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Last updated October 30, 2013 by Nick Silver

Scam Artists Use Adrian and Gillian Baylord’s EuroMillions Win Adrian & Gillian Bayford Scam

Wow! Adrian and Gillian Bayford won the EuroMillions jackpot of £148 million in August 2012. There was no question that this was a life changing event that they said would benefit their family and friends that have supported them. But, they didn’t say anything about strangers. That’s coming later.

Arian and Gillian Email

There are some nasty people out there who are using Adrian and Gillian Bayford’s name to pull off the ole fees up front scam. People are sending out emails that claim the Bayfords would like to share their wealth. This scam comes in the form of an email asking for your name, country, age, occupation and phone number. They support this scam with an email link to a BBC news article announcing ‘their’ win.

Details of the Adrian Bayford Scam

It all looks very legit except when recipients look into the details. Different versions of the email can say ‘random selection was done by the legal advisers to this donation program’ or ‘your email, was given to us by Google management’. Firstly, why would anyone simply randomly select recipients when there are people in their own community that could benefit? Secondly, Google does not give out email addresses.

Email Addresses for Adrian and Gillian Bayford

The other issue is that the ‘from’ address identifies one address and then the email details responding to another email address. In the one I received, the second email address used Adrian and Gillian Bayford and referenced my provider. I guess this was to make me feel more confident in the legitimacy of the email. It didn’t work!

Advance Fee Lottery Scam

The Adrian and Gillian Bayford scam is what is called ‘an advanced fee lottery scam’. That means that once you send your personal details, the scammers will send another email claiming there are upfront payments required for legal purposes. This can include insurance, transfer and banking fees. A victim sends what seems like a small amount compared to what they are going to get – and doesn’t receive anything. This is versus the other kind of scam which is identity theft.

Is it a Scam

There are quite a few different online services that provide information on scams., and are just a few of the sites that you can check out scam lottery emails. If you simply want to do a search, open your search engine and type in the keywords (in this case the ‘Adrian and Gillian Bayford’ and ‘scam’.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford

I did enjoy reading about what the Bayford’s did to celebrate their big jackpot win. They had takeaway pizzas from Dominos We all dream of winning – that’s why we play lotteries. The Bayfords did what big jackpot winners should do. This included heading up to a secluded campsite in Scotland to simply think through what they were going to do [].

The Bottom Line on the Adrian and Gillian Bayford Email Scam

If you do receive an email like this you have two choices. You can either simply hit delete or forward it to the provider of the origin of the email address along with the properties. Whatever you do, DO NOT RESPOND TO IT!


Hello everyone, my name is Nick. I am a founder and a primary author of the Here we are exposing online lottery agents, software and syndicates. Only on our site you will find a real truth about the lottery. Playing lottery is in my veins, writing about it makes most of my time. My life motto is: “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” So start doing and stop dreaming!

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10 Responses to BEWARE – the Adrian & Gillian Bayford Scam!

  1. Ron warner

    It’s interesting that the of 3 lottos you recommend, I would not use any. Playhuge charge 10% (rip off) of a jackpot win. The only service that I know that does. Even though their service is no different than any other. The Lotter and Wintrillions will not let you buy a single ticket. The Lotter demands 5 and Wintrillions seems to need a full month. So I have to wonder why you push them when all I want is to be able to play a single Powerball or Megamillions when and only when the jackpot climbs into a level I like to start playing at.

    • Daisy Morgan

      Dear Ron,
      First of all, thanks for your comment. Secondly, we approved these agents because of their low complaint rate. This is crucial! We have a bunch of reviewed ticket sellers besides those three. Check them out, I believe you’ll find something worth your attention. Daisy

  2. Mildred Sainna

    Thanks for your article its unfortunate i got scammed but luckily i did not pay their required amount. However i am worried about my personal details. People should know about these scammers, taking advantage of someones misfortunes is not right. Please let people know.

  3. lilia santillan

    Mr Gillian and Adrian Bayford give me a grant donation, but I want if this true, that’s why check my internet if is true or scam. Thank you for the information!

  4. Natalie Mathee
    • victoria

      I didn’t know who to send those messages I received from Adrian and Gillian Bayford, so I posted them on here and just like Natalie I gave my home address and phone number and don’t know what to do a little worried…

      • Daisy Morgan

        Do not reply to these emails. NEVER. In the next letter he will require you to pay some fees before you can get the money. Please follow our publications Lottery Scams Exposed.

  5. victoria

    This sender failed our fraud detection checks and may not be who they appear to be.

    Gillian and I won Jackpot Lottery on the 10/08/2012, and we did lots of charity donation before we divorced, Since we both separated, I decided to continue with this charity and am donating 2,000,000USD each to 5 lucky people this Month, Lucky for you, your email address was given to me by random internet search as One of the lucky recipients.

    Contact me on ([email protected]) For More Info.

    Adrian Bayford.

    • Daisy Morgan

      Lol, this is really funny :)

  6. victoria

    Dear Victoria younger,

    How are you doing? Sorry I had sent the email for your details before I discovered you already sent it, I have already issued a letter of authorization to my financial firm regarding us appointing you as our beneficiary and you are now the sole and sole beneficiary to this fund totaling $2,000,000 USD for you and your family. As i mentioned in my previous email, I thought about this and searched over the internet for assistance because I saw your profile on Email owners list and picked you. sometimes it will be difficult for me to be on the Internet and send messages to you but do send me messages any time and as soon as the funds get to you please let me know.
    The contact details and email of the finance firm (FEN FINANCIAL INSTITUTE) is below and you have to contact them immediately via email ” [email protected] ” I would have sent a phone number along but I am not sure about the number I have, if you contact them, they should be able to give you a number to reach them; as i have already issued the authority to them and they will be expecting to hear from you so that they can arrange on how the funds will be transferred to your personal account via an online bank to bank wire system, You have to provide them with every assistance the bank will need to effect the transfer to enable the funds released to you without delay. I want you to contact the finance firm stating only your full name; address and my deposit file no: DN/WF603192; For easy trace of my file.
    It is important that you “must” first open a new online payment account with the paying financial firm, before our approved $2,000,000 USD will be released to the new online bank account, then you will be provided with information/access to your new bank account online using your personal computer and other instruction which will also be sent to you via email, you will also be directed on how you can easily transfer your $2,000,000 USD from the new account to your local account within 24 hours. You only need to open an active disbursement account with the Bank to enable you personally handle the transfer of funds to your local account as I have already arranged and agreed with the management of the Bank, if you follow the instructions and communication from the finance firm within the next three (3) working days you will have the fund transferred to your account and available for use.
    Contact Email: [email protected]

    The agreement/contract I signed with FEN FINANCIAL INSTITUTE. USA for the payment of your approved $2,000,000 USD. states that you will personally complete the payment of your fund through the use of a new temporal online account which you must first open with the finance firm, therefore your contact with the finance firm will only involve the opening of a new online bank payment account in your name which they will automatically credit the sum of $2,000,000 USD into the new account and immediately you will be provided the account ownership information and instructions on how you can access your new account from their online database and personally execute the bank to bank wire payment transfer of your funds to your own local account within 24 Hours. This is FEN FINANCIAL INSTITUTE Electronic banking policy, so you should be ready to open an account with them upon your contact.
    I wish you and your family the best, the warmth of home, the love of family and the company of good friends.
    Hope to hear from you after you contact with the bank, Good luck.

    Adrian Bayford


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