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Beware of "Google Award 2014 Promotion" Lottery Scam

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Beware of "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.

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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

From: "GOOGLE AWARD GROUP"
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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