Don’t Get Tricked! Be Safe
Nothing in this world comes for free. All of us may agree to this fact, but we still often get misled by spam e-mails claiming to offer us huge amount of money, unclaimed property, free gifts, and more. A number of e-mail scams come into light every other day, trying to fool us with unrealistic claims, but we end-up believing them and losing everything.
Internet scammers try out different routes to trick innocent people. Another recent e-mail scam that is hitting the Inbox of users is using the names of Europe’s biggest lottery winners, who won a sum of £161 million last month. The e-mail scam claims that the jackpot winners, Colin and Christine Weir, are interested to donate a sum of £5 million each to five people as a part of a charity project and your name has been selected for the same.
The excerpt of the spam e-mail is given below:
"My name is Colin Weir from Scotland. I and my wife won the £161,653,000 Euromillions jackpot and have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of £5m to you as part of our own charity project to improve the lot of five lucky individuals all over the world. If you have received this e-mail today, then you are one of the lucky recipients and all you have to do is get back to us so that we can send your details to the payout bank."
The e-mail asks you to get in touch with the sender and provide your personal and financial information, if you want to claim the donation of £5 million. The sole motive of the e-mail scam is to collect such critical information from you and use it for identity frauds.
Camelot, the famous lottery firm, has also criticized the e-mail scam and has advised people to be cautious and report the matter to the police.
So, if you get such an e-mail offer, do not believe it, as you may end-up on the losing side. The need of the hour is to be watchful and vigilant, if you want to safeguard yourself.
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