Lottery Scam


Fraudsters send tens of thousands of lottery scam letters every day of the week to find the most vulnerable of us. Even the first letter you receive from a scammer already may contain some spyware, a software programme that enables him ltobet to spy after you all the time, attached to the letter. Whenever you go online to your own bank account and type in your password, spyware will send it immediately to the fraudster together with your bank website name without you even knowing anything about it. So the first rule is: “Never run anything attached to the letter”.

A scam letter, one of our customers has found in his mailbox contained the following:

AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION

We happily announce to you the draw of the LOTTERY UNIVERSE International programs held on the 20th of August, 2008 in CROYDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.

Your email address attached to ticket number :1456 with serial number:5555/04 drew the lucky number 3-1-174, which subsequently won you the lottery in the first category. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of EUR2,000,000.00 (Two million euros) in cash credited to file wlp/23456/05…

They may send you some similar letters or something else you would be happy to hear and start communicating with the criminals. They will try to write you anything they believe you will fall for. They may say that they are gaming officials, lawyers, claims agents, bankers, tax collectors, and any other title that will convince you they are trustworthy.


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