We’ve had a lot of questions asking about the British Lottery International email scam which so many folks are receiving. It seems that with the Katrina scams starting to wane, the British Lottery International scam is picking up steam again. The questions always run along the lines of this one:
“I just received an email from British Lottery International advising a lottery number had been assigned to my email address and I had won a large amount of money. I was given a web site and person name to contact to start the process of collecting the money. I am assuming this is a scam but would like to verify.
Can you help?”
Yes, we can help. We can tell you this: any email you get advertising British Lottery International, even if it seems like it could be true because it is targeting you specifically (and that’s what it is, targeting) is a scam. Period. In fact, it is really just a variation on all the 419 scams out there.
So don’t be taken in.
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