Lottery E-Mail Fraud in North Yorkshire Attacking Indians
An e-mail fraud has been reported in North Yorkshire (England) that's attempting at tricking innocent Indians, thus published wetherbynews.co.uk in news on June 24, 2011.
Addressing recipients of the scam e-mail, the embedded message stated that they had won awards from certain BBC Lottery played in Harrogate (North Yorkshire, UK). The company's name conducting the lottery has been claimed as Camelot.
Continuing further, the e-mail message directed recipients that they required transferring 400-1,500 pounds as "release fee" to 29,000-109,000 Indian rupees for getting the jackpot.
There's also a logo depicted in the e-mail which is of The One Show of BBC1 along with popular British entertainer Terry Wagon's picture and an image of the money that apparently British Airways would transport.
Stated Harrogate Police's Sgt Geoff Crocker, the particular e-mail scam was pretty sophisticated. The messages contained trustworthy logos of British icons, while in reality there was no relation between The One Show and the lottery or British Airways, he pointed out. Wetherbynews.co.uk reported this.
Crocker further said that anyone having knowledge of British society would know that the BBC wouldn't utilize a Hotmail ID.
Declaring that there was no such lottery as claimed, the BBC stated that its suggestion to anybody getting the e-mail supposedly from BBC was to erase the message without replying to it. But, if anybody doubted that he had already been victimized then he must get n touch with his bank, the broadcasting company added. Bbc.co.uk published this on June 24, 2011.
Remarking about the above fake lottery scheme, Camelot the lottery's organizer stated that it knew about the existence of several organizations, which tried acquiring personal information else payments electronically from the public citing various reasons that were actually a fake. Bbc.co.uk published this on June 24, 2011.
Camelot also stated that the current scams occasionally falsely used the National Lottery as well as other lotteries as their components. A few of the scamming companies, according to the organizer, were doubtless based overseas, frequently attacking foreign residents. But suppose anyone thought he had already been victimized then he must contact his area's cops, Camelot advised.
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