EuroMillion Winners Used in Email Scam
A scam email, claiming to be from the recent EuroMillions winners Adrian and Gillian Bayford, has been uncovered circulating round the internet. The email says that the Bayford’s have decided to donate £800,000 to the recipient as part of their charity project to “improve the lives” of “five individuals around the world plus 10 close friends and family.”The email goes on to ask for the name, address and contact number of the recipient to enable their verification and explains that it is required as the Bayford’s are on holiday in Canada and unable to verify the details themselves. Another version of the scam email claims that the couple are in India to see the functioning of their charitable houses.
However, the email is most definitely a scam, as Adrian Bayford’s business partner Richard Hudspith said, “I think we can safely say its complete rubbish, that one.” The email goes on to ask the recipient for a transaction sum of £110 in order to receive the grant.
The Bayfords are not the first EuroMillions winners to be used in email scams. Margaret Loughrey of Northern Ireland, who won £27 million, has also been used in a similar scam.