EuroMillions scam: watch out for the increasingly common email scam

EuroMillions sends dreams and some do not hesitate to use this image to benefit from them. We can no longer count the number of emails sent out pretending we’ve won the jackpot, but a new type of email is circulating.

It is the Capital website that unveils this new scam that was discovered in recent days based on phishing. So this is based on an email being sent, but also an attached letter that includes all of the FDJ and EuroMillions logos.

In the document, we can see a message stating that the recipient of the email was drawn during a recall by FDJ and “Microsoft Corporation Paris” (a company not located anywhere else). The message states that the two entities have joined forces to organize an online raffle based on email addresses. The test determines (obviously) that the recipient is one of the three winners. The first person withdrew 995 thousand euros, the second 695 thousand euros, and the third 450 thousand euros.

fake judicial officer

The document even says that “FDJ Director General Stefan Bales” has signed a charter to allow this game, according to the document he revealed. Capital. Of course, the scam continues by inviting him to contact the bailiff to recover his winnings, Mr. Didier Cockwell who will be responsible for sending a check or making a bank transfer, after returning and duly completing the printed document. In the contact details to be indicated, the letter goes so far as to request the recipient’s profession, which is illegal. Finally, the document ends with a photo (stolen from the Internet) of the FDJ General Manager and her signature.

A fake document and above all a false drawing of the lottery is spreading on the internet and it is advised never to respond, the idea for scammers is to continue this exchange for banking information, or even get you to click on a link that installs ransomware without your knowledge.

Tricks that worry FDJ

on him WebsiteThe real FDJ makes recommendations to follow up on malicious emails. She encourages you to stay alert and reminds you of some tips to avoid getting scammed. Check the email address of the sender who often seeks to parody the word FDJ or Française des jeux, hover over clickable links without clicking on them to see what site they are referring to (often fraudulent) and read the email that often contains urgent text Inviting you to withdraw your winnings, are some of the clues to keep in mind.

Generally, FDJ does not advance this way to the winners, while sweepstakes or contests you have not entered directly by going to an FDJ partner site or using the FDJ mobile app are summed up for fraud attempts.

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