EuroMillions Lottery Scam Making Round in Internet
In another lottery scam, a couple declaring of their fake victory of an extravagant amount of £101 Million in a draw are targeting ignorant victims, as per news in MailOnline on February 08, 2012. This unsolicited amount is thus being offered to unwary users in the UK. However, a simple response to these mails might intricate eventually into a heavy loss and might even drain out a huge amount from the bank accounts of people without the slightest intimation.
Camelot, the Lottery Operator has issued a warning against the e-mail by which people are recommended from responding to the mail and are rather advised to delete them. According to Spokesman, Simon Horne the couples named Dave and Angie Dawes is imaginary, which again hints at spam and fake events. Thus, experts are regularly recommending people to delete the mail and not respond to them, as per news published in MailOnline on February 08, 2012.
The fake mail written by a fake personality Mr Dawes starts in a jovial manner claiming to donate a huge sum of 1 lack Pounds as a charity mission after the grand victory of the Jackpot amount of £101 Million. To make the mail sound more authentic, the sender further claims that this act is a part of the mission to make 20 individuals as lucky people all over the world. The receipt of such a mail itself indicates one to be a lucky winner.
The mail then trickily asks the recipients of their personal details as a part of the process. According to Molly O'Hearn, Vice President of Operations at Iovation, these details are always sought after by hackers throughout the world and are always in high demand, as per the MarketWatch on February 09, 2012.
Iovation firms further denoted that online crooks are always looking out towards taking the advantage of popular events and the upcoming Valentine's event is the latest targeted incident. E-cards, the most popular mode of luring people turn out to be the most hit, as per the NSW Department of Fair Trading. As per, Anthony Roberts, Minister for Fair Trading, Valentine's Day on February 14, 2012 is viewed to be the most targeted as per the news in Herald Sun on February 10, 2012. This kind of spam is liable to contain malware, computer viruses or even links and may also include scam relating to the dating sites.
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