Another Nigerian Scam, now under the cover of the “Euro Million Lottery Board”.
One more addition to the millions of fraudulent emails we all receive, is the EURO MILLION LOTTERY scam.
The text below is the content of this email.
Confirmation Ticket Number:X-3007893284-ZDear Winner.Please Note, This is not a spam or virus message please download the attachment file for full details of winning notification from Euro million lottery International.Your electronic email address emerged as one of the Euro million on-line winning email sweepstake program held on the 18th of September,2009 in Brussels Belgium., hence your email address attached to a cash award of 1,000,000.00, (One Million Euro Only).FOR FURTHER CLARIFICATION PLEASE READ THE DETAILS IN ATTACHMENT FILE.Kind Regards,Mrs.Benita Megan Jones,Promotions Coordinator, CONTACT: MR.Martens Van Gills,TEL: +32-489-699-029 or 01132-489-699-029NB Please Note do not mail back through the alert email, contact MR.Martens Van Gills, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This photo is the fake certificate attached to the email.
The email you need to respond to (email@example.com) is cleverly selected from the LUCKYMAIL.COM service so it looks (to the more naive) that it is from an official lottery site.
But if common sense is to be used, all one needs to do, is to go to luckymail.com and check it out (if it is another web service, or an actual Lottery website).
Once again, my warning is for people to use their common sense !
- You can not win a lottery for which you did not buy a ticket
- Nobody will select your email out of the entire internet to give money away to you
- No LEGAL Lottery will ask you to pay upfront fees to get your money. The legal entities already got their money when you paid for your ticket.
- If you are in doubt or tempted, just GOOGLE IT ! Check the name of the Lottery or the confirmation ticket, and you will find out how many more people have already received the same spam !
I Googled it and I got the following results:
Confirmation Ticket Number:X-3007893284-Z : 8 hits
firstname.lastname@example.org : 6 hits
Euro million lottery International : 24,700 hits