This is really amazing how most of the times we get the message telling us that we have won the lottery. These are the glad tidings which share a lot of similarities and at the end, the winner is informed that he is the winner of an amount of the money in the lottery and to receive that money amount, the person has to contact the lottery officials. This sounds good and tempting but normally these are the network frauds as well.
To get those winnings and to receive the amount, normally the messages ask the users to send money in some amounts of hundreds and thousands and this money is something they need to pay to get the lottery amount. This money sometimes is right to pay as it is important to meet the expenditures for money transfers, paying taxes, paying fees for opening bank accounts and some other expenses like that. In some cases which are related to fraud, the fee money when received, the fraudsters vanish and they hardly get caught then.
For the green card winners, it is important that they be careful from these scams:
– Sings that your lottery is a fraud:
This is trickier, as a normal person just by seeing the message cannot guess that if it is true or fake. Common sense works here as if you have not applied for a lottery, it would be a scam because you can win a lottery without applying for it.
The other thing in this situation is that there might be the chances that you have applied for a lottery to get a big win; in such situations, this message could be a fact as well as a fraud as well.
Another way to the tip to know if that message is a fraud or not is simply that if you have really participated in a lottery and won, the message will contain your name and the lottery number of the ticket which you have purchased.
Normally the notifications regarding a fake lottery don’t mention the name of the winner as they don’t know. There could be various shapes and sizes of such fraud messages and normally they contain a lot of spelling mistakes. So if you have received a lottery notification with a lot of spelling mistakes that is a scam. The true lottery providing companies have their copywriters and editors who make this sure that there are no spelling mistakes in the message.
In some of the cases, the fake messages to are perfect in spellings and writing but in that case, you have to identify the senders’ source and that in case of fake messages normally are the public servers like hotmail.com, gmail.com, and yahoo.com. You need to know and understand that the private companies have their own private servers for sending the messages.
In scam lottery messages, the sender normally asks you to reply to that email on an address that is different from the sender’s address and this is the identification of a message being scam.