winnings.
So,to begin with your transfer of funds,you will be required to clarify some basic information in order for us to verify that we are dealing with the right winner.Note that this is just a normal security measure we take just to ensure that we do not pay the wrong person.
Provide us with the following information;
Once all these are provided,we will begin with the transfer of funds.
We look forward to your urgent response.
+44 703 197 8837
FreeLotto® will NEVER charge you, ask you to send in money, or require payment in order to claim a prize.
These emails and/or SMS messages may claim the recipient won a prize playing one of the FreeLotto® games or a non-existing version of our games.
The authors of these emails are illegally misappropriating the FreeLotto® name, logo and website.
FreeLotto® does not send emails from Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, or any mail account other than freelotto.com.
FreeLotto® will never ask for your personal information or your banking information by email.
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Scam phone calls...
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Beware of Scam Phone Calls
FreeLotto® does not engage in telephone marketing. We contact our major prize winners by mail and we'll never telephone ahead to discuss your winnings. If you receive a phone call from someone purporting to be from FreeLotto® and requesting that you send in money in order to claim a prize, you're advised to end the call and contact your local consumer protection officials. FreeLotto® will never contact you by phone to request money in order to claim a prize.
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Report Fraudulent Emails and SMS Texts
If you believe that you have received a fraudulent message or if you are a victim of fraud, please contact us immediately and send a copy of the scam message to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also advise you to contact your local consumer protection officials or the National Fraud Center at www.fraud.org. You may also submit a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission at their website: www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
If you reside in United Kingdom we also suggest that you report the fraudulent message to the ActionFraud website http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/scam-emails, which provides information about fraud and internet crime. They will forward these fraudulent messages to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau run by the City of London Police for collation and analysis. This will enable crucial intelligence to be gathered and preventative action to be taken. The activity will seek to disrupt the fraudsters and close down the links between them and the victim.