Online scammers still posing as Wisbech EuroMillions winners Dave and Angela Dawes
ONLINE fraudsters claiming to be Wisbech EuroMillions winners Dave and Angela Dawes are still sending scam e-mails five months after their win.
The Dawes said they would make their family and friends instant millionaires after scooping the �101million jackpot in October.
But scam e-mails, which aim to trick victims into handing over personal details, are still circulating months later.
One reads: “Dear Nominee, This is a personal e-mail directed to you.
“My wife and I won an EuroMillions Jackpot Lottery of �101m million (Pounds) on October 11, 2011 and have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of �1,000,000.00 Pounds to you as part of our own charity project to improve the lot of 20 lucky individuals all over the world.
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“If you have received this email then you are one of the lucky recipients and all you have to do is get back to us so that we can send your details to the payout bank.”
The e-mail contains a link to a news story about the Dawes, which the scammers claim “verifies” their supposed offer.
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“All response should be directed to our private e-mail only,” the message concludes.
James Wilson-White, from Spalding, said he replied to the e-mail to say all such matters would go through his solicitor.
He said: “I think it’s really bad. This could fool some people if they are desperate enough to think this is genuine and could change their life.
“It’s really sad that people do this.”
The Dawes, who swapped their �70-a-week Wisbech flat for a luxury penthouse after scooping the third biggest prize in the UK, got married in Gretna Green in December.