Receiving messages about winning money

I received a message from someone telling me I have won money or a prize - what should I do?

  • If you use the internet you are very likely to get emails or a text messages telling you that you have won money, or a prize like a mobile phone or a holiday.
  • Or, sometimes these messages will say that someone needs your help to look after their money for them.
  • They will usually ask you for details like your bank account or ID number.
  • These messages are scams.
  • It is very unlikely that you have won something if you didn’t enter a competition.
  • Don’t click on links in emails from people you don’t know.
  • Don’t give your passwords or any personal information (like your ID number, address or bank details) to people you don’t know.
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