Today when I checked my Spam email in my Gmail account, my attention was caught by an e-mail saying that I won an international lottery. Thanks to Gmail for filtering unwanted e-mails just like this one. Actually, there are many instances I received this kind of scam email but I think this one is worth sharing. One of the goals of this blog is to provide free financial education to all readers and visitors so that they can avoid numerous financial scams circulating in the Internet. Below is the copy of e-mail. If you received this email, just ignore and delete it.
We wish to inform you that your email address won 550,000.00 Euros in an
International Award Prize promotion on July 27, 2010 .For claim of award
Mr. Luis Gonzales
Batch Nr: 498 Ticket Nr: 898 Ref Nr: BD-840
All winnings must be claimed not later than August 5, 2010, thereafter unclaimed
funds would be included in the next stake.
Mrs. Anissa Morales.
In order to pin point scams, you need to know what a scam is. A scam is one which is:
1. Too good to be true
2. You win but you don’t buy or bet tickets
3. Requires you to pay money first before they give you your the prize
4. Google say it is a scam – Use Google to search related topics about the scam
5. It came from an unknown person or source
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