Online Lottery

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What is this cybercrime?

  • Person gets email that he has been chosen as a lucky draw winner of online lottery/gift.
  • The scammer says that you need to pay customs duty on the gift or transfer some money into his account as token money as acceptance of gift/lottery.
  • The scammer asks for money again due to increased duty or non-payment of previous amount or payment towards courier charge.

Prevention

  • Do not respond to such emails.
  • Report such emails as SPAM.

Solution in case of incident

  • Inform nearest Police Station and register a complaint including print of emails and copies of pass-book or online transactions.
  • Write an application to Bank Manager including case details to return the debited money.

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