Your Gmail Address has Just Won You 500000 USD and Apple Laptop 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,, 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.

Your Gmail Address has Just Won You 500000 USD and Apple Laptop Scam

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

4. SEX:
5. AGE:

Thank you and accept my hearty congratulations once again!

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January 13, 2020 at 9:44 AM by
Your Gmail Address has Just Won You 500000 USD and Apple Laptop Scam
an anonymous user from: Linglestown, Pennsylvania, United States

I had the same happen to me this morning. I was suppose to contact John Raymon. I told him that I had no way to pay a filing fee of $1000-2000. He told me to trust the Lord, get a loan from the bank or go to a pawn shop


May 24, 2019 at 8:46 AM by
Your Gmail Address has Just Won You 500000 USD and Apple Laptop Scam
an anonymous user from: Delhi, India

MY brother also getting the same email


May 8, 2019 at 6:40 AM by
Your Gmail Address has Just Won You 500000 USD and Apple Laptop Scam
an anonymous user from: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

These are the 2 scam email I got. One at 6 pm and another at 8 pm on May 7, 2019. Thank for the scam warning.


Sent: Tuesday, May 7, 20:01

Subject: PSN-MAY

2. To:


Sent: Tuesday, May 7, 18:55

Subject: PSN-MAY


We await your urgent reply.

This message may contain confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient please inform the

sender that you have received the message in error before deleting it.

Please do not disclose, copy or distribute information in this e-mail or take any action in relation to its contents. To do so is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Thank you for your co-operation.

NHSmail is the secure email and directory service available for all NHS staff in England and Scotland. NHSmail is approved for exchanging patient data and other sensitive information with NHSmail and other accredited email services.

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This Is to Inform You That You Have Won a Prize Money of Nine Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars ($900, 000.00 USD) And Apple MacBook Pro 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 CLAIMS OF WINNING PRIZE CONTACT THE EMAIL BELOW WITH YOUR INFORMATION TO OPEN YOUR CLAIMS FILE. Winners No: XJ0092101 (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?



September 21, 2018 at 5:19 PM by
Your Gmail Address has Just Won You 500000 USD and Apple Laptop Scam
an anonymous user from: Atlanta, Georgia, United States


"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:

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:



August 1, 2018 at 7:58 AM by
Your Gmail Address has Just Won You 500000 USD and Apple Laptop Scam
an anonymous user from: Nancy, Grand Est, France

This email came from, named Rex Bauer


February 17, 2018 at 1:14 AM by
Your Gmail Address has Just Won You 500000 USD and Apple Laptop Scam
an anonymous user from: Imphal, Manipur, India

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


January 17, 2018 at 3:12 PM by
Your Gmail Address has Just Won You 500000 USD and Apple Laptop Scam
an anonymous user from: 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 :


January 9, 2018 at 8:19 PM by
Your Gmail Address has Just Won You 500000 USD and Apple Laptop Scam
an anonymous user from: Englewood, 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 with your name,mailing address"


January 16, 2018 at 11:46 AM by
Your Gmail Address has Just Won You 500000 USD and Apple Laptop Scam
an anonymous user from: Nashville, 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.


January 9, 2018 at 5:38 AM by
Your Gmail Address has Just Won You 500000 USD and Apple Laptop Scam
an anonymous user from: Sullivan, Missouri, 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?


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