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  • Neil Trotter Lottery Win Advance Fee Scams
    Emails notify recipients that they have been selected to receive a large donation from UK Euromillions lottery winner Neil Trotter.

    Published: April 23, 2014


  • ADVANCE FEE SCAM - 'BBC Promo Email Award'
    Message claims that the recipient's email address has been selected as the winner of £500,000 in the BBC Promo Email Award for 2014, a promotion organized by the BBC One National Lottery.

    Published: April 22, 2014


  • 'Freedom Award Lottery Promotion Agency' Facebook Page Scam
    Facebook Page billing itself as the "Freedom Award Lottery Promotion Agency Company" acts as a contact point for people who have been notified that they have won a large sum of money in the "Facebook Freedom Lottery". During the course of the scam, victims may be tricked into giving their Facebook password to criminals.

    Published: November 7, 2013


  • Advance Fee Scam - 'MasterCard World Lottery 2013'
    Message purporting to be from credit card provider MasterCard claims that the recipient has won a million dollars in the MasterCard World Lottery for 2013.

    Published: September 26, 2013


  • Dave and Angela Dawes Advance Fee Lottery Scams
    Email purporting to be from UK lottery winners Dave and Angela Dawes claims that recipients have been randomly selected to receive 1.5 million pounds from the couple as part of a charity initiative.

    Published: August 30, 2013


  • Gareth & Catherine Bull Advance Fee Lottery Scam
    Email purporting to be from UK lottery winners Gareth & Catherine Bull claims that the couple has decided to donate £1.5 million to ten people as part of a charity project and that the recipient is one of those selected.

    Published: July 26, 2013


  • Lottery Scammers Exploit Names of Real Lottery Winners Violet and Allen Large
    Email purporting to be from Canadian Lottery winners Violet and Allen Large claims that the couple has decided to donate $2 million of their winnings to the recipient. The message asks the recipient to contact the couple via email to find out more details about the donation.

    Published: May 22, 2013


  • 'Facebook Online International Lottery' Advance Fee Scam
    Email purporting to be from Facebook claims that the recipient has won $950,000 in the annual Facebook Online International Lottery and should contact the Facebook "disbursement department" to claim the prize.

    Published: May 10, 2013


  • Criminals Use Names of Lottery Winners Adrian and Gillian Bayford in Advance Fee Scams
    Emails purporting to be from UK EuroMillions winners Adrian and Gillian Bayford claim that the the recipient's email address was selected as a winner of a cash grant of one million pounds.

    Published: January 14, 2013


  • 2012 FIFA World Cup Online Lottery Advance Fee Scam
    Email that pretends to originate from world football governing body FIFA, claims that the recipient has won a large sum of money in the 2012 FIFA World Cup Online Lottery Program and should fill in and send an attached form to begin the process of claiming the prize.

    Published: August 6, 2012


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