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Beware of "Your Gmail Address has Just Won You 500000 USD and Apple Laptop" Lottery Scam

2015-01-04T17:06:04  +
Beware of "Your Gmail Address has Just Won You 500000 USD and Apple Laptop" Lottery Scam

The email message below: "Your gmail address has just won you 500,000 USD and APPLE LAPTOP for this month of 2014 Lottery promotion which is organized by GMAIL & MICROSOFT OUTLOOK LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS 8 LIVE," is fraudulent and you should not respond to it with your personal information. Also, there is no Gmail, Google, Hotmail, Live.com, Windows Live, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft, Windows 8 or Android lottery. Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information and/or sending money. You may also receive similar email messages claiming that you have won US$750,000.

Remember, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message.

The Fraudulent Email Message

Your gmail address has just won you 500,000 USD and APPLE LAPTOP for this month of 2014 Lottery promotion which is organized by GMAIL & MICROSOFT OUTLOOK LOTTERY INC and WINDOWS 8 LIVE

This Email is to inform you that your gmail address has just won you 500,000 USD and APPLE LAPTOP for this month of 2014 Lottery promotion which is organized by GMAIL & MICROSOFT OUTLOOK LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS 8 LIVE.

The MICROSOFT WINDOWS collects all the gmail addresses of the people that are active online, among the people that subscribed to Gmail and Hotmail, gmail we only select five people as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying.

We congratulate you for being one of the people selected. NOTE: CONTACT THE EMAIL BELOW WITH YOUR INFORMATION.
Contact Email: gmcft @outlook.com

1. FULL NAMES:
2. HOUSE ADDRESS:
3. OCCUPATION:
4. SEX:
5. AGE:
6. DIRECT PHONE NO:
7. STATE:
8. COUNTRY:

Thank you and accept my hearty congratulations once again!

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  • Posted: Sep 21, 2018 at 5:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bloomington, Indiana, United States

    THIS IS THE 1 THAT I GOT!

    "We are writing to inform you that your email have won $950,000.00 U.S Dollars and IPhone 6 Plus, Apple Mac Book Pro 15 inch (MC976HN/A) which is organized by Apple Promotion Company Inc, Your Email Address was selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 900,000 emails from America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa as part of our International Promotions Program which is conducted annually, 10 people were selected as our winners.

    Batch No: (Apple Inc.02/3109/371.

    Kindly forward your details upon your claim to this email id: Apple2015companypromo@zoho.com

    Provide us with the following information’s:
    1. Full Name:
    2. Residential Address:
    3. Country:
    4. Date of Birth:
    5. Gender:
    6. Cell Phone/Mobile No:
    7. Have you won any kind of Lottery before? YES or NO:

    Congratulations."

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 1, 2018 at 7:58 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Nancy, Grand Est, France

    This email came from philfeatherstone@aol.com, named Rex Bauer

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 17, 2018 at 1:14 AM by an anonymous user from or near: New Delhi (CGO Complex), India

    I got a message from Samsung company, UK. In the message, I got an email address of To: claimsa@gmail.com and said I will get Rs.of 90Lakhs and x7 Laptop.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 17, 2018 at 3:12 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

    Have you heard of Microsoft corporation sending emails that your account has been hacked and they can fix it for a small fee . First they send out fake emails from other people stating that you (I) have been asking them for money or their social security number and their going to send your emails to Microsoft so they can contact you to fix it . Then a fake Microsoft person sends you an email and calls you . This is the email address they use : corporationmicrosoft960@gmail.com

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 9, 2018 at 8:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Parker, Colorado, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "Gmail Lottery (580) 649-7177: You have announced WINNER of $500,000 with Apple Laptop By Gmail Inc,C0NTACT claims@gmaillotto.com with your name,mailing address"

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 16, 2018 at 11:46 AM by an anonymous user from or near: White House, Tennessee, United States

      THe one I just got is exactly the same except the # is 918-269-5181. I hope no one is ignorant enough to fall for this. People need to find better things to do with their time than trying to scam folks.

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 9, 2018 at 5:38 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Marshall, Texas, United States

    Is there an actual company or person responsible for these emails? Also from a legal standpoint, how can it say you won when it's not true?

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 17, 2017 at 11:01 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Jeddah, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia

    I have recieved this :

    "This Is to Inform You That You Have Won a Prize Money of Nine Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars ($900,000.00 USD) Laptop for This Year Lottery Promotion Which Is Organized By Gmail/ MSN Windows/Yahoo Lottery Inc. We Collects All The Email Addresses Of The People That Are Active Online, Among The People That Subscribed To Gmail, We Only Select Thirteen People As Our Winners Through Electronic Balloting System Without The Winner Applying..
    NOTE: FOR IMMEDIATE CLAIMS OF WINNING PRIZE DO SEND THE BELOW AT ONCE.
    Winners No: GND-NOV-2017
    (1) Your Contact Address..............Private Email Address…….................
    (2) Your Tel....................Fax Numbers…………………….................................
    (3) Your Nationality......................Country Of Residence :……………..............
    (4) Your Full Name………………………
    (5) Occupation...........Company…………….......
    (6) Age.......................Gender…………........
    (7) Ever Won An Online Lottery? ......................
    (CONTACT EVENTS MANAGER)
    E-Mail: ggpoffice303@gmail.com"

    Thank you for the warning

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 30, 2017 at 5:23 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Center Ossipee, New Hampshire, United States

    I received a similar email on Oct 24 from AudI Corporation saying that I had won 900,000USD and a new AudI Q7 car from a person named Don Morgan from the AudI Corp. They mentioned an electronic e mail ballot.
    The Winner Batch No. is QRB; 753113NSHJYDS
    They asked me to send my name, Age, Country, Nationality, Marital Status, Phone #.
    I did not respond as I knew this must be a scam. My husband wanted me to respond, but I did not.

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 9, 2018 at 4:15 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

      I just got a text claiming they were Gmail Inc and I won money Gmail Inc lolz

      delete


    • Posted: Nov 16, 2017 at 6:30 AM by an anonymous user from or near: West Linn, Oregon, United States

      I received the same email. One big Red Flag is sentence structures are flawed. they are asking to send info by using the professional Microsoft outlook email.

      delete


  • Posted: Sep 23, 2017 at 1:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Marion, North Carolina, United States

    Received this message via SMS connected to email xxxb@rochester.rr.com perhaps a link to Rochester NY and the roadrunner ISP respond to gmfto@outlook.com found your site by search.

    Apparently, this group of Phishing artists is filled with morons. contacting Roadrunner and their parent is the best action.

    In my email, there will be sufficient cause to file suit against the ISP for the spamming that is being done via their service. I understand that this may be a zombie account but the ISP is still responsible.
    SMS reads as follows:
    You have been announced the WINNER of $500,000 with Apple Laptop By Gmail Inc, CONTACT gmfto@outlook.com Email your name, address, age, num.

    As you can see the limit of the characters hit. Perhaps Microsoft would like to be involved with the lawsuit as they are the recipients of personal information that has been fraudulently requested. Hmm, let's add them to the potential lawsuit, shall we?

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 7, 2017 at 11:19 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Abingdon, Maryland, United States

    hoorayy!!! We just won 500k, they only want us to send our name, address, age, to gmftti@gmail.com. Message came over my phone from ssfu@rochester.rr.com.

    WWinnings from Gmail and Microsoft inc. Funny I don't recall google and Microsoft working together, nonetheless who uses fu in their email. Anyway, hope this helps you update your data on scammers.

    Norma.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 25, 2017 at 6:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    I got not 1, but 3 text today with a link to "applpromoxl@qq.com. It said I won £750000 GBP, and an Apple laptop in an Apple promo 2017. Is it dangerous for my mobile to open this link?

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 25, 2017 at 6:24 PM by info

      Yes, because the link goes to phishing website, or may go to a malicious website.

      delete


      • Posted: Apr 26, 2017 at 6:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

        Thank you. That's what I thought. I deleted them.

        delete


  • Posted: Apr 24, 2017 at 4:59 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada

    I just got one of these today April 24,2017....wow, I won 888,000 it's that nice...LOLOLOLOL

    These people need to go to jail someone will really believe this junk and get hurt...DELETE.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 20, 2017 at 6:25 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:
    "This is our Internationl Gaming Board Official E-mail ID. For any queries or assistant for your Award Prize. Kindly contact us on: inter.gaming.board@gmail.com"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 12, 2017 at 11:21 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Hilliard, Ohio, United States

    Just got one also. Thank you!

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 2, 2017 at 10:36 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    I did respond to one of those emails and gave them my info because I thought it was nothing they could do with this. Now, I have made a HUGE MISTAKE

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 28, 2017 at 7:26 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Pineville, North Carolina, United States

    I just got one of the email.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 2, 2017 at 2:55 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mesa, Arizona, United States

    I always wondered why people would try scams like this. Now that I've read the comment section, I see why, amazing how many will give out personnel info that easy. Add the words Apple, microsoft, google...etc to the scam and it's even easier....

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 10, 2017 at 2:27 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Al Qatif, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

    I also recieve this:

    "Gmail Microsoft Lottery Incorporation
    Ref:XYL/43210464537/99
    Batch:24/00319/IPD

    Dear Guaranteed winner : Gary Cortez Calubayan
    Your claims were received and have been processed by this office. On behalf of GMAIL/MICROSOFT LOTTERY we felicitate with you and your family for being one (1) of our five (5) Microsoft winners selected in these annual promotion sweepstakes.

    Hence, we do believe with your winning. You will continue to be an active patronage to Gmail Microsoft Windows. You have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, validations and satisfactory report test conducted for all online winners.

    A winning check was written in your name by Gmail Microsoft Lottery Incorporation Board and also a certificate of claims will be sent along side your winnings check.

    ...

    Please you should also send a copy of your winning form containing your winning details down to the courier company for reference purpose.

    CONTACT GLOBAL COURIERS SERVICES VIA EMAIL
    DISPATCH OFFICER: Mr. Wilfred Kumar
    CONTACT COMPANY EMAIL : dispatch@globalcservicesltd.com
    ALTERNATE EMAIL: globalcourierserviceslimited@yandex.com
    Contact Number India And Uk : Tel: 447 441 908 461

    Do note that on contact with the Global courier company, you are to provide them with your
    Full Name:
    Phone Number:
    Security pin number as stated below:
    Residential address:
    This will enable the Dispatch officer to verify your claim with the files which have been sent to them.

    Gmail Microsoft Windows lottery discovered a huge number of double claims due to winners informing close friend's, relatives and third parties about their winning and also sharing their pin numbers. As a result of this, these friend try to claim the lottery on behalf of the real winner. Gmail Microsoft Lottery reached a decision from headquarters that any double claim discovered by the Lottery Board will result to the cancelling of that particular winning, making a loss for both the double claimer and the real winner. As it is taken that the real winner was the informer to the double claimer about the lottery. So you are hereby strongly advised once more to keep your winnings strictly confidential until your prize is fully claimed.

    ...

    Best Regards,
    Mr. Barry Delp
    (Events Manager)
    Copyright 1995-2017 Gmail/Microsoft Online Promotion 2015 Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline."

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 6, 2017 at 10:24 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Cedar Hill, Texas, United States

    Just received the above email. I am now reporting it.

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 13, 2016 at 8:34 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Whiteville, North Carolina, United States

    What happens if you send them your information?

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 13, 2016 at 9:13 AM by info

      They will contact you and attempt to trick you into sending money or financial information, or more personal information. They may also sell your information to other scammers who will also contact you and attempt to scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 14, 2016 at 6:26 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chokio, Minnesota, United States

    Here is the scam message I have received. I will delete it.

    "Re: Contact Our Affiliated Courier Company{Security/Num/82641}
    Gmail Microsoft Lottery
    Nov 9

    Gmail Microsoft Lottery Incorporation
    Ref:XYL/43210464537/99
    Batch:24/00319/IPD

    Dear Guaranteed winner :

    Your claims were received and have been processed by this office. On behalf of GMAIL/MICROSOFT LOTTERY we felicitate with you and your family for being one (1) of our five (5) Microsoft winners selected in these annual promotion sweepstakes.

    Hence, we do believe with your winning. You will continue to be an active patronage to Gmail Microsoft Windows. You have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, validations and satisfactory report test conducted for all online winners.

    A winning check was written in your name by Gmail Microsoft Lottery Incorporation Board and also a certificate of claims will be sent along side your winnings check.

    You are, therefore, expected to contact our affiliated delivery company (GLOBAL COURIER SERVICES) department in which your winnings check of Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars {$500,000.00} With Apple laptop has been sent for delivery to your residence. Do contact the GLOBAL COURIER DELIVERY SERVICES company with the contact information below for further instructions on how to send the consignment to your location and the amount to be charged for the delivery.

    Please you should also send a copy of your winning form containing your winning details down to the courier company for reference purpose.

    CONTACT GLOBAL COURIERS SERVICES VIA EMAIL
    DISPATCH OFFICER: Mr. Wilfred Kumar
    CONTACT COMPANY EMAIL : info@globalclimited.com
    ALTERNATE EMAIL: globalcourierserviceslimited@yandex.com
    Contact Number India And Uk : Tel: 442038685920

    Do note that on contact with the Global courier company, you are to provide them with your
    Full Name:
    Phone Number:
    Security pin number as stated below:
    Residential address:
    ...

    Best Regards,
    Mr. Barry Delp"
    (Events Manager)
    Copyright 1995-2016 Gmail/Microsoft Online Promotion 2015 Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline"

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 14, 2016 at 8:45 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Decatur, Tennessee, United States

    They sent me one, what will happen?

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 14, 2016 at 9:12 AM by info

      Just delete it and do not follow the instructions in it.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 4, 2016 at 1:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Broadwoodwidger, England, United Kingdom

    This year it is a surface pro.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 25, 2016 at 11:22 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Richardson, Texas, United States

    I just got this scam in my inbox today. I knew it was fake, but I just wanted reassurance that it was. Mine even had a name at the bottom of it,

    "Events Manager: Mr. Barry Delp"

    Seriously the nerve of these bastards.

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 12, 2016 at 8:23 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Portland, Oregon, United States

      I got the exact same one.

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 18, 2016 at 5:21 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Tlogosari, Central Java, Indonesia

    I get same email on 17/10/2016.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 26, 2016 at 7:50 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Owatonna, Minnesota, United States

    I received this same Gmail message on 9/26/2016. I checked online and realized it was a scam and deleted it. I thought it was fishy when Apple IPad was working in conjunction with Microsoft.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 7, 2016 at 3:48 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Lithonia, Georgia, United States

    I got an email from Microsoft surface pro, Barry Delp. I filled out the info they asked and sent it to them. I can only contribute my gullibility to being 71yrs old and having Dementia .I wlll never be stupid enough to send money mainly because I don't have any.
    Is there anyway they can use my information to scam me or do identical theft?

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 15, 2016 at 7:55 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Telford, England, United Kingdom

    Yesterday received a text informing me that I had won £200000.00 on a Euro Mega Draw.
    Address for claims was grayrob25516@gmail.com
    I have deleted the text. "grayrob" was the giveaway!

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 31, 2016 at 7:08 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Bath, England, United Kingdom

    I had one of these and have just checked it out and cancelled it.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 4, 2016 at 11:59 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

    Well, it appears that someone is at it again. I just received an email declaring that I'd been 1/6 chosen from active online addresses. This really appeared legit...with a Google and Microsoft header on a JPG attachment. The return email address for contact was eaal1@europe.com and the "contact person" was listed as "Richard Jolly". They even offer(2) telephone numbers, a batch #, reference #, and a 10 digit winning #.

    However, the originating address was ubwa[subway5@truvista.net] and the body text of the initial email simply read "Z&".

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 27, 2016 at 11:34 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    --- Forwarded message ---
    From: "Gmail Microsoft Lottery"
    Date: Jun 28, 2016 3:02 AM
    Subject: RE: Contact Our Affiliaated Courier Company{Security/Num/82641}

    Gmail Microsoft Lottery Incorporation

    Ref:XYL/43210464537/99
    Batch:24/00319/IPD
    Dear Guaranteed winner : Rachmat Mansyur AKA Radendy
    Your claims were received and have been processed by this office. On behalf of GMAIL/MICROSOFT LOTTERY we felicitate with you and your family for being one (1) of our five (5) Microsoft winners selected in these annual promotion sweepstakes.

    Hence, we do believe with your winning. You will continue to be an active patronage to Gmail Microsoft Windows. You have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, validations and satisfactory report test conducted for all online winners.
    A winning check was written in your name by Gmail Microsoft Lottery Incorporation Board and also a certificate of claims will be sent along side your winnings check.

    You are, therefore, expected to contact our affiliated delivery company (GLOBAL COURIER SERVICES) department in which your winnings check of Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars {$500,000.00} With Microsoft-Surface Pro 3 laptop has been sent for delivery to your residence. Do contact the GLOBAL COURIER DELIVERY SERVICES company with the contact information below for further instructions on how to send the consignment to your location and the amount to be charged for the delivery.

    Please you should also send a copy of your winning form containing your winning details down to the courier company for reference purpose.
    CONTACT GLOBAL COURIERS SERVICES VIA EMAIL
    DISPATCH OFFICER: Mr. Wilfred Kumar
    CONTACT COMPANY EMAIL : info@globalclimited.com
    ALTERNATIVE EMAIL : gcnls@outlook.com
    Contact Number India And Uk : 447 9374 50254

    Do note that on contact with the Global courier company, you are to provide them with your
    Full Name:
    Phone Number:
    Security pin number as stated below:
    Residential address:
    This will enable the Dispatch officer to verify your claim with the files which have been sent to them.

    Gmail Microsoft Windows lottery discovered a huge number of double claims due to winners informing close friend's, relatives and third parties about their winning and also sharing their pin numbers. As a result of this, these friend try to claim the lottery on behalf of the real winner. Gmail Microsoft Lottery reached a decision from headquarters that any double claim discovered by the Lottery Board will result to the cancelling of that particular winning, making a loss for both the double claimer and the real winner. As it is taken that the real winner was the informer to the double claimer about the lottery. So you are hereby strongly advised once more to keep your winnings strictly confidential until your prize is fully claimed.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 21, 2016 at 8:24 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Pine Knot, United States

    there is a 2016 Gmail lottery scam going on now. I recieved the Email then; one from the Carrier that is to deliver the check...but it was going to cost me around a grand to get it delivered...If you win something it should be free...I knew it was a scam because I never win anything.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 18, 2016 at 4:48 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Columbus, Georgia, United States

    I just got this very email.in attempt to ruin their day, I sent an email back saying I am aware its a scam and their information as well as email has been printed and put on file for fraud and has been forwarded to google headquarters and they are advised to contact their lawyer.in less than a minute they responded saying they were hacked and was not aware of the email being sent. Ha! got ya!

    I didn't actually forward their information. But, it was nice knowing I may have given them the scare to reconsider sending out that message again.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 11, 2016 at 9:33 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Medford, Oregon, United States

    I just received this email so glad i looked it up.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 5, 2016 at 3:43 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Winter Haven, United States

    I just got this women telling me she saw my name on the list and she got her money and if I am interested her name is nicole Bergeron.

    She is going to send me link, but won't click it. Going to unfriendl her. I think she is using someone elses name,she's the blonde.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 29, 2016 at 10:05 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Newark, New Jersey, United States

    Just got this email today saying I won 500,00 and a new apple laptop from google outlook. Why do people scam people .use the internet for educational purposes and fun. Now it's full of crap and people from other countries scamming people out of thousands of dollars. It's ridiculous.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 28, 2016 at 8:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hattiesburg, United States

    I got one today but says it's with windows 10 and Google.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 25, 2016 at 5:11 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Crescent City, California, United States

    I just got one .. They have all these high up computer people, why don't they stop all these scammers... Ugh!

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 11, 2016 at 6:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

    I just got one if those scam emails.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 2, 2016 at 2:13 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Carlsbad, California, United States

    I received an email almost exactly like that one, but the curious thing is that it even said that it will not reply to any of my questions, except if I were to contact the email listed with my information.

    The person that they claimed to be is Wiggins, Craig L. and the email is wiggins.143@buckeyemail.osu .edu I looked that email up and it showed me that it's linked to Ohio State University and it looks like there is a Wiggins working there, but his name is Geoff Wiggins.

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 27, 2015 at 1:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Antonio, Texas, United States

    What a mean email. I already started planning my $500000 vacation.

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 6, 2016 at 4:07 PM by an anonymous user from or near: El Paso, Texas, United States

      I got the same message..Wolfed Kumar...info@globalclimated.com.

      delete


  • Posted: Dec 26, 2015 at 11:41 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Miami, Florida, United States

    How do I get my money back if I have been scammed?

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 26, 2015 at 12:18 PM by info

      Currently, there is no way get back your money, especially if you have sent it via money transfer services like Western Union and Moneygram. But, please report the scam to your local authorities if you are a victim.

      delete


  • Posted: Dec 9, 2015 at 9:42 AM by an anonymous user from or near: San Francisco, California, United States

    I received an email from Austin D Benton from bentona@uwplatt .edu which reads:

    "Hundred thousand united states dollars with microsoft-surface pro 3 laptop by gmail corporation in conjunction with microsoft window. we collect all the gmail address of the people that are active online from the gmail directory; among the people that subscribed to gmail and various microsoft windows users. we only select five peopl as our winners without the winner applying and we are also congratulating you for being one of them.

    However you will have to fill and submit the below information to the events manager CONTACT EMAIL GMGTH@ OUTLOOK.COM
    NOTE WE DONT RESPOND TO FORWARDING EMAIL, YOU HAVE TO SUBMIT YOUR DETAILS TO THE EMAIL STATED ABOVE.

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM by info

      The email is another scam.

      delete


      • Posted: Feb 23, 2017 at 11:08 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

        If it sounds tooo good to be true... watch out.

        delete


  • Posted: Dec 9, 2015 at 8:14 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Texas, United States

    I received an email from Spurgetis, Evan marked (no subject). The letter informed me that I won five hundred thousand United States dollars with Microsoft-Surface Pro 3 Laptop by Gmail Corporation in conjunction with Microsoft Windows. Then it mentions that I have to fill out my contact info and send it to GMFT@ OUTLOOK.COM.
    It also said to contact the events manager department to submit my info and that the Events Manager's name is Mr. Barry Delp

    Since I have opened this email is my information compromised?

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 9, 2015 at 8:42 AM by info

      Your information was not compromised because you opened the email message. The email was created by scammers to trick the recipients into sending them money. Please remember there is no Microsoft or Gmail lottery.

      delete


  • Posted: Dec 2, 2015 at 1:36 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Florida, United States

    Received a friend request from Nicole Bergeron on Facebook. Then a few days later she shares that she had just cashed her lottery winnings and asked if I cashed mine yet since she saw my name on the winners list. Referred me to Clovis Erwin to obtain my winnings. He let me know I won $500,000.00 through Smartphone technical. Have to send money through Moneygram or Western Union to him for processing and sending it out FedEx. He said he could not use my FedEx account for payment or cashier check to company.

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 28, 2016 at 9:54 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Magnolia, Texas, United States

      I just got the same thing this morning. I texted I thought it was a scam, but one of my fb friends in California said she just cashed her check. idk her but think its time to delete.

      delete


    • Posted: Jan 27, 2016 at 6:29 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Georgia, United States

      This just happen to us 1 hour ago, how do we find this guy. I want my friend Vito to pay him a visit.

      delete


    • Posted: Dec 2, 2015 at 2:29 PM by info

      Once you are asked to send money, especially through Western Union or Moneygram, to receive lottery prizes or winnings, it is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 26, 2015 at 1:13 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Sundbyberg, Stockholm, Sweden

    What can happen if you submit you personal info?

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 26, 2015 at 1:38 PM by info

      They will use it to attempt to scam you. They will call you and refer to you by your name, address and other information, in order to convince you that the scam is legitimate. Sometimes, people receive phone calls from telemarketers and scammers and wonder how those people got their telephone numbers. Well, this is one such way.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 23, 2015 at 1:13 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Provo, Utah, United States

    I received this email too, from someone claiming to be name: Mr.Wilfred Kumar(Dispatch Officer). I actually thought it was real so I sent my info to him until he had asked me for money, like 300$ for shipment fee... What a scamming joke!

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  • Posted: Nov 17, 2015 at 4:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    I just received this email November 16, and I should of googled this site then, but I didn't. I wanted to see were they going to ask for money. Last year around this time I received a fake publishers clearing house email stating I won; and my little sister informed me if you won some money they would not make you pay for something you won.

    Thank you for sites like this. I should of known I was being scammed although that money would of been useful it was not meant to be..

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 13, 2015 at 9:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

    This looks so fake, it is ridiculous.
    I googled it and validated my suspicion it is a SCAM.

    Then, went back to the suspicious email and marked it SPAM. It completely disappeared from my email. It is not even in my spam folder.

    What a HOAX.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 12, 2015 at 12:21 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Metairie, Louisiana, United States

    I suspected the letter to be fraudulent and this to be a possible scam. I searched the email address in GOOGLE and it didn't seem to be a real or safe email address. I then went to Cortana, and typed in my concern. Thank you for your reply and I will definitely share this with all of my friends. Thank God I am not naive enough to believe that someone would randomly "give" me $500,000 and lagniappe too. Thank you for your response. K. Martino.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 10, 2015 at 10:42 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Rhinelander, Wisconsin, United States

    I received this e-mail and was told to send info to: gogm@outlook.com

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 15, 2015 at 4:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Lake Mary, Florida, United States

      I received this email and was told to send to gogm@outlook.com.

      11/14/2015 H. Cunningham

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 3, 2015 at 1:36 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Sherman Oaks, California, United States

    I was sent one from this email address:
    Guzman, Olivia E.

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  • Posted: Oct 29, 2015 at 6:50 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Boardman, Oregon, United States

    Mwltp@outlook.com send the same Gmail lottery email to me.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 29, 2015 at 1:59 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, United States

    Email address: "admsnlottery3@fioptics.com" sent me a hoax/scam lottery information claiming to be from Nokia and Microsoft for $500,000.in which I was prompted to find out if it was a real lottery or scam.. And apparently they are still sending scam emails.

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    • Posted: Nov 4, 2015 at 4:24 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

      I received the same email. I thought it was legitimate and answered the email, even went as far as how much the total cost was going to be for the courier services. I've not sent any money, not even a very valid phone number. Thank God I found out before I considered it further and fell head first into the scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 23, 2015 at 5:44 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Winter Haven, Florida, United States

    I just got an email notice from gmail/Microsoft online promotions 2015 asking for my address,age and gender and saying I won 500,000 USD. Right off I was thinking scam but wanted to see what their reply was.

    My instincts were confirmed when the reply email said that I would have to pay fees in advance of receiving the check and a certified letter of authenticity. Any time you receive correspondence from over seas asking or saying anything pertaining to money please beware.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 20, 2015 at 1:38 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

    I got one of these this morning saying that I had won $500.000 and a nokia phone. It looked so real I actually thought I had won.

    I sent them my basic info like phone number ect. I never fall for this stuff so I am slapping myself. After I sent that I got a email asking me to pay for shipping to receive the check I then knew it was a scam and I started doing research online and I found this site.

    I then forward the email to Spam@uce.GOV. I don't plan on falling for something like this again. If you didn't enter a contest you didn't win.

    PLEASE BE CAREFUL. THERE ARE SCUMBAGS OUT THERE TRYING TO ROB YOU!!!

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  • Posted: Oct 15, 2015 at 3:13 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Mountain View, California, United States

    I also received a email yesterday and I sent the information with out thinking. But from now on I will be aware of such things like this and make sure I do a lot of searching before it happens again.

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 6, 2016 at 4:11 PM by an anonymous user from or near: El Paso, Texas, United States

      Don't send any money it's a scam..

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 14, 2015 at 3:15 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Ogden, Utah, United States

    How do I get my information deleted from scam email...and how did it get past SPAM filter? How do I make sure viruses not attached to my system?

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 14, 2015 at 4:10 AM by info

      Once you have submitted your information to scammers, there is no way to delete it. So, always do your research first, before submitting any information online.

      Spam filters are not a 100% accurate, therefore some spam emails will bypass it. That is why it is important that online users educate themselves about online scams and continue to use this website to help them find scams.

      If you want to ensure that your computer is not infected with a virus, please make sure that you have antivirus software installed on it. If you do not have any antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software that you can use.

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 10, 2015 at 9:38 AM by HaveFaith from or near: Buena Vista, Georgia, United States

    This scam is really going strong. I am sending you copy of what I received this morning. I fell for it and then I found this site. Thank God for this blog. Never allow your personal financial crisis to be the reason that you desperately fall for scammers. Here's to waking up the rest of the vulnerable folks out there.

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  • Posted: Oct 6, 2015 at 9:58 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland

    I got a Gmail lottery email yesterday from gogm@outlook.com, saying that I have won $750,000 and a Nokia X dual SIM phone. I almost sent my details until I researched and saw it's a Scam!!! Then right now, I've looked for the email and it has been deleted; it's no longer in my inbox.

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 21, 2015 at 10:13 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mountain View, California, United States

      I received this same exact email today and due to my struggle in life I fell for it and submitted my info. I have not heard anything back so far but what can I do to prevent a bad situation from becoming a worse one?

      delete


      • Posted: Oct 22, 2015 at 8:01 AM by info

        Do not send the scammers your money or more information.

        delete


    • Posted: Oct 8, 2015 at 11:29 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Newark, New Jersey, United States

      I got this email this morning, it didn't say anything about lottery winner. It said I was one of the selected 7 to receive 750,000 and a Nokia.I know it was a scam because I had contact gogm@outlook, when you go to website it takes you here.

      delete


  • Posted: Sep 26, 2015 at 2:36 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Huntsville, Alabama, United States

    I just received this same email a couple of days ago. They also sent a follow up email with information on contacting their delivery service, Global. Thought it sounded fishy, which is why I started researching and found this page.

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 7, 2015 at 10:16 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Talladega, Alabama, United States

      I received the same email. I felt instantly that it was a scam. Found this site and it was confirmed for me. Thanks. - Talladega, Alabama.

      delete


  • Posted: Sep 25, 2015 at 11:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    What do I do if they have my info.

    delete


    • Posted: Sep 26, 2015 at 1:29 AM by info

      They will attempt to trick you into sending your financial information or trick you into sending them money. So, be careful next time.

      delete


  • Posted: Sep 25, 2015 at 9:17 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

    What if u send your information what should you do next

    delete


    • Posted: Sep 26, 2015 at 1:33 AM by info

      The information is not enough to steal your identity or access your online accounts, but the scammers will continue to attempt to trick you into sending them money.

      This time they will have your name and other information, which they will use to convince you their scams are legitimate.

      delete


  • Posted: Sep 25, 2015 at 11:26 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

    I was so pleased to have asked the question - in reply to their first message on 9/21/15 - "Could I please be provided first with proof that this is NOT A SCAM?", because when I didn't hear back from the scammer(s), I went on-line and saw the list of lottery scams on www.onlinethreatalerts.com. I also Googled "buckeyemail.osu.edu" which sender's address was on their first email and found that it was a free student email network associated with Ohio State University! Should this not be reported to the University in question?

    Today on 9/25/15, I received a second message from them with detailed instructions for receipt of the $500,000 and a request for my personal data. I was fully prepared and in reply sent the article on Lottery Scams as well as the entire Fraudulent Email Message alert in that article to them. I should have added that I would report this incident to crime-stopping agencies but assume that they will now switch to a different scheme.....

    Carpe Diem - Raleigh, NC

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  • Posted: Sep 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hartford City, Indiana, United States

    I just received a Microsoft email that says I'm the winner of 500,000.00 and I did sent back what they asked me. I didn't know it was a scam, what can I do now? Please help
    I sent them my address,phone,occupation, genter, age. :/

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    • Posted: Sep 21, 2015 at 3:56 PM by info

      You are ok. That is not enough information to steal your identity, personal or financial information. But, the scammer will use the information that you have sent, to attempt to trick you into sending them money or other information. So, if someone calls you and is able to tell you what your name, address, phone number, occupation, gender or age is, remember that you have sent the same information to the scammers and they maybe using it to trick you.

      delete


  • Posted: Sep 13, 2015 at 11:21 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Springfield, Illinois, United States

    I just received one today. Offering the $5000 and a surface pro 3.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 10, 2015 at 12:47 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

    I just received one today. Glad I opened it to see the email they wanted me to reply to. The email from which it came: mo.109@buckeyemail.osu .edu , has no results on Google. I will forward it to the Dean of OSU to let them know it is coming from their server. Thanks for alerting me of this scam!

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    • Posted: Sep 15, 2015 at 12:14 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Ohio, Uniontown, United States

      I'm doing the same.

      delete


    • Posted: Sep 10, 2015 at 12:52 PM by info

      It doesn't means that the email was sent from the school's server or email account. The email address may have been spoofed, to help convince the recipients into believing it is legitimate. Click here for information about email spoofing.

      delete


  • Posted: Sep 10, 2015 at 12:31 PM by an anonymous user from or near: California, San Jose, United States

    This is a scam.. Microsoft already had your info.. Google does too.. they have been collecting it.. but the thing is..if I tried some scam like this..they would have me shut down in half a day with federal agents all over my house..but no one does nothing to these guys..kinda makes you think the powers that be ,at very least ,sanction this stuff..

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  • Posted: Sep 9, 2015 at 9:36 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Greenwood, South Carolina, United States

    Is it okay to trick them back to get them to stop. I don't want to be mean, but I want them to stop.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 8, 2015 at 4:13 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

    If I have sent a reply to this user already, what can they do with my information? Is there any way for me to fix this, or remove the sent email?
    Thanks.

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    • Posted: Sep 8, 2015 at 6:28 AM by info

      You cannot remove your email address, but the scammers will attempt to send you other scams, so be careful next time.

      delete


  • Posted: Sep 7, 2015 at 11:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Fresno, California, United States

    I received one and almost sent them my info. Then I researched it in "google" and found it to be a scam. Thank you google.

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  • Posted: Sep 7, 2015 at 11:36 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Marmora, Ontario, Canada

    Another email they are using is "mcwlff@ outlook.com" got it today.

    But ya know.... with the amount of money microsoft pulls in each year from all of us sheep, it would be really incredible for them to do a yearly giveaway like this. Give a little something back to the little people. How much money do you really need Mr. Gates 😟
    Just sayin 😕

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  • Posted: Sep 5, 2015 at 8:23 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    How to block this kind of scammer?

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    • Posted: Sep 6, 2015 at 1:06 AM by info

      Currently, it is difficult to block this type of scam. Educating people about this type of scam, is the only true way of preventing them from becoming victims.

      delete


      • Posted: Oct 16, 2015 at 8:19 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

        When I receive these type of emails, I put a filter on my emails to automatically send to the spam folder, junk, etc. If I find out that it's a threat, I choose spam. Hopefully Yahoo will monitor these. If not, I don't see them in my inbox any more.

        delete


  • Posted: Sep 5, 2015 at 6:39 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Escondido, California, United States

    I just got one. Didn't reply to it instead I googled the email. First that came up is that it is a fraudulent email. Hate these scammers.

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  • Posted: Sep 5, 2015 at 4:18 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Roswell, New Mexico, United States

    I received one today, good thing I didnt give out my SSN or credit card information.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 4, 2015 at 1:21 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mountain View, California, United States

    I just received a email to my gmail account saying "you are one of our 5 lucky winners to receive a check for $500.00 with a Microsoft-surface pro 3 laptop by Gmail Corporation". Hawkins hodges sent me the link to my gmail account- to go to GMLTH@OUTLOOK.com to submit my information- contact- Events Manager- submit your information- Events Manager- Mr. Barry Delp.

    Thanks for the heads up on this.

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    • Posted: Nov 28, 2015 at 5:29 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States

      Same here. Check out the following Gmail Microsoft Lottery scam:

      "==== ==== ====
      Ref:XYL/43210464537/99a
      Batch:24/00319/IPD



      Dear Guaranteed winner:

      Your claims were received and have been processed by this office. On behalf of GMAIL /MICROSOFT LOTTERY we felicitate with you and your family for being one (1) of our five (5) Microsoft winners selected in these annual promotion sweepstakes.Hence, we do believe with your winning. You will continue to be an active patronage to Gmail Microsoft Windows. You have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, validations and satisfactory report test conducted for all online winners.A winning check was written in your name by Gmail Microsoft Lottery Incorporation Board and also a certificate of claims will be sent along side your winnings check.
      ...

      CONTACT DTDC COURIERS SERVICES VIA EMAIL
      DISPATCH OFFICER: Mr. Spark Kumar
      COMPANY EMAIL : dtdcdepartment1@ outlook.com
      ALTERNATE EMAIL: info@dtdcexpress.com
      Contact Number India And Uk : 44 793 743 9286

      Do note that on contact with the Dtdc courier company, you are to provide them with your

      Full Name:
      Phone Number:
      Security pin number as stated below:
      Residential address:
      This will enable the Dispatch officer to verify your claim with the files which have been sent to them.

      ...

      Best Regards,
      Mr. Barry Delp
      (Events Manager)
      Copyright 1995-2015 Gmail/Microsoft Online Promotion 2015 Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline"

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    • Posted: Sep 22, 2015 at 12:11 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

      I received the same today. You would think that Windows or Gmail could stop this kind of people from using their names.

      delete


    • Posted: Sep 5, 2015 at 4:48 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bronx, New York, United States

      I got the same email thank u for this article.

      delete


    • Posted: Sep 5, 2015 at 4:12 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Cheraw, South Carolina, United States

      I got the same email from the same Barry Delp, but the amount was $500,000.

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  • Posted: Sep 1, 2015 at 2:03 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States

    I just got an email very similar to the one shown on this website literally 10 minutes ago. Is this crap for real??? A five hundred thousand U.S. dollars with Microsoft Surface pro- 3 Laptop by Gmail corporation????

    The person sending me this has an email called: gmlth@outlook.com
    They are asking me for all my personal info including my address, phone number, and full name. Just tell them to p*ss off or better yet, delete the d*mn email. It's a SCAM!!!!

    delete


    • Posted: Sep 1, 2015 at 9:12 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mills River, North Carolina, United States

      This is a scam. I fit the same one. All they want is money. I found this out after I forwarded my info. DO NOT SEND THEM YOUR PERSONAL INFO!!

      delete


  • Posted: Aug 31, 2015 at 12:35 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Post Falls, Idaho, United States

    8-30-15..I just got this too. Glad I looked it up..didn't look right when I saw words misspelled, and some words without spaces in between.

    I don't see a company like Microsoft,or Bill Gates for that matter, sending out such an unprofessional email. I also doubt they would need that kind of info from you.

    These crooks need to smarten up...ALOT. Or at least proof read their material...This a topic for a new spin off of an old show...We can call it, "America's Dumbest Cyber/Online Criminals". The first episode could be about the lottery email notices, and the hilariously misspelled and misspaced, mispunctuated letter body, that went out to probably millions like that.

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  • Posted: Aug 29, 2015 at 9:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hudson, Ohio, United States

    Yup, I got this email today ! These people need to be stopped and caught and rot in a foreign prison somewhere soon!!! Get a job or a 711 like the rest of them !

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  • Posted: Aug 29, 2015 at 8:31 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Oak Park, Illinois, United States

    I was contacted by coon.136@buckeyemail.osu .edu and told to contact gmlth@outlook.com.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 29, 2015 at 5:51 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Singapore, Singapore

    I got a similar msg today.....

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  • Posted: Aug 26, 2015 at 12:39 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Tampa (New Tampa), Florida, United States

    Mine asked for no money.

    delete


    • Posted: Sep 24, 2015 at 1:46 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

      On the second email they ask for money and security code.

      delete


    • Posted: Aug 31, 2015 at 8:43 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Victorville, California, United States

      Mine too, I thought this was real now. I'm reporting them.

      delete


    • Posted: Aug 26, 2015 at 12:50 PM by info

      Initially, they will ask for your information. Afterwards, they will ask you to send money to collect some so-called peize.

      delete


      • Posted: Aug 31, 2015 at 1:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Broomfield, Colorado, United States

        Yeah, I just got this and was a bit shocked by it at first, but then thought about it. Then they asked me for money with a credit card number and I knew it was a scam.

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  • Posted: Aug 26, 2015 at 12:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Tampa (New Tampa), Florida, United States

    Why isnt apple and microsoft putting a stop to this,thanks alot mighty and powerful apple,I HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE!

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  • Posted: Aug 25, 2015 at 7:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Puebla City, Puebla, Mexico

    Thanks, that's very helpful.

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  • Posted: Aug 25, 2015 at 1:55 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Suitland, Maryland, United States

    I was sent this email this morning! I figured it wasn't real.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 25, 2015 at 10:46 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Mesquite, Texas, United States

    Google and Microsoft need to put a stop to this.

    delete


    • Posted: Sep 5, 2015 at 2:11 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Emerson, Iowa, United States

      I agree with most of you that google and microsoft need to put a stop to this scam now!

      I just recieved it this morning, and it does look legit. I personal think that if google and microsoft dont then they are apart of it and should held liable and have to pay out to all of the winning people or face civil and crimminal law suits for false advertizement falsivication of of documents and/or what ever a good honest judge can stick them with.

      delete


      • Posted: Sep 5, 2015 at 3:58 PM by info

        The two companies have spent millions of dollars every year trying to put a stop to spam and scams. But, stopping cybercriminals is not that easy, especially when they are operating in some foreign countries.

        This is why it is important that the public be educated about cybercrimes, so they can help protect themselves.

        Do your part by educating your friends and family, by sharing articles on this website with them.

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  • Posted: Aug 25, 2015 at 6:33 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Detroit, Michigan, United States

    I was sent this bogus email, but it didn't look right. Thanks.

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  • Posted: Aug 11, 2015 at 5:40 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

    I thought my Prayers had came true lol... Just this morning I was thinking to myself, To good to be true. What I received looked like this:

    "Dear Google Email User
    This email is to inform you that your email address has just won you
    $500,000.00 and a Nokia X2 Dual SIM Windows phone for the month of
    August 2015 lottery promotion, which is organized by MICROSOFT OUTLOOK WINDOWS & NOKIA. MICROSOFT WINDOWS collects all the
    email addresses of the people who are active online; among the people who
    subscribed also to Aol, Gmail and yahoo, we only select five people every year
    as our winners through an electronic balloting system without the winner
    applying. We congratulate you for being one of the selected winners.
    CONTACT THE EMAIL BELOW WITH YOUR INFORMATION.
    Contact Email: DRAWMSN30@QQ.COM
    1. FULL NAME:
    2. ADDR...
    ...
    Thank you and accept my hearty congratulation once again!"

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    • Posted: Sep 5, 2015 at 9:07 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

      Got this same email today but with mi_wad@ hotmail.com as the contact.

      delete


  • Posted: Aug 7, 2015 at 9:15 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Columbia, Maryland, United States

    What do they want with this info?

    delete


    • Posted: Aug 7, 2015 at 11:39 PM by info

      They will use it to rip you off and sell it to other scammers, who will use it to do the same thing.

      With their potential victims' information, scammers can make their scams more convincing.

      delete


      • Posted: Aug 26, 2015 at 12:35 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Tampa (New Tampa), Florida, United States

        They asked for info that you can get anywhere????Kind of a waste of they're time isnt it?

        delete


  • Posted: Jul 30, 2015 at 2:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Amarillo, Texas, United States

    I received one yesterday and right away sent it to spam. I was going to try and contact Google to give them the email address that was placed above all the information required for sending to them and only by that email address. I'm putting that email address in here so that maybe it can get tracked and removed.
    Here's the email address that everyone should avoid: gmmwl@ outlook.com

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  • Posted: Jul 29, 2015 at 5:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    I received this,lucky I google around:

    "Global~Courier Services Limited 24-Hours Service.
    Address: Plot No-40,Phase-3,industrial,Near
    MarutI Marketing Times,Okhla,DelhI 110019 India .
    Telephone:~ 447 9374 50254

    Our Respected Customer : Tim Williams
    This delivery company has been assigned to deliver your winning parcel(Winning Cheque (Check)and Certificates of claim) to your residence.mail &Microsoft Incorporation in respect to the winning cheque(Check) issued in your favor which is bearing your name.

    (1) WINNERS CHEQUE (Check)FOR THE VALUE WON($500,000.00 USD).
    (2) WINNING CERTIFICATE FROM GMAIL & MICROSOFT PROMOTION ANNIVERSARY.
    (3) CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN OF FUNDS(C.O.F.).
    (4) APPLE LAPTOP


    SHIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
    Please find below our charges:

    Normal class delivery: in 96 hours-; (Four Working Days)

    Mailing /freight cost $200 .00
    Insurance Fee $130 .00
    Vat (5%) $60 .00
    (TOTAL $390.00 Dollar)

    Premium class delivery: in 72 hours-; (Three Working Days)

    Mailing /freight cost $300 .00
    Insurance Fee $100 .00
    Vat (5%) $200 .00
    (TOTAL $600.00 Dollar)

    First class delivery: in 48 hours-; (Two Working Days)

    Mailing /freight cost $350 .00
    Insurance Fee $250 .00
    Vat (5%) $190 .00
    (TOTAL $790.00 Dollar)

    ...

    ...

    Regards,
    Mr.Wilfred Kumar(Dispatch Officer)

    ...

    Copyright 2015. Global Courier Services Inc, India."

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    • Posted: Sep 2, 2015 at 3:00 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Cross River, New York, United States

      I received this same email today: 9-2-2015. I thought my dreams were answered and was falling for it, lol.

      I figure I better look into further because of the shipping. I was very reluctant to purchase until I get more info and to my surprise The Global Courier is detailing it's advertising in another language, I think spanish, not a word in English that made me look even further into it, for I did not want it to be a SCAM!!

      This stuff really irks me and also scary because they can also steal your identity now. I have to get indenity protection and tell them what I have gotten myself into.

      I am glad I'm not the only one learning from this. Thank you technology.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 28, 2015 at 4:08 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Nashville, North Carolina, United States

    I have just got one today wanting 390.00 to get my winnings.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 28, 2015 at 2:28 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Poca, West Virginia, United States

    I was the lucky recipient of one of these emails...glad I Google it. LOL.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 27, 2015 at 5:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

    I was scammed just today and then I came across this. I like post, great information.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 26, 2015 at 8:51 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

    What if you already sent it before you found out it was a scam what happens next

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    • Posted: Jul 26, 2015 at 9:45 AM by info

      They will attempt to use the information that you have sent, to trick or convince you into sending money or more information. So, be careful next time.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 26, 2015 at 5:59 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

    I received this email yesterday saying I had won and for me to send my information. It was signed Bradley Peters and I could contact Barry Delp.

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    • Posted: Oct 30, 2015 at 11:10 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

      Yes, today I received an email from some Sam McLucky... telling me that I won $500,000. I think Microsoft and Google should take care of this issue. The emails are so annoying.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 23, 2015 at 7:40 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Berwyn, Pennsylvania, United States

    I was also sent this oh you won $500,000 dollars and a Microsoft Outlook Windows & Nokia whatever. I was to reply to this email mi_wad@ hotmail.com.
    Please go get these scammers for trying to get people's info. I would think that Microsoft and Nokia would want to go after these people.

    Also it came from Wendy Holden

    Thank you.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 23, 2015 at 6:29 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

    I just received the following email as detailed below:- How genuine is it?

    -- -- --
    "Google Gmail Lottery Incoperation
    Ref: XYL /26510460037/05
    Batch: 24/00319/IPD

    This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of ($750,000.00 USD) for the
    Annual 2015 Lottery promotion which is organized by GMAIL/MSN LOTTERY INC &
    WINDOWS LIVE.GMAIL/MSN WINDOWS, collects all the email addresses of the
    people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to GMAIL, we only
    select thirteen people every Month as our winners through electronic balloting System
    without the winner applying.

    Gmail Lottery Prize must be claimed not later than 4days from the date of this
    Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed within
    this period will be forfeited.

    These are your identification numbers:
    Ref: XYL /26510460037/05
    Batch: 24/00319/IPD

    ...

    Attached here is the claim verification and funds release form. You are expected to fill
    and submit to the event manager.

    VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM

    ...

    (CONTACT EVENTS MANAGER )
    Name: Mr. Bennett Moore
    E-mail: gwm_nwx@qq.com
    Once again congratulations...

    Cordially,
    Mr. Maritms Moore
    Online Co-ordinator
    (Gmail Lottery Games/Lottery Coordinator).

    Moses A (maakiiki@gmail.com)
    -- -- --

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 21, 2015 at 8:03 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Paradise, Pennsylvania, United States

    Why can't Google and Microsoft...sue the sender for copyright infringement ...this is CRAZY.

    delete


    • Posted: Aug 5, 2015 at 9:08 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Central, Suva, Fiji

      I have received a similar information that I have won $1.5 million dollars under lottery promotion.to contact madam Helenchong of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They want my personal information. What Should I do.

      delete


      • Posted: Aug 6, 2015 at 9:13 AM by info

        Just ignore the emails or messages.

        delete


    • Posted: Jul 21, 2015 at 8:07 PM by info

      You will need to find them first.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 19, 2015 at 12:19 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Brunswick, Georgia, United States

    I just received the e-mail at 1:11 AM on Sunday July 19, 2015 from e-mail address ftalley@knology.net so yes, it is still going on.

    Surely nobody is dumb enough to think that anything like this is even remotely legitimate in this day and age where there have been countless news broadcasts and warnings to the general public.

    I just hope that no one falls prey to these people! Also, PLEASE always forward e-mails like this to Spam@uce.GOV ! That's the United State's Government's department that handled these types of things for several decades now...

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 17, 2015 at 6:58 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    Just got an email almost the same but not the apple computer. It's Nokia X2 Dual Sim Windows phone. I knew it was a scam, but wanted to let you know that they are still doing it.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 17, 2015 at 5:45 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dallas, Texas, United States

    I just received that email today, so glad I did not reply to it. Thanks for the info everybody.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 16, 2015 at 8:54 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Denver, Colorado, United States

    Just"won"too! Knew something was not right when the email address was foxmail. Googled it and it's from China!

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 8, 2015 at 6:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Temple, Texas, United States

    Oh no I just got scammed. What can I do, I gave my info?

    delete


    • Posted: Jul 8, 2015 at 8:04 PM by info

      Report it to the police.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 7, 2015 at 4:08 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    Got an iMessage from one Clovis Erwin. Said she is with smartphone.informed me I had won 500,000$ from a partnership between smartphone and Facebook. All I have to do is enter my phone number and address and fed ex will courier or send me my check.

    delete


    • Posted: Jul 7, 2015 at 5:18 PM by info

      It is a scam, please don't fall for it.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 5, 2015 at 7:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Springfield, Virginia, United States

    I just got this in an E-mail:

    This email is to inform you that your email address has just won you Nine hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($950,000.00 usd) and a IPHONE 6PLUS ,Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch (MC976HN/A) for this year 2015 lottery promotion, which is organized by the APPLE COMPANY INC, We collects all the email addresses of the people who are active online Yahoo and Hotmail, Gmail/other Emails, we only select Five people as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 4, 2015 at 3:53 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Pearl City, Hawaii, United States

    oh my god !!
    I received this email too
    be careful everyone !!!!

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 25, 2015 at 8:11 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Hampton Bays, New York, United States

    Thank you for posting this. Just happened to me this morning. Said I won $750,000! Guess they are upping their anty.

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 19, 2015 at 1:32 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Catskill, New York, United States

    Thank you, I received an email from MSNL11@HOTMAIL they asked for the same information using a different email address.I am grateful that you shared this important information.

    This is horrible what is this world coming to??😔

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 9, 2015 at 11:56 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Daphne, Alabama, United States

    I was contacted as a winner and thought it to be the truth until they wanted money to send the check....no way what a scam.

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 2, 2015 at 10:46 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Oneonta, New York, United States

    I just got a message saying I won and I did respond now what will happen.

    delete


    • Posted: Jun 2, 2015 at 11:34 AM by info

      They will respond asking you to send money in order to receive your prize.

      delete


  • Posted: Jun 1, 2015 at 5:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Greenville, South Carolina, United States

    This came to me today:

    "GMAIL/MSN LOTTERY INC & GMAIL/MSN WINDOWS, collects all the email
    addresses of the people that are active online, among the people that subscribed to
    GMAIL, we only select thirteen people every year as our winners through electronic
    balloting System without the winner applying.

    Gmail Lottery Prize must be claimed not later than 4days from the date of this
    Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed within
    this period will be forfeited.
    These are your identification numbers:
    Ref: XYL /26510460037/05
    Batch: 24/00319/IPD
    Our Event Manager will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.

    For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is 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.

    Attached here is the claim verification and funds release form. You are expected to fill and submit to the event manager.
    VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM
    1.FULL NAMES:
    2.ADDRESS:
    3.SEX:
    4.AGE:
    5.MARITAL STATUS
    6.OCCUPATION:
    7.E-MAIL ADDRESS
    8.TELEPHONE NUMBER:
    9.AMOUNT WON
    10. STATE:
    11. COUNTRY
    12. NEXT OF KIN
    13. ZIP CODE:
    14:NATIONALITY:
    15:Your Reference and Batch number at the top of this mail:
    To file for your claim, please fill and submit your verification form to our events
    manager immediately via email.
    (CONTACT EVENTS MANAGER )
    Name: Mr. Bennett Moore
    E-mail: gwm_nwx@qq.com"

    delete


  • Posted: May 26, 2015 at 10:16 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    Omg! I really need your help on this type of scam. I did responded with all the info they asked for. What can I do now? Please help me.
    Rose

    delete


    • Posted: Jun 8, 2015 at 11:28 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States

      I did as well so don't feel bad. I am just going to repost the email as spam.

      delete


    • Posted: May 26, 2015 at 11:55 AM by info

      Read the comments below.

      delete


  • Posted: May 24, 2015 at 5:41 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Jose, California, United States

    I sent my info out accidentally believing it was real today. Did my research on it cause something didn't feel right and found out it was scam. What should I do next? I did send out my info.

    delete


    • Posted: Jul 18, 2015 at 8:47 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Antonio, Texas, United States

      Nothing you can do, except know better next time! If you win something you don't have to pay anything to receive it! All they can do with basic information sell it.

      Just mark it as spam on your computer, or tablet, through whomever your E-mail service is with. You will probably be asked to buy Alot of stuff for awhile so be prepared for the influx of emails and texts on your phone or sales calls.

      Sorry, happened to me too. Live and learn.

      delete


  • Posted: May 21, 2015 at 9:15 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Buxton, Maine, United States

    What can they get with that info? Or if you open the letter doc what kind of trouble am I in?

    delete


    • Posted: May 21, 2015 at 10:12 PM by info

      They will use the information you have sent to attempt to trick you into sending money or more information.

      They may also sell your information to spammers or other rogue online marketers, who will continuously send you spam/junk emails, call or text you, in an attempt to rob you.

      delete


  • Posted: May 21, 2015 at 11:42 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Westland, Michigan, United States

    So glad I found this. I got this email today and almost submitted the information. I was going to email the address given at the bottom to ask of the legitimacy when I realized it had nothing to do with gmail.

    Thank you for this post. I cannot afford to get scammed.

    delete


  • Posted: May 19, 2015 at 11:38 AM by an anonymous user from or near: San Francisco, California, United States

    I just got an email from Gmail lottery saying I won 750,000.00 They say to contact Trans Global Logistics for my check. Ha! If it were only that easy! I have to admit, I was almost going to do it, but my common sense told me NO NO NO!!!

    delete


    • Posted: May 19, 2015 at 4:21 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mountain View, California, United States

      Same thing happened to me, I really hate the fact I almost believed it. These kinds of scams ripped my elderly mother of her savings. $60,000.00 gone. Please don't fall for this crap it hurts people. Some never recover their life savings that would give them the quality of life they saved for.

      delete


  • Posted: May 15, 2015 at 9:21 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Buda, Texas, United States

    Is there any way to report this scam or something?? I hate being victimized.

    delete


    • Posted: May 15, 2015 at 10:19 AM by info

      It was already reported.

      delete


  • Posted: May 11, 2015 at 1:36 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    Thanks for the heads up! I ve received one today, and honestly got excited for a second!!! People should do their homework before they volunterly provide their personal info. Again thank you!

    delete


    • Posted: May 19, 2015 at 10:26 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Westminster, Colorado, United States

      I got an email stating I won $750K this morning. I've not gotten anything other than this one. It's sad that the people who do this can't be caught and taught a lesson.

      delete


  • Posted: May 10, 2015 at 7:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Federal Way, Washington, United States

    I just received the scam email as well. How I knew it was a scam? I could really use the 500 Grand and my luck does not run that way..thanks for this post.

    delete


  • Posted: May 7, 2015 at 1:06 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Diego, California, United States

    I can't remember how many of these notices I have gotten in the past few years. If these were real, I would be a multi-millionaire by now.


    It is strange that a person receiving so many of these wouldn't think something about this is fraudulent. I didn't volunteer any of this information to win it, so why do I need to provide this information to collect it.

    Everybody please be careful because there are individuals out there to steal you blind if they get a chance ( I think most of you already realize this).

    Every time I get one of these, I report it from my Gmail options:(Report Scam)and hopefully the proper authorities will find and prosecute them.

    delete


    • Posted: May 19, 2015 at 9:02 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

      Good idea ...thanks!

      delete


  • Posted: May 6, 2015 at 3:08 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Multan, Punjab, Pakistan

    Thank you, but today I sent my data mistakenly to scammers. What I do now?

    delete


    • Posted: May 6, 2015 at 3:12 PM by info

      Just be careful next time because they will use the same date to trick you into sending more information or money. The data that you have already sent is not enough for them to steal your identity or gain access to your online accounts.

      delete


      • Posted: May 24, 2015 at 5:44 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Jose, California, United States

        Thanks this answer or comment really put me at ease. I sent my info. I fell for the scam and was really worried

        delete


      • Posted: May 19, 2015 at 5:48 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Rockwood, Michigan, United States

        If you receive a check and are told to deposit it, don't. It is usually the next part of the scam.

        delete


  • Posted: May 6, 2015 at 12:53 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Maine, Garland, United States

    I received an email saying I would receive $750,000.00 and an apple computer from Gmail. The reason I had my doubts about its being real or not was the fact that the information had to be emailed back to the event coordinator for Gmail at an email address that was not a Gmail address, which told me right way this was not right. I called the Better Business Bureau then I Googled it and sure enough it's a scam. Thank you everyone for making sure those of us who received our notices after you all could find information to protect ourselves thanks to all of you!!!

    delete


  • Posted: May 6, 2015 at 2:05 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

    I received an email identical to this one today. My family was skeptical about it but I was so hopeful that is wasn't a prank and I'd actually won money.

    I was so excited and could not sleep the entire night. The next day I decided to do sum research and was disappointed to say the least to find that it was a total scam.

    delete


  • Posted: May 5, 2015 at 11:15 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Texas, United States

    This is sad. At this point and time in my life, I am going through some major issues. My husband of 26 years had a heart attack 5 years ago which made his health rapidly decline. He is one of the hardest working men I've ever known. About a year ago he had a stroke. He lost the job working on tractors and heavy farm equipment that he was employed at for the last 10 years.

    My health being as it is, poor and also declining, I am currently unemployed as well. My best friend was murdered, my mother just passed away, and so did my cousin. So when I received the email stating I was picked out 80 million people to receive 750,000 I thought maybe there was hope. So since I wasn't as smart as some of the other people and I did send them my info.

    What precautions should I take at this time?

    Gullable in Tx
    R.

    delete


    • Posted: May 5, 2015 at 11:25 AM by info

      The information that the email requested is not enough for them to steal your identity or access your accounts. But, they will attempt to use the information that you have sent to trick you into sending more information or money.

      delete


  • Posted: May 5, 2015 at 10:24 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Folsom, Louisiana, United States

    I'm surprised that the Gmail server delivered this scam to my inbox. I usually don't receive spam or scams to my inbox. They go directly to the Spam Folder and Gmail flags them as potential threats. I'm a little disappointed with Gmail over this getting through right now.

    delete


    • Posted: May 19, 2015 at 9:04 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

      Me too....need to be on their TOES!

      delete


    • Posted: May 5, 2015 at 11:05 AM by info

      No spam filter software is 100% accurate and cyber-criminals are always attempting to beat the system.

      delete


  • Posted: May 5, 2015 at 8:08 AM by an anonymous user from or near: New York, The Bronx, United States

    This is one I just got:

    - - - -
    "Dear Email User This email is to inform you that your email address has just won you $500,000.00 and a Nokia X2 Dual SIM Windows phone for the month of May 2015 lottery promotion, which is organized by MICROSOFT OUTLOOK WINDOWS & NOKIA. MICROSOFT WINDOWS collects all the email addresses of the people who are active online; among the people who subscribed also to Aol, Gmail and yahoo, we only select five people every year as our winners through an electronic balloting system without the winner applying. We congratulate you for being one of the selected winners. CONTACT THE EMAIL BELOW WITH YOUR INFORMATION. Contact Email: MSNL11@HOTMAIL.COM 1. FULL NAME: 2. ADDRESS: 3. OCCUPATION: 4. SEX: 5. AGE: 6. DIRECT PHONE NO: 7. STATE: 8. COUNTRY: Thank you and accept my hearty congratulation once again!"

    delete


    • Posted: May 5, 2015 at 8:51 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

      I got the same message on May 4th, 2015...

      delete


      • Posted: May 6, 2015 at 10:14 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

        Me too; ugh theses people need to get a real job. And sadly, there are so many with high hopes believing this is true and fall into the trap .believe u me I wish to high hope it was true. LOL.

        delete


  • Posted: May 5, 2015 at 7:03 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Michigan, Royal Oak, United States

    Yes,

    I just received one this morning.

    I wanted to make sure that it was legitimate. I'm glad that I investigated, although $500,000.00 would really be great.

    I'm not that stupid just to respond to something that I know I did not apply for.

    Thanks so much for clearing this up for me.

    C. Michigan

    delete


  • Posted: May 5, 2015 at 1:16 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Mission, Kansas, United States

    I must not be special enough for a Apple Laptop.....Mine offered me a Windows phone and some Money.
    :-(

    delete


  • Posted: May 4, 2015 at 8:07 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

    and what a shame, because this was the FIRST ONE I got that was actually in US Dollars. I, along with everyone below, had the good sense to google it. oh well........lol

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 29, 2015 at 1:54 PM by an anonymous user from or near: East Orange, New Jersey, United States

    I received the same exact email you posted above. I have learned when it sounds too good to be true it usually is so I ALWAYS, ALWAYS Google first. I actually have a slogan "When it doubt, Google it out"!

    My only fear is the day I don't find it on Google and it still turns out to be a SCAM.

    Thanks!

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 29, 2015 at 1:26 PM by an anonymous user from or near: New York, New York, United States

    I got one today too,thanks for the warning!! Really helpful!

    delete


    • Posted: Jun 13, 2015 at 12:03 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Texas, United States

      I got the exact same email.....these guys need a good old fashion whooping.

      delete


  • Posted: Apr 29, 2015 at 12:52 PM by an anonymous user from or near: West Columbia, South Carolina, United States

    I should be a billionaire by now.. I've been getting these emails for years now..SCAM, SCAM

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 27, 2015 at 2:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Eastland, Texas, United States

    I just got one of these exact same emails today and I'm so glad I decided to Google and see if the named person as the event manager for Gmail corporation was a real person bc; now I can avoid being scammed. Thanks so much for the warning!!

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 27, 2015 at 2:46 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Louth, England, United Kingdom

    I got the following email with a text attached saying:

    From: HENDRIX, CHELSEA (hendri37@email.sc .edu)
    Sent: 27 April 2015 00:58:36

    "Dear Winner,
    We are pleased to inform you of your winning sum of Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars with an Apple laptop by Gmail Corporation, in conjunction with Microsoft Windows 8. We collect all the Gmail addresses of the people that are active online; among the people that subscribed to Gmail and various Microsoft Windows users. We only select five people as our winners, without the winner applying and we are also congratulating you for being one of them.
    However you will have to fill and submit the below information to the events manager
    Contact Email: mcrftt@outlook.com

    1. Full Name:
    2. Contact Address:
    3. Age:
    4. Telephone Number:
    5. Sex:
    6. Occupation:
    7. State:
    8. Country:

    Contact the Events Manager Department
    Submit your information to the email given above
    Events Manager: Mr. Barry Delp"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 20, 2015 at 7:57 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Jose, California, United States

    Hahah I almost gave them my info. From Marta Fancisco events manager 😳 man I really thought I won money. 😒

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 19, 2015 at 3:51 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hanover, Maryland, United States

    Thanks for this message. I almost sent out my information via email instead. I decided to do something search before I sent it. Thanks again.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 19, 2015 at 1:04 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Los Banos, California, United States

    500k $ and some Nokia x2 dual sim phone for a month (lol for a month? What am I gunna do? Send it back to em in May?) So see through. Surprised they didn't ask for a social security number too. lol.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 17, 2015 at 10:26 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States

    This was sent to me with a iPhone 6 logo, I figured it was a scam:

    "We are writing to inform you that your email have won $950,000.00 U.S Dollars and IPhone 6 Plus, Apple Mac Book Pro 15 inch (MC976HN/A) which is organized by Apple Promotion Company Inc, Your Email Address was selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 900,000 emails from America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa as part of our International Promotions Program which is conducted annually, 10 people were selected as our winners.

    Batch No: (Apple Inc.02/2109/271.

    Kindly forward your details upon your claim to this email id: Apple2015companypromo@zoho.com

    Provide us with the following information’s:
    1. Full Name:
    2. Residential Address:
    3. Country:
    4. Date of Birth:
    5. Gender:
    6. Cell Phone/Mobile No:
    7. Have you won any kind of Lottery before? YES or NO:
    Congratulations."

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 10, 2015 at 4:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland

    I just received one that says I just won $500,000 dollars from some Microsoft lottery. it seems like it's a Global thing because I'm in South Africa.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 9, 2015 at 9:31 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Biddeford, Maine, United States

    So is there a place to REPORT this?

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 9, 2015 at 10:30 AM by info

      We report the websites which are taken down after, but the emails are hard to stop. Spam has been a big problem from the internet started.

      So, educating people about these scams are their biggest defense.

      delete


  • Posted: Apr 9, 2015 at 6:49 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Sayville, New York, United States

    I got one too.....pssh we're all winners in my opinion; we got picked right lmao. I'm gonna go wipe my tears with orange 500's from monopoly so I feel better.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 5, 2015 at 8:04 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Somerset, Kentucky, United States

    Received such scam email today from Emre at emrecang@embargmail.com

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 3, 2015 at 1:43 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Oceanside, California, United States

    Hello my name is David. I just received a email from google gmail, wanting me to contact Trans Globle Logistics Dept.to receive confirmation because I had just won 750.000.000 dollars as one of the seven LUCKY winners of this promotion.

    They want me to pay a fee in order to have my check delivered to me. This is what everyone calls a SCAM. (ha ha). Just wanted the world to know. Thanks.

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 9, 2015 at 6:38 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Sayville, New York, United States

      Let me know when you get that check brother.

      delete


      • Posted: Apr 9, 2015 at 8:19 AM by info

        He will not receive a check because it is a scam.

        delete


  • Posted: Mar 31, 2015 at 11:52 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Federal Way, Washington, United States

    What if I filled out the stuff just to see if am I going to lose everything I own and hunted down by the FBI, because I was trying to see a reply from what I sent.

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 31, 2015 at 12:54 PM by info

      The FBI will not hunt you down if you are the victim. They will hunt down the scammers who are attempting to trick you into sending money and your personal information.

      And, responding to the email message will only tell the scammers that your email address is active, so they will continue to send you more fraudulent email messages and spam.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 30, 2015 at 4:26 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom

    What happens if I sent details.

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 30, 2015 at 6:37 PM by info

      They will use it to attempt to trick you into sending money, or more information, which they will use steal your identity.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 27, 2015 at 9:53 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States

    Received the following lottery scam email message:

    "Julian Patrick Selano
    Date: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 8:19 PM
    Subject: email
    To:
    Dear Winner,

    We are pleased to inform you of your winning sum of Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars with an Apple laptop by Gmail Corporation, in conjunction with Microsoft Windows 8. We collect all the email addresses of the people that are active online; among the people that subscribed to Gmail and various Microsoft Windows users. We only select five people annually as our winners, without the winner applying and we are also congratulating you for being one of them.

    However you will have to fill and submit the below information to the events manager
    Contact Email: gmcrsf@outlook.com

    1. Full Name:
    2. Contact Address:
    3. Age:
    4. Telephone Number:
    5. Sex:
    6. Occupation:
    7. State:
    8. Country:

    Contact the Events Manager Department
    Submit your information to the email given above
    Events Manager: Mr. Barry Delp"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 26, 2015 at 11:28 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines

    I just saw it in my mail today and checked with google if there was really a lottery going on. However, when I found out that it was a scam, I deleted the message from my mail. Luckily I had put a protection on mine so it was put immediately on the trash.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 25, 2015 at 7:58 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States

    I received a letter that said I won $750,000.00 it was from Luna Rafa and it said the event manager was Marta Francisco.

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 27, 2015 at 12:26 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

      I got the same one but was originally mailed from a Cristina Miguel with a attachment

      delete


    • Posted: Mar 25, 2015 at 8:58 PM by info

      It is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 25, 2015 at 8:14 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Forest Hills, New York, United States

    I received an email from ELISA JOAN (3lisa42an@embarqmail.com) stating I was one of 7 random winners of $750,000. Hahaha! I was asked to reply to the "Events Manager" MARTA FRANCISCO @ gogm@qq.com

    Beware!!!

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  • Posted: Mar 24, 2015 at 9:05 PM by Cathishita from or near: Mountain View, California, United States

    This is what I received:
    --- --- ---
    "Dear Winner,

    We are pleased to inform you of your winning sum of Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars with an Apple laptop by Gmail Corporation, in conjunction with Microsoft Windows 8. We collect all the email addresses of the people that are active online; among the people that subscribed to Gmail and various Microsoft Windows users.

    ...

    However you will have to fill and submit the below information to the events manager
    Contact Email: gmcrsf@outlook.com

    Full Name:
    Contact Address:
    Age:
    Telephone Number:
    Sex:
    Occupation:
    State:
    Country:
    Contact the Events Manager Department
    Submit your information to the email given above
    Events Manager: Mr. Barry Delp

    And after I send my information to this the email he required,I got the email below:

    Gmail/Microsoft Lottery Incorporation

    Ref:XYL/43210464537/99
    Batch:24/00319/IPD
    Dear, Guaranteed Winner:HU Xiaobao
    Your claims were received and have been processed by this office. On behalf of GMAIL/MICROSOFT LOTTERY we felicitate with you and your family for being one (1) of our five (5) Gmail/Microsoft winners selected in these annual promotion sweepstakes.

    Hence, we do believe with your winning. You will continue to be an active patronage to Gmail/Microsoft Windows. You have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, validations and satisfactory report test conducted for all online winners.

    A winning check was written in your name by Gmail/Microsoft Lottery Incorporation Board and also a certificate of claims will be sent along side your winnings check.

    You are, therefore, expected to contact our affiliated delivery company (GLOBAL COURIER SERVICES) department in which your winnings check of Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars {$500,000.00} & an Apple Laptop has been sent for delivery to your residence. Do contact the GLOBAL COURIER DELIVERY SERVICES company with the contact information below for further instructions on how to send the consignment to your location and the amount to be charged for the delivery.

    Please you should also send a copy of your winning form containing your winning details down to the courier company for reference purpose.

    CONTACT GLOBAL COURIERS SERVICES VIA EMAIL
    DISPATCH OFFICER: Mr. Wilfred Kumar
    COMPANY EMAIL: globalcourierdept@foxmail.com
    Contact Number India And Uk : 447 9374 50254

    Do note that on contact with the Global courier company, you are to provide them with your
    Full Name:
    Phone Number:
    Security pin number as stated below:
    Residential address:
    This will enable the Dispatch officer to verify your claim with the files which have been sent to them.

    Gmail/Microsoft Windows lottery discovered a huge number of double claims due to winners informing close friend's, relatives and third parties about their winning and also sharing their pin numbers. As a result of this, these friend try to claim the lottery on behalf of the real winner. Microsoft Lottery reached a decision from headquarters that any double claim discovered by the Lottery Board will result to the cancelling of that particular winning, making a loss for both the double claimer and the real winner. As it is taken that the real winner was the informer to the double claimer abo

    ...

    Have it in mind that your won cannot be deducted; this is because the total amount has been insured to the real value. This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds. It's expected that you add your IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS{Security/NUM/82641} as the subject of any correspondence with the courier company to ensure they respond in a timely manner.

    I will require a concise update on proceeding with the firm as soon as you are in contact with them. If you need any assistance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to let us know. Do have a nice day.
    Best Regards,
    Mr. Barry Delp
    (Events Manager)"

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  • Posted: Mar 23, 2015 at 11:47 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Scarborough, England, United Kingdom

    This same scam has just come up on my laptop. Yes, beware they have reached the UK but its probably all around the globe.
    It is my dearest hope that these people, and all of their kind, get their miserable lives ripped to shreads.

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 28, 2015 at 3:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Van Nuys, California, United States

      I recieved one today from a "daniela Gorka" for $750,000,000, and I'm in Hawaii.

      delete


    • Posted: Mar 24, 2015 at 9:07 PM by Cathishita from or near: Mountain View, California, United States

      I received one yesterday,luckily for me,I google it.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 23, 2015 at 8:24 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Brooklyn, New York, United States

    Thumbs up..we all are hoping for that dam pie in the sky...unfortunately!

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 19, 2015 at 1:15 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Princess Anne, Maryland, United States

    Thank you , I just received this email and decided to look it up on line and you have the identical thing here on line. Wonderful. Thank you! I never give out information of address, phone number, name and etc. once again thank you.

    The name they are using this time is Mr. Barry DELP! they wished me to answer their email to gmcrsf@outlook.com:

    --- ---
    "Dear Winner,
    We are pleased to inform you of your winning sum of Five Hundred thousand United States Dollars with an Apple laptop by Gmail Corporation, in conjunction with Microsoft Widows 8. We collect all the email addresses of the people that are active on line; among the people that subscribe to Gmail and various Microsoft Windows users. We only select five people every year as our winners, without the winner applying and we are also congratulating you for being one of them.
    However you will have to fill out and submit the below information to the event manager.
    Contact Email: gmcrsf@outlook.com
    full name
    contact address
    age
    telephone number
    sex
    occupation
    state
    country
    in red writing
    contact the Event Manager Department
    submit your information to the email given above
    event manager Mr. Barry Delp!!!!"
    --- ---

    Please post this to save the next person

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 22, 2015 at 10:28 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Odenville, Alabama, United States

      I got the exact same thing, so I googled it and found out that it's a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 19, 2015 at 11:18 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Colorado, United States

    There is man send me messages as I type this. He said, that my Facebook account has won me 500.000 and wants my information.

    Claims he work for Facebook. I know it's a scam, and I'm having his computer traced. T These people picked a ex cop this time.

    Been having fun with him. :-) .. Hanham John is the name this person is using.

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  • Posted: Mar 16, 2015 at 12:35 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Rancho Santa Fe, California, United States

    Just received this today and I hope nobody falls for this stuff, out of the country scamers.

    -- -- --
    "Dear Winner,

    We are pleased to inform you of your winning sum of Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars with an Apple laptop by Gmail Corporation, in conjunction with Microsoft Windows 8. We collect all the email addresses of the people that are active online; among the people that subscribed to Gmail and various Microsoft Windows users. We only select five people as our winners, without the winner applying and we are also congratulating you for being one of them.

    However you will have to fill and submit the below information to the events manager Contact Email: gmcrsf@outlook.com

    1. Full Name:
    2. Contact Address:
    3. Age:
    4. Telephone Number:
    5. Sex:
    6. Occupation:
    7. State:
    8. Country:

    Contact the Events Manager Department
    Submit your information to the email given above
    Events Manager: Mr. Barry Delp"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 16, 2015 at 10:36 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Newport, Oregon, United States

    I received the above message from Michelle Jodene Simmons, with the email address: michellelatham@email.wsu .edu. The address sounds legitimate but does not match the Simmons name.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 13, 2015 at 1:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: California, United States

    Got the same message. I was recently laid off under unfair circumstances my girlfriend laughed at me when I told her I was gonna buy her a new BMW.

    I took it serious like a sucker and sent them my info
    I was already spending 1/7 th of the winnings practically after I found out the truth, I qas crushed

    Its really messed UP. I would like to personally meet any 3 of these guys and snap their necks for the harm they have done to any American Citizens.

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 15, 2015 at 5:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Upper Sandusky, Ohio, United States

      I was just hit with the same email yesterday and in my head I was already spending the money.

      Since I lost my job a year ago things were just getting worse and worse for me. But when I got that email I was extatic until I did some research and found out it was just a scam.

      These people are the lowest of the low!!!

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 10, 2015 at 3:23 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Traverse City, Michigan, United States

    I got the same scam only with a Nokia.

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 12, 2015 at 5:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

      I did too was making sure it was a scam I sent that info and got another email that's when I got worried can they still get my security info not that it would do them any good my credit crap and I don't have credit card or bank accounts. Am I safe.

      delete


      • Posted: Mar 12, 2015 at 7:40 PM by info

        You are OK.

        delete


  • Posted: Mar 9, 2015 at 12:55 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

    This is what I have received:

    "Madhur Courier Services Pvt. Ltd.,
    110 Shalimar Trade Center,
    Hamidia Road, Bhopal – 462001,
    India
    Phone Number: 0091-7093588217

    Date:26-02-2015
    Order Number CIT-00929GH
    Dear Valued Customer Lauren Welcome

    Welcome you to Madhur Courier Services Pvt. Ltd.,

    We received the issued cheque in your name and the processing documents to facilitate the clearance of your prize amount £1,000,000 GBP (One Million Great Britain Pound Sterling). Do note that your prize sources of funds is been powered by the Google Limited Group in collaboration with the Outlook to aid the use of Emails in General Worldwide and this Prize is given out randomly to worldwide individuals, for their personal business development and enhancement of their educational plans. Your donation certificate has been issued and has been packaged and sealed for delivery directly to your present location. Documents includes to be dispatch to you is written below as followed:

    1.DONATION CHEQUE VALUED THE SUM OF £1,000,000 GBP (One Million Great Britain Pound Sterling)
    2.DONATION CERTIFICATE FROM GOOGLE LIMITED
    3.CLEAR SOURCE OF FUNDS CERTIFICATES(C.S.F.C.)
    4.LETTER OF AFFIDAVITS FROM THE INDIA HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, STATING THAT THE DONATION WAS RECEIVED LEGALLY FROM THE UNIVERSAL DONATION PROGRAM, AND DULY SIGNED BY THE LEGAL ATTORNEY TO THE MADHUR COURIER SERVICES.

    These documents have been securely sealed and packed for security reasons which makes it impossible for anyone to view it until its been delivered to you. To enable a successful Dispatch of the total amount £1,000,000 GBP (One Million Great Britain Pound Sterling), you have to follow the instructions refer below. Since it is an International Dispatch certain process will be followed to suit you and also the Government of India policy, for International Delivery.

    Weight of Original Winning Certificate: 0.12g
    Weight of Bank Cheque: 0.6g
    Total weight of Parcel 0.18g
    Colour of Parcel: Brown

    Above is the weight content of the documents attached to the check for delivery and what is expected of you to do now is secure the delivery from India down to your country.

    *We accept mailing charges at doorstep but according to the content we are carrying for delivery it's mandatory you pay for the INSURANCE of your parcel.

    * Our delivery charges for parcel is $25 dollars and the Insurance $250 Dollars is very important and it covers the delivery without complain.

    * We deliver under 72 HOURS, as an International Customer and the Insurance for such delivery is $250 United States Dollars. This is the only amount required to Insure your prize parcel for delivery to your doorstep.

    * Attachment any of the following (VOTER CARD, DRIVING LICENSE OR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT PHOTO PAGE) as a confirmation of you paying for the INSURANCE of your parcel for delivery.

    (72 Hours Delivery) INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY SERVICE.

    NOTE: THE INSURANCE FEE IS ABSOLUTELY COMPULSORY, AND MUST BE PAID BEFORE THE SHIPMENT OF YOUR PARCEL, BECAUSE IT COVERS THE DELIVERY DIRECTLY FROM INDIA HERE TO YOUR DESTINATION COUNTRY, WHILE THE MAILING FEE $ 25 DOLLARS HAS TO BE PAID ON THE ARRIVAL OF THE PARCEL AT YOUR DOORSTEP.

    That your prize is protected by a hardcover insurance policy, which makes it impossible to deduct any amount from the money before remittance. This means that the above insurance charges cannot be deducted from the prize and hence must be provided by you before your parcel is shipped. This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the international gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3RD july 1996 by the constitutional assembly.This is to protect recipients and to avoid misappropriation of funds

    I HAVE ALREADY BEEN INFORMED TO ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR MESSAGE. I WILL IMMEDIATELY PROCEED WITH ALL PAPER WORK WHILE I EXPECT YOUR EMAIL WITH YOUR SELECTED OPTION.

    PLEASE DO GET BACK TO ME FOR THE PROVISION OF PAYMENT INFORMATION.

    We sincerely hope the above information is helpful to you and would like to thank you for giving us this opportunity to serve your needs. Should you have any further queries, feel free to write to us back.

    Regards

    Mr. Sharma JodI (dispatch officer)
    MADHUR COURIER SERVICES"

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  • Posted: Mar 6, 2015 at 6:20 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

    I also received the following scam e-mails. I do not know what the authorities can do about these:

    "This email is to inform you that your email address has just won you $500,000.00 and a Nokia X2 Dual SIM Android Smartphone for this month of September 2014 lottery promotion, which is organized by MICROSOFT OUTLOOK WINDOWS & NOKIA. MICROSOFT WINDOWS collects all the email addresses of the people who are active online; among the people who subscribed also to Gmail and yahoo, we only select five people every year as our winners through an electronic balloting system without the winner applying. We congratulate you for being one of the selected winners.

    NOTE: CONTACT THE EMAIL BELOW WITH YOUR INFORMATION.
    Contact Email: MSLL11@QQ.COM
    1. FULL NAME:
    2. HOUSE ADDRESS:
    3. OCCUPATION:
    4. SEX:
    5. AGE:
    6. DIRECT
    PHONE NO:
    7. STATE:..."

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 3, 2015 at 5:30 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Kingston, Jamaica

    I have received similar email, saying from gmail/Microsoft lottery and I am to get intouch with Global couriers to make payment for delivery.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 2, 2015 at 6:54 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Coram, New York, United States

    I appreciate this information. The email looked so legitimate and even had a photo and signature from bill gates. Really sad.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 2, 2015 at 4:30 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Hammersmith, England, United Kingdom

    I also received these scam e-mails. I do not know what the authorities can do about these types of scam artist ,trying to scam people out of their money.

    I am glad I never sent them a penny ,seems like it's the same time every year.

    Hope they get caught,
    LORRAINE

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  • Posted: Feb 26, 2015 at 7:45 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Claysville, Pennsylvania, United States

    I tried to find any kind of information on this email but I couldn't. I even looked on Snopes. When I couldn't find anything I did respond since they didn't ask for money or my social security number. What should I do now?

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 3, 2015 at 10:15 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Tucson, Arizona, United States

      I did the same, watching for any thing further, nothing so far.

      delete


    • Posted: Feb 26, 2015 at 10:06 PM by info

      Just be careful going forward, because they will attempt to use the information that you have sent, to trick you into sending more information or money. But, there is nothing else to be worried about

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 26, 2015 at 3:05 PM by an anonymous user from or near: New York, New York, United States

    I got this message, do that mean that my account is unsafe now?

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 26, 2015 at 4:21 PM by info

      Receiving and reading the email will not affect or compromise your account.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 23, 2015 at 2:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Blaine, Washington, United States

    I received and email asking me to contact email mnx11@qq.com about prizes i won from microsoft outlook windows & nokia microsoft windows and i have not answered it as my son thinks its a scam. Do you know if it is?

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 23, 2015 at 2:27 PM by info

      The email is a scam. There is no Microsoft or Nokia lottery, promotion or giveaway.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 23, 2015 at 11:45 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Brookville, Indiana, United States

    Thank you for your help. I have been a victim of a much more vicious scam in the past, and would like to help prevent others from being victimized. I don't click on ANYTHING I am not sure of, any more.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 22, 2015 at 11:05 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

    Beware! These emails are an organization of scammers who seek to know their personal data and then grab your money in different ways. Never reply to the email messages and report them to friends to make them aware.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 22, 2015 at 9:16 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Mckenzie, Tennessee, United States

    This is a scam:

    --- --- ---
    Dear Esteemed Customer: Renzo lamont Scribner

    Welcome to Concordia International Forwarding Corporations. We are a well established company offering courier and transport services 24 hour a day for priority delivery of letters, parcels and consignments to any destination by road, air or sea.

    We have a substantial team of couriers available for motorcycle dispatch plus van driver couriers in all ..

    Your particulars have been received in this office from the Microsoft And Nokia Lottery office. This means that you have been officially cleared for payment by the verification's Dept. at the headquarters of the MICROSOFT-NOKIA ONLINE LOTTERY...
    We will only deliver the parcel to the address you have given us and who ever will be receiving the parcel must have a valid identification of him/herself.
    ...

    ?
    48 HOURS DELIVERY?
    Mailing........ .......... ............ .......... .......$65.00
    Insurance......... ......... ............. ........ ....$350.00
    Vat......... ....... ......... .............. ..............$35.95
    TOTAL....... ......... .......... ......... ......... ......$450.00

    24 HOURS DELIVERY(Next Day Premium Plan)

    Mailing........ ............. ........... ......... ......$99.09
    Insurance....... ............ ........ ........... .....$540.00
    Vat...... ......... ............ ........ ........ ..........$60.00
    TOTAL........ ....... ........... ........ .......... .....$699.09

    Note: Concordia International Forwarding Corp do not carry out Cash On Delivery (C.O.D) facilities as all payments must be forwarded and confirmed at our Accounts Department before shipment can commence.insurance on your...

    Do confirm the delivery address and indicate your shipment option...

    Regards,
    Mr.Kevin Patel
    (Dispatch Manager)
    PHONE NUMBER: ( 91)7022 540103

    Lamont Scribner lamontchoppercity79@gmail.com
    Concordia International ";
    successfully pass the requirements, statutory obligations, verification, validations and satisfactory report Test conducted for all on line winners.
    --- --- ---

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    • Posted: Mar 3, 2015 at 4:14 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

      Why aren't these people charged with with mail fraud and put in in prison?

      delete


      • Posted: Mar 3, 2015 at 6:34 PM by info

        Need to catch them first.

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  • Posted: Feb 19, 2015 at 12:14 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa

    just recived this:

    "Dear Email User

    This email is to inform you that your email address has just won you $500,000.00 and a Nokia X2 Dual SIM Android Smartphone for the month of

    February 2015 lottery promotion, which is organized by MICROSOFT OUTLOOK WINDOWS & NOKIA. MICROSOFT WINDOWS collects all the email addresses of the people who are active online; among the people who subscribed also to Gmail and yahoo, we only select five people every year as our winners through an electronic balloting system without the winner applying.

    We congratulate you for being one of the selected winners.

    NOTE: CONTACT THE EMAIL BELOW WITH

    YOUR INFORMATION.

    Contact Email: MNX11@qq.com

    1. FULL NAME:
    2. HOUSE ADDRESS:
    3. OCCUPATION:
    4. SEX:
    5. AGE:
    6. DIRECT PHONE NO:
    7. STATE:
    8. COUNTRY:

    Thank you and accept my hearty congratulation once again!"

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  • Posted: Feb 18, 2015 at 1:14 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Vestby, Akershus, Norway

    Today I recieved a lottery scam from microsoft outlook windows and Nokia.

    From time to time I recieve different types of scam on my gmail.

    I say one must be aware, because there is no free lunch whatsoever anywhere.

    Best of
    lasse

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  • Posted: Feb 17, 2015 at 7:13 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Managua, Managua, Nicaragua

    They sent me this:

    "MumbaI office
    Unit No. 1261, 6th floor,
    Building No.12, Solitaire Corporate Park,
    No. 167, Guru HargovindjI Marg,
    (Andheri-Ghatkopar Link Road),
    AndherI (East),

    Dear Guaranteed Winner


    Your claims verification was received and has been processed by this office on behalf of the GMAIL LOTTERY, we felicitate with you and your family for being one(1) of our seven (7)GMAIL prize winners selected in this Annual promotion sweepstakes.

    Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be active and patronage to the Gmail & Google. I wish to formally announce to you...

    A winning check has been issued in your name by the Gmail Lottery board and also a certificate of prize claims will be sent along side your winning check .

    You are therefore expected to contact our affiliated delivery company (TRANS GLOBAL LOGISTICS SERVICES) department in which your winning check of {$750,000.00 USD} SEVEN HUNDRED & FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS will be delivered to your residence.

    Do contact the TRANS GLOBAL LOGISTICS SERVICES with the contact information (E-MAIL below) for further instructions on how to send the consignment to your residence and the amount to be charged for the delivery.

    Please you should also send a copy of your winning verification form containing your winning details down to the courier company for reference and verification purpose.

    Trans Global Logistics
    Mr Alvin Khama (Dispatch Officer)
    Address: 406,Commmerce House,4th Floor, Millers Tank Bund Rd, Kaverappa Layout, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

    CONTACT E-MAIL: tranlogistic@qq.com
    CALL: 917022540112 ( 24 Hours Care line)


    Do note that when contacting the courier company, you are to provide them with your details;
    Full Name:
    Phone Number:
    Parcel pin number as stated below:
    Residential address:
    This will enable the Dispatch officer verify your claim with the files which has been sent to them.

    The Google-G mail lottery has discovered a huge number of double claims due to winners informing close friends relatives and third parties about their winning and also sharing their pin numbers. As a result of this, this friends try to claim the lottery on behalf of the real winners. The Google lottery has reached a decision from headquarters that any double claim discovered by the Lottery Board will result to the cancelling of that particular winning, making a loss for both the double claimer and the real winner, as it is taken that the real winner was the informer to the double claimer about the lottery...

    ...

    Have it in mind that your won prize cannot be deducted from , this is because the total amount has been insured to the real value. This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriate of funds.

    Its is expected that you include your PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS { TGLCS 5285} as the subject when contacting the courier company to enable them respond to you timely.
    I will require a concise update on proceedings with the firm as soon as you are in contact with them. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to send an email to me. Do have a nice day.

    Best Regards,
    Marta Francisco
    (Events Manager)

    Copyright 1995-2015 The Google Online Promotion 2014 Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline"

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 6, 2015 at 12:59 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

      I just got the same email last night. Not sure if I should proceed with it or if I should leave it alone?

      delete


      • Posted: Mar 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM by info

        It is a scam; leave it alone.

        delete


  • Posted: Feb 17, 2015 at 12:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Burnley, Lancashire, United Kingdom

    I got this email today:

    "We wish to congratulate you once again on this note,for being part of the winners selected for this Annual Lottery Promotions.The Microsoft Windows Mobile felicitate with you and your family.This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Internet Microsoft Windows.

    Hence we do believe with your winning prize ,you will continue to be active and patronage to the Microsoft Windows mobile..

    A winning check(Cheque)$500,000 00 US DOLLAR has been issued in your name by the Microsoft Nokia Lottery Board, Nokia X2 Dual SIM Windows Phone and also a certificate for prize claims had be sent along side your winning check(cheque) to our affiliated delivery company(CONCORDIA INTERNATIONAL FORWARDING CORP) to be delivered to you in person.

    In case you still have doubts arising from the angle of how you got selected, note that the selection process was carried out through an electronic email ballot system where millions of email addresses where drawn from worldwide web email directories from which you have emerged as one of our lucky winners.


    Furthermore, Do contact the CONCORDIA INTERNATIONAL FORWARDING CORPORATIONS company through information below for further instructions on how to send the consignment to your location and the amount to be charged for the delivery.

    Email Your Delivery Address To The Courier concordiafreight@foxmail.com
    Full Name........................
    Mailing Address.............................
    Country Of Residence....................
    Tel(Mobile)/fax.........................

    CONCORDIA INTERNATIONAL FORWARDING CORPORATIONS
    Mr Kevin Patel (Dispatch Officer)
    Okhla Industrial Area, DelhI - 110020 INDIA
    E-MAIL:concordiafreight@foxmail.com
    Telephone Number: 91 7022 540103 ( 24 Hours)

    ...

    The Microsoft Windows Mobile Lottery office has discovered a huge number of double claims due to winners informing close friends, relatives and third parties about their winning and also sharing their ref numbers. As a result of this, this friends try to claim the lottery on behalf of the real winners...

    It is expected that you add your IDENTIFICATION NUMBER(CLP/IS/9877) as the subject of any correspondence with the courie...

    Best Regards,
    Mr. Cox Hamilton
    (Claims and Events Manager)"

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  • Posted: Feb 17, 2015 at 3:34 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Uster, Zurich, Switzerland

    Same, from stvengtz@embarqmail.com. The email reads:


    "Dear Email User

    This email is to inform you that your email address has just won you $500,000.00 and a Nokia X2 Dual SIM Android Smartphone for the month of February 2015 lottery promotion, which is organized by MICROSOFT OUTLOOK WINDOWS & NOKIA. MICROSOFT WINDOWS collects all the email addresses of the people who are active online; among the people who subscribed also to Gmail and yahoo, we only select five people every year as our winners through an electronic balloting system without the winner applying.

    We congratulate you for being one of the selected winners."

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 11, 2015 at 4:59 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Ruidoso, New Mexico, United States

    yup woke up this morning thinking WOW,WHAT IF!!!!! Thank goodness I came home and checked for some scam news on this website.

    Yes, I was told that I had won $800,000 and a laptop,but I needed to send money for transport...FROM INDIA! Yeah right!

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 11, 2015 at 9:29 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Des Plaines, Illinois, United States

    I got the same email from Olivia Rosenberger
    Saying I won 500K US $$ and want me send my personal info to gmlfwd@outlook.com...

    I thought it was scam and searched online and I got one related post. Thanks for sharing.

    Please do not send personal information to these People.. They might be possible hackers...

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 11, 2015 at 1:36 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Spokane, Washington, United States

    There is an updated version for 2015:

    "Dear Winner,
    We are pleased to inform you of your winning sum of Five Hundred Thousand United Sates Dollars with an Apple laptop by Gmail Corporation, in conjunction with Microsoft Windows 8.

    We collect all the email addresses of the people that are active online; among the people that subscribed to Gmail and various Microsoft Windows users.

    We only select five people as our winners, without the winner applying and we are also congratulating you for being one of them.

    However you will have to fill and submit the below information to the events manager
    Contact Email: gmlfwd@outlook.com
    1. Full Name:
    2. Contact Address:
    3. Age:
    4. Telephone Number:
    5. Sex:
    6. Occupation:
    7. State:
    8. Country:
    Contact the Events Manager Department
    Submit your information to the email given above
    Events Manager: Mr. Barry Delp"

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    • Posted: Aug 6, 2015 at 12:48 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

      I just received the same email!! Glad that I googled it!!

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 10, 2015 at 9:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    My mom received one too. The person who sent it was named Sophia Perez.

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  • Posted: Feb 9, 2015 at 12:46 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Los Angeles, California, United States

    I just got one of these seemed too good to be true

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  • Posted: Feb 8, 2015 at 7:31 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Killeen, Texas, United States

    I am glad I google the lottery... SCAM

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  • Posted: Feb 6, 2015 at 9:51 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Dallas, Texas, United States

    Well first of all I personally want to say thanks guys for your warnings . I got the same scam yesterday and like a broke man in need of cash I did send some of my information, but no money.

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  • Posted: Feb 5, 2015 at 3:28 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Lafayette, Indiana, United States

    Same here.told me I was one of 5 winners that has won $500,000 USD and an Apple laptop. Gave me three options for Global Courier.

    I foolishly gave some info, but no money (thank God). What tipped me off was all of the spelling and grammatical errors in the emails. Plus, why would this be coming from India and not here in the States?

    My original email came from a woman with a University of Georgia email account. Thank God above I researched it before I sent them money.

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  • Posted: Feb 5, 2015 at 7:53 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Long Island City, New York, United States

    If I submitted my information in response, what should I do to prevent anyone stealing my identity?

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 5, 2015 at 8:38 AM by info

      How much information did you submit?

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 5, 2015 at 7:33 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Merritt Island, Florida, United States

    I have also received numerous scams such as these and most of them originated from Nigeria, so please be careful, Do not send money or any personal info, if its a legitimate winning it will go through attorneys, so be careful. They all will tell you not to involve attorneys or anyone in the legal field; that's a big red flag and they will ask for money for processing fees.

    Do Not Fall for this, they are scammers!!

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  • Posted: Feb 3, 2015 at 2:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    So far this year I have rec'd 2 of these. I tried to contact Google, Gmail, Outlook, and others to no avail. If it feels to good to be true it probably is. Thanx for finally bring attention to this scam.

    There are also scams re the FBI homeland security united nations and so many others.kpb

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  • Posted: Feb 3, 2015 at 1:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Jeddah, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia

    DTDC Courier Service. Tel: (91)-81-47100829
    ask $395 to send to DelhI India

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  • Posted: Feb 3, 2015 at 7:20 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Palm Coast, Florida, United States

    yup, just got it, 3 red flags went up, googled it, verified the scam.

    Wish I had the ability to sent back a virus, malware, trojan, worm or the like to "thank" them.

    But I don't have that kind of vicious, unscrupulous character or ability.

    Hopefully there is a reality somewhere in this multiverse where this is not done.

    Stay alert, watch your 6, and prosper!

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 2, 2015 at 2:54 AM by an anonymous user from or near: San Diego, California, United States

    I was wondering about this! I foolishly sent my info the first time, but in a week and a half I had heard nothing back.

    Today I received the same email again. So glad I check the address on the net this time, thanks to the person/people who put this site on the net!!

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  • Posted: Jan 31, 2015 at 12:05 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States

    Just got this. Kinda figured it was a scam, darn it.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 31, 2015 at 10:18 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Damascus, Damascus Governorate, Syria

    Hello,I am one of the victims.I am really worried,because I have had sent my personal informations.I feel astonished with how they able to use the name of these reputed & respected companies.Thank you very much.

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  • Posted: Jan 30, 2015 at 8:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

    Please - I foolishly replied to the email "Gmail/Microsoft" scam asking for my personal information. I received another email today asking for money to continue the process toward receiving my winnings.

    Of course I have my wits about me now and will not answer. But my question is now.....Am I in trouble because I replied to the first request? Is there something they can do to me since they now have my name and address etc.???? Do I need help here???
    From: Worried

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    • Posted: Jan 30, 2015 at 8:28 AM by info

      Be careful going forward, because they will attempt to use the information that you have sent to trick you into sending more information or money. But, there is nothing else to be worried about.

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 27, 2015 at 2:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Mateo, California, United States

    Halo, I too got a lottery scam and I gave in my details and they are asking for my ID/DRIVERS LICENSE~ and they sent me a form to fill in and put my signature. They say I won $920,000 USD, and ask me to pay $200 USD for consultation fee and $5000USD for service fee after I receive the money won.

    Please help me is this true or false, #mangement deal with these scammers.

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    • Posted: Jan 27, 2015 at 4:14 PM by info

      It is a scam. Do not send any more information or send your money.

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 27, 2015 at 10:50 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Dammam, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia

    TODAY I GOT THIS EMAIL :
    Today I got the email below. They are such a criminal now most of peoples know about this hope can do something for them:


    "Global~Courier Services Limited 24-Hours Service.
    Address: Plot No-40,Phase-3,industrial,Near MarutI Marketing Times,Okhla,DelhI 110019 India .
    Telephone:~ 91 889-204-9025

    Our Respected Customer: Dipak Adhikari.

    Welcome to Global Courier Services Limited.Compliment of the day to you and your family.In line with directives and documentation submitted to this company by the Gmail &Microsoft Incorporation in respect to the winning cheque(Check) issued in your favor which is bearing your name.

    This delivery company has been assigned to deliver your winning parcel(Winning Cheque (Check)and Certificates of claim) to your residence.

    (1) WINNERS CHEQUE (Check)FOR THE VALUE WON($800,000.00 USD).
    (2) WINNING CERTIFICATE FROM GMAIL & MICROSOFT PROMOTION ANNIVERSARY.
    (3) CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN OF FUNDS(C.O.F.)
    (4) APPLE LAPTOP


    SHIPPING REQUIREMENT

    Your requested data has been received and filed-up by this office, you are require to provide the following information which would be necessary for the successful delivery of your consignment, you are require to provide the name of whoever that will sign to collect the parcel upon delivery? include a phone number of this person to enable us call him/her when we get close to your residence .With this information, we would be able to dispatch your parcel immediately.

    ...

    For your information below are the mandatory charges that you are required to pay to enable us courier your parcel to your doorstep.You are required to select the more convenient of the three and immediately get back to us for adequate instruction

    SHIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
    Please find below our charges:

    Normal class delivery: in 96 hours-; (Four Working Days)
    Mailing /freight cost $200 .00
    Insurance Fee $130 .00
    Vat (5%) $60 .00
    (TOTAL $390.00 Dollar)

    Premium class delivery: in 72 hours-; (Three Working Days)
    Mailing /freight cost $300 .00

    Insurance Fee $100 .00
    Vat (5%) $200 .00
    (TOTAL $600.00 Dollar)

    First class delivery: in 48 hours-; (Two Working Days)

    Mailing /freight cost $350 .00
    Insurance Fee $250 .00
    Vat (5%) $190 .00
    ($ TOTAL $790.00 Dollar)

    Note: In order to proceed further with the shipment of your parcel, we want you to choose from the three options, and get back to us with the option you have chosen.

    The cost of delivery fees for any option you choose must be paid to this office before we can render any service to our customers abroad. Be rest assured that you will have access to your package in the speculated time of maximum delivery hour which ranges from 48 to 96 hours once you meet up with our payment requirements, then we shall post your package with your choice of delivery option and immediately send the tracking number to you, for your verification and then track your parcel.

    ...

    A parcel tracking number will be giving to you after the payment is made to enable you track your parcel to know your parcel location.We sincerely hope the above information is helpful to you and would like to thank you for giving us this opportunity to serve your needs. Should you have any further queries, feel free to write to us.

    MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Global Courier will, upon the customer's request and subject to the restrictions, provide either a credit or refund of the transportation charges paid by customer for a Global COURIER shipment, which is
    delivered later than
    Global COURIER
    quoted delivery commitment.

    once again and have a nice day."

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  • Posted: Jan 25, 2015 at 2:50 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States

    I've received a notification of being one of 5 gmail winners for being active online in the amount of $500,000 USA dollars.

    They've asked me only for my name, address, sex & occupation. No money has to be sent. This email was in a DOC...& private. Not in my junk mail. I know it's probably a scam, but sure looks kosher ...

    Again, they've aske d for NO cash, only my name & address in which to send.

    Strangely, the person I'm to contact is from hotmail & not gmail.?,

    What would you do .?.
    Many thanks, Raven.

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    • Posted: Jan 25, 2015 at 5:33 AM by info

      It is a scam because there is no Gmail lottery, promotion or giveaways.

      The scammers will first ask for your personal information, then they will attempt to trick you into sending money or your financial information.

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 23, 2015 at 12:27 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

    The name of the contact for the lottery is listed below. I believed them and almost sent them the $395.00 but thank God I decided to search for Gmail lottery.

    I got the names and contacts plus the mode of payments below. I hope gmail and Google are able to do something about them; press charges or something so this can stop.

    Here is the person I am to contact when I send in my moneygram. Hope no one gets snowed by these people,come on get a real job like the rest of us.

    We are hard working and it would be nice to be blessed like that but that's why we keep our faith right.

    Thank you all of posting some info on this.

    "Mode of Payment
    Payment Details:

    Name: Dalton Miles
    Total Amount: $395.00 DOLLAR
    Address: NavI Mumbai, India

    Mr Alok Singh
    Customer Service Dispatch Officer

    Customer Information and Enquiry Department.
    DTDC Courier Service.
    Tel: (91)-81-47100829

    Copyright © 2015 DTDC Express Inc. All rights reserved"

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  • Posted: Jan 23, 2015 at 12:17 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

    Here is another Gmail lottery scam email:

    "1st Floor BansI Lal Building, A-1, Ground Floor,
    Appa Saheb Marathe Marg, Prabhadevi,
    MumbaI India 400 025

    Ref: XYL /27537487/05SX
    Batch: 37/00429/IPD

    Dear Guaranteed Winner.

    Your claims verification was received and has been processed by this office. On behalf of the Google GMail lottery incorporation we felicitate with you and your family for being one (1) of our five (5) G-Mail prize winners selected in this month Annual promotion sweepstakes. Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be active and patronage to the Google GMail. I wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully pass the requirements, statutory obligations, verification, validations and satisfactory report Test conducted for all on line winners.

    A winning check has been issued in your name by the Google Gmail board and also a certificate of prize claims will be sent alongside your winnings check. You are therefore expected to contact our affiliated delivery company (DTDC Courier Services) department in which your winnings check of Five Hundred Thousand U.S Dollar ($500,000.00 USD) has been sent to for delivery to your residence.

    Do contact the DTDC Courier Services with the contact information below for further instructions on how to send the consignment to your location and the amount to be charged for the delivery.

    Please you should also send a copy of your winning verification form containing your winning details down to the courier company for reference and verification purpose.

    Contact Dtdc Courier & Cargo Service via E-mail
    Mailto: dtdcexpcargo@outlook.com
    Contact : 91 8147100829

    Do note that on contact with the courier company, you are to provide them with your.
    Full Name:
    Phone Number:
    Parcel pin number as stated below:
    Residential address:

    This will enable the Dispatch officer verify your claim with the files which has been sent to them.

    The Google-G-Mail lottery incorporation has discovered a huge number of double claims due to winners informing close friends relatives and third parties about their winning and also sharing their pin numbers. As a result of this, this friends try to claim the lottery on behalf of the real winners. The Google lottery has reached a decision from headquarters that any double claim discovered by the Lottery Board...

    It is expected that you add your Parcel Pin Number (YG/IQ/0793) as the subject of any correspondence with the courier company to ensure they respond in a timely manner.

    I will require a concise update on proceedings with the firm as soon as you are in contact with them. If you need any assistance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to let me know.

    Do have a nice day.

    Best Regards,
    Mr Crawford Dixon
    (Events Manager)
    Copyright 1995-2015 Google Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline."

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    • Posted: Jan 28, 2015 at 12:18 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Ortonville, Michigan, United States

      I got the exact same message. I gave my information but when they asked me to select a payment for delivery I became suspicious and began to research the validity of the so called lottery. That's when I found this site.

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  • Posted: Jan 22, 2015 at 7:28 PM by an anonymous user from or near: CLARKSVILLE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICITY, Tennessee, United States

    Should also provide information and a link, so fraudulent letters can be investigated by the proper agency or department.

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  • Posted: Jan 19, 2015 at 11:14 AM by an anonymous user from or near: New York, United States

    I have just received this in my gmail account stating that I have won 750,000.00 dollars . How many more people have gotten this message ? How can I get them to stop sending me this stuff ? This is the email they gave me to send it to gwgl@qq.com

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    • Posted: Jan 27, 2015 at 12:59 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Canton, Ohio, United States

      Hi, I just got a email like that 4 days ago and it really sounds promising. Am I really being scammed?

      delete


      • Posted: Jan 27, 2015 at 4:12 PM by info

        Cyber-crooks are attempting to scam you. They send the email message hoping that you would reply with your information, which they will use to attempt to scam you.

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  • Posted: Jan 19, 2015 at 10:14 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

    I got this scam offering 800,000,000 British Sterling Pounds. I had never heard of this scam and they were not asking for any banking info.

    I was about to reply to this but thought I would check it out first. I checked Snoops but nothing found so I checked Google and found this article.

    There needs to be more awareness out there on this subject...

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  • Posted: Jan 18, 2015 at 1:17 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States

    I received an Email stating I won $800,000 and an Apple laptop for the last month of December 2014 and asking for my name, occupation, phne number, age and address. I have not replied and I found numerous blogs staing this is a scam.

    Thanks for the "heads up"
    If it looks too good to be true it usually is.

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  • Posted: Jan 17, 2015 at 3:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States

    Received this fake email message:

    "With great honor we notify you that your Gmail account has won you a prize of $800,000 and one Apple Laptop for last month of December 2014 lottery, sweepstakes, which was organized and presented by GMAIL & MICROSOFT OUTLOOK LOTTERY INC. MICROSOFT WINDOWS collects all the Gmail, hotmail and Yahoo addresses of people who are active online; among the people who subscribed and five people are selected every year as our winners through an electronic balloting system without the winner applying. We congratulate you for being one of the people selected.

    Fill the details below.
    Name
    Age
    Cel/Tel
    Address

    Submit your details above to the events manager email below
    NAME: Barry Delp
    EMAIL: googlegmlottoy2014@foxmail.com
    Thank you and accept my hearty congratulations!"

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  • Posted: Jan 17, 2015 at 11:13 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Medford, New Jersey, United States

    So happy that I investigated this e mail about winning the gmail Apple lottery. I am just now resolving another phone/internet scam.

    With Shubham Impex Ltd. which involved Internet securities tech service. You always have to remember that the Internet alows you to invite predictors into your home on a daily basis. Don't allow greed to cloud your judgement.

    Mom was right when she stated "if it sounds too good to be true,it probably isn't."

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  • Posted: Jan 16, 2015 at 2:07 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mountain View, California, United States

    I received this GMAIL Windows 8 winning scam. The mail said I won $500,000 and an Apple Laptop too. The name on is Mr. Barry Delp, saying to send to gmltto@foxmail.com, name, address, etc asap in south Georgia.

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  • Posted: Jan 15, 2015 at 5:04 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Polk City, Florida, United States

    I received the same email from Samantha Catherine. She said she works for Google and I won.

    Be careful everyone this is a tricky email.

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  • Posted: Jan 14, 2015 at 7:43 PM by an anonymous user from or near: North Charleston, South Carolina, United States

    I immediately knew that this was a scam, people will try anything to get you. Be mindful that you have to participate in a lottery to be a winner or loser. First sign of a scam, when it sounds to good to be true...

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  • Posted: Jan 14, 2015 at 1:26 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

    Hey, I just got a google chrome quiz contest stating that I wil get a chance to win an apple iphone6 or nexus or sony play station!!!

    There were around 5 steps. I completed two which consisted of them asking me questions related to chrome, then asked for cell number and email-ID.

    I did!! Then they started asking personal questions like are you single..salary and the likes!!

    Please help!

    I cancelled the contest right then after stating I'm single!!

    Will there be any problems in the future!!

    Shall I deactivate my gmail or something? Is there anything such as google chrome contest or any thing?

    Please help!!! Thanks.

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    • Posted: Jan 14, 2015 at 7:17 AM by info

      There is no Google Chrome contest, it is a scam.

      They don't have enough information to rip you off, but they will continue to try because of the information you have given them.

      Please change your Gmail password and be careful going forward.

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  • Posted: Jan 13, 2015 at 6:54 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Leesburg, Florida, United States

    Here is another Google Lottery scam:

    --- --- ---
    "This email is to inform you that your email account has just won you ($750, 000.00 USD) from the Google Gmail Promotion. Online email lottery Power by Google A random email balloting of 80 million addresses of the people that are active online, among the people that subscribed to GOOGLE MAIL customers worldwide.

    We have selected 7 winners from 80 million emails, without the winner applying. We are congratulating you for being one the lucky email beneficiary of this first time promotion.

    However you will have to fill and Email the below Details To: gwgl@qq.com

    Full name
    Contact Address
    Age
    Telephone Number
    Sex
    Occupation
    Country
    STATE

    Contact Lottery Events manager
    Submit your information to the company email stated below
    Marta Francisco
    Email Address: gwgl@qq.com
    Events Manager)"
    --- --- ---

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    • Posted: Jan 27, 2015 at 8:48 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

      Just received the exact email a couple days ago....who the hell EMAILS someone to inform them of a prize that large, lol....and you would at least think they would take the time and TRY to make their scam more believable, the information sent in PDF format with a low resolution Google image taken from the internet yet...REALLY?

      Not to mention the atrocious grammar, punctuation and use of capital letters...

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  • Posted: Jan 10, 2015 at 2:04 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

    This is what I got today:


    "Dear Winner,
    We are pleased to inform you of your winning sum of Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars with an Apple laptop by Gmail Corporation, in conjunction with Microsoft Windows 8. We collect all the email addresses of the people that are active online; among the people that subscribed to Gmail and various Microsoft Windows users. We only select five people as our winners, without the winner applying and we are also congratulating you for being one of them.
    However you will have to fill and submit the below information to the events manager
    Contact Email: gmltto@foxmail.com
    1. Full Name:
    2. Contact Address:
    3. Age:
    4. Telephone Number:
    5. Sex:
    6. Occupation:
    7. State:
    8. Country:
    Contact the Events Manager Department
    Submit your information to the email given above
    Events Manager: Mr. Barry Delp"

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  • Posted: Jan 10, 2015 at 2:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

    I just received this email today, said I was the GM contest winner and to send my information. I didn't, I researched first and found this page.

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    • Posted: Jan 10, 2015 at 6:10 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Ocilla, Georgia, United States

      I received same email as well, I responded to a Sophia letting her know I didn't submit to any lotto of Gmail as well as I am a investigator with state.

      No reply back from email though. Scam.

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  • Posted: Jan 10, 2015 at 5:50 AM by an anonymous user from or near: The Bronx, New York, United States

    Logo doesn't even look right and if you won why do they need your information?

    Wouldn't they have it? And shouldn't it have a Gmail address to reply too lol so stupid if a scam.

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  • Posted: Jan 9, 2015 at 9:20 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Van Nuys, California, United States

    Got this scammed today.

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  • Posted: Jan 9, 2015 at 4:40 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    I just received one like it yesterday from mwys websg and had to contact a Mark Vanda email:promotional.agents2014@aim.com or at mark.2014networkoffice@gmail.com dated January 02, 2015. It requires my name, address, country, company, tel number to process my winnings. I've supposedly won $920 000 US from 2015 Network Promotional Award.

    This is after two years of SMSing you have won R1000 000, R750 000, etc

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  • Posted: Jan 8, 2015 at 1:59 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

    I had just got scammed... same page to my email. Mines said:

    "This Is To Inform You That You Have Won A Prize Money Of ($500, Thousand) And Apple Laptop For This Month Lottery Promotion Which Is Organized By Google Gmail Lottery Inc. We Collects All The Email Addresses Of The People That Are Active Online, Among The People That Subscribed To Gmail, We Only Select Thirteen People As Our Winners Through Electronic Balloting System Without The Winner Applying.

    NOTE: FOR CLAIMS OF WINNING PRIZE YOU MUST CONTACT THE EMAIL BELOW WITH YOUR
    INFORMATION TO OPEN YOUR CLAIMS FILE.

    (1) Your Contact Address/private Email Address……
    (2) Your Tel/fax Numbers
    (3) Your Nationality/country
    (4) Your Full Name
    (5) Occupation/company
    (6) Age/gender
    (7) Ever Won An Online Lottery?
    (CONTACT EVENTS MANAGER)

    E-Mail: xmwa1@qq.com

    ONCE AGAIN CONGRATULATIONS..."

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    • Posted: Jan 15, 2015 at 2:15 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Spokane, Washington, United States

      They just scammed me. It's really sad. Because of my circumstances right now.

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    • Posted: Jan 12, 2015 at 3:05 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Akron, Ohio, United States

      I got this same scam today boy oh boy I am glad that I looked this up carefully!!!! I urge anyone that receive this scam PLEASE DONT APPLY YOUR INFORMATION TO THIS SCAM!!!!!

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  • Posted: Jan 8, 2015 at 11:37 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States

    I got scammed dawn.

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  • Posted: Jan 7, 2015 at 11:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Juan, Manila, Philippines

    I received a message from mlpisani@zoomintern.net.

    The mail said that I won 800,000 pounds and apple laptop. And the mail want me to send my identification.

    The mail said that I should contact claims.unit1@outlook.com to get my winnings

    Just want to report it to gmail so that they can do something immediately about this scam.

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  • Posted: Jan 6, 2015 at 1:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Plainville, Connecticut, United States

    My favorite is you won an Apple, not a Mac, made by Microsoft. It's not even like they are trying to hide it.

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  • Posted: Jan 6, 2015 at 6:49 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kittanning, Pennsylvania, United States

    I received an email telling me I won 750,000 dollars. Really wanted to believe it but stuff like that doesn't happen to me so figured it was a scam, lmao.

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  • Posted: Jan 5, 2015 at 12:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

    Yap I received this last night and did not do anything with it. Sooooooo wanted to reply that I was an officer of the law!

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  • Posted: Jan 5, 2015 at 10:20 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    I received an email and submitted my information on a Saturday night. I got a response on Sunday morning that a Check questions had already been issued in my name, as delivered to the Global Courier Services together with an Apple laptop, to be sent to me.

    All I have to do is contact the courier company and arrange to pay the courier fees for the delivery!
    I can now kick myself for being so naive and giving them my personal information.

    So far, nothing has happened, but it is still early and I worry if they can use my personal
    information to commit farther fraud. I have learned my lesson.

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    • Posted: Jan 6, 2015 at 6:51 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

      Don't feel bad I kinda did the same, but nothing more then that I hope they don't do the same to me.

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  • Posted: Jan 3, 2015 at 11:53 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Jasper, Georgia, United States

    Thanks for your alert I ask myself if these people represent G-mail why didn't they use a G-mail address instead of outlook.com?

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  • Posted: Jan 3, 2015 at 10:53 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Hamilton, New York, United States

    I got this email and knew it was too good to be true and googled it to verify the scam.

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  • Posted: Jan 2, 2015 at 7:29 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

    I got scammed and mad about it. I know better, what was I thinking? Won't be fooled twice.

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  • Posted: Jan 2, 2015 at 10:11 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Marathon, Florida, United States

    This is thread is old, yet my hubby just received this email scam this morning. I marked it as spam & reported it as phishing.

    These people need to go outside & play baseball or something instead of scamming people....

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  • Posted: Jan 2, 2015 at 6:19 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States

    I received this email this morning but I did not respond to it.instead I googled and found this site. :/

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  • Posted: Dec 30, 2014 at 11:56 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

    I also got this message and good when you are warned of these scams. Thank you.

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  • Posted: Dec 30, 2014 at 11:27 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Mountain View, California, United States

    Ok, after submitting my info to what appeared to be legitimate, ended up being a big freaking hoax! Preying on innocent people, people with disabilities, people struggling to find a job to accommodate their disabilitiesis completely and utterly DISHONEST! I had to retire at the age of 38 do to my call center with AT&T close down in Syracuse New York.

    I've found a job working with Yellow Book USA and had to travel several hundreds of miles each and every day, which only lasted approximately 5 months and 29 days due to an Auto accident, which resulted in neuropathy, fibromyalgia, herniated discs, neck issues including bulging discs, 17 surgeries and I have to undergo three more. This was only the quote topping on the cake unquote.

    Knowing how much gas cost, maintenance, on my vehicle and working 10 to 17 hours a day 5 days a week cost me my marriage the loss of my children "custody" because I could not give them a proper home to live in. I currenty pay an obscene amount of child support in the tune of $2,800.00 per month.

    I currently reside living with my mother and father which is completely humiliating at the age of 48. My social life, WHICH I DONT HAVE, my medical issue, WHICH I CANT EVEN PAY FOR MY CO-PAYS, is just not enough. I CAN NOT SUPORTIVE MYSELF, LET ALOVE GIVE MY CHILDREN THE LIFE THEY DESERVE. BUT MY CHILDREN SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES. I HAVE LIVED WITH THIS "HORRIBLE, HUMILIATING, LIFE AND MY CHILDREN SEE IT AND ARE are too young to do anything about it.

    I, know have workmans comp breathing down my throat trying to reduce my measly $800.00 check I receicve to support myself, now that may seam like a lot of money, but don't forget my 43% that goes to my ex wife for my children. I can't support, financially, myself, let alone, my two children ages 11 and 13.

    Now, addressing the issue of DS criminals that should be put away for life for extorting, bilking, fraudulent SON'S OF BI**CHES.

    I am an educated man who is damaged beyond recognition mentally physically emotionally!

    Someone please do something about people like this extort, manipulate, people cool just want to live their lives.today hour to hour minute by minute, thinking of where food is going to come from. Needless to say my children did not have a Christmas this year or last year and I am EXTREMELY frustrated and disappointed with all our technology with IP addresses, baiting these people who are responsible for their actions! I don't understand, I will never understand why people are so dishonest and manipulative.

    Who wins here? They do! They do it over and over and over and over again! They get away with it! When is it going to stop! Who's going to stop it!? Let me guess nobody, just let it keep going and going and going and going and going and let these criminals who ARE BOUND TO HELL for extorting people like myself included.

    I thought this was a legitimate email with google name and Microsoft name on it. I feel like a fool, humiliated, thinking that I could have some type of future for my 11 year old and my 13 year old children.

    And for those of you responsible for this BS, YOU WILL HAVE TO ANSWER TO SOMEONE AND THAT "SOMEONE" IS THE DEVIL HIMSELF. I HOPE YOU ROT IN HELL FOR YOUR ACTIONS! I'M SURE THIS ISN'THE 1ST SCAM YOU PEOPLE HAVE DONE, BUT I HOPE IT WILL BE THE LAST!

    God bless, be honest, and make someone smile everyday. That's what I try and do when I get out in the public, which is not that often!

    Sincerely,

    The struggler, for my life and my two children life

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    • Posted: Jan 17, 2015 at 5:45 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Menlo Park, California, United States

      God bless you too. I will pray for you and that your situation improves.

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    • Posted: Jan 17, 2015 at 11:09 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Austin, Texas, United States

      I would call Dr. Phil if I were you or Jerry Springer. I got sent the email too but did my research first to see if it was a scam. I also didn't share my life story. Sorry you got scammed though.

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    • Posted: Jan 7, 2015 at 10:46 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kyle, Texas, United States

      This site is about an email scam. It's not Oprah. You sure put a lot of time and effort into trying to make people feel sorry for you. Sad.

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  • Posted: Dec 30, 2014 at 9:25 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Camden, South Carolina, United States

    I received one of these emails too and it would be so nice if these scammers could just get a life and quit wasting our time.

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  • Posted: Dec 29, 2014 at 10:24 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States

    I received this email this morning but I did not respond to it.instead I was trying to reach someone with Gmail by phone instead.

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  • Posted: Dec 28, 2014 at 12:11 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Nairobi (Muthangari), Nairobi Area, Kenya

    The same message has been sent to me! I think its important these people learn to contain their trash rather than contaminating other peoples' environment.
    Kang' from Kenya.

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  • Posted: Dec 28, 2014 at 8:55 AM by an anonymous user from or near: London, London,

    Hi,

    I know it's a scam but I did replied to them. What is going to happen now? What should I do? It was just name address etc. So I didn't give them any passwords or card details.

    Regards

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    • Posted: Dec 28, 2014 at 11:14 AM by info

      Just be careful next time, because they will attempt to trick you into sending money and more information, by using the information that you have sent them.

      delete


      • Posted: Dec 29, 2014 at 7:26 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Tucson, Arizona, United States

        I just did the same as you before I researched it. Dummy me. funny part someone else try to spam me and partially won.

        I cancelled my bank card and received $40.00 debit card before they caught their error. I spent their 40 dollars!!

        Haha to them.

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  • Posted: Dec 27, 2014 at 10:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Beckley, West Virginia, United States

    I think this is horrible to send emails like this at a time when so many people are hurting financially.

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  • Posted: Dec 22, 2014 at 3:11 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Oakland, California, United States

    I received an email asking for my info because I am one out of five to receive $5000 and an Apple laptop. Bummer its a scam. They even had a logo of Gmail and Windows 8. Saying it's from Microsoft incorporation. Wish there was a legal way to stop this.

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  • Posted: Dec 21, 2014 at 4:17 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Elmhurst, New York, United States

    Hello, just received that infamous email, supposedly sent from goigke ( it had their logo on it, lending more credibility to the scam) although they're not asking for any banking info, I'm sure that will follow.

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  • Posted: Dec 21, 2014 at 2:33 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

    I just got this email, and had red flags going up, so I decided to check it out online, and I'm glad I did! I'm sick and tired of these crooks who take advantage of good people every day. I wish there was more that could be done to deter these criminals or better yet find them and lock them up!

    To all the victims out there this is an easy mistake to make the only reason I didn't fall for it is that I have been duped before by an online scam. The rule I go by now is if looks to good to be true it probably is. It's small consolation right now but it will be okay. Just watch your bank account and credit card info closely. Monitor your credit score regularly, and if anything looks wrong call your bank, and credit card company, right away!

    Above all don't feel stupid, it's an easy trap to fall into, and fraudsters know it.

    Thank you for launching this website, it now has a special place on my desktop! I will be telling others about it. It's a good job and important work that you people are doing, again well done!

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  • Posted: Dec 20, 2014 at 2:44 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

    I'm so dumb!!! I just responded to this without researching it, a big rookie mistake!!:-(

    I know better yet here I am posting my stupid self.

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  • Posted: Dec 19, 2014 at 2:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hamburg, New York, United States

    If you know this is a scam and tech info is available WHY IS IT ACTIVE? If the FBI can identify the recent N. Korean hackers - SONY .... certainly this internet scam should be a breeze to identify & stop! Further more the use of Gmail and Windows logo used in this scam is reason enough to press legal charges.

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    • Posted: Dec 19, 2014 at 3:47 PM by info

      It is not that easy. If the email scams are sent from North Korean, there is no way the FBI will be able to prosecute anyone from that communist country, especially with the bad blood between the US and them. The same applies to some other countries.

      The internet has made it easy to setup shop anywhere and sent emails and move to another location within seconds. Most of the times illegal activities are traced back to people whose computers are being used remotely to send scams, and perform other illegal activities without their knowledge.

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  • Posted: Dec 19, 2014 at 8:21 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

    Received this e-mail yesterday good thing I found out it is a scam.

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  • Posted: Dec 18, 2014 at 10:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bessemer, Alabama, United States

    I knew it was a scam, who sends out an email of this nature at 5:31 am? It asked for all my personal information with the exception of my social security number which I'm sure would be their next response.

    They also gave themselves away by saying that I was selected electronically without having to apply.come on, the only way you will win that kind of money is by having entered into some sort of contest or lottery willingly and then you had better check yourself again if you so happen to win it. Best piece of advice is; if it sounds to good to be true, it usually isn't!

    It's a down right shame that anyone who calls themselves a human being or better yet, a child of God has nothing else to do in their lives but destroy others and take their hard earned monies. My best advice to them is to get up off their butts and make a honest living like everyone else.

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  • Posted: Dec 18, 2014 at 7:12 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Alexandria, Louisiana, United States

    If it sounds too good to be true - it usually is. I'm glad for this website.

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  • Posted: Dec 18, 2014 at 5:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    Isn't there something you can do about this scam? I'm embarrassed to say that I opened it and gave my information. Luckily I didn't send any money before I investigated.

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  • Posted: Dec 18, 2014 at 3:52 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Bristol, Vermont, United States

    1. Neither google nor Microsoft would work together in this way.

    2. The prize would have been either a google chrome book or a Microsoft based laptop.

    3. Gmail would already have most of my information.

    4. Copyright and trademark information would have been included with the email. (Disclaimer)

    5. There would not have been so many typos and improper grammar.

    6. Unless your publishers clearing house most sweepstakes both applied for and auto submitted would not break 100,000 USD

    7. There would not be 80,000 plus winners according to google!

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    • Posted: Dec 20, 2014 at 1:06 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

      While I was reading the email, all I could think of was the grammar. I showed it to my sister and she said it's definitely a scam.

      Google and Microsoft don't give out money to random strangers. They would probably give out their laptops and androids. Also, no one would ever write an email to their future clients with so much grammar and spelling mistakes.

      The whole idea of being ticked off because of improper writing just runs in the family.

      My sister is a TA and she says she gets headaches from marking term papers and essays. Those are the worst.

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  • Posted: Dec 16, 2014 at 6:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Oakville, Ontario, Canada

    I just received an email like this last night, but it was for only $500 and a Nokia smartphone.

    Had the exact same content verbatim as some of the emails in comments below. I responded asking to confirm it was a real contest before I give my information because I know a bunch of scams are always popping up....

    They can't get my info from just a response email, right? or am I in trouble??

    Again, didn't give ANY info, just asked them to confirm. $500 seemed like a realistic prize. :-(

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    • Posted: Dec 18, 2014 at 11:37 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Willoughby, Ohio, United States

      Hi....as long as you provided "0" personal info you are OK, but it would be to your advantage NOT to respond to any of these ridiculous scams, if you are nervous about people spying on your computer consider a VPN or invest in software that scrambles or temporarily changes your IP address....and relax and :)

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  • Posted: Dec 16, 2014 at 7:51 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States

    Hi,I received that exact message this morning and knew better to look this up on google. Thank you so much for having this on here because there is nothing worse then having your identity stolen.

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  • Posted: Dec 16, 2014 at 1:19 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    I immediately researched and found that it is indeed a scam. Do not send them any info.

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  • Posted: Dec 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Los Angeles, California, United States

    12/15/14. Just received this email also, immediately Google "Gmail 500000" and poof here I am,... still broke.

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  • Posted: Dec 15, 2014 at 12:41 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mountain View, California, United States

    I got it 12/15/14 but I received it a week or so ago, and about a year ago. It almost got me too, but once I thought about it no kind of lottery is going to keep notifying you if its legit. They would notify you maybe wait a while then move on. Not going to bug you to claim $500,000. Then I searched it and its obviously SPAM. The SOB that does this needs to be found and taught a lesson for this.

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  • Posted: Dec 14, 2014 at 3:52 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Glendale, Oregon, United States

    Got this on Dec 14th 2014... Scam... thanks for the info

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  • Posted: Dec 14, 2014 at 2:08 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Anaheim, California, United States

    I just received this email. Glad I looked this up before responding.

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  • Posted: Dec 13, 2014 at 3:03 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

    I almost believed it! :P

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  • Posted: Dec 12, 2014 at 10:37 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Modesto, California, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of ($500,000.00 USD) for this 2014 promotion which is organized by The
    Google Gmail collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and
    Hotmail, Gmail we only select five people every Month as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner
    applying, we congratulate you for being one of the people selected.

    SEND YOUR DETAIL TO (gwm_nwx@qq.com)

    1. Full Name: 2. Home Address 3 Age 4. Phone. Number: 5. Sex 6: Occupation 7. State: 8 Country:

    Thank you and accept my hearty congratulations once again!"

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  • Posted: Dec 11, 2014 at 5:41 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Alpharetta, Georgia, United States

    I'm sorry, but do people seriously believe Gmail, Google, Microsoft, Coca-cola, Band-aid, the Clapper, Chia Pet, or any other company is going to randomly select you to win $$$??

    What I thought was funniest was that I get $800,000 AND a, Apple laptop, lol! As if the 800k wouldn't be enough to buy myself a laptop if I didn't have one. ????

    There is nothing about the email that looks valid. Even the copied logos look lame.

    If Gmail sent me an email announcing I was the winner of anything (which I know would never happen), I'm pretty sure the grammar, spelling, and punctuation would all be correct.

    And I'm thinking I might reply to a "GMAIL" address?

    Since it is coming from GMail and all? But ok, I suppose I can give you that one since foxmail (which I know NOBODY who has an @foxmail address, btw) is from Windows.

    And this is somehow a collaborative prize from Gmail, Microsoft, and Windows 8... ??????

    And this:
    "Hurray we are glad to announce to you that your Gmail ID have won you prize money..." HAVE?

    And sorry I'm picky but I'd think Hurray might have an exclamation point or two behind it.

    I mean, let's show some excitement here! I've won $800 THOUSAND dollars! ???? ???? ???? There..that's better.

    Lol! Really? "Hurray"?! This is how Gmail would start an official announcement that I was one of 5 lucky random winners of $800,000?!?! Don't think so.

    And ummmm..... Microsoft is giving me an APPLE laptop as a prize??? ??. Well that's peculiar.

    I won it "...for this month of December 2014 lottery, sweepstakes,..." - ok, for this MONTH...but then "we only select five people every YEAR as our winners..." Well which is it, a monthly drawing, or an annual one??
    ..."lottery, sweepstakes,".... Hmmmm, which is it? A lottery, or a sweepstakes? Let's just cover all our bases here. You forgot "contest".


    Please please please folks use your heads!
    This one didn't even sound too good to be true. It sounded too fake to be true.

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    • Posted: Dec 17, 2014 at 5:17 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Brevard, North Carolina, United States

      I got the Gmail Lottery for cash and Apple laptop I responded with name age, country, occupation and address. I knew better but just hoped for a miracle. Have I given too much info? The reply today asked to give the courier my SS# I knew then it was a scam. Have I gone too far am I in deep identify theft crisis?

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  • Posted: Dec 10, 2014 at 9:23 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Newark, Delaware, United States

    The email below was sent to me tonight. Thought I'd share:

    "Dear Email User,

    This message is to inform you that your email address has just won you $500,000.00 and a Nokia X2 Dual SIM Android Smartphone for this month of December 2014 lottery promotion, which is organized by MICROSOFT OUTLOOK WINDOWS & NOKIA. MICROSOFT WINDOWS collects all the email addresses of the people who are active online; among the people who subscribed also to Gmail and yahoo, we only select five people every year as our winners through an electronic balloting system without the winner applying. We congratulate you for being one of the selected winners. NOTE: CONTACT THE EMAIL BELOW WITH YOUR INFORMATION. Contact Email: NSLL11@QQ.com 1. FULL NAME: 2. HOUSE ADDRESS: 3. OCCUPATION: 4. SEX: 5. AGE: 6. DIRECT PHONE NO: 7. STATE: 8. COUNTRY: Thank you and accept my hearty congratulation once again"

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  • Posted: Dec 10, 2014 at 9:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Newark, Delaware, United States

    This email was sent to me tonight. Thanks God for this search engine. ?? Scam alert!!!

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  • Posted: Dec 10, 2014 at 7:04 PM by an anonymous user from or near: West Cornwall, Connecticut, United States

    I received an email as stated. I have been requested to respond to:

    mrharveyevans@webmail.co.za or sapaymentoffice@gmail.co.za. the following phone number was given too: 27780362915

    I did not open the email or responded, I just deleted it.

    Why isn't gmail doing something about this? Has anyone tried to contact Google or Yahoo?

    You cannot under any circumstance talk to a real person.

    I was trying to retrieve important emails from five years ago sent from China.

    No one at Yahoo wants to talk or be contacted.Google is the same.

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  • Posted: Dec 10, 2014 at 11:48 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Grand Terrace, California, United States

    I received this message in my gmail. I just want to know if anything is being done about this? These people should be stopped.

    Thank you,
    Denise

    The message came from sammarie@ksu .edu

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  • Posted: Dec 8, 2014 at 9:26 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Iligan, Northern Mindanao, Philippines

    Hi,

    Last December 6, I received a mail on my Gmail and it contains the letter below. I responded to the letter by giving my Personal Information:

    --- --- ---
    "Dear winner,
    We are pleased to inform you of your winning sum of Five Hundred Thousand USD with an Apple laptop. by Gmail corporation, in conjunction with Microsoft Windows 8. We collect all email addresses of people that are active online; among the people that subscribed to various Microsoft Windows users. We only select five (5) as our winners without the winner applying and we are also congratulating you for being one of them.
    However, you will have to fill and submit the below information to the events manager.
    Contact E-mail: gmltto@outlook.com
    1. Full Name:
    2. Contact Address:
    3. Age:
    4. Telephone Number:
    5. Sex:
    6. Occupation:
    7. State:
    8. Country:
    Contact the Event Manager Department
    Submit your information to the contact e-mail given above
    Event Manager: Mr. Barry Delp


    And then they replied by this mail content below...

    Gmail/Microsoft Lottery Incorporation
    ======== =========== ============
    Ref:XYL/43210464537/99
    Batch:24/00319/IPD
    Dear, Guaranteed Winner: *I erased my name*

    Your claims were received and have been processed by this office. On behalf of GMAIL/MICROSOFT LOTTERY we felicitate with you and your family for being one (1) of our five (5) Gmail/Microsoft winners selected in these annual promotion sweepstakes.

    Hence, we do believe with your winning. You will continue to be an active patronage to Gmail/Microsoft Windows. You have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, validations and satisfactory report test conducted for all online winners.

    A winning check was written in your name by Gmail/Microsoft Lottery Incorporation Board and also a certificate of claims will be sent along side your winnings check.
    You are, therefore, expected to contact our affiliated delivery company (GLOBAL COURIER SERVICES) department in which your winnings check of Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars {$500,000.00} & an Apple Laptop has been sent for delivery to your residence.

    Do contact the GLOBAL COURIER DELIVERY SERVICES company with the contact information below for further instructions on how to send the consignment to your location and the amount to be charged for the delivery.
    Please you should also send a copy of your winning form containing your winning details down to the courier company for reference purpose.
    CONTACT GLOBAL COURIERS SERVICES VIA EMAIL
    DISPATCH OFFICER: Mr. Wilfred Kumar
    COMPANY EMAIL: info@globalcourierlimited.org
    CONTACT NUMBER Tel: 91 -814 -783-7491
    Do note that on contact with the Global courier company, you are to provide them with your
    Full Name:
    Phone Number:
    Security pin number as stated below:
    Residential address:
    This will enable the Dispatch officer to verify your claim with the files which have been sent to them.

    Gmail/Microsoft Windows lottery discovered a huge number of double claims due to winners informing close friend's, relatives and third parties about their winning and also sharing their pin numbers. As a result of this, these friend try to claim the lottery on behalf of the real winner. Microsoft Lottery reached a decision from headquarters that any double claim discovered by the Lottery Board will result to the cancelling of that particular winning, making a loss for both the double claimer and the real winner. As it is taken that the real winner was the informer to the double claimer about the lottery. So you are hereby strongly advised once more to keep your winnings strictly confidential until your prize is fully claimed.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS: This office will not be responsible for any outstanding fees. Services rendered by the Global Courier Service are to be paid by you and not the lottery board, for the fact that the lottery organizers didn't make any provision for any upcoming expenses, regarding delivery of parcel or any such. And also if you are not going to make the delivery charges, you don't have to contact the Global Courier Company, and there is no deduction from your winning amount, and no payment at the time of delivery, all outstanding fees must be made to them before your parcel can be released and deliver to your nominated home address.

    Have it in mind that your won cannot be deducted; this is because the total amount has been insured to the real value. This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds. It's expected that you add your IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS {Security/NUM/82641} as the subject of any correspondence with the courier company to ensure they respond in a timely manner.
    I will require a concise update on proceeding with the firm as soon as you are in contact with them. If you need any assistance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to let us know. Do have a nice day.
    Best Regards,
    Mr. Barry Delp
    (Events Manager)

    Copyright © 1995-2014 Gmail/Microsoft Online Promotion 2014 Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline"
    --- --- ---

    What should I do about it?

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    • Posted: Dec 13, 2014 at 1:24 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      I am also got same above email for lottery. what can I do please advice me.

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      • Posted: Dec 13, 2014 at 9:14 AM by info

        Just delete the email message.

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    • Posted: Dec 8, 2014 at 10:10 AM by info

      Just be careful next time because the scammers will attempt to use the information that you have sent, to trick you into sending money or more sensitive information that they can use to scam you.

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  • Posted: Dec 7, 2014 at 9:37 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Yau Tsim Mong (Tsimshatsui), Kowloon City, Hong Kong

    i've got email this morning, it mention I won 500000 GBP. but its not from google but from android inc. it got android logo on it. the sender is info@android-redeem.us. they was asking about personal info as well. has somebody received the same email from android instead of google before??

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  • Posted: Dec 6, 2014 at 6:57 PM by an anonymous user from or near: America\/Mexico_City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

    I was taken by the scam, I never sent money but I did give my personal information. You would think that I would learn that if it sounds to be good to be true, it isn't true.

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  • Posted: Dec 6, 2014 at 3:41 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

    I just recieved a similiar email on 12/4/14 from gmail saying I won 500,000 US dollars and a Apple Laptop.

    Of course I was skeptic cause who doesnt want to win a half million dollars and a free laptop.

    I contacted the first email they gave me with my basic info and then today recieved a follow up from them telling me to contact their courier company global corporations for disbursment and deliever of goods...but the clincher was when it said to make arrangements for payment to this company for deliever!!

    Ya, No.total scam...I just hope at this point they dont get anything from me from just my basic info.

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  • Posted: Dec 6, 2014 at 5:28 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Las Piñas City, Philippines

    Just got an email about winning lottery and laptop...I reported it already via gmail...

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  • Posted: Dec 6, 2014 at 2:53 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States

    I got this email and gave all my information. After sending my email I thought to check about it. I should have checked before I answered.

    I was all excited about it without thinking it could be scam because I saw the Google logo and everything else made me think it's real.

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  • Posted: Dec 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland

    My name is M A Mahamud. I am from a small village. I did not send money. I am a refugee living at Addis Ababa so I receave this scamming 2 times from gmail.com and yahoo.com so please stop this scam:

    "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.

    For More information call your Dr. Graham
    Hanson Claims manger at 44
    7024085890.

    Congratulations from the Staff &
    Members of Google Board
    Commission

    Yours Sincerely,
    Dianne Harrington,
    Regional Coordinator,
    Google United Kingdom
    © 2014 Google Incorporation.

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  • Posted: Dec 5, 2014 at 10:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: America\/Mexico_City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

    I received this offer of 800 thous$ plus an apple laptop. I answered and returned all of their questions hoping it was true(gullible) and hopeful. I would imagine that I now have a serious virus. Why do people want to do this to innocent people.

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    • Posted: Dec 5, 2014 at 10:25 AM by info

      Sending your information will not infect your computer with a virus. Please be careful next time, because the scammers that you have sent your information to, will use it to attempt to trick you into sending money or more information.

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  • Posted: Dec 4, 2014 at 3:35 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Odenton, Maryland, United States

    Thanks for the alert . I have been on the phone with corporate trying to confirm the validity of a sweepsteaks announcement offering a $ 800,000.00 prize and free Apple laptop.

    It is posted using Gmails trademarked logo. Does the SEC police fraudulent internet practices ?

    Who gave people the right to solicit information on behalf of a corporate entity?

    I think someone is sleeping behind the wheel.

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  • Posted: Dec 3, 2014 at 2:03 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Camas, Washington, United States

    I just got the same email tonight! Reported it as Phishing on gmail.too good to be true and any one asking for that much personal information without legal mombo jumbo attached is always a scam.

    Besides, is it even legal to enter one into a contest without their consent. Yes, I admit people can be tricked with the promise of money, but really, we as consumers online should be better sceptics.

    Also, I agree and hope that these scammers will be shut down!

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  • Posted: Dec 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM by an anonymous user from or near: North Royalton, Ohio, United States

    I opened this message in my Gmail account on my Nook HD . Need help in correcting the virus. My mail will open for 2 seconds, then shut.

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 2, 2014 at 3:48 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Syracuse, New York, United States

    Received this email today 12/2/14 to contact events Mgr Mr. Barry Delp contact email is gmcrst@outlook.com I am sure this is a scam how do I stop this from being sent to me,

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 30, 2014 at 8:45 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Alexandria, Louisiana, United States

    Mine was sent to me by Jessica Lynn Nall

    Thought it was too good to be true!

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 30, 2014 at 3:21 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Moyock, North Carolina, United States

    Here is another scam:
    --- --- ---

    Dear Winner,
    We are Pleased to inform you of your winning sum of $500,000.00 with Apple laptop by Gmail corporation, in conjunction with Microsoft Windows 8. We collect all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the people that subscribed to Gmail and various Microsoft. Windows users. We only select five people as our winners, without the winner applying and we are congratulating you for being one of them.
    However, you will have to fill and submit the below information to the events manager.

    Contact Email: gmcrst@outlook.com
    1. Full Name:
    2. Contact Address:
    3. Age:
    4. Telephone Number:
    5. Sex:
    6. Occupation:
    7. State:
    8. Country:

    Contact Events Manager Department
    Submit your information to the contact email given above.
    Events Manager: Mr. Barry Delp

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 26, 2015 at 1:14 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

      I've recieved this e-mail (or one very similar to it) three times in two years!

      I thought about answering but decided against it.

      Within the last two weeks my laptop died, and I felt like responding and getting the free laptop, not to mention the 500,000 dollars would help me pay for college. However, before I sent any personal information, I sent an e-mail asking if I can't get some sort of verification that this is a real promotion.

      I have yet to receive any information and will most likely report it later today. This site has truly helped me not to answer that e-mail along with my parents telling me "If it's to good to be true, its most likely fake."

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 29, 2014 at 6:25 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Ballwin, Missouri, United States

    Funny, if I wasn't such a pessimist, I would have given in for much less!

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 2, 2014 at 8:36 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Spokane, Washington, United States

      These kinda people whom perpetrated this scam should be restricted from the www.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 29, 2014 at 9:03 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Forest Park, Georgia, United States

    I just received an email as well from the GMC rst @ outlook.com contact or submit to a Events Manage mr barry delp.

    Says I won $500,000 through Outlook in windows 8 and all that stuff as well.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 28, 2014 at 1:31 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Silvis, Illinois, United States

    I just got one too. Thanks for informing me about this is scam, though I thought it was to begin with. Davenport, Iowa.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 27, 2014 at 12:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

    Thanks a lot to inform me regarding this scam; thanks.
    A Hameed

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 26, 2014 at 2:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Lubbock, Texas, United States

    Just got one from them claiming it was a lottery I won presented by Google/Gmail.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 25, 2014 at 10:03 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Wichita, Kansas, United States

    I received this email two days ago and didn't proceed after the second email. The foxmail account should be looked into and prosecuted appropriately! This is disgusting and should be stopped by gmail and Microsoft corporations!

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 24, 2014 at 2:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

    Thanks for this. I also received the same email a few days ago. I did respond to the first message. I probably would have sent money but am so happy that I didn't.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 21, 2014 at 6:06 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Diego, California, United States

    Whoever own the email address gmltto@foxmail.com is a criminal!!

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 20, 2014 at 12:24 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dyer, Tennessee, United States

    They send me the same e mail that is posted here. I almost send money until I read this. Thanks for the information.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 18, 2014 at 9:22 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, United States

    I got this exact message. Researched and just as I suspected it is a scam. It really does look official but I knew it was too good to be true because I never win anything. Do not send anyone personal information.

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 24, 2014 at 2:11 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

      I feel the same way. Hard to even win $5 off a scratch off smh

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 17, 2014 at 1:39 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom

    I have received such email I didn't give my details. I did email them to say I think its a scam had no reply so guess I was right.

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 17, 2014 at 2:37 PM by info

      Never respond to the email messages. The scammers will know that your email is active and start sending more spam or malicious emails.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 17, 2014 at 5:38 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

    Just received email today informing that I won 800, 000 usd...thats why I googled about this and found this blog...scary...dont send anything though...

    3 days ago gmail blocked my account because someone tried to opening it.

    When I saw the activities, it was ridiculous because the place was a couple of thousand miles far from where I am staying.

    Thanks for Gmail company for securing my account.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 16, 2014 at 5:31 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Middle River, Maryland, United States

    god damn it I gave them my name, address and phone number nothing else tho.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 15, 2014 at 5:30 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

    Checked my email and there it was just like you see it above. No changes what-so-ever, and to think all I did was search the return email address and hit this site.

    I have had all kinds of offers from joining the secret shoppers to your long lost (unknown) relative has died "do I need to go on" and to top that is the all famous[I want to send you a large of money for you to donate to some charities and keep a small amount for your troubles.

    That's about all it amounts to is trouble in the end.
    I received one of these emails and replied "you have my email what more do you need; the answer I received was from the U.S government fraud division!!!

    So for the fun of it I search to find any information about emails like these. LOL

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 14, 2014 at 9:46 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Johnston, Rhode Island, United States

    Received the same exact email on 11/14/2014. from Feshuk Madison

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 14, 2014 at 1:30 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Boise, Idaho, United States

    Alex Jamie

    <-- I got this same email from this guy. LOL

    In my Gmail the file "Eq9ga.pdf" is attached so that it passes the spam filter I guess.

    The attached document states that I should send all my information to this guy --- > gwm_nwx@qq.com.

    Pretty interesting that neither email has a google or gmail address hu.

    Mr Maritms Moore supposedly is the guys name that is notifying me of my winnings.

    I can't believe that anyone would ever fall for this crap. it's hilarious that these guys keep trying with all the spelling errors and other mistakes not to mention that even if it was perfect it would still scream BS! LOL

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 13, 2014 at 11:34 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Waverly Hall, Georgia, United States

    I just received this email in my inbox. Thank you for the informative information. I also noticed they used a late deceased woman by the name of Beverly Roth; she died
    November 2nd of this year.

    Thank you again

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 13, 2014 at 3:24 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

    I just got this mail and there is nothing in the body just the attached file

    kragatz@uga .edu
    above mention is the email address from where I got the mail.
    the email address I had to send the email to is different too.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 13, 2014 at 3:08 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Flower Mound, Texas, United States

    I have received several of these. Congratulations is spelled wrong also.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 12, 2014 at 10:53 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Auburn, Washington, United States

    I just received one today, it said that I won $500 or an Apple product. Luckily, after I saw this, I immediately reported it. THank you for sharing information.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 12, 2014 at 12:13 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chico, California, United States

    Received one today from "Sophia Cross." Pity it was fake. And luckily these kinds of scams never work on me. Because if something is too good to be true, it usually is.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 12, 2014 at 9:57 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Tomball, Texas, United States

    YEP YEP !!!
    Here is another one.

    Just checked the address. Was sent by a name "Horowitz Sophia"
    I googled the name and some popups and linked-in similar names came on. One of them was in Colombia.... probably a random name they used??
    I assume the are generating "current" email lists to sell. Big business!! After that comes the real danger.... go figure>>

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 11, 2014 at 5:07 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Brighton, Michigan, United States

    Just got this scam sent to me on my Gmail account ! I didn't respond to them cause I figured it waa a scam . I'm not luck enough to win $ 10.00 let alone 500,000. 00 lol

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 11, 2014 at 10:10 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    I just got one of these too!!! What a load of crap. I hope no one is sending them anything!!!

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 11, 2014 at 7:08 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Allen Park, Michigan, United States

    Just got this email sent to my email account in the middle of the night. Thanks for having this up. I was quite suspicious especially since you can tell by the terrible cut and paste of the logos.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 10, 2014 at 8:34 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Meriden, Connecticut, United States

    I got same e-mail - and name and address and age information. Then realized it was a scam. Do I have to worry about my identity being stolen or bank accounts. No soc. sec. number was sent. I feel so stupid!

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 11, 2014 at 3:22 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand

      I got one too,
      £950.000.00 (Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling),
      One Google Nexus 10 Tablet
      ,Thailand

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 10, 2014 at 5:01 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

    I received same kind of email today,I wonder who is this guy is and when will he be caught.Is google going to do something.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 10, 2014 at 4:15 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Almaty, Almaty Qalasy, Kazakhstan

    I just got one for $1.5 million. Muppet's like them should be locked away and the keys lost forever.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 9, 2014 at 10:58 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Rockingham, North Carolina, United States

    I just received this notice through my email and was really contemplating sending money for the lottery win. Thanks for this site.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 9, 2014 at 7:40 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    I was really curious about this so called, Gmail Microsoft lottery, that claims that I have won $800,000.00 dollars, and a laptop. God wanted to be true, but now I realize it is not.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 8, 2014 at 4:53 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States

    gmaillottery@foxmail.com - I got the same. I sent info but not SS or money yesterday.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 8, 2014 at 6:29 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar

    Here is another scam:
    --- ---

    "This email is to inform you that your Gmail address has won you prize money of $500,000 and one Apple Laptop for this month of 2014 lottery, sweepstakes, which is organized and presented by GMAIL"

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 8, 2014 at 6:21 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar

    I just received today and checking right now. The posts in this blog is helpful for me. I hope it was real, but it's not. Why are they acting like this. It is unethical.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 7, 2014 at 1:51 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    the address says from emily kanner ekanner@tulane .edu contact email gmltto@foxmail.com, ugh!

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 7, 2014 at 2:02 PM by info

      It is a trick. The email was not from the .edu email address, although it appears so. There is a technique called email spoofing that is use to make an email message appears as if it came from email address, although it was sent from another. Click here more information about email spoofing.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 7, 2014 at 12:18 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

    I just received this mail by a person named Douglas Neel. But I didn't reply the mail. I checked Google first.

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 7, 2014 at 4:47 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dresden, Tennessee, United States

      I got the same email from a so called Douglas Neel. I smelled scam from the get go.

      I googled the name also. Douglas Neel

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 7, 2014 at 3:40 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kennewick, Washington, United States

    I just received this in my a email.

    I did respond to the first email and I received another one stating that I would have to pay for the courier costs.

    I am sad to say that I suspected this to be a scam yet I was hopeful... I hope these people are caught! I know some people have sent money and that is awful...

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 7, 2014 at 1:43 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kampala, Kampala, Uganda

    I got a similar copy yesterday unfortunately I had already sent my details then I decided to check the internet and was wondering how a lottery winner can be asked to pay for the package and how that amount of money can be written on cheque and be delivered by courier. what happens to my details?

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 7, 2014 at 7:58 AM by info

      The cyber-criminals will attempt to use the information that you have sent, to trick you into sending money or more information. So, please be very careful going forward.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 6, 2014 at 9:48 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Moline, Illinois, United States

    Hello,

    I got a smilar email this morning. The email ID I received it from is McDonald, Molly E. , below is the copy of that message:

    "This email is to inform you that your Gmail address has won you $500.000.00, and an Apple laptop for this 2014 annual lottery sweepstakes, which are organized by GMAIL."

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 6, 2014 at 6:15 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

    I also received this email from a guy named Rex Smith and the name of the document is "Gudyd.doc". He said that I won $800,000 haha
    Which I didn't do anything and received this email. Then I check in Google how true is it. Maybe we can reply back with funny informations :P

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 6, 2014 at 8:43 AM by info

      Never respond to these email messages, just delete them. Responding will only tell the scammers that your email address is active, and they will continue to send more spam and malicious emails.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 4, 2014 at 10:44 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

    You would think Google and all of its infinite wisdoms would come up with a way to protect their users from these scams.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 3, 2014 at 6:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

    I just received the same TEXT from 00661233, Sadly not $500,000 richer in Perth Australia

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 3, 2014 at 11:16 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Columbia, Missouri, United States

    I received this same exact email just a few moments ago. I didn't realize why it looked so familiar until I realized that I received multiple emails like this one in the past. But every time I get excited when it say lottery, then I google it, then get let down! Thank goodness for people online informing us of these spam.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 3, 2014 at 5:39 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kennett, Missouri, United States

    Thanks! I just got the above e-mail this morning and wanted to check it out before doing anything. I appreciate this post!

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 2, 2014 at 10:09 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Tampa, Florida, United States

    I received a diferent email and say approved stamped , respond to solowarrior003@gmail.com

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 2, 2014 at 10:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Tampa, Florida, United States

    I received the paperwork with a different writing and name could you tell me if the information is correct.

    The email that I have to reply to is the following : gmaillottery@foxmail.com. Is this correct?

    Please tell me. I am a disabled america veteran that have may problems with the economy and dont like to be fraudulent failt to be in a real scam like this.

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 2, 2014 at 10:48 PM by info

      The email is scam because there is no Gmail, Google, Hotmail, Live or Outlook lottery. Once you are asked to send money in order to receive your prize, it is a scam. So, please do not send your hard-earned money or personal information.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 2, 2014 at 12:47 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

    How can I change my password.. This scam was sent to me about wining money and laptop.

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 2, 2014 at 1:07 AM by info

      You don't need to change your password. But, if you want to, click here for instruction.

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 31, 2014 at 10:04 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Sapulpa, Oklahoma, United States

    I got this yesterday and sent them some info about me..now they want me to send fees to the Global Courier Company, I know whenever a fee is asked for it is a scam..so I looked it up..the name at the bottom of the return letter is barry delp.

    Event coordinator apparently. I truly hope I did not compromise myself by giving out my name address and phone to them..they already have my e-mail...

    --- ----
    Gmail Microsoft Incorporation
    1:25 PM (20 hours ago)

    to me


    Gmail/Microsoft Lottery Incorporation
    ===== ==== ==== ===== ===== ==== ====
    Ref:XYL/26510460037/05
    Batch:24/00319/IPD
    Dear, Guaranteed Winner:

    Your claims were received and have been processed by this office. On behalf of GMAIL/MICROSOFT LOTTERY we felicitate with you and your family for being one (1) of our five (5) Gmail/Microsoft winners selected in these annual promotion sweepstakes.

    Hence, we do believe with your winning. You will continue to be an active patronage to Gmail/Microsoft Windows. You have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, validations and satisfactory report test conducted for all online winners.
    A winning check was written in your name by Gmail/Microsoft Lottery Incorporation Board and also a certificate of claims will be sent along side your winnings check.
    You are, therefore, expected to contact our affiliated delivery company (GLOBAL COURIER DELIVERY SERVICES) department in which your winnings check of Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars {$500,000.00}

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 30, 2014 at 11:26 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Astoria, Oregon, United States

    Mine is exactly like this, Mumbai, India:
    ---
    Four things in the package. 72-hour delivery, $396.
    48-hour delivery, $593.
    ---

    It is does not explain why the check alone can not be sent by mail for a few dollars. All kinds of code numbers. DHL Express Courier Services follows up with several emails.
    The attachment of a certificate will only print half a page. The original email files only the machine language, and won't reprint in text. Names of officials like "Martims Moore, Ravin James."
    If you don't pay, they threaten to "return" it. Very elaborate letter. DHL Courier has a website.
    It says "don't print this email unless you really need to". Now that's a "laugh-out-loud'!

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 30, 2014 at 9:16 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States

    I also just got this email. Thank goodness I looked up Gmail lottery.
    Is there an app that will notify me of these so I don't make the mistake of opening them?

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 30, 2014 at 1:18 PM by info

      Currently we don't have an App, but you can Register on our website to receive email notifications, or if you receive an email message, first search for it on our website or the internet.

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 30, 2014 at 3:30 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Lewisville, Texas, United States

    Be very careful ya'll, there are alot of scams out there, one of this individuals actually contacted me and the funny thing is that he already knew my address and full name. He called and said that he was from Uganda and all he needed was my bank account to deposit the half of million dollars from google.com.

    His english was very poor but the guy was very pushy and I just hang up on him, but it's very scary the fact that he already knew who I was, so be aware if you get a call this is a total scam.

    By the way a day after my bank called me saying that they cancel my card and acct due to someone trying to get acces in Wyoming. How did they get all my info is a mistery.

    Report anything like this to the authorities, I did and I was actually told that they do the same thing on ebay. They will send an email supposedly from Ebay and Paypal saying that the funds are in the seller's account and it's all a scam so sellers sent the item and receive no payment.

    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!!

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 30, 2014 at 1:04 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Marysville, Ohio, United States

    I just think it's funny that Google and Microsoft are apparently giving out "Apple Laptops"

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hermitage, Tennessee, United States

    I received one of these emails yesterday. I was very leary of it so looked it up via Google and I found the answer I already feared and knew in my heart that I was going to receive.

    Thank you for sharing this information with me and everyone else who has a Gmail account, but I would have never known the true answer if I hadn't took it upon myself to look it up via Google.

    Is there anyway for this information to be announced publicly via news media outlets? There are many good hearted trusting people who have already given out their personal information to these scam artist. I just hope this scam can be publicly announced without having to search for the answer. Thank you for making it known on-line via Google search, but I sincerely hope that this scam is announced publicly via television, newspapers, or any other legitimate news outlets in order to prevent this scam from hurting genuine hardworking people from falling for this scam.

    This scam could hurt innocent people financially and that is terrible. I just hope other people like me who have Gmail accounts can be made aware of this scam!!!
    Thanks again!!!

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  • Posted: Oct 29, 2014 at 7:51 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Francisco, California, United States

    Received Email and did not trust it. So, I Googled it and found this site. I knew it was strange because the message was not a formal business letter and it had NO way of verifying the Company and/or Firm or the signature!

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 29, 2014 at 3:14 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Spring, Texas, United States

    HI I WAS STUPID AND I THOUGHT IT WAS REAL AND I SENT MY PERSONAL INFO! Now what do I do!!??

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 29, 2014 at 5:28 PM by info

      They will use the information that you have sent, to attempt to trick you into sending money or more information. So, be careful next time.

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 29, 2014 at 1:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Emeryville, California, United States

    I also received it today, even had a signature from Amy L Eisenberg. from buckeyemail. osu.edu

    Too good to be true!

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 28, 2014 at 7:32 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Rowland Heights, California, United States

    I knew it was a scam but looked up to try and find a place to send it in or forward to catch these people so they don't harm anyone.

    I was also very surprised that it was an edu address I thought you could only get those if you were an educational school or equivalent?

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 28, 2014 at 8:08 PM by info

      Probably the email was not sent from the .edu email address. It was probably spoofed.

      Never trust an email message based on the email address it appears to have been sent from.

      Email spoofing is so easy to do, I can send an email message to you and let that message appear as if it came from the president's email address: president@whitehouse.gov.

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 28, 2014 at 2:24 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

    Thanks I'm such an idiot I should've know better.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 27, 2014 at 5:44 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Winnetka, California, United States

    I got this same email too, but what got my attention was the header on the email was labeled as GMail Official" what should have been a clue to me was it was not a gmail address though. It came from "racheled@uga.edu"

    I did fill out the information, but before emailing it away, I contacted a friend and asked him what he thought about it. He also said the very same thing I do... "If it sounds too good to be true, usually it is"

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 27, 2014 at 5:35 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Winnetka, California, United States

    Yep, sure thought it was too good to be true too. Thanks for posting this too.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 27, 2014 at 1:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Dallas, Texas, United States

    Thanks you for this information because I almost fell for that scam. Thanks a million once again

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 26, 2014 at 7:23 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Carmel, New York, United States

    I just received this email I didn't believe it cause they mispelled some words and they wanted my information in which gmail and Microsoft have that info already.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 25, 2014 at 9:07 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Saint Charles, Illinois, United States

    I already sent my info and then decided to research it. What happened with info. what will they do with the information they received? At least they didn't want checking account to put money in, but I think gmail should sent out email letting people of the danger of this scam

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 25, 2014 at 10:36 AM by info

      They will use the information to attempt to trick you into sending money or more information. So, be careful next time.

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 24, 2014 at 5:42 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Plano, Texas, United States

    These emails keep coming from different and I've gotten so many already. I'm glad I've been ignoring it for so long.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 21, 2014 at 7:06 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Zurich, Switzerland

    I just received this email and quickly searched it up to see if it was true. Good thing I didnt send my info.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 21, 2014 at 5:57 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Union City, Michigan, United States

    I just received this email and I was a little suspicious so I did my research. Thanks for the help.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 20, 2014 at 10:07 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

    I received this email today and it sounded too good to be true. I researched the address that was on the top and it was from Ohio State University, there was even a woman's name attached to the email as if it came from her.

    I forwarded it to the University's offices' to let them know that they may or this woman may be a hacking victim, I also sent this to my news investigating team in my town so that they may get the word out there.

    People are just crazy and sick I agree. Mamma always said "if it's too good to be true....." and I always listen to Mamma :)

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 20, 2014 at 5:05 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

    I received this message today, as it looks I first was elated, but then decided to check it out before doing anything.

    I am sure glad I did. Google should notify its users of the scams so we know a head of time.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 20, 2014 at 2:53 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

    I received the exact email 9 days ago but I have just opened my mail box.

    I then made a quick search despite I knew it was scam and I saw this web page.

    Of course, I will not reply to it.

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  • Posted: Oct 20, 2014 at 2:46 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Orlando, Florida, United States

    Just received this same email. I assumed it was a scam. Don't give out your personal info to anyone.

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  • Posted: Oct 19, 2014 at 8:38 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    I just revived this email today, thought it seemed odd looking letterhead.

    Didn't send any info, decided to check if it was real first. Glad I did. It said to respond to gmlottery@foxmail.com be on the lookout from any subject header from Google M Agent and SarahDuval35@gmail.com

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  • Posted: Oct 17, 2014 at 12:03 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Brandon, Florida, United States

    I received this exact email today, thought it was a little fishy, so I researched.

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  • Posted: Oct 17, 2014 at 7:09 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Boonville, Missouri, United States

    I've been getting this same email for 3 days from different people.

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  • Posted: Oct 17, 2014 at 6:45 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Roanoke, Virginia, United States

    Thank you for informing the masses to this scam.

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  • Posted: Oct 16, 2014 at 6:52 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Forest Park, Georgia, United States

    I am very upset I sent my information to the scammers. Wow people are sick!

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  • Posted: Oct 15, 2014 at 3:39 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Los Angeles, California, United States

    I received one like the one above and really thought it was for real, I reply'd and now I wait and will probably wait for a long time for a response.

    Do they ever respond when its a scam? And here I thought I really won something online. Ya right!

    Sherid

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  • Posted: Oct 14, 2014 at 11:38 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

    I just received this mail... and I literally sent them my information thinking that I was getting lucky today.

    Then after hitting on the send button I researched and now....its a scam!

    Gmail---Please this is so unfair to us, why don't u block such users??? or give us an option to!

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  • Posted: Oct 13, 2014 at 11:18 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Vineland, New Jersey, United States

    I got something very similar from someone named Caroline C. Proffit. This is most likely a scam, right?

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    • Posted: Oct 13, 2014 at 11:33 AM by info

      Yes it is a scam. There is no Gmail, Hotmail, Microsoft or Facebook lottery.

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  • Posted: Oct 12, 2014 at 12:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Comstock Park, Michigan, United States

    I whole heartedly agree that something should be done to stop this activity! I am so glad that I researched this before sending my info to rcracegm@embarqmail.com. From the looks of things, it has been out there for several months, since I just got notification today (10-11-2014). $500000.00 and an Apple laptop, NO WAY!!!

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  • Posted: Oct 11, 2014 at 8:55 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Montréal, Québec, Canada

    I just received this from:
    Agnes Imam
    agnes@embarqmail.com

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  • Posted: Oct 11, 2014 at 4:39 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

    I have inadvertently sent my details through before checking out if this was a scam.

    I only checked this out after they required shipping costs which made me think who these people were. This e-mail came through on my normal e-mail viewing and not in 'SCAM' WHICH USUALLY WARNS THAT THE E-MAIL HAS A SECURITY WARNING.

    Can you suggest what precautions I can take to neutralise this threat.

    Kind regards,

    K. Stevens

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    • Posted: Oct 16, 2014 at 10:15 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Texas, United States

      The good rule of thumb is, if you won, it's probably a scam.

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    • Posted: Oct 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM by info

      You have already neutralised the threat by doing your research and not sending your money. Look out for more emails and phone calls, because they will continue to use the information that you have sent, to attempt to scam you.

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  • Posted: Oct 11, 2014 at 8:01 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Winder, Georgia, United States

    100% bs. Grammatical errors everywhere, and they're not even using a Gmail account.

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  • Posted: Oct 10, 2014 at 4:03 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Tampa (New Tampa), Florida, United States

    Posted this on Facebook; I just got hit!

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  • Posted: Oct 10, 2014 at 12:57 PM by an anonymous user from or near: South Jordan, Utah, United States

    Yup, just got this as well. But I think the dead giveaway for me was some blatant grammatical errors, I'm guessing somebody didn't double check after they used the translator from Chinese to English or whatever it was lol!

    Why are spam laws not enforced? And why doesn't anybody backtrack to the domain of the sender(s) and shut em down?

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  • Posted: Oct 10, 2014 at 12:28 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    I just got this message this morning and for half a second believed it too, yet knew it was to good to be true. I feel unsuspecting victims will believe this malicious email. I agree that Google and Microsoft need to send out a warning of some sort for there email subscribers.

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  • Posted: Oct 10, 2014 at 1:22 AM by an anonymous user from or near: San Bernardino, California, United States

    Gmail should definitely send an email or some kind of something letting ALL Gmail users what's going on because for a quick second I believed it. And sad to say, there will b people who will fall for this.

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  • Posted: Oct 9, 2014 at 11:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Florida, United States

    I received this scam e-mail this morning. This is the thing, it's not the first one. I've received a countless amount of others. Something really needs to be done about this! Many people are out here suffering from monetary needs

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  • Posted: Oct 7, 2014 at 3:41 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Modesto, California, United States

    I just quit my job, and told my boss where to go. ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!! This is a scam????? Just kidding. I would never tell my boss where to go. :)

    I work for a marketing company, and there are CANSPAM laws, that apparently are not in effect. I guess if everyone that uses Gmail would switch their email provider, and the email provider was boycotted, then maybe Gmail would figure it out. It seems from reading the comments below, that Google really needs to do something about this.

    There are unsuspecting people who would respond to this. I mean, my heart started beating just a tiny second faster. It sickens and saddens me that this crap happens, and is happening even more every day. PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND!!!!

    Lets us make our friends and family aware. The multi-billion dollar company is doing nothing to keep us aware. Hey, about sending everyone an email saying BEWARE!!!! You just received a SCAM email. DO NOT GIVE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. But wait, then that would mean that Google would have to take responsibility. Just make your friends and families aware. Tell them to pass it on.

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    • Posted: Oct 7, 2014 at 4:14 PM by info

      All email providers face this type of problem and they all are working very hard to help stop scammers or cyber-criminals from sending fraudulent and malicious email messages to their users. But, it is not as easy as you may think it is. The same technology that makes things easy for us today, it is the same technology that scammers or cyber-criminals are using to pull off their scams.

      So, the best defence against these scams and other malicious activities, is to educate the general public.

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  • Posted: Oct 5, 2014 at 4:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bellingham, Washington, United States

    Just received notice I'm a winner through GMail and Microsoft Windows 8. We are to reply to email gmlottery @foxmail.com. So sick of the scams this needs to stop

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  • Posted: Oct 4, 2014 at 7:44 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Pekin, Indiana, United States

    I just received the gmail scam and it looks so real but dont believe it. It is a scam

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  • Posted: Oct 4, 2014 at 10:56 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Waco, Texas, United States

    The email I received came from a University of Georgia email. jacob.smith25 @ uga.edu.

    That's an excellent indicator right there that this isn't legit.

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  • Posted: Oct 3, 2014 at 5:07 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Charleston, West Virginia, United States

    I get these GMAIL winner emails all the time.to Whom do I report these. What is the email address where I can forward these for investigation?

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  • Posted: Oct 2, 2014 at 5:33 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Missouri, United States

    Thank you for let know about this crazy stuff people do online. I know something was fishy about this Win Gmail.

    Time to put new state law in place. And who is doing this??? Glad I read other comment telling not give out my information. Thank you.
    Google need to work harder to get the people doing this in the first place.

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  • Posted: Oct 2, 2014 at 2:42 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Katy, Texas, United States

    They made my day despite it being a spam.

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  • Posted: Oct 1, 2014 at 7:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Vancouver, Washington, United States

    I just got this today! isnt there a way to turn them in?

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  • Posted: Oct 1, 2014 at 6:55 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Girard, Ohio, United States

    I know the technology exists to locate the source of these emails. Must be too small of a fish to reel in. Will it ever end? BAH!

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  • Posted: Oct 1, 2014 at 3:53 AM by an anonymous user from or near: San Bernardino, California, United States

    I am continuously receiving these emails but only on my gmail account.

    I just received this fraudulent E-mail today..Google should tighten Security on these things. My yahoo account never receive these phishing scams and it's to the point where I just want to delete my gmail account! These people need to be stopped and action taken.

    There has to be a software that can trace these emails from the source! Get to Work Google you have a job to do!

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  • Posted: Oct 1, 2014 at 12:38 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    This is important information that should be posted widely. Especially for the vulnerable folks who have never heard of a scam!

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  • Posted: Sep 30, 2014 at 3:57 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Tampa (New Tampa), Florida, United States

    I got a message saying I won to contact gmlottery @foxmail.com with my info.

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  • Posted: Sep 27, 2014 at 5:52 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Ashland, Kansas, United States

    My e-mail came on Sep. 23 at 7:54 AM from , also wanting answer to gmlottery @foxmail.com

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  • Posted: Sep 26, 2014 at 12:05 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Roswell, Georgia, United States

    Just got this one:

    ---
    This email is to inform you that your email address has just won you $500,000.00 and a Nokia X2 Dual SIM Android Smartphone for this month of September 2014 lottery promotion, which is organized by MICROSOFT OUTLOOK WINDOWS

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    • Posted: Oct 7, 2014 at 6:13 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Provo, Utah, United States

      I have received the same e-mail,and it saddens me to know that people are allowed to do this and threatened the lives of innocent people.

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    • Posted: Sep 30, 2014 at 3:46 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

      Same one I received in my inbox. It had me thinking it was a scam. And why in the world would Microsoft be giving away any Android phone.

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  • Posted: Sep 26, 2014 at 6:21 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    The response Email I received was:
    MSLL11@ QQ.com....

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  • Posted: Sep 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM by an anonymous user from or near: California, United States

    Received the same email yesterday.

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  • Posted: Sep 25, 2014 at 10:14 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Arlington, Texas, United States

    Also, they've changed the reply email to gmlottery @foxmail.com

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  • Posted: Sep 25, 2014 at 10:05 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Arlington, Texas, United States

    Emma Antoinette Mortemousque sent me this. I don't know if "she" is directly involved or even really exists, but I thought I would post this so MAYBE some investigations can start going on to put these thieves out of business.

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  • Posted: Sep 24, 2014 at 10:08 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Texas, United States

    This scam was sent to me on September 24 2014 @ 10:02pm to gmail... however, the reply email was g-gwm @qq.com...

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  • Posted: Sep 24, 2014 at 8:06 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mooresville, North Carolina, United States

    I'm glad to now know that this is a SCAM because if I had not done further research to see if indeed it was a real winnings this site would had gotten more information from me! Thanks for helping me to not become someone's victim!

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  • Posted: Sep 24, 2014 at 2:41 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Marion, Illinois, United States

    "Heath, Alexander M (aheath1@ tulane .edu)"

    This was sent to me Sept 21st 2014, but gmlottery@ foxmail.com was the email it said to reply to.

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  • Posted: Sep 24, 2014 at 8:03 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Belmond, Iowa, United States

    A guy by the name of Tom Tohy sent me an email saying that I had won $500,000, and that the money had been forwarded to the account of a Mr. Gray Paulson awaiting delivery upon confirmation of my information. I immediately deleted the email, because I knew it was fraudulent.

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  • Posted: Sep 24, 2014 at 3:27 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Summerville, South Carolina, United States

    Wow. I knew something was fishy about this email. I've already replied to it with my info. I figured it wouldn't be enough info for them to steal my identity or anything like that.

    But what happens now, due to the fact that I didn't see this page before I did it?

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    • Posted: Sep 24, 2014 at 5:16 AM by info

      The scammers will attempt to use the information that you have sent, to trick you into sending money or more information.

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  • Posted: Sep 23, 2014 at 6:39 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

    I got one of these on Saturday. I thought is interesting that Google and Outlook would team up for a lottery.

    Then I noticed that the e-mail address to return the information to was not even an Outlook or Google account. (It was Foxfire, which is different from the example you show.) Then I looked to see what e-mail service was used by the "sender" and it was Centurylink.

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  • Posted: Sep 23, 2014 at 2:07 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Spokane, Washington, United States

    I just now read this warning on the Gmail Microsoft, outlook, lottery Inc and Windows 8.

    Last night I sent this lottery my information that they asked for which was name address age sex state and country. What can I do to protect my gmail account and my privacy.
    Thank You
    P. Cardinal

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    • Posted: Sep 23, 2014 at 7:58 PM by info

      They will attempt to use the information that you sent them to scam you.

      So, be careful next time.

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      • Posted: Oct 3, 2014 at 5:10 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Charleston, West Virginia, United States

        Ok, you know this so why isn't anyone answering all these questions about who to turn them in to and why haven't they been traced and stopped.

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  • Posted: Sep 23, 2014 at 1:36 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States

    I gave my info but no credit info. Any ideas on what may happen?

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    • Posted: Sep 23, 2014 at 7:52 PM by info

      They will attempt to usee information that you have sent to scam you.

      So, be careful going forward.

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      • Posted: Oct 10, 2014 at 11:15 PM by info

        It very difficult to catch cyber-criminal because they can stay from anywhere in the world and carry out their illegal activities.

        They make it difficult to trace anything back to them by using proxy servers.

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  • Posted: Sep 22, 2014 at 12:55 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

    I got this email too. Thought it was a little strange that Gmail and Microsoft Windows would be giving me a Apple laptop yet money also.

    This wouldn't happen. Duh! They're not too smart are they.

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  • Posted: Sep 22, 2014 at 7:03 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Covington, Georgia, United States

    Below is the email address that sent me the fraudulent lottery, requesting my personal information. Hopefully it will aid in investigative procedure.
    Ulrike

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  • Posted: Sep 21, 2014 at 7:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Palm Coast, Florida, United States

    S. Hutchinson:
    I sent my information will I have issues with security.

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    • Posted: Sep 21, 2014 at 8:03 PM by info

      No, but they will attempt to use the information that you have sent to trick you into sending money or more information.

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      • Posted: Oct 3, 2014 at 5:12 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Charleston, West Virginia, United States

        ok what do we do about it? how did they get my information to start with?

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  • Posted: Sep 21, 2014 at 4:59 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Oakland, California, United States

    I have been recieving them for two weeks now and I know better. It smells like a scam.

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  • Posted: Sep 20, 2014 at 12:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Centereach, New York, United States

    I just received this email informing me of my winnings. $500,000.00 and a lap top. Who do I report this to?

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  • Posted: Sep 17, 2014 at 9:36 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Nipomo, California, United States

    Never NEVER give out your personal information unless you first know who it is you are dealing with!

    I get these frequently via email and by phone. Be smart and cautious ... Do your homework and check scams under the name they profess to be representing.

    If we all would be more mindful that "it could happen to me" maybe they would find another line of work...like pounding sand!!

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