I don’t get enough lottery scam mails these days. So few that I almost like it when I get mail from people like the alias Dan Singh, who tries to get me to believe that I have won ”Eight Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds Sterling ” (not my capitalization). Furthermore Dan Sing sends his mail from a free Canadian e-mail service but wants my reply to a UK free e-mail service. One could expect that someone handling a million dollars would have access to a mail domain of his own…
Lottery scams are widely used by fraudsters to try to scam people for small to medium sized sums of money. In the worst cases they even manage to get access to your bank account!
Did you get mail from the Yahoo! Awards Center? I hate to break it to you, but the mail is fake. It’s a typical scam, sent to thousands of people in order to try to steal their money, their identity or just pick petty change from them by making them answer, and thereby confirm their […]
Powerball Online Promo don’t waste words when trying to scam us. Short and to the point, and I don’t really think anybody will fall for this, but still… Here goes: X-Originating-IP: [220.127.116.11] From: Powerball Online Promo <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To: email@example.com Organization: Powerball Online Promo To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: File For Claims Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 21:56:30 […]
It’s been a while since I posted the last scam mail here. Not that I haven’t received any, it’s more that they seem to come in at such a steady stream that it sometimes seems futile to even think that I can publish them all. Anyhow, here’s a mail that seems to come from a […]
First of all. There is no ”E-mail address ballot lottery international program” with the UK National Lottery. And we’ve been through this so many times on this site, that it feels as if I’m repeating myself. The below e-mail is a scam. An attempt by fraudsters to cheat me, and whowever else got it, on […]
A new lottery scam. At least this is the first I have heard from them. It’s a scam of course. It has all the markings. A lottery price out of the blue without ever purchasing a lottery ticket (especially not in Spain and for the Euromillion Loteria Espanño), an irrelevant e-mail domain name, a second […]
Yet another lottery scam, this time labeled Brittish Lottery has landed in my inbasket. The sender alias is Mrs Stella Roberts, and the claims agent alias isAnthony Pedro. Both using yahoo.co.uk addresses. I’m urged to call a phone number in the UK: +447045750626, and they are in a hurry. If I don’t call them within 3 working days of their notification, my winnings will be revoked. Oh, and of course, they want me to keep quiet about it.
I don’t know if the lottery scammers have taken to writing more and shorter mails because of sites like this, but the last few days I have received several e-mails like this one. Very short, and with very few searchable keywords execpt for the names of the person who writes them and the so-called payment […]
Lately, a large number of lottery, and 419 scammers have been using Yahoo! addresses. They are much more common than Google’s Gmail service. However, and ironically, not this one, that claims to be a winning notification from the ”Yahoo” International Promotion Program”, is a scam email that doesn’t use a Yahoo address, even if they […]
Some spammers are easier to detect than others. The first giveaway is that they tend to use strange Yahoo! domains for sending their mail. This one, acting under the alias of David Thomas Clark, urges me to contact a Ms Jane Furness Gordon, who is supposed to be working for a company in England, but […]