Saturday, September 20, 2014

Scottish EuroMillions Winner's Name Used in Latest Lotto Hoax

Since they won the EuroMillions £161 million jackpot in 2011, Colin and Christine Weir's names have been used in several internet scams and the scammers appear to be at it again because a new email claims Christine Weir is about to share $5 million (£3million) between five lucky  members of the public.

Email recipients are asked to contact a lawyer, claimed to be acting on behalf of the Weirs, and provide personal information in readiness for the bogus funds.

A spokeswoman for the Weirs said: "Neither the Weirs nor the Weir Charitable Trust will ever email unsolicited offers of money to anyone, in any currency. If you are approached by someone claiming to be them, or their representative, and asking you to provide personal or financial details, it is a scam."