• BigFreeLotto® will NEVER charge you, ask you to send in money, or require payment in order to claim a prize.
• These emails and/or SMS messages may claim the recipient won a prize playing one of the BigFreeLotto® games or a non-existing version of our games.
• The authors of these emails are illegally misappropriating the BigFreeLotto® name, logo and Website.
• BigFreeLotto® does not send emails from Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, or any email account other than from www.bigfreelotto.com.
• BigFreeLotto® will never ask for your personal or your banking information by email.
• We are the only patented BigFreeLotto® and have awarded over US$103.266.748 in prizes.
• BigFreeLotto® is 100% FREE to play, but you can't win if you don't play!
If you believe that you have received a fraudulent message or if you are a victim of fraud, please contact us immediately and send a copy of the scam message to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also advise you to contact your local consumer protection officials or the National Fraud Center at www.fraud.org. You may also submit a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission at their website: www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
If you reside in United Kingdom we also suggest that you report the fraudulent message to the ActionFraud website http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/scam-emails, which provides information about fraud and internet crime. They will forward these fraudulent messages to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau run by the City of London Police for collation and analysis. This will enable crucial intelligence to be gathered and preventative action to be taken. The activity will seek to disrupt the fraudsters and close down the links between them and the victim.
BigFreeLotto® does not engage in telephone marketing. We contact our major prize winners by mail and we'll never telephone ahead to discuss your winnings. If you receive a phone call from someone purporting to be from BigFreeLotto® requesting that you send money in order to claim a prize, you're advised to end the call and contact your local consumer protection officials. BigFreeLotto® will never contact you by phone to request money in order to claim a prize.
Please be aware that BigFreeLotto® only operates the following Social Media pages:
Any other Social Media pages that claim to be BigFreeLotto® are not us. BigFreeLotto® will never contact you by social media to request money or personal information.
If you get a text or an email that's unsolicited or from an unidentifiable source, protect yourself with these tips:
• If the message appears to be from a legitimate source, contact the source's main phone number (not the number provided in the text) and verify. Legitimate businesses, such as banks, do not send out texts that elicit a response.
• Delete messages from unknown sources without reading.
• Do not click on links or download apps from an unverified source.
• Never provide sensitive information to an unverified texter or email sender.
• Add security software to your mobile phone and/or computer.
• Contact your phone provider and alert it to the messages you've been receiving.
Here are some commonly seen examples of the fraudulent emails and/or SMS text messages that have been in circulation.