NOTICE.No. I don't believe this for a second. This is either an identity theft scheme or an advance fee fraud or both. Tipoffs include...
You have receive this notification because this email account (email@example.com ) was enter as a bonified winner in the Euro Million online promotion draw with a prize benefit of (€510.250 Euros). If you are the owner of this email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and you wish to claim this prize, please contact Mr. Phillip Sillas for more information to claim your Euro Million Prize.
You are to present these Coupon Numbers: EU/3544-2100-10SP for identification along with your Name, Age, Sex, Occupation, address and phone number.
Mr. Phillip Sillas,
(Public Information Officer)
Central Promotion Dept.
- No branding of any sort on the email. While corporate logos and such don't guarantee legitimacy, lack of them is a pretty solid indicator of a scam. If there were really a half-million Euro prize, someone would have to be bankrolling it, and they wouldn't do it without recognition.
- No web link. A link is no guarantee of legitimacy either, but at least it would be something that could be investigated. Practically every modern company with an email address also has a web page, so this is super suspicious.
- The email addresses of the contacts are all generic services. An outfit with a half-million Euros to spend on a contest can afford its own domain name and use it in its correspondence. The source address of the email doesn't even match the contact addresses in any way.
- Shoddy spelling and grammar. You'd think scammers would have learned to use spell-check by now.