To find the most vulnerable, fraudsters send thousands of lottery scam mails every day. The spyware software program allows the scammer to track you throughout the day, and may be attached to any letter. When you log in to your bank account online, the spyware will immediately send your password and your bank website name to the fraudster without you knowing. The first rule of thumb is to never attach anything to a letter.
One of our customers found the following in a scam letter.
We are happy to announce the draw for the LOTTERY UNIVERSE international programs, which was held in CROYDON LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, on August 20, 2008.
Your email address was attached to ticket number:1456 with serial no:5555/04. This resulted in you winning the lottery in the first group. Your claim for EUR2,000,000.00 (Two Million Euros) in cash credit to file wlp/23456/05 em has been approved.
You may receive similar letters, or other information that you are happy to hear. They will write anything they think you’ll fall for. They might claim to be gaming officials, lawyers or claims agents, bankers or tax collectors, or any other title that would convince you that they are trustworthy.
Scammers targeted the customer above because he couldn’t remember purchasing any lottery tickets in recent years. He contacted us to clarify his 5 bandar togel terpercaya doubts and asked for clarification. The second rule is:
If you have not purchased a lotto ticket prior to the draw, you cannot be a lottery winner. It is a rule. There are no exceptions. It’s a scam to send you a large cheque with your lottery winnings, even though you can’t remember purchasing any lotto tickets in the past.
If you answer their letter and believe them, they will ask for your personal identification. This is a technique to steal your identity. They might ask for your driver’s licence, passport, and credit card information. They may use your fake identity and their photo to open accounts that you don’t know about or take out loans under your name. They could commit crimes and take your money.
They will normally ask you for money in the second or the third letter. However, sometimes they might ask for money in the first letter or later in the fourth.
This is important to remember that all legitimate lotteries, including those known as Sweepstakes, do not ask for money. Only the state tax you pay to your government is what you would owe for winning the lottery. This tax is not paid by anyone or through anyone else in any country.
It is important to remember that professional criminals are involved in your dealings. Therefore, any documents they send you, stating that you have to pay bank or shipping fees, insurance fees, storage fees, etc., are fake. You may be asked to sign a document that states your “lottery winnings will not be used for terrorist or illegal purposes.” No such document exists. They want to get your signature in order to falsify any documents that you have later.
Remember that your lottery winnings will not be stored in a security room, and they will not be sent to you by courier or shipped in cash. You can hand in cheques containing lottery winnings or send them via FedEx, UPS, and DHL.
A group of criminals involved in a lottery scam will usually have fewer members who follow the instructions of the fraud ringleader. They operate from hotel rooms, back rooms, and Internet Cafes. They are easy to move and difficult to seize. There are several dozen of them in one room. Each phone has a name and a description of the victim. Each fraudster can play up to 30 different titles and names.
Scammers selling lottery tickets may refer you to a fake bank website. They can purchase hundreds of domains and create the required websites in minutes. A fake online bank account will be opened in your name and you will see a balance that is equal to the promised lottery wins. The truth is, there isn’t money and no account like that. You will need to be able to recognize the fake bank website. It is easy to make the page appear like an account on a well-known bank’s website.