Few days back a lottery scam was discussed here at "Beware! Its a cyber World" in which the name of AUSTRALIA LOTTERY INCORPORATION was used. Now Another version of the same type of scam is available to misguide innocent internet users. The following email I received today only and found it worth-sharing with my readers; so that any kind of victimization can be minimized.
The mail is forwarded from email@example.com and been instructed to contact Mr. Kenneth Moss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a total internet fraud, like many before shared here.
Dear readers, don't believe it and don't respond to any of the contacts given in the mail whether it is Mary Jack or Kenneth Moss. Your any kind of response will make them sure that your email address is live and you will start getting hell of spam mails.
The following email hit my inbox yesterday only.
From: Australian Lottery 2010 Notification. (email@example.com)
Subject: Highly Confidential (Cash Winner 2010)
|Desk of the Vice President Australia International Lottery Corporation.|
Date: 23rd November, 2010
Lotto type : mega million
Winning number: 111326344448
This is to inform you that your Email Address have emerged winner of the AUSTRALIAN LOTTERY PROGRAM .You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of $400,000 USD ( FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND AMERICAN DOLLARS)..
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE
To file for your claim . Please quote your Date of draw,Reference Number, Batch Number and Winning Number, which can be found on the top-left corner of this message to your claims agent Mr. Kenneth Moss immediately. He will direct you on how to receive your winning prize. Also, you should give in your telephone number to help locate your file easily. For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize has been released to you and also to the public. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-participant or unofficial/unauthorized personnel.
HOW TO CONTACT YOUR AGENT
Simply contact your agent with the contact details;
Note: All winnings MUST be claimed before the 29th of December 2010; otherwise all funds will be canceled.
Online Coordinator for
AUSTRALIA LOTTERY INC.
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Be careful and beware! its a cyber world and, according to latest research of Norton, two third of internet users are subject to be victimization of internet fraud, online scams or cybercrime.