Monica Torres, Euro Millions Lottery (scam)

This is a standard type of lottery scam message, claiming to come from “Monica Torres.” (Read more about how lottery scams work.) In reality, “Monica” is not a lottery official but rather a scammer, probably operating with a disposable cell phone that can’t be traced. If you make the mistake of replying to the message, you’ll discover that you have to send a “release fee” or “transfer tax” before Monica can send you your (imaginary) winnings, and then if you make the bigger mistake of paying, “Monica” will disappear with your money, never to be heard from again.

From: Lisa Tschiderer
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2015

Your email address has brought you an unexpected luck, which was selected in The Euro Millions Lottery and subsequently won you the sum of €1,000,000.00 Euros. Contact Monica Torres Email: to claim your prize.

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