Fraudsters are sending out scam emails purporting to be from Neil Trotter - who publically revealed winning £107.9m on the Euromillions lottery.
Fraudsters are known for taking advantage of previous lottery winners, including Colin and Chris Weir. This time Hoax Slayer has indentified that they are impersonating Neil Trotter from London who recently won £107.9m on the Euromillions.
An example scam emails reads:
Subject: Funds Donation
Mr. Neil Trotter gave you part of his lottery winnings as charity, Please respond to this email with your name, address and phone number. See link for proof: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-26627075
My name is Neil Trotter the current winner of £108 million Pounds on the just concluded Euromillion Jackpot Draw for 2014,and i bring to you a perfect good news for such a perfect timing as this. I know this is surprising for you to have received this at this very early stage.
But because i just received the cheque on Friday 14th of March 2014 and i am excited, so i am willing to donate £1,000,000 (One Million Great Britain Pounds) to you and as part of my effort to alleviate poverty and care for the less privileged around the world, i have decided to donate to just 15 people around the globe which you are a part of.
So do get back to us quickly via email at: [email protected][address redacted]
Do not respond to this email with your personal information which could be used to commit identify fraud. Also as the scam develops the scammers will most likely ask you to pay a “fee” to complete the transfer of the fictitious money.
If you receive one of these emails please delete it and report it to us.
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