“We have the pleasure of informing you about being one of our possible winners of the new Tesla Model 3!”
This scammer has gone to more trouble than most – by creating a professional looking email message, complete with suitable picture of a Tesla car, good graphics, correct grammar etc.
The scammer has also managed to spoof his sender’s email address so it appears to be from Tesla, but that’s fake.
The message still contains some standard scammer language, gives itself away as fake and is of course just a scam.
When you buy a lottery ticket, you would be surprised if congratulated on being “one of our possible winners” – that makes no sense.
The message goes on to say we are one of three possible winners and lists our email address along with the other 2 possible winners. That contravenes privacy laws of course – you cannot just publish people’s email addresses without their permission.
To supposedly get into the draw for the car, you have to click the link and answer a set of questions.
This is the point of the scam – the actual questions are irrelevant – it’s the contact details they want about you as your personal details can then be sold to other scammers and identity thieves.
Unsolicited competition entries and prize draws are almost always fake so take care before giving any personal information away.
If you have any experiences with these scams do let me know, by email.