Scammers contact their intended victims via email, telephone, mobile phone, or social media sites and tell them that they've won a lottery prize.
The aim of the scam is to defraud the victim of money through deception or false pretenses. Scammers get their victims to willingly send money to them or obtain the victim's personal and confidential information to access their bank accounts and/or obtain credit in the victim's name.
Lottery fraud is cruel and ruthless, and we want to help to eradicate it. We are contacted by several victims of lottery fraud every week—some in the process of being defrauded, others having already handed over money or personal data. The more we educate our visitors about the dangers of lottery fraud, the better chances we have of eradicating it.