I just want to tell you that I will retire. Yes, sure! I just won twice in a lottery. I just have to make sure that all the taxes and insurance policies are paid…
You know them as well, don’t you? The mails you get to tell you that you won in a lottery (maybe from Microsoft). From what we know today, this is one of the biggest growing types of Internet Fraud today and guess what – I am expecting this to even grow more with the economic downturn as people tend to want to believe in such things as soon as money becomes a little bit tighter.
When I talk about that I often hear statements like “you have to be very naive to get tricked into this”. Honestly today we know that this is not true! We just did a survey and asked approx. 5’000 people in UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and Denmark and this led to some pretty interesting results:
So, do not tell me that32% of Danish people are naive or stupid. It is often just the professional way these scams look like.
That’s the reason, why we announced a coalition with Yahoo!, Western Union and African Development Bank to fight lottery scam. This coalition has two goals:
So, if you want to know more about this type of scam, either click on the picture above or this link here.
If you are a victim of a “Microsoft Lottery” and filed your case with Law Enforcement, please report it to us:
Thank you Roger
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