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[Scam Alert] Fake Giveaway Scams

Security alert
December 30, 2020

If you receive emails in which someone says he’s going to give you millions of dollars, please be careful. It might be a SCAM!

Scammers pretend to be anyone like businessmen or women who have won the lottery, falsely claiming that they are giving away money in the name of charity or asking you to help them invest with a huge amount of wealth. Then you will be asked to enter personal information including address, phone numbers, and even ID card or passport, which could be possibly used for further identity thefts.

In other cases the life stories are different, but all the phishing emails are with the same goal: to lure you into giving away your personal information or even financial credentials!

Please be smart with your personal information. If someone asks you to provide sensitive information for some big prize, it’s definitely a SCAM!

Content


Hello,

I hope this email find you well.

I am Barrister CXXXXX, Banking & Finance Lawyer at XXXXX Firm, Turkey.

A client of mine is looking to investing his family asset $47.5M oversea into a profitable business project over a period of 10 years. I am reaching out to you if you are capable of managing the funds on a well done package and a profitable business that can generate 6% interest annually

Note that any valid and secured investment that will meet up the investor’s expected ROI will be acceptable.

Best Regards,
Barrister CXXXXX

A scammy giveaway email.
A scammy giveaway email. Source: Reddit

Another fake giveaway scam:


Good day,
I am Lerynne West, 51 years old. By Redfield Iowa, single mother of three and the latest Winner of around $ 350 million in Powerball Lottery, your “email” was randomly selected upon my request that you will receive a donation of 1,000,000,00 USD,due to the pandemic round the world i have to give back to the society especially to individuals affected by this lockdown, however you can read the article below to see my post on cnn when i admitted to give back donations to the society,
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/15/us/powerball- winner-donation-veterans-group-trnd/index.html
Please send your full name, your age, your Address (city, state, and country) and your mobile number. After which My account officer will issue your payment for the 1,000,000.00USD

A scammy giveaway email.
A scammy giveaway email. Source: Reddit

Read more about fake donation/giveaway email scams:

[Scam Alert] Fake Donation Phishing Emails

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