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Winner for Microsoft / Blackberry Promo 2013 Email Scam

Date: April 22, 2013 2:56 PM - Views: 4,208 - Comments: 14
Winner for Microsoft / Blackberry Promo 2013 Email Scam

Here is another scam used by scammers to get their victims to send them their personal information. The scammers will then use this information to scam the same victims or they may sell this information to other scammers. Do not send your personal information to everyone who requests it in an e-mail message.

Here is a copy of the "Winner for Microsoft/Blackberry Promo 2013" scam

Subject: WINNER FOR MICROSOFT/BLACKBERRY PROMO 2013
Sender: MRS MATILDA MIRIDIS
Reply-To: matildamiridis1960 @yahoo.co.jp

Dear Email Winner,

Your Email ID has WON(800,000.00 GBP)in the MICROSOFT/BLACKBERRY PROMO 2013 COMPANY.send your info.

1.Name.
2.Add.
3.Nationality.
4.Age.
5.Occupation.
6.Phone.

To our claim Officer information below to enable him process your winner prize and instruct our winner paying bank to release your winner prize to you through bank check Claim Officer:

Jerry Best
E-mail: jerrybest367 @yahoo.co.uk

Sincerely,
Matilda Miridis

A very important thing to remember is, legitimate organizations like Microsoft or Blackberry, do not or should not use free e-mail service like Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail or others. Once you are asked to send information to these free e-mail service accounts that should raise a red flag.

Anyone can create an e-mail account at these free e-mail service providers and use it for malicious purposes.

Legitimate organizations should use e-mail addresses like "something@theirOrganizationName.com".

Example:

Our information e-mail address here at Online Threat Alerts is info @onlinethreatalerts.com instead of something like "onlinethreatalerts@yahoo.com".

Finally, if you receive an e-mail message claiming you are the winner of some prize and didn't take part in a raffle, promotion or any other betting games, this is a scam.

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  • Anonymous: 3 days, 17 hours ago

    What can someone do after ignorantly sending his/her personal information. ~


    • info: 3 days, 16 hours ago

      Just be careful going forward, because they will attempt to use the information that you have sent, to scam you. ~


  • Anonymous: 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Received the following email scam:
    ------

    Microsoft (tinalw @incomtel.co.uk)

    FINAL NOTIFICATION......
    Your Email address was picked as a beneficiary for a lump sum pay out of (750,000.00 GBP) in the Microsoft Promo, so you are therefore advised to send the following information below to file for claim
    ====
    CONTACT PROMOTION MANAGER)
    Name: Dr. Tom Rice.
    Tel: 44 704 578

    SEND YOUR DATA

    1. FULL NAMES:____
    2. ADDRESS:_P.O. Box :____
    3.
    4. State:_____
    5. Postcode:____
    6. Country:_____
    7. GENDER:
    8. AGE:__
    9. OCCUPATION:___
    10.TELEPHONE NUMBER:__________

    Microsoft © Lottery. ~


  • info: 10 months, 1 week ago

    It is a trick. The Microsoft/Blackberry Promo is a scam. ~


  • Anonymous: 10 months, 1 week ago

    I also received a message telling me i have won a some prize.pls is it real, if not why? How can we stop them? ~


  • Anonymous: 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    i received a certificate that i win 995000 it is a scam im even scared because they attached my full names and phone number ~


  • info: 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    The user below:
    The sms message about the Blackberry promo Honda Jazz is a scam. ~


  • Anonymous: 10 months, 4 weeks ago

    Yesterday by sms I have received about blackberry promo and I get the winner Honda Jazz, but he said ( Bblackberry serve ) I mush be transfer money to make new name the belong Honda Jazz, that is true or Not ? thank you ~


  • Anonymous: 11 months, 0 week ago

    Blackberry Awards Promo:CONGRATULATIONS YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON R750,000 IN BLACKBERRY 2013 PROMOTION REF:BBZA2013 FOR CLAIMS CALL kELVIN NOW ON
    0812547735. This a scam right ~


  • info: 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Yes, it is a fake. ~


  • Anonymous: 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    I got the sms from 0766060449 saying i have won a prize.is dat true? ~


  • info: May 30, 2013

    It's a fake! ~


  • Anonymous: May 30, 2013

    I am Md. Jalal Uddin. I have got an email from Blackberry Promotion 2013, here they inform me that my email number was selected as a winner. I didn't understand is it real or fake? ~


    • Anonymous: 3 months, 0 week ago

      Here is another scam:
      ------
      From: "blackberry-mobile2013 @hotmail.com"
      Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 7:06 PM
      Subject: BLACKBERRY PRIZE WINNER...

      BLACKBERRY PROMOTION
      Congratulations!!Your email I.D was selected , you have won the sum of one million Pounds Sterling from Blackberry Mobile Online United Kingdom 2013 promotion. Contact the Agent email below for further instructions. Email:
      blackberry-mobile2013@hotmail.com , Tel: 447024041059

      Thank you.
      Sincerely,
      SIR Alan Conwell
      Blackberry zonal coordinator .
      Copyright ©blackberry. All rights reserved ~


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