Pink Hill Woman Gets Scam Email

Here's another savvy "Scam Alert" viewer who pointed out a lottery scam with a twist.

Suzie Baker from Pink Hill got several emails saying she'd won 765,000 pounds from a division of the Heritage Lottery Fund. The email says her email address was randomly selected as the lucky prize winner. The explanation of how they company got her email is the new twist. It says:
"How did you win? Very well, it is no longer news that people surf different websites and pages everyday! On these websites and pages, you occasionally leave your email address(es) on their pages and guest books. Either through the signup of newsletters or accounts! Have you recently visited a website? Then, You are lucky! Your favourite website might have won you this. We have decided to reward all internet surfers accordingly for their loyalty through
continuous patronage."

We contacted the Heritage Lottery Fund in the United Kingdom, and they confirmed they did not send the email Suzie received. In fact, the fund is a beneficiary of lottery proceeds, not the group that pays them out.

Our thanks to Suzie for passing this scam along to all of us.

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