I rarely receive spam or phising emails in my gmail inbox. And this is one of those rare times as this one got through Google’s spam filtering.
TO: undisclosed recipients
Hello dear friend!!!
Reply me via : firstname.lastname@example.org
Our names are Dave and Angela Dawes and this email is to inform you that in the month of october,2011,We won one of Britain’s biggest lottery of 101 million pounds.. BUT this sum is too much for personal use,hence We have decided to donate to charity projects and the less priviledged all over the world..It is also our intention to give out a cash grant of 1 million pounds each to atleast 20 persons to become millionaires like us.
To confirm this,you may watch our interview by visiting the web page below;
We know this may come as a big surprise to you but It will interest you to know that your email address was selected alongside other 9 lucky email addresses out of thousands of internet users worldwisde. Random selection was done by the legal advisers to this donation scheme,declaring YOU as a lucky individual for a cash grant of 1 million pounds from us.
This may sound like a joke or a hoax but please have no doubt as it is 100% real..Hence we expect you to get back to us immediately through our email address below for more details on how to get receive your cash grant.
Best of luck,
Dave and Angela Dawes
It is true that Dave and Angela Dawes won the lottery and are giving millions to friends and whoever they deem deserves it. But how did I know this email is a SCAM?
1. Why in the world will they pick me?
2. Search online. A quick search on “Dave and Angela Dawes cash donation” returned several results, most of which are saying that they received a similar email.
3. The Undisclosed recipeints
4. The email address of the person who sent it and the person who you should send your response is different.
REMINDER: DO NOT REPLY to these types of emails!