Google Lotto Scam
You receive an email claiming that you've won a Google Lottery and are asked for personal details. In some cases the scammers also impersonate customs or tax officials and will ask you to provide additional information or pay a fee to release the funds (such as a money release fee, currency exchange, courier or shipping fees, tax fees, etc.).

Google doesn't run lotteries, and you have not been selected to win a prize. Do not reply back with your personal details.

If you’ve received a notification that you have won the Google lottery, please report it to us by completing this form.

We also encourage you to report the email as spam ( or phishing ( to your email provider. If you have Gmail, learn how to report spam and report phishing. If the email was sent from a Gmail address, you can report abuse ( to help Google take appropriate action on accounts involved in this scam.

Spam: The abuse of electronic messaging systems to indiscriminately send unsolicited bulk messages.

Phishing: Phishing is a type of online fraud where someone tries to trick the victim into revealing sensitive details such as a username, password or credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

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Lotto Notification Scam Example
Report a Google Lotto Scam
Complete this form if you believe you've encountered a scam involving a fraudulent Google Lottery notification. The information you provide us with may be used to further investigate this matter in aggregate, and may be shared with the appropriate authorities as part of our effort to shut down these types of operations.

Google is unable to respond to all individual inquiries.

Your Contact Information
First Name:
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Last Name:
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Email Address:
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Phone Number:
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Lotto Scam Details:
Name of the Person Who Contacted You:
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Date Contacted:
Method of Contact:
Name of Lotto Coordinator (as listed on letter):
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Amount of Lotto Winning ($):
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List any email addresses provided within the notification:
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List any phone numbers provided within the notification:
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Was money requested?
How much was requested?
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Did you send money?
How much did you send?
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How did you send the money?
To provide header information in Gmail:
To obtain the header information in Gmail, follow these instructions:
Were you asked to send any other information?
Please provide details of other information requested.
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Supporting Documentation:
Scan and upload all relevant records related to your transaction, including fraudulent emails or notifications you received, records of money/bank transfers, etc.

Send the attachment(s) to using the same email account used to report the scam in this form.

Additional Information:
Please describe your interaction with the Lotto coordinator/representative. If you sent money, include any unique identifiers for this transaction, such as the MoneyGram Reference Number, Western Union Money Transfer Control Number, or the bank account / routing number you were instructed to transfer funds to. Unique identifiers does not include any account credentials, secret hint questions/answers, etc…
Description of Additional Interaction:
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