Google Lotto Scam

You receive an email claiming that you've won a Google Lottery and are asked for personal details. In some cases the scammers also impersonate customs or tax officials and will ask you to provide additional information or pay a fee to release the funds (such as a money release fee, currency exchange, courier or shipping fees, tax fees, etc.).Google doesn't run lotteries, and you have not been selected to win a prize. Do not reply back with your personal details. If you’ve received a notification that you have won the Google lottery, please report it to us by completing this form.We also encourage you to report the email as spam (https://support.google.com/mail/answer/190737) or phishing (https://support.google.com/mail/answer/184963) to your email provider. If you have Gmail, learn how to report spam and report phishing. If the email was sent from a Gmail address, you can report abuse (http://support.google.com/mail/bin/request.py?contact_type=abuse) to help Google take appropriate action on accounts involved in this scam.Spam: The abuse of electronic messaging systems to indiscriminately send unsolicited bulk messages.Phishing: Phishing is a type of online fraud where someone tries to trick the victim into revealing sensitive details such as a username, password or credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.