I'm worried because my father received an email (definitely lottery scam), but he thinks it's true... Even though I warned him about the Nigeria connection and other scams, he doesn't believe me and is waiting for his money...
He is so naive... During the last year, he has received a lot of mails from the Nigeria connection and believed them all.... ("They are good people, they work as lawyers, bankers, ... . They want to give me money! For sure")
My mother and me did a lot of research on these scammers and nearly all the e-mail addresses my father had contact with were on scam blacklists... We received a lot of phone calls of people with strange names from around the world and it stopped (what a miracle!) after my mother confronted one of the callers that she thinks these people are from the nigeria connection.
But since then, my father was so naive to contact these people by email more than 600 times.
Today he showed us a lottery email very proudly and was completely convinced about it...
He doesn't think it has to do with the nigeria connection or other scammers... but if you do a little bit of research on the internet, you will find out that the "contact person", a so-called Mr. Micheal Coker, claims agent, is involved in the nigeria connection...
We deleted all the mails he got from these strange people and everything he wrote them, but my father still believes they are innocent and they will give him money... We changed his email address and the password, so he cannot do anything in the internet...
Here is the mail he received:From: Claims Dept. English Premiership Promotions <firstname.lastname@example.org
(I think that the email address is very strange... Why would a British company have such an addy???)The Premier League
30 Gloucester Place
This is to inform you that you have been successfully cleared a winner of the Premier League Online Promotions. The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection system (ESS) from a database of over 250,000 addresses drawn from all the continents of the world. The Premier League Promotional Lotery is approved by the British Gaming Board and Also Licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). This lottery is the first of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public as we are using it to promote the sales of our range of vehicles.
Kindly find below the contact details of our official online paying bank. You are to contact them with your file number EPL/008/Z2133 as instructions on how to remit your winning prize to your home account. Their info is stated below;
Lloyds Tsb. Plc.
Tel: +44 702 405 8846
Fax: +44 870 495 6801
You are advised to send an email to the bank and ask on the necessary things you are to provide in claiming your winnings. Be sure to always inform me with your dealings with the bank were your fund is being transferred to.
Congratulations once more!
Mr. Micheal Coker
The Premier League Promotional Lottery 2008.
What do you think about that message?
I think that it is definitely a fake... It is strange that my father's name is not mentionned, only "Dear Winner"...
My father has already got in touch with those people and now they have arranged a strange bank account in the UK for him, with hundreds of thousands pounds on it... I bet it's all fake...
What can I do now??? How can I make these people stop contacting my father???
What will happen now? Will they threaten my family or do they just give up contacting my father if he does not react on these messages any more?? What will happen to this strange bank account?