The Lottery Scam

The Lottery Scam, is another frequent visitor in my mailbox.

“Hooorrayyy! You’ve won the lottery. Millions of dollars are headed your way, all you need to do, is provide your bank details.”

What's this?
When did I buy a lottery ticket?

Man, how lucky can you get?  What are the odds of actually winning the big price in the lottery?! Especially when you don’t even recall ever having bought a ticket! Hmm, how did that happen?

Well, sorry mate, it DIDN’T! You are being scammed, and how strange it may seem, there are actually a lot of people falling for this one.

Why? Because, it’s the dream of being able to quit your job, financial freedom, having the opportunity to do exactly what you want. What if all I need to do is just click this button!

Don’t do it! Remember these words: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Repeat them in your mind, and don’t you ever forget.

Don’t read, just delete!

If you have a junk or spam folder, it usually catches these scams, but if you’re like me, you’re probably occasionally browsing through your junk folder, just to see, if anything of value accidentally got caught.

If you see a mail that congratulates you on winning the lottery, DON’T open it, in fact, you’ll be best off just deleting it!

Thank you for reading, and be careful out there in cyberspace!

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4 thoughts on “The Lottery Scam”

  1. Thanks for the info! This really agitates me how these people will try and take advantage of folks that are desperate as it is to have some money. Especially, the elderly that have no idea. This is a good reminder for all!

    1. Hey Grant, and thank you for commenting.
      It IS terrible, and it annoys me that these persons apparently continue doing it
      without consequence. I would see them brought to justice, but it doesn’t seem to be a priority.

  2. Thanks for posting this, Ossur. I usually don’t see these types of email because my spam filter sends them away before I see them, but occasionally I will check my spam folder, and there are tons of emails like this. If it’s not the lottery, it’s something else. The sad thing is that even if 99% of people don’t fall for it, the 1% makes it worth it for them to keep going.

    1. Hi Andy, and thank you for your comment!
      You are absolutely right. They send out thousands of automated emails, and a few hits is enough for them to make it worth it.
      It’s sad that there are people around, who are willing to cheat others out of their hard earned money.
      Today, being a trusting person, only makes you vulnerable.
      If only they could be brought to justice, but honestly, it doesn’t seem like a priority.

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