The prize winning scam (MSN Money)

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There have been some big wins on the National Lottery and Euromillions this year, leading to an increase in bogus emails.

You'll get an email saying you've won a fortune and all you need to do is send back some information to claim your riches. As ever, it's your banking details the scammers are after.

What to do: It's a pretty unsophisticated scam to be honest. If you receive an email saying you've won a jackpot or prize but you haven't entered any competition or lottery, then it's a scam. Press delete and move on. If you do play the National Lottery or Euromillions, you should look for any suspicious signs in the email, for example is it addressed to you directly? If you're really not sure, contact lottery organiser Camelot.

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