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Beware of "Google Lottery Result Announcement" Sweepstakes Scam

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Beware of "Google Lottery Result Announcement" Sweepstakes Scam

Google users, beware of the "Google Lottery Result Announcement" sweepstakes scam email message below. The fake email message was created and sent by scammers/cyber-criminals, to trick the recipients into sending their personal information and money, by claiming that they are winners of the e-mail electronic online sweepstakes organized by Google. But, there is no Google lottery, promotion or award, and Google will never ask their users to send their personal information via email message, or send money via Western Union, MoneyGram or other money transfer services.

This type of lottery scam will ask the recipients to send their personal information and subsequently ask them to send money in order to receive their so-called prizes. But, the recipients should not respond to the email message or follow the instructions in it. Google is not taking part in or endorsing any lottery game, so recipients of email messages claiming that they have won some lottery prize endorsed by Google, should know it is a scam.

The Google “New Year Promotion” Lottery Scam

-----Original Message-----

From: Google Incorporation [mailto:midi4you @mnshome.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:56 AM
Subject: Google-Lottery-result-announcement

Google Anniversary Award

Your e-mail address winning details:

Award Batch No: GUK/FPSP/DRW26/2016

E- No: GUK/FPSP/1472/915/2360

Attn winner,

We wish to congratulate you over your success in the official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online sweepstakes organized by Google, in conjunction with the Foundation for the Promotion of Software Products (F.P.S.P) and confirmed by our co-sponsors Visa®/MasterCard® International.

This is to inform you that you are among the Ten (10) lucky winners of Category B and therefore entitled to Ј1, 850,000.00 GBP {One Million, Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds}.

All you are required to do is to fill the claim form below and send to our President of EMEA Business & Operations.

FILL THE CLAIMS FORM

1) Your Full Names:

2) Your Contact Address:

3) Your Telephone/Mobile Number:

4) Occupation/ Age/Gender:

5) Private Email Address:

6) What can you say about Google services?

Send your response via e-mail to our President of EMEA Business & Operations below:

Matthew John Brittin

President of EMEA Business & Operations.

E-mail:anniversaryawardcentre69@ googlemail.com

Google values your right to privacy! Your information is 100% secured and will be used exclusively for the purpose of this award only.

Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google Anniversary Award Team.

Best,

David Carl Drummond

Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer.

The Google lottery team

This email can't receive replies.to give us feedback on this alert and For more information, Send your response via email to our representative officer above.

You received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about the lottery Promo from Google services.

© 2016 Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Remember, there is no prize, so recipients of the lottery scam, should not send their hard earned money to these cybercriminals. If the recipients send their personal information, the cybercriminals will use it to further scam them. Remember, once you are asked to send money, especially via Western Union or MoneyGran, for taxes, delivery charges, services charges, custom fees, or any other charges or fees, in order to receive a lottery prize, it is scammers attempting to rob you.

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