Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by lottery scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information and subsequently asking them to send money in order to receive their so-called lottery prize. Sending your personal information to these cyber-criminals will only help them rip you off or steal your money. Therefore, online users who have received the same email messages are asked to delete them.
The "Micro Online Email Lottery Promotion" Scam
From: SADIK RODGERS - firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 24 August 2020 at 17:01
Subject: YOUR PAYMENT.
We are officially announcing to you the result of the Micro Online Email Lottery Promotion held. Your email was attached to reference number MOELP/0742/2020.
With draw number M73902MOELP which consequently won you in the 2ND category prize, your email address was extracted from our electronic email extraction system which randomly selected 30 (30) Lucky Winners of which your email address was among one of the lucky winners. You have therefore been approved for a payout of a total sum (One Million Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars).
This is to inform you that the fund Valued $1.8 Million United States Dollars has been Approved in your favor.
Please contact Mr. Christopher Leonard
With the following information to facilitate your claims.
A SCAN COPY OF YOUR IDENTITY:
You are hereby advised to provide all the necessary information to enable us to facilitate the immediate payment of Your winning prize worth $1.8 Million United State Dollars.