McAfee warned users the same way as the company did at time of FIFA World Cup in South Africa back in 2009. The company informing the users that these mails are fake, and are nothing more than that of scam. These usually asks the victims to contact the lottery manager first, and then asked to pay “processing fees” or “transfer charges” so that the winnings can be distributed. In some cases, the organizers ask for a copy of the winner’s passport, national ID, or driver’s license. With that personal information compromised, future identity theft activities are guaranteed. What to be believed here is that since the London Olympics 2012 opening ceremonies in two weeks, such activities are on the increase.
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