Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

FW: CONGRATULATION! - EUROMILLION-LOTTO NETHERLAND - SCAM

I did not risk opening the two attachments that came with this email. I could be harmless but it could be a virus or Trojan, was not taking the chance. They were winner forms and documents that came in .doc format. I urge people to NOT open any attachment from anyone that they were not expecting, even if it seems like family. Email them back and say “Did you send me the following attachment” and make sure it was intentional and not someone that hacked or spoofed their account.

Oh and of course the email / winning notice below is complete “horse hockey”

From: office [mailto:euro_million@hotmail.de]
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 1:45 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: CONGRATULATION!

EUROMILLION-LOTTO NETHERLAND
MARCONYPLAIN 40,
3068DV, AMSTERDAM.
NETHERLAND
CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU ARE AMONG THIS YEARS WINNER
We are please to inform You of this year's SWEEPSTAKE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROGREMME and you have been awarded the sum of 815,950. Euros in the EUROMILLION-LOTTO Satellite Software email lottery, held on the 19th NOVEMBER 2010 in which your e-mail addresses was picked randomly by a system Software
your email address was amongst those chosen this year for the EUROMILLION-LOTTO Satellite lottery. And this promotional program is proudly sponsored by the ROYAL SECURITY AND FINANCE COMPANY . Due to the mix up of numbers ,emails and names, the results were later released on the
29th NOV, 2010. Your email was entered as an alternative number attached to Reference Number: MAIL/0999/171 with, Batch number: EGS/1983-022 drew the lucky
numbers 9-13-21-30-31-44, which consequently won the lottery , in the "3rd" Category. You have therefore been approved the lump sum pay
out of 815,950 Euros. (EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND, NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY EUROS)in cash credited to file REF.NO: MAIL/0999/171.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European Booklet representative. In View of this, your winning prize will be released to you by our fiduciary agent located In the Netherlands .please open for the attactment sent to you, and fill the information sent to you
Name........................
Sex..............................
Address...................
Telephone number.....................
And send to................... euromillionlotto@dutchmail.com
you are advised to keep your winning details confidential till your claims is processed and your winning funds remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This
is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous persons.
Sincerely,
D J MARIO
President online games
EUROMILLION-LOTTO NETHERLAND
MARCONYPLAIN 40,
3068DV, AMSTERDAM.
NETHERLAND

1 comment:

mjane24 said...

Hi is this true is a scam?I receive email from them that i have to complete registration and pay a fee 18dollars.Hope i not deeive.