Warning! Keep your eyes open for the latest EuroMillions scam!
This week we've been informed of a new online scam which is targeting EuroMillions players by taking advantage of the generosity of some of its former winners, Chris and Colin Weir.
If you are a regular player then you probably remember that back in 2011 the Weirs became the biggest EuroMillions winners of all time when they managed to scoop up the maximum £161 jackpot. Since their amazing win the Weirs have become household names for their generosity funding hospitals, the arts, animal welfare, a variety of charities as well as several emergency medical operations. Despite the fact that each week the Weirs are inundated with hundreds of emails and letters imploring them for money the Scottish couple claim that they still read each and every message to determine whether the request is for a worthy cause.
Unfortunately online scam artists have now taken advantage of their kindness by sending out email spam seemingly addressed to the recipient from the Weirs. The fraudulent emails state that Colin and Christine would like to donate Â£300,000 to the recipient but need their bank details in order to make the deposit. A similar scam which may or may not have been devised by the same con artists instead asks for a small monetary ?donation? from the recipient in order to cover the costs of the Weirs ?releasing? part of their lottery fortune to the victim's bank account.
As with all online scams, if it seems too good to be true it almost certainly is. Never release your bank details to anyone you don't know, especially to people claiming to be former lottery winners. While there can be no doubt about the Weir's charitable generosity with their EuroMillions winnings they personally search out charities and people who are in the most need to make donations to. They do not simply give away their money without good cause.
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