Beware of "Electronic Online Sweepstakes Organized by Google - Powered By Google 2015" Lottery Scam
October 15, 2015
The "Powered By Google© 2015" email message below is a lottery scam created and sent by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into sending their personal information and money, by claiming that they are winners of the Electronic Online Sweepstakes organized by Google. Remember, there is no Google lottery or sweepstakes, and Google will never ask its users to send their personal information via email message.
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This type of lottery scam will ask you to send your personal information and subsequently ask you to send money in order to receive your prize. But, please do not respond to the email message or follow the instructions in it. Google is not taking part in or endorsing any lottery games, so if you receive an email claiming that you have won some lottery prize endorsed by Google, it is a scam.
The “Powered By Google© 2015” Lottery Scam
Subject: Powered By Google© 2015
From: Google© 2015 <rbelcher@alkimosbc. wa .edu.au>
Dear Google User,
You have been selected as a winner for using Google services. Find attached email with more details.
Chairman of the Board and Managing Director,
Google United Kingdom.
©2015 Google Incorporation.
The fraudulent email message above has the following letter attached:
Google UK Ltd
76 Buckingham Palace,
Road London SW1W 9TQ
Ref No: GAAP/ 5653/657/2015
Batch: GAAP/ 563/GAPRO/UK
RE: OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION LETTER.
It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of results of the E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes Organized by Google, in conjunction with the foundation for the Promotion of Software Products, (F.P.S.) held this month here in London UK.Google earn its profit mainly from advertising using their very own Google search engine, Gmail , Gala, Sify, e-mail service Google Maps, Google Apps, Orkut social networking and You Tube video sharing, which are all offered to the public for free.
We wish to congratulate you once again, for being among the Twelve (12) selected winners in the ongoing E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes. Hence we do believe with your prize, you will continue to be active in your patronage to Google and its Products. A Bank Cheque have been issued in your favor, hence you have won for yourself the sum of £950.000.00 (Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling), One Google Nexus 10 Tablet and also you have been enlisted as one of the Google Ambassadors for 2015.
To claim your reward, please contact our Foreign Payment Bureau officer below by neatly filling the verification and funds release form below, as your payment will be released and arranged by our United Kingdom Office;
PAYMENT RELEASE FORM
Your preferred mode of prize remittance from the two options below:
(a) Cash Pick-Up (You as the Beneficiary coming Down to UK to receive your Award Personally, available to only British citizens and residents).
(b) Courier Delivery of your certified winning Cheque in your name and other Winning documents safely to you.
Endeavor to contact “Mr. Antonio Baldwin” the Foreign Payment Verification Consultant at once with the Verification Form above for validation of your prize and eventual payment of your award sum.
Foreign Payment Bureau officer:
Mr. Mr. Antonio Baldwin
Chief Financial Officer Email: email@example.com
Tel: +44 7024042744
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims are processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be WARNED!!
Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of the Google Board Commission.
Remember, the email message is a lottery scam and there is no prize, so please do not send your hard earned money to the cyber-criminals behind the scam. If you send your personal information, the cyber criminals will use it to further scam you.
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