Cyber Thugs Utilize Name of Lottery Winner within Worldwide E-mail Scam
One lottery fraud electronic mail is circulating all over the globe exploiting the name of Margaret Loughrey of Northern Ireland after she won Euromillions, in attempts at cheating Internauts off their precious cash, published irishmirror.ie dated January 2, 2014.
Resident of Ireland's Strabane, Co Tyrone region, Loughrey won a jackpot amount of 27m pounds and became the maximum amount winner in a lottery from the country for the year 2013.
Loughrey, who won the lottery at year-end, stated that she would use her prize money for improving many people's livelihood; however, currently it seems cyber-crooks are taking advantage of her generosity by misusing her name within a scam on the Internet.
In the particular fraudulent e-mail, cyber thugs assert that Loughrey will be donating USD1m (600,000 pounds) out of the charitable trust she runs. In a grammatically erroneous English-language e-mail, the miscreants ask for users' phone number, age and full name, among others, and further furnish a web-link for accessing information about the jackpot prize.
A website namely bittenus.com, created particularly for focusing scammers as well as their criminal operations, discovered the scam.
The website's Spokesperson explained that within the above form of Internet fraud, soon as any individual's personal information is forwarded, that person is subsequently chased through e-mail, post or phone for sending money. Irishmirror.ie published this.
Explaining the method by which the aforementioned kind of scams work, analysts examining the latest lottery scam state that scammers dispatch bulk spam mails to a huge number of arbitrarily chosen people falsely informing that they're winners of a so-called lottery money, similar as Euromillions in the above instance. According to these scammers, receivers of the scam e-mail will become convinced enough and make payments else reveal personal information as directed and necessary for getting the promised sum.
Therefore, people mustn't trust such communications containing information within any telephone call, direct mail, text message or e-mail for validating anything. That's because scammers can very easily provide a formal address within the messages, or even the web-address for Euro-Millions.com alternatively some other lottery website that actually don't exist however, official they may appear.
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