This is a typical example of a lottery scam message. Who wouldn’t want to win a fortune? If you make the mistake of replying, the scammer will say that you have to pay “transaction fees” or “transfer taxes” before the (imaginary) winnings can be released. And if you make the bigger mistake of paying, the scammer will disappear with your money, never to be heard from again.
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From: “Camelot Group Award UK”
Subject: Re: Official Notification,
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2016
We hereby bring to your notice that your email address have won cash prize of Ј1,900,000.00 GBP on “Email Jackpot” held on 15/03/2016 at game house Nottingham, United Kingdom. Your Raffle Ticket No: 1427-24-34-36-48 Bonus: 3.7. For more details, write to us via email: email@example.com
Mr. Robin Gills
UKLotto.info © 2016
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