How to spot fake notifications of lottery winnings

How often do you dream of receiving that coveted email - "you've just won the lottery!"? Imagine opening your inbox and there it is, except, the email is fake. Here's everything you need to look out for in order to spot fake notifications of lottery winnings and ultimately avoid a scam.

How often do you dream of receiving that coveted email - "you've just won the lottery!"? Imagine opening your inbox and there it is, except, the email is fake. Here's everything you need to look out for in order to spot fake notifications of lottery winnings and ultimately avoid a scam.

1. You’re asked to pay a fee before receiving your lottery winnings

If you win a legitimate lottery, your winnings belong to you, the ticket holder. If you receive an email asking you to pay a fee in order to claim your winnings, it is most likely fake. When you win with Lotto247, you’ll receive 100% of your winnings! When you win with Lotto247, your winnings are yours.

How to spot fake notifications of lottery winnings

2. A third party contacts you

If you win the lottery with Lotto247, our team will personally communicate the good news with you. If you receive an email or phone call from a third party asking for your details, take note and do not respond. Scammers will often pose as a third party in order to get your banking details and trick you.

3. Who are you receiving the email from?

If you’re part of the Lotto247 community, then you’ll receive promotions, free lottery entries and jackpot reminders from our team - most players are very familiar with our Lotto247 emails. Fraudulent emails will look significantly different and unlike the usual communication you usually receive. Also take note of the email address that is communicating with you. Does it say Lotto247? If not, then it is not from us.

4. You didn't enter that lottery

If someone claims that you’ve won the lottery, take a moment and remember if you entered the lottery that is mentioned. Remember, you have to be in it, to win it. So, if you received an email saying you won the lottery but you haven’t entered the lottery, then it is most likely a fake notification.

5. The lottery doesn’t exist

Much like the previous point, take a moment and remember if you’ve entered the lottery mentioned and always look out for discrepancies. If something about a notification feels off, quickly Google the lottery mentioned to see if it exists. If it doesn’t, mark the email as spam so that you don’t receive any other fake notifications to your inbox.

How to spot fake notifications of lottery winnings

6. Take note of bad spelling

Fraudulent emails are often packed with errors, not only factual ones, but bad spelling. Scammers are usually in a rush and want to trick you as quickly as possible, so they don’t double-check what they’re writing. At Lotto247, we have a dedicated team of copywriters and editors to ensure that we’re providing you with the best articles, emails and communications on the internet! No mistakes here folks!

7. Contact us if you’re ever unsure

If you ever receive a communication from anyone pretending to be a member of the Lotto247 team and you suspect it might be fake notifications, simply contact our team on live support and they’ll be happy to answer any questions or confirm your winnings. Our team is always here to help.

Have you ever received fake lottery notifications? Share your stories in the comment section below and tell us how you avoided being scammed.



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