If you don't remember entering a lottery game and buying a ticket, then every email like the one above is fraudulent. It reads:
Hello. I was wondering if you could clarify this for me.
A few days ago I received the following message on my mobile phone:
You won: 720,000 pounds
on the drawing no: #2112
Please email us to claim your prize: email@example.com
Of course I didnt believe it and think it is a scam as when I sent it the email address as above they came back saying I would need to send either 500 or 350 pounds so that the courier could send me the money.
If it is too good to be true then it probably is.........
My answer was the same for every question I get like this:
- Don't reply
- Don't waste your time reading it
- Don't ask for details
- Don't send an email to them
- Don't send money
- Don't phone them
In fact, just delete their email and forget it. There are no genuine lottery winning emails if you didn't buy a ticket. If in doubt, don't do anything.