Have you received an email from "Helen Smith (Ms.) CPA" at "AMERICAN MEGA MILLIONS LOTTERY" telling you that "your
email address won in the second category" or something similar, and to
contact "Mr.PHILIPS GEORGE" to collect your winnings? It is a
scam. No legitimate, legal lottery notifies winners via email (see footnote) The scammers may
change the names and details, but it is still a scam! There are plenty of other
clues... such as a phone number in Philadelphia (area code 215) yet an address
in Waco, Texas!
Below is another example of a fake lottery; this email claims to
be from the "AMERICAN MEGA MILLIONS LOTTERY".
AMERICAN MEGA MILLIONS LOTTERY.
17740 Preston RD, Dallas, Texas 75252.
AMERICAN MEGA MILLIONS Are Affiliate of MEGA Millions Jackpot
CONGRATULATIONS: YOU WON $2,500,000.00.
We are pleased to inform you of the result of American Mega Millions Lottery,
which was held earlier this month. Your
e-mail address attached to e-ticket number: 25-64-46-74-11 (03-07), with
Prize Number (match 8): 0073627169 drew a prize of $2,500,000.00. (Two Million
Five Hundred Thousand, American Dollars Only) This lucky draw came first in the
4th Category of the Sweepstake.
You will receive the sum of $2,500,000.00 from our authorized bank. Because
of some mix-up with sweepstake prizes, including the limited time placed on the
payment of your prize of $2,500,000.00 we advice that you keep all information
about this prize confidential until your winning prize of $2,500,000.00. (Two
Million Five Hundred Thousand, American Dollars Only) have been transferred to
you by the authorized paying bank. You must adhere to this instruction,
strictly, to avoid any delay with the release of your winning to you in person.
This program has been abused severally in past, so we are doing our best to
forestall further occurrence of false claims.
This sweepstake was conducted under
the watchful eyes of 8,000 spectators. Your e-mail address attached to
e-ticket number: 25-64-46-74-11 (03-07), was selected and; it came out first by
an electronic-ballot draw from over 250,000 e-mail addresses (personal and
corporate e-mail addresses). This
program is sponsored by CFI to compensate faithful internet suffers around the
globe. Congratulations for becoming one of the few lucky winners.
With your permission, your e-mail will also be included in the next
sweepstake of 200 Million American Dollars. You must claim your prize:
$2,500,000.00. Not later than 7-days from the moment you receive this e-mail. In
order to avoid unnecessary delays with your claim from the bank; please contact
your claims officer below, and quote your winning and personal information now,
and in all your correspondence with the claims officer. Here is the contact
American Mega Millions Lottery Claims Department
300 South 5th Street, Waco, Texas 76701
TEL/FAX: 001 215 326 2589
Furnish them with the following:
1.) FULL NAME:
5.) ZIP/POSTAL CODE:
11.) EMAIL ADDRESS:
12.) E-TICKET NUMBER:
(Including amount won and how you intend to receive the amount you won).
Failure to provide the above details might result to the disqualification of
your winning so kindly adhere to the simple instructions
Helen Smith (Ms.) CPA.
Coordinator: American Mega Millions Lottery.
- Sat 8am-8pm.
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