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New Fake Lottery E-mails Exploit Names of Big Jackpot Winners

E-mail users are being cautioned about one online scam which asserts that Angela and Richard Maxwell who won EuroMillions are giving away 1m pounds, published lincolnshireecho.co.uk dated May 18, 2015.

Belonging to Coningsby (Lincolnshire, England), Richard and Angela Maxwell were winners of the EuroMillions lottery gaining 53 million pounds during April 2015.

Addressing recipients, the scam electronic mail tells that they're among the six e-mail account-holders chosen for getting 1m pounds as cash donation the Coningsby couple is offering as the family celebrates their huge jackpot earning from the EuroMillions.

Camelot that runs the National Jackpot had a spokesperson state that that they're wary of certain organizations which try acquiring personal information or payment over the Net from people by making various pretensions. Lincolnshireecho.co.uk published this.

The Spokesperson explains The National Jackpot, other lotteries and people winning National Lotteries are at times fraudulently utilized for executing these scams. Usually, the companies executing them are located abroad, while aiming at people in UK. Therefore, it's advisable to keep that in mind for incase something appears unbelievably true it's likely a fake. Incase any person thinks he has been victimized, he must inform the local cops, the spokesperson recommends.

Meanwhile, three individuals, who're recipients of the bogus e-mails, have contacted Lincolnshire Echo.

Disturbingly, the bogus sweepstake electronic mail scam hasn't only targeted Internet users within UK, but even people within USA where a similar incidence has been reported. In that there's been exploitation of the Mega Millions lottery's name along with Harold Diamond its winner in a bogus e-mail.

The electronic mail asserts Diamond will be handing over a portion from his fortune to 5 persons chosen at random among whom the e-mail recipient is one. However, for getting that fortune the recipient must e-mail to Diamond's advocate while provide one verification code following which further instructions will be sent.

Now, on writing to the "advocate" there'll be instructions for making payments to supposedly cover taxes and other expenses. Actually, when getting a prize, one should never be required for paying money. Moreover, there's no question of ever winning a lottery one hasn't even played.

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