"Google Award 2014 Promotion" 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. There is no Google lottery, and Google will never ask you to send your personal information via email message.

Google Award 2014 Promotion 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 Lottery Scam Email Message

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.


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

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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June 28, 2018 at 2:06 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Zagreb, City of Zagreb, Croatia

Here is another scam:

"Google Corporation® 123 Buckingham Palace Road Ref No: GFSP/ 4877/7782/2018 London SW1W 9SH United Kingdom Batch: GFSP/977/GPWIN/UK Notification date: 6/28/2018

Subject: Official Winning Notification

Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google was founded in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, in California. Our main aim is to promote the name and image of this company worldwide. It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of result of the E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes Organized by Google in conjunction with the foundation for the Promotion of Software Products, (F.P.S) held here in London, United Kingdom.

We wish to congratulate you, for being among the Twelve (12) selected winners in the ongoing E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes. Hence we do believe with your prize, you will continue to be active in your patronage to Google and its products. A Bank Cheque has been issued in your favor, hence you have won for yourself the sum of £950,000.00 (Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling), One Google Pixelbook Laptop, One Google Home Max Home Speaker, One Pixel 2 Smartphone and also you have been enlisted as one of the Google Ambassadors for one whole Year.

To claim please fill out the details below;

Note: You can either fill your claims verification form by printing and manually filling out the requested details and to send to us via the fax number or provide the details on Microsoft Word through our claims Officer (Jeffery Dean) with the e-mail provided below.

Jeffery Dean Google Senior Fellow/Artificial Intelligence Fax No: 448458740685 E-mail: jeffdean.ai@googlemail.com


1. Full name’s and address 2. Nationality and Country of residence 3. Gender and Age (yy/mm/dd) 4. Marital Status and Occupation 5. Private e-mail address 6. Mobile and Fax Number 7. How do intend to use these winnings? 8. Your Preferred Mode of Prize Remittance from the two options below:

©2018 Powered by Google Inc®

(A). Bank Transfer of Funds and Courier Delivery of Google Gadgets/documents (This option attracts both bank charges and delivery charges respectively).

(B). Courier Delivery of your certified winning cheque in your name and Google Gadgets to you (This option attracts delivery charge only).

NOTE! For Security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims are processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measures to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this Program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be WARNED! Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google Board Commission.

Sundar PichaI Matt Briitin Sundar PichaI Google President of EMEA business and operations Chief Executive Officer Google United Kingdom Google Incorporation®"


May 1, 2018 at 7:18 PM by
"Google Award 2014 Promotion" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Here is another scam:



1-13 St Giles High St,

London WC2H 8AG,

United Kingdom

Ref No: GAAP/6168/657/2018

Batch: GAAP/690/GAPRO/UK


We wish to congratulate you over your success in the official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online sweepstake organized by Google Inc for the year 2018, officially sponsored by THE GOOGLE FOUNDATION in conjunction with Visa®/MasterCard® International and confirmed by our co-sponsors the Foundation for the Promotion of Software Products (F.P.S.P). Over the years Google earns its’ profit mainly from advertising using their very own Google search engine, Gmail, Gala, Sify e-mail services, Google Maps, Google Apps, Orkut social networking and You Tube video sharing, which are all offered to the public for free.

Due to your active use of Google services, you have been selected as one of the Ten (10) winners in the ongoing E- mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes 2018. Hence we believe with your prize, you will continue to be active in your patronage to Google and its Products, we wish to inform you that you are entitled to ₤350,000.00 GBP {Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling}. An International Certified Bank Draft will be issued in your name and also a Certificate of prize claim will be processed alongside your Bank Draft.

You are advised to contact our processing office/Foreign Payment Bureau officer with your payment verification details below:


1) Your Full Names:

2) Your Contact Address:

3) Your Country/Nationality:

4) Your Telephone/Mobile Number(s):

5) Occupation:

6) Age/Gender:

7) Private Email Address (OPTIONAL):

8) Ever Won An Online Lottery?

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

Send all response via email to our Chief Executive/Foreign Payment Bureau officer below:

Name: Martin Hillman

Chief Executive Officer

Email: googlesweepstakesverification@webname.com"


March 25, 2018 at 2:13 AM by
"Google Award 2014 Promotion" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Sir today I received mail but I mistakenly submitted the all details of myself. Now I realized that it is a fake. What can I do?. please help me


March 25, 2018 at 7:08 AM by
"Google Award 2014 Promotion" Lottery Scam

Just be careful going forward because the scammers will contact and and attempt to scam you.


January 16, 2018 at 4:07 AM by
"Google Award 2014 Promotion" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta, Indonesia

yes I get the same spam but this is from Apple Android inc USA

Frankly speaking, I knew this is a fraud, but because I would like to know their way of work, I tried to follow their instruction.

Firstly after I replied to their email, I got a winning certificate, and also they sent to me the Flight on Board form which I had to fill in. at this stage, I still tried to follow, and in their last email letter, it seems for next instruction they asked me to pay for their consolation prize. wow ...

And if I do not follow their instruction in 7 (seven) days, then the price will be given to other people.

Let me see ...

I want to know the ending of this fraud.

pls google to share this.


November 28, 2017 at 7:30 AM by
"Google Award 2014 Promotion" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Basti, Uttar Pradesh, India

I receive mail today:



My Name Is Mr. David Brown am the Program Co-ordinator of this event am solely responsible for the delivery of your cheque of Nine Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds (950,000GBP) and other documents to your doorstep, so I will be needing your full cooperation in this issue, you are advised to complete the form below and send it immediately to me via email. To avoid unnecessary delay and complications:


(1) Your complete contact address

(2) Your Tel/Mobile numbers: (MOBILE NUMBER)

(3) Your Nationality/Country:

(4) Your Full Name:

(5) Occupation/Company:

(6) Age/Gender:

(7) Alternative email account if any:

(8)Scanned Copy of ID Proof

So you are hereby strongly advised once more to keep the delivery of your parcel strictly confidential until you claim your prize.



May 19, 2022 at 2:39 PM by
"Google Award 2014 Promotion" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Sector 39, Gurugram, Haryana, India

I got this mail in my inbox bhai


July 16, 2017 at 3:43 AM by
"Google Award 2014 Promotion" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Tehran, Iran


I received an email address, so by searching, I understand that it is a scam. I just open and download the pdf. just that. can I be hacked? I haven't sent any information. what can I do right now?


July 16, 2017 at 7:52 AM by
"Google Award 2014 Promotion" Lottery Scam

If you have downloaded the PDF only, there is nothing to worry about.


May 18, 2017 at 8:20 AM by
"Google Award 2014 Promotion" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

I have today received such a google award communication saying my deposit of #500,000.00 fund to HSBC Bank of London UK from the Google promotion award blah blah... if you prvide your email address I can forward the full statement ...


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