Here is an email from the Camelot Group PLC(GB) address from firstname.lastname@example.org stating that I have won a ton of money in a lotto I never entered.
It’s a common scam where the target is you and a legitimate site is used to make it appear as though the email is legitimate.
The trick is to get you to respond to the email address, which goes to the scammer who then asks your for ‘processing money’ or ‘delivery fees’ with the goal of obtaining not only your money, but your identity as well.
Don’t fall for these scams! Here is what the official Camelot Group has to say to those winners that never entered.
There are lots of lottery scam emails and direct mail items doing the rounds which tell you that you have won a jackpot prize in a real lottery or a fake lottery. Even if they contain a link to lottery.co.uk or quote our address, we did not send them!!
You’ll find links to examples of these lottery scam emails (below) published without the writers’ permission, in the hope that awareness will, somewhere along the line, save somebody from being parted with their savings. Users who responded to their lottery scam emails saying they are a lottery winner have been asked to send sums such as £7,000 or €5,625 as a “service fee” to receive their ‘lotto winnings’ or ‘euromillions payout’.
If you pay that money you then receive another lottery scam letter, claiming to be from the Gaming Board of Great Britain, and with a forged signature of a board member, asking for €20,000. Pay that and you get asked for a courier fee to send your winning cheque. Pay that and… well, you get the idea. Of course your ‘winnings’ don’t exist so they never turn up. Here is a very real example of a lottery scam victim.
So far, at least 70,000 people have lost their money – please don’t let the next one be you!!
Always remember: if you did not enter the lottery, how could you have won?
Below you’ll find a copy of the email scam I received today.
Camelot Group PLC(GB)
Operator of the National lottery and Euromillions Lotto
Watford, Head Office and Prize Payment Office
Tolpits Lane, Watford, Herts,
Camelot Group PLC(GB),Operator of the National lottery and Euromillions Lotto, wishes to congratulate you on your success as one of our Ten(10) Star Prize Winner in this years Good causes International Awareness Promotion(GCIAP) held in online
Your email address won one of our Ten star prizes of 1,750,000.00 GBP .No ticket or coupon was bought in this promo all Email were draw from over 100 million email address provided by our internet service partner. To begin processing of your prize contact:
Contact him, with your, Serial No: GCIAP/20100932816092786 and
Also provide listed information:
Mode of Claims:……..
Mr. LLYOD BRADFORD
Camelot Group PLC(GB)
You must be 16 or over to play or claim a prize