Wednesday, February 26, 2014

UK Police Issue Warning About New Lottery Scam

Police in the UK have issued a warning about a new scam email campaign designed to trick people into parting with personal information by promising them a large EuroMillions prize.

The email looks very convincing and utilizes the National Lottery logo to maximum effect. In order to claim the promised EuroMillions prize email recipients are asked to contact an office in Johannesburg, South Africa, to provide personal details including their name, address, telephone number, and occupation.

The police are urging anyone who receives such a mailing to contact Action Fraud at or call 0300 123 2040