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Google Award 2014 - Google Promotion Award Lottery Scam

Date: January 13, 2014 12:49 PM - Views: 16,201 - Comments: 27
Google Award 2014 - Google Promotion Award Lottery Scam

The "Google Award 2014" email message below is a scam designed to trick you into sending your personal information and money, by claiming that you are the winner of the 2014 Google Award promotion. But, this email message was not sent by Google and is a lottery scam.

This type of lottery scam will ask you to send your personal information and subsequently ask you to send money in order to receive your prize. But, please do not respond to the email message or follow the instructions in it.

Google is not taking part in or endorsing any lottery games, so if you receive an email claiming that you have won some lottery prize endorsed by Google, it is a scam.

The "GOOGLE AWARD 2014 - Google Promotion Award Lottery Scam" Email

From: "GOOGLE AWARD GROUP" <aifaz@ aaafrt.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2014 5:43:15 PM
Subject: GOOGLE AWARD 2014

Google Security Department®
Belgrave House,
76 Buckingham Palace Road,
London SW1W 9TQ,
United Kingdom.

Dear Lucky Winner.

We wish to congratulate you on this note, for being one of our lucky winners selected this year. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active use of the Google search engine and the Google ancillary services. Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be active and patronage to this company. Google is now the world leading search engine worldwide and in an effort to make sure that it remains the most widely used search engine, an online e-mail balloting was carried out on the 1st of January 2014, without your knowledge and was officially released recently.

We wish to formally announce to you that your email address was attached to a lump sum of ?800,000.00 {Eight Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds only.

A winning Cheque will be issued in your name by the Google Promotion Award Team, and also a certificate of prize claims will be sent alongside your winning Cheque.

Your Award Winning Details.
Code Number: GUK/3554749405GK
Ticket No: GUK/1008272745GK
Winning Number: GUK/99334353734GK

Information's required from you are part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. To claim your won prize, please contact the Google Award claims Manager (Matt Brittin) neatly filling the payment release form below.

PAYMENT RELEASE FORM.

*First Name
*Last Name
*Residential Address
*Telephone/ Mobile
*Nationality/Country
*Age
*Sex
*Occupation/Position
*Amount Won
*Alternate Email
*Have you ever been an Online Winner?

You are advised to contact your Foreign Claims Manager with his private email details below to avoid unnecessary delay and complications:
**************

GOOGLE AWARD CLAIMS MANAGER.
Matt Brittin
Google Security Department (United Kingdom)
E-mail: remittancedpt_google123 @careceo.com
Mobile: +447024059872
**************

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning informations confidential till your claims have been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.

Note: You can fill your payment release form by printing and manually filling or you can fill directly on mail, or provide the details on Microsoft Word

Please do not reply if you are NOT the owner of this email address. Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google Board Commission.

Yours Sincerely,
Michael Smith,

Regional Coordinator,
Google United Kingdom.
©2013 Google Corporation.
======

There is no prize, so please do not send your hard earned money to these cybercriminals. If you send your personal information, these cybercriminals will use it to further scam you.

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  • Anonymous: 3 days, 14 hours ago

    I also received this winning lottery scheme and was a bout to send the information in that email, but then I though about it, so I search using Google first then I read your information.

    Thanks a lot for this information. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 week, 5 days ago

    Sure that this is fake? What about the signed letter and message received from Google? How can i protect mysef if i send my personal information ~


    • info: 1 week, 5 days ago

      They will attempt to use the information that you have sent them against you. Please be careful going forward.

      Do not send money in order to receive lottery prizes. There is no Google or Facebook lottery. ~


  • Anonymous: 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I have got the following E-mail with an attachment for winning a cheque of 750.000.00 British Pounds:

    "Dear Google User,

    Attached to this e-mail is your official Google User Reward Promotion notification for being an active user of Google Services.

    Best Regards,
    Larry Page
    Chairman Google UK.

    ©2014 Google Incorporation®"

    Is this spam? ~


    • info: 2 weeks, 3 days ago

      Yes, it is a scam. There is no Google, Microsoft or Facebook lottery or promotions. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 0 week ago

    Here is another scam:
    ------

    Google Inc in Affiliation with Asia Pacific Lottery Association.
    Thru: Asia Pacific Lottery Association,
    Wisma Magnum
    111, Jalan Pudu
    55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Dear Esteemed User.

    2014 GOOGLE AWARD / PROMOTION

    Google is pleased to notify you that Yearly Promotion is on, and this is first of it's kind.. As part of our Social Responsibility to our Customers and users of our ancillary services, we found it imperative to give back to our customers across the globe.

    In view of this we decided to organize the Google Award Promotion, and the sole reason for this is to reward our numerous users/customers/clients who in one way or the other who have contributed to our great success and achievement and had dealings with Google Services, Search Engine, Gmail, YouTube, Translator, Google Map, Google Earth, Ad Sense and also to propagate the use of Google and the acceptance of the Google Android Applications and Google Play.

    We decided to come up with this promotion to show our appreciation and also pray your continual usage of our services. In view of this the GOOGLE AWARD PROMOTION was organized which is first of its kind to encourage our users and also introduce our latest Google Tablet (Google Nexus 10), we uphold the interest of our users and customers and are always committed to give them the best.

    We are pleased to congratulate you for emerging as one of our lucky winners in the ongoing GOOGLE AWARD PROMOTION for your continual usage of our services, hence you are among one of the winners in the Batch A listing. As we believe that with your prize, you will continue to be active in your patronage and loyalty to Google as a total of 10 Winners emerged worldwide, drawn from different continents of the world. Your eligibility for this reward was due to the fact that you have used the Google services at one time or the other within the last 1 Year.

    A Bank Cheque have been issued in your favor, hence you have won for yourself the sum of $760,000.00 USD (Seven Hundred and sixty thousand United State Dollar), One Google Nexus 10 Tablet and also you have been enlisted as One of the Google Ambassadors for 2014 in your Region.

    You will be requred to contact our Reward Co-Ordinator “Alfred Nashrin” by neatly filling the verification and funds release requirement below, as your payment will be released and arranged by our Asian Laison Office;

    CLAIMS VERIFICATION FORM

    First Name:
    Last Name:
    Residential Address:
    Telephone/ Mobile: ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    And a new modyfication: be careful because they want you to open pdf file (where can be virus).

    Dear Google User.

    You have been selected as a winner for using Google services,attached to
    this email is Our Official Notification Letter for your perusal.

    Sincerely.
    Mr. Matt Brittin
    CEO of Google Ltd UK. ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Here is another email scam:


    LAWLER AND ASSOCIATES UNIT 7, FOXHILL FARM ESTATE, LONGCROSS ROAD, CHERTSEY,SURREY UNITED STATES KT160TS

    Dear Customer,

    I write to inform you that your email was received and its content was clearly understood partaking the Google Online Lottery who through the claims agent Mr Brain Hookson requested my establishment to draft some Legal Paper work in favor of your name upon a release and transfer of a prize winning funds and i hereby update you on the procedure to employ my service.

    I have accepted your request with an almost good faith and to enable my establishment commence fully towards the legal procurement from the MAGISTRATE COURT OF JUSTICE here in united States,you are hereby required to pay a total sum of $775 USD for Court Cost, Attorney Charges, Docket Fees, Filing Cost.

    Note to direct the require charges to my secretary/account officer's Via Western Union Money Transfer and get back to me with the money transfer information as it appears in Western Union payment slip which will include the below information:

    (1) Reciever's Name: Aaron Christopher UNIT 7, FOX HILL FARM ESTATE, LONG CROSS ROAD

    SURREY NE YONKERS NY UNITED STATE

    1.Sender's Name 2.Sender's Address 3.Money Transfer Control Numbers (MTCN) 4.Text Question And Answer If Any.

    Please note that upon the receipt of the above Information, as payment evidence i shall proceed with your demand of getting a legal clearance from the MAGISTRATE COURT OF JUSTICE here in United States to a sworn affidavit on your behalf for the notarization of your winning funds transfer to you.

    Yours Cordially, Barrister John P. Lawler Phone: 1631-685-9721/ 1517-680-4431 Fax: 084477-46697 Website: http://www.bjpla .org LAWLER AND ASSOCIATES
    ~


  • Anonymous: 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I live in Australia and have received the same email on google letter head with the c.e.o's signature and details. I have also contacted larry page c.e.o at google and their chief legal advisor on this matter and I am waiting to hear back from them.THIS LETTER IS A SCAM DELETE IT DO NOT REPLY TO IT !!!!! spread the word ~


  • Anonymous: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hello i received an email from Google with its logo and copyright no. etc its claiming that i have wone 500000 pounds as i am chosen as the annual yearly lottery winner because of being an active user. hence i want to know where it is true or fake ~


    • info: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

      It is a scam and fake. ~


  • Anonymous: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I received this scam:
    ------

    Google UK Ltd
    Belgrave House
    76 Buckingham Palace Road
    London SW1W 9TQ
    United Kingdom

    MICROSOFT GOOGLE CUSTOMERS AND USERS AWARD 2014

    Congratulations on becoming a selected winner of the Google Reward Promotion. A Copy of Our Microsoft Google Customers and Users Award 2014 Letter is Attached for your Immediate Perusal and to Congratulate you on emerging the Second (2rd) prize winner in our Microsoft Google Users and Customers award for 2014. You are advised to contact the Payment Consultant immediately for the release of your cash prize. Congratulations from the Staffs ~


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 0 week ago

    Received the following today, May 9, 2014. Please confirm that Google is aware of this and acting according to protect its clients.
    Thank You.
    Palm Springs, CA

    ===========
    GOOGLE WINNING NOTIFICATION

    We wish to congratulate you on this note, for being part of our selected winners in our just concluded internal promotion draw this year, this promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Google search engine and the Google ancillary services.

    Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be an active patronage to the Google search engine and services.

    Google is now the biggest search engine worldwide and in an effort to make sure that it remains the most widely used search engine, we ran an online e-mail beta draw which your email address won five hundred thousand USD ($500,000.00). We wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report Test conducted for all online winners.

    A winning check will be issued in your name by Google Promotion Award; for the sum of five hundred thousand USD ($500,000.00) and also a certificate of prize claims will be sent alongside your winning check cashable at any bank.

    You are advised to contact your Foreign Transfer Manager with the following details to avoid unnecessary delay and complications:
    VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM
    =========== ~


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 0 week ago

    Thank god I'm save. ~


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I received a message from "Google inc. In affiliation with asia pacific lottery association" ( wisma magnum - 111, jalan pudu - 55100 kuala lumpur, malasia ) notifying that i am one of the 10 winner of the equivalent of 760,000.00 usd.
    I suppose that there is no need to give an answer...

    GUALTIERO LEONARDI
    VIA BERTONI 174
    48018 FAENZA (RA) - ITALY
    ("gualeona@alice.it") ~


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    somebody with the authority please do something to stop this..i have received an email from these scammers about Google and Microsoft award. Who is going to easily give you 5000000 pound. Somebody please take action to save people out there. ~


  • Anonymous: 4 months, 1 week ago

    i have receive the same email, i was so stupid to give my personal information it asked me 8 different questions as follow:
    1.full name
    2. address
    3.ocupation
    4.sex
    5.age
    6. phone number
    7. state
    8. country
    I answered all of this questions in details to an email they told me to reply to, do you think this information i answered them could get me into really serious problems like can they hack my identity and things like that? or do you think they would need information to steal my identity and things like that? how could i check if there are any suspicious activities under my identity like opening credit cards and stuff like that? please reply asap thank you very much, i am so scared!!! ~


    • info: 4 months, 1 week ago

      They may use the information that you have sent them, to attempt to trick you into sending money or financial information.

      You are ok, the information you have sent is not enough to steal your identity . Please be careful going forward. ~


      • Anonymous: 4 months, 0 week ago

        thank you very much i truly appreciate your help! and yes indeed they sent me another email trying to trick me to pay for delivery for check and laptop but i did not reply ;) thank you very much!!! ~


  • Anonymous: 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Oh no! I should search about this earlier! I almost got trapped into their games. I did gave them my personal details and my address! What should I do?? ~


    • info: 4 months, 2 weeks ago

      There is nothing you can do now. Just be careful next time, because they will attempt to scam you with the information you have sent to them. ~


  • Anonymous: 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hello,

    I just got this email last night at 11pm. Saying something about winning google lottery and apple laptop. What a joke! These emails are really starting to get annoying. Somone needs to stop this.

    Melanie ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 1 week ago

    I was the stupid one to leave my personal information except my home address, and I'm really scared now. :-( Can anyone help me somehow? :-( ~


    • Anonymous: 4 months, 3 weeks ago

      if you gave your bank details inform your bank asap..otherwise dont commmunicate any further with them. ~


  • Anonymous: 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks alot for your prudent remarks and info.Infact i have received the similar type of email...5000 000 pounds winner

    DR B R DOGRA Jammu Luck winner ~


    • Anonymous: 5 months, 4 weeks ago

      How I can know its fake. . ~


    • Anonymous: 5 months, 4 weeks ago

      Thanks alot for the information. Because I have also received the similar type of mail...that was one million pounds winner ~


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