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Oxfam scam warning

Security experts have warned of a new email scam that purports to be a lottery notification from Oxfam.

The emails claim that the recipient has won £850,000 in a lottery run by the international aid relief organisation, and asks for bank account details to transfer the 'winnings'.

The scam tells recipients to contact a email address, and lists a UK 070 personal phone number for people who wish to make contact via telephone.

March 4, 2008 |


Thank you for the post. It seems like I get these email scams every other day.

Posted by :Lance Mohr | March 11, 2008 6:40 PM

DUH! If you believe that shite, then maybe you deserve to lose a couple quid. Tough love and all...

Posted by :D | March 13, 2008 6:37 PM

yeah. i received one such scam email the other day and another from supposedly the uk national lottery

Posted by :jose R. SINDIONG | August 9, 2010 12:11 AM

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