Lottery scams: Spot them to better avoid them

In its most classic form, the lottery scam is an advance fee fraud that started in 2004 and is mainly carried out by Yahoo boys.. They try to make you believe that you have won a lottery in which you did not even participate.The recovery of the funds (obviously non-existent) is conditioned to the payment of taxes and various fees.

Mainly spread by e-mail, this scam regularly displays brands known to the general public (Microsoft, Lotto, Apple Awards...).

More recently and especially on social networks, the lottery scam can take another form: a lottery is used as a pretext to direct you to a fake contest. Once you have paid a few euros, you will find yourself involved in a hidden subscription scam.

On this page you will find many examples of lottery scams.

To report a scam of this kind, we invite you to use this online form.

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support@gramfree.net gramfree.net (370 comments) > Fraudulent website
04/11/2020... This site is definitely a scam site. Because I have attended at least 250 lottery so far, but it is 0.1 gram in all. This is not mathematically possible. At least 5 of them must definitely come to 1000 grams. This never happened. Reference gains are not ref
Julie Leach ala julie13_1642_ (6 comments) > Lottery Scam
05/20/2023... Someone claiming to be Julie Leach messages me on Instagram ready to gift $30,000 and asked me to sign up with a site called rely vault. I was surprised to find that there was no app available as most banking services have one. This person seemed too eager to
+16468350075 Share my winnings (3 comments) > Lottery Scam
one day ago... Comment / Review: I was the person claimed to be laarni bibal and you had to contact her agent Chad Taylor . Scam contents: I won the California lottery and I'm sharing 500,000 dollars with 50 people that receive my text messages and respond with this code LAB
Patricia Busking (32 comments) > Lottery Scam
07/29/2022... I guess anything is possible. But what are the chances that there is a person like this that is so generous that they want to give their money away. Too good to be true I would say. Seems the scammer wants to attract attentionand hack into personal or bank acc
+13239497400 Dave Johnson (10 comments) > Lottery Scam
10/25/2022... These fraudsters are scamming people out of their money by pretending to be Dave Johnson, the lottery winner. At a later stage, they will ask you to pay fees and taxes first. Do not believe them.

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+16468350075 Share my winnings (3 comments) > Lottery Scam
one day ago... Comment / Review: I was the person claimed to be laarni bibal and you had to contact her agent Chad Taylor . Scam contents: I won the California lottery and I'm sharing 500,000 dollars with 50 people that receive my text messages and respond with this code LAB
+15306087538 BeckyBell Chatity (1 comment) > Lottery Scam
one week ago... Said to contact Agent Hector Lawrence. Did not have an email associated even though it said to email them back. I did not respond or do anything with it except report it here.
+16468350075 Chad Taylor > Lottery Scam
05/07/2024... Comment / Review: Message came from (336) 830 - 7183 Texted four other potential victims : (315) 699 - 1720 (432) 307 - 4079 (615) 930 - 4401 (646) 361 - 3402
+16084218952 (1 comment) > Phone Fraud
04/20/2024... Cellphone text message received photo image. Hello I'm Laarni Bibal the winner of $522 Million in Dan Diego, California State Lottery on June 7th 2019/2023. 1 have voluntarily decided to start assisting individuals financially so lI'm donating the sum of $500
davidsmithclaimagentlondoneu@onet.eu PRIVATEGNL PRIVATE > Lottery Scam
04/19/2024... Comment / Review: Sad state of affairs nowadays, where people are too damn lazy to work & would rather scam others out of their hard earned money. They can go jump!!!

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