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Beware of BMW Lottery Scams - Do Not Be Fooled by Scammers

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Beware of BMW Lottery Scams - Do Not Be Fooled by Scammers

Online users who have received emails claiming to be from BMW's Lottery Department, stating that they have won a prize, should delete the email messages and should not respond to them because they are fraudulent. Please be informed that BMW does not have a lottery department, nor do any of its affiliate companies. BMW does not send or confirm personal information by email, including but not limited to: your name, address, passwords or financial information. If you receive an email from someone purporting to be BMW, or a division of BMW, such as the Security Department or Lottery Department, asking for this type of information, DO NOT RESPOND TO IT.

Please continue reading below.

The sole and only purpose of which is to elicit your personal information. To be safe, we recommend you add the sender to your blocked email or SPAM email list.

A Sample of the BMW Lottery Scam

-- Forwarded message --
From: BMW LOTTERY DEPT. test@tripguruonline.com
Date: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 4:08 PM
Subject: Claim Your Car And Check With This Winning Code BMW:2541256004/25.

You have been selected for a prize of a brand new 2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive Car and a Check of US$1.5 Million from the international balloting programs held in USA; although, it is not limited to only U.S residents or citizens.

Contact the claims agent with code BMW:2541256004/25 and your delivery details to claim your prize.

Name: Mr. Albert Jensen
Email: albertse.bmwclaims987@gmail.com
Congratulations!!!!

Here are some other fraudulent email messages online users should be aware of:

  • Email from 'The International Awareness Promotion Department of the BMW Automobile Company'
    You may have received an email claiming to be from BMW's International Awareness Promotion Department stating that you have won a prize. Please be informed that BMW of North America does not have an International Awareness Promotion Department, nor do any of its affiliate companies. This is a fraudulent email. DO NOT RESPOND TO IT.
  • Email from 'BMW's Lottery Department'
    You may have received an email claiming to be from BMW's Lottery Department stating that you have won a prize. Please be informed that BMW of North America does not have a lottery department, nor do any of its affiliate companies. This is a fraudulent email. DO NOT RESPOND TO IT.
  • Email from 'BMW Group Promo'
    You may have received an email claiming to be from BMW Group Promo stating that you have won a prize. Please be informed that BMW of North America does not have a Group Promo department, nor do any of its affiliate companies. This is a fraudulent email. DO NOT RESPOND TO IT.
  • Email from 'BMW Automobile Company Promotion Department'
    You may have received an email claiming to be from a BMW Automobile Company Promotion Department, using BMW's corporate ID, its proper address, and a 2016 copyright footer, stating that you have won a prize and asking for certain personal information. Please be informed that BMW of North America does not have a BMW Automobile Company Promotion Department, nor do any of its affiliate companies. This is a fraudulent email. DO NOT RESPOND TO IT.
  • RECENT FRAUDULENT POSTAL MAIL
  • Mailing from an 'Automobile Transfer Div.' / 'Vehicle and Entitlement Assignment Division'
    You may have received a request in the mail to contact the above-referenced Division concerning the consignment of a BMW vehicle or other entitlement, such as the vehicle's cash value, to you. To claim your entitlement you are asked to complete a form, pay a consignment fee and mail both to a PO box in the Netherlands. Please be advised that BMW of North America, LLC does not have an Automobile Transfer / Vehicle and Entitlement Assignment Division, nor do any of its affiliated companies either in the USA or the Netherlands. This is a fraudulent mailing. DO NOT RESPOND TO IT.

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