You might think that people would be smart enough to not fall for these types of scams, but these email scams take millions of dollars from people every year.
Your elderly family members or friends can and do fall victim to these types of scams, which is why you need to warn them.
Below is a copy of the email if you want to see it.
EuroMillion Lottery Intl. Program
FOREIGN SERVICE SECTION BARCELONA.
BATCH NUMBER: 2012/XGFY
OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION.
We are pleased to inform you of the released results of the EuroMillions Corporations Sweepstakes Promotion in conjunction with foundations for the promotion of software products organized for Software users.
This Program was held on 12th January, 2013, in Barcelona- Spain.
Wherein your email address emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 1st category and therefore attracted a cash award of EUR860,000.00 (Four Hundred and Sixty Thousand Euros) and a Apple Ipad/Ipnone 5.
Your Ipad/Iphone, certificate of winnings and your cheque of
(EUR460,000.00) will be sent to your contact address in your location.
Please take note, lucky winners will pay for their courier services delivery.
EuroMillions corporations only provides lucky winners with a laptop and the sum of
(EUR460,000.00) only. To file for claims of the release of your winnings, Contact the Customer Service Officer with the information below:
10) REFERENCE NUMBER
This Email Lottery is sponsored by Software development firms a Software Engineering Resource Consortium Companies.
This internet E-mail draw is held periodically and is organized to encourage the use of the Internet products and promote computer literacy worldwide.