I cannot believe my good fortune. in the last week I have been awarded two huge sums of money in two different European lotteries.
Last week I got an email from Mrs.Hall of the UNITED NATIONS (!) advising me that I have been awarded $1.950,000,000 by MICROSOFT of all things. That’s right 1.95 BILLION dollars!! I guess I ought to lend some of it to Obama to help pay for the banks and automobile companies he and the Congress have been nationalizing lately – oh wait – I guess there will be income taxes…
Today I found out, by an email from Special Agent Bill Nicholson of the FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION that I was drawn as a winner by an “International Lottery Company,” and that the FBI has determined the $800,000 prize is truly mine and “100% risk free.”
In both of these scams, I am asked to forward the most sum of $500 to cover various fees, and then the money will be deposited to my account.
Please DO NOT be taken in by scams like these. Microsoft is not giving away money to anybody. The FBI and United Nations do not undertake the types of investigations that these emails allege. Keep the $500 and your bank account information away from these thieves. You are NOT THAT LUCKY!!Share
About the Author:I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com