#megamillions SCAM ALERT: E-mail attempts to get your personal information

December 6th, 2009

Crooks who copy and paste from the Mega Millions Web site are sending e-mail messages, trying to fool people into handing over personal information.? As an example: a?recent e-mail obtained by a member lottery stated:

"Congratulation!? Our database showed your E-mail address was one of the selected jackpot winners of the sum of $520,000.00. ?Please complete the details below to file your claim and email to our fiduciary agent to process your payment immediately."?

The message then gives the email address of a supposed "United Kingdom Fiduciary Agent."?? It includes photos of real Mega Millions winners, which the crooks have lifted from the Mega Millions site.

This is a SCAM.? It is intended to fool you into giving crooks your personal information.

Mega Millions winners are NOT selected by e-mail addresses.? There is NO "fiduciary agent."?? Mega Millions has NO agent of any sort in the United Kingdom.?

It is important for you to protect yourself from e-mail scams.? Be suspicious of any unsolicited message, especially if it claims that you have won a game that you did not play. If you did not buy a Mega Millions ticket, do not let anyone tell you that you won.

This press release is mirrored from http://www.megamillions.com/. We do not own a copyright on it and we are not the original press contact.

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