Independent organisation Hoax Slayer first exposed the scam emails, falsely claiming to be from Trotter, earlier this week. The scam claims that that, as part of his effort to alleviate poverty, Trotter has chosen to give 15 people a £1 million endowment. Although the emails claim to be from the recent EuroMillions winner, police have been quick to stress that the emails are in no way associated with Trotter.
Although the emails don’t ask for any personal or financial information at first, subsequent emails from the scammers attempt to convince the victim that they will have to pay a processing fee in order to receive the £1 million sum.
Action Fraud has advised anyone who receives an email claiming to be from Trotter to report it directly to them. For information on internet fraud and how to report a scam email, visit www.actionfraud.police.uk.
Sadly, lottery scams are becoming increasingly common and WorldLottery.net would like to remind readers to remain vigilant in order to avoid falling victim to a malicious scam.
Written by Grace Mee