Archive for the “Lottery Scams” Category

Do you know Gillian and Adrian Bayford? You should since they offered you 1.5 million dollars. It seems too good to be true, right?

Here is the email message:


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Unlike scams that rely on phishing sites, this one links to a legitimate Web site to gain credibility so that you will reply to the email. Do not reply and never include any personal information in an email, especially to unfamiliar senders that do not know your name like this one:


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There are a few other problems with this email:

  • The message claims to know your email address, but it is sent to “recipients”.
  • The Google Management Team would never submit your email address to anyone.
  • There are grammar errors everywhere.

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Sophos.com reports that there’s a new facebook phishing scam in the wild. We’ve not seen it here at UD–yet.

See Graham Cluley’s article, Beware Facebook lottery email scam, published yesterday. Bottom line, if you get email from “Facebook” that you’ve won a lottery and just need to send some money to an address in London to claim it…. Don’t believe it. Delete it.

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Another moldy oldie: You’ve won the lottery! Just send us your personal information. Don’t.


From powersball23@myway.com Mon Oct 17 13:35:57 2011
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 13:35:54 -0400
From: POWERBALL ONLINE INTL JACKPOT 
To: powersball23@myway.com
Subject: YOUR EMAIL HAS WON

POWERBALL ONLINE INTL JACKPOT / LOTTERY ASSOCIATION ASIA  PACIFIC OFFICE regional 
operations BANGKOK  THAILAND
 
This is to inform you of the release of the Power ball Online Lottery PRIZE DRAW, 
held on the of AUGUST 2011 in Bangkok Thailand.
 
Your email was attached to ticket number 085-12876077-09 with serial number 51390-0 that 
drew the lucky numbers of 03-06-08-10-12-16-27, which consequently won the lottery in 
the 5th category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout 
of $ 1,000, 000,00. (ONE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS ONLY), in cash credited to 
file with REF: N.EGS/3662367114/13. This is from a total cash prize
of 5,000.000.00, shared among the five international winners in this category. 
The lucky numbers:
 
Ball number 3Ball number 6Ball number 8Ball number 10Ball number 12Ball number 16Ball number 27 
 
CONGRATULATIONS!
 
You are required to file a letter of Claim and fill out the form below and send to the  
CLAIM SERVICES LTD   for further Instructions and Diraectives on 'how to Claim your Prize.
 
WINNING NUMBER :________________________ 
Serial NUMBER :________________________ 
FIRST NAME LAST NAME :__________________ :______________ 
DATE OF BIRTH :_______________ SEX :__________________ 
HOME ADRESS :_____________________________ 
CITY :__________ STATE :____________ ZIP / POST CODE_____________ 
OCCUPATION :____________________
MARITAL STATUS :___________________ A_________ 
Nationality :_______________________
Country Of Residence :_____________________ 
Email Address :_____________________ 
MOBILE / CELL PHONE NUMBER__________________________________
 

 
CLAIM SERVICES LTD. 
10 290 Samutprakan BANGKOK, THAILAND .
 Email: Office@regmurcia.com
 
 
All Participants Were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from email addresses 
& official addresses, from  Asia ,  Australia ,  New Zealand , Europe , North and 
South America,  Middle East  and  Africa , as part of our International Promotions Program. 

CONGRATULATIONS!! Once Again from all members of our staff and thank you for being a part of 
our International Promotions program.
 
We wish you continued good fortunes.

Sincerely,

Dr.Tina Akira,
President
Online Intl Powerball Jackpot / Lottery Association
Asia  Pacific Region

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