46 thousand people have followed a Fake Twitter account which claims belongs to EuroMillions winner Patrick Connolly. The National Lottery have confirmed that this Twitter account is nothing
The account which is Fake offered to share his £115 EuroMillions fortune with 50 people who retweet the post, so far 55K people have retweeted and 46K people have followed the account.
The Couple announced at a press conference that they had already drawn up a list of 50 family members and friends they intend to share the money with.
Some of those include good causes and charity groups such as grassroots football club Hartlepool’s St Francis Community Football club, But they won’t be sharing that fortune with strangers on Twitter.
Soon after the press conference, the fake account appeared online @Pat_Conolly which claimed to be Patrick Connolly himself and promised 50 Retweeters a share of the £115 Million, But it is a scam, a fraudster is using both Patrick and Frances Connolly good nature to trick people into following the account.
The account carries pictures of Patrick and Frances Connolly and the bio says: “£115 million EuroMillions jackpot winner, family man, and proud unionist.” They are also encouraging people to follow a YouTube Channel.
The fake Twitter account attracted almost 46,000 followers since they were announced as EuroMillions Winners. One post last Friday said: “As you all know me and my wife have won the £115
Thousands of people have bombarded the account wishing the couple well and requesting a share in the millions, others have issued pleas for charity donations for communities, good causes and charities.
While others have warned the account not to share their millions with having such a good nature and to be careful how they spend the money.
A spokesperson for The National Lottery confirmed that the @Pat_conolly Twitter account is nothing to do with the EuroMillions winners.
They said: “The National Lottery, winners of The National Lottery and other lotteries are sometimes falsely imitated on the internet in a variety of ways.
“often to try to make people believe they are going to be entitled to
“We would urge people to remember that, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.”
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