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Beware of "Electronic Online Sweepstakes Organized by Google" Lottery Scam

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Beware of "Electronic Online Sweepstakes Organized by Google" Lottery Scam

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The "Powered By Google" email message below is a lottery scam created and sent by lottery scammers 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 an 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 "Electronic Online Sweepstakes Organized by Google" Lottery Scam

Subject: Powered By Google
From: Google© <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.

Congratulations,

Matt Brittin
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
Belgrave House
76 Buckingham Palace,
Road London SW1W 9TQ
United Kingdom.

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
FULL NAME
RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
NATIONALITY/COUNTRY
TELEPHONE NUMBER

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: antoniobaldwin33@gmail.com
Email: mr_antoniobaldwin@qq.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 cybercriminals will use it to further scam you.

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  • Jun 11, 2018 at 3:00 AM by an anonymous user from Budapest, Hungary

    I received this:

    "Googleplex,
    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway,
    Mountain View,
    California-CA 94043,
    United States (U.S.A).
    BATCH ID: 10093-403508
    REFERENCE: WW/23508/0508/1608
    RE: OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION LETTER:-

    We wish to congratulate you on your success for being selected as a winner in the official publication of results of the E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes organized by Google Inc., powered by Visa®/MasterCard® International and Foundation for the
    Promotion of Software Products (F.P.S.P).
    You have been selected as one of the lucky winners in the ongoing E- mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes and you are entitled to $1,350,000.00 USD {One Million Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars Only} in your category.

    For the processing of your payment, you are required to send the following information immediately:

    PAYMENT CLAIMS FORM
    1) Name (As it would appear on your Winning Documents):
    2) Full Contact Address:
    3) Country/Nationality:
    4) Telephone/Mobile Number(s):
    5) Occupation:
    6) Age/Gender:
    7) Alternative E-mail Address:
    8) Have You Ever Received Such an E-mail Before?
    9) How Do You Feel As A Winner?

    Your prize will be transferred to you upon meeting the above requirements. All payment will be made to you via
    (ELECTRONIC SWIFT TRANSFER) from our accredited paying bank to your personal bank account in your
    country without you coming down to our office.

    Please note that Google values your right to privacy and will never violate the Privacy Policy! Your
    information is 100% secured and will be used exclusively for the purpose of this award.

    Send all required information for verification via e-mail to our Claims Administrator/Foreign Payment Bureau
    Name: Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin,
    Claims Administrator/Foreign

    NOTE!!! For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims are
    processed and your winning prize remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program please be WARNED!

    பிச்சை சுந்தரராஜன்
    Sundar Pichai,
    Chief Executive Officer
    Copyright © 2018 Google Inc. All Rights Reserved."

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  • Jan 23, 2018 at 9:53 AM by an anonymous user from Yambol, Bulgaria

    Another letter from labld@pcivil.rj.gov.br:

    "Google Corporation®
    123 Buckingham Palace Road
    London SW1W 9SH
    United Kingdom

    Good day Sir/Madam.

    You have successfully been picked as one of our 12 Lucky Winners in this months Lottery Draw, Please see attached file for more details.

    Best regards
    Matt John Brittin
    Google president of EMEA business and operations."

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  • Jul 23, 2017 at 11:46 AM by an anonymous user from Incheon, Republic of Korea

    Here is another scam. I received it to my school email :

    ---------- -----------
    Google Inc.
    Belgrave House 76
    Buckingham Palace Road
    London SW1W 9TQ United Kingdom.

    BATCH ID: 10084-202807
    REFFERENCE: UK/2807/0708/1408
    OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION LETTER

    We wish to congratulate you on your success for being selected as a winner in the official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online sweepstake organized by Google Inc., in conjunction with Visa®/MasterCard® International and Foundation for the Promotion of Software Products (F.P.S.P). Over the years Google earns its’ profit mainly from advertising using our very own GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE, GMAIL, GOOGLE CHROME, GOOGLE MAPS, GOOGLE APPS, YOUTUBE VIDEO SHARING and other online valuable service, which are all offered to the public for free.
    You have been selected as one of the Ten (10) lucky winners in the ongoing E- mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes due to your active use of our online products and services, hence we believe with your prize and award, you will continue to be active in the use of Google online products and services, we wish to inform you that you are entitled to £950,000.00 GBP {Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand British Pounds}.

    A CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT will be issued in your name by our Foreign Payment Bureau and also a CERTIFICATE OF WINNING will be processed alongside your CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT. All Payments will be made to you through our accredited paying bank (ELECTRONIC SWIFT TRANSFER) to your bank account in your country without you coming down to United Kingdom.
    You are advised to contact our Foreign Bureau with your payment verification details below:

    PAYMENT CLAIMS FORM
    1) Your Full Names:
    2) Your Contact Address:
    3) Your Country/Nationality:
    4) Your Telephone/Mobile Number(s):
    5) Occupation:
    6) Age/Gender:
    7) Private Email Address (OPTIONAL):
    8) Ever Won An Online Lottery?


    *KINDLY INDICATE YOUR PREFERRED MODE OF PRIZE REMITTANCE FROM THE OPTIONS BELOW:

    1. COURIER DELIVERY OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT AND OTHER WINNING DOCUMENTS TO YOUR ADDRESS/RESIDENCE.
    2. BANK/SWIFT TRANSFER: (BANK/SWIFT TRANSFER OF YOUR OFFICIAL WINNING PRIZE TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT WITHOUTH YOU COMING DOWN TO OUR OFFICE).


    Google values your right to privacy! Your information is 100% secured and will be used exclusively for the purpose of this award only. Send all required information for verification via email to our Foreign Bureau Payment Administrator:-

    Name: Sundar Pichai.
    Chief Executive Officer.
    Email: sundarpicha@gmail.com

    NOTE!!! For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims are processed and your winning prize remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program please be WARNED!!!! Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer.

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  • Jul 15, 2017 at 2:51 AM by an anonymous user from Worksop, England, United Kingdom

    Received the following scam:
    "Google/Windows Live U.K Sweepstakes 2017 has selected your e-mail for a grand prize of 750.000.00 Pounds Sterling. Please contact googlesweepstakes@yeah.net for claim procedures."

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  • Jul 14, 2017 at 12:38 AM by info

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Google <info@info.com>
    Date: Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 4:27 AM
    Subject: Congratulations; Powered By Google

    Google UK
    Ref No: GFSP/ 4877/7782/2017
    Batch: GFSP/ 977/GPWIN/UK
    RE: OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION LETTER.
    We wish to congratulate you, for being among the Twelve (12) selected winners in the ongoing E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes. Hence we do believe with your prize, you will continue to be active in your patronage to Google and its Products. A Bank Cheque has been issued in your favour, 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 2017.

    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.

    MANDATORY FOREIGN PAYMENT RELEASE FORM.
    (1) Your Contact Address:
    (2) Your Contact Telephone/Mobile Number:
    (3) Your Nationality/Country:
    (4) Your Full Names:
    (5) Occupation:
    (6) Age/Gender:
    (7) Marital Status:
    (8) Private Email Address:
    (9) Ever Won An Online Lottery?
    (10) How Do You Feel As A Winner?

    Contact our Foreign Payment Bureau officer below:
    Kent Walker
    Senior Vice-President and General Counsel with these E-mail accounts as follows,
    Email: kentwalkergguk@googlemail.com, walker.kentgoogleuk@yandex.com

    NOTE!!! For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims are processed and your money remitted to you. Please be WARNED!!!!
    Congratulations from the Staff & Members of Google Board Commission.

    Signed:
    MD Matt Brittin,
    Chairman of the Board and Managing Director,
    Google United Kingdom.
    ©2017 Google Incorporation"

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  • Jul 5, 2016 at 4:16 AM by an anonymous user from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

    Here is another scam:

    -- Start of Scam --
    Google Corporation®
    123 Buckingham Palace Road Ref No: GFSP/ 4877/7782/2016
    London SW1W 9SH United Kingdom Batch: GFSP/977/GPWIN/UK
    Website: http://www.google.org

    Notification Date: JUNE 16TH, 2016

    RE: OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION LETTER.

    It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of result of the E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes Organized by Google in conjunction with the foundation for the Promotion of Software Products, (F.P.S) held on JUNE 4th, 2016 here in London, United Kingdom. Google earns its profit mainly from advertising its products and services, using their very own Google Search Engine, Gmail, Gala-mail, 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 has been issued in your favor, hence you have won for yourself the sum of £950,000.00 (Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling), One Google Nexus 10 Tablet and also you have been enlisted as one of the Google Ambassadors for one whole Year.

    To claim your reward, please contact our Foreign Payment 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.

    MANADATORY FOREIGN PAYMENT RELEASE FORM

    1. Your Contact Address:
    2. Your Contact telephone/Mobile Number:
    ...

    (a). Cash Pick-Up (You as the Beneficiary coming Down to UK to Receive your Award Personally,
    this option is available only to British Citizens and residents).
    (b). Bank To Bank Wire Transfer

    Contact our Foreign Payment Bureau officer with the details below.
    Galumph Morgan /Senior Fellow
    E-mail: G.customercareceo@careceo.com
    E-mail: g.customercareceo@gmail.com

    Note: You can either fill your claims verification form by printing and manually filling out the requested details and to send to us via the provided above or provide the details on Microsoft Word to our e-mail.

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

    Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google Board Commission.

    MD. Matt Brittin Larry Page
    Chairman of Board and Managing Director Co-Founder & CEO Co-Founder & CEO
    Google United Kingdom. Google Incorporation®

    P.S. THIS LOTTERY PROGRAM HAS BEEN APPROVED AND
    AUTHOURIZED BY THE BRITISH LOTTERY BOARD

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  • Jun 1, 2016 at 6:48 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Dear Google User,

    You have been selected as a winner for using Google services. Find attached email with more details.

    Congratulations,
    Matt Brittin.
    CEO Google UK.
    ©2016 Google Terms & Privacy"

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    • Jul 11, 2016 at 8:44 AM by an anonymous user from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

      I have just received similar email but from different email address:

      "Google Incorporations <mozcan@erzincan.edu.tr>
      Jul 9 at 11:11 PM
      Dear Google User,

      You have been selected as a winner for using Google services. Find attached email with more details.

      Congratulations,
      Matt Brittin.
      CEO Google UK.

      ©2016 Google - Terms & Privacy"

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  • May 11, 2016 at 4:03 AM by an anonymous user from Sharjah, Ash Shariqah, United Arab Emirates

    Dear Sir,

    I received this same email and information by the Email Google UK Ltd. [ekirumba@hivos.org], kindly check it is true or false...

    LOL. I know this is fraud or black money they want to charge in white money. Why are they playing game with innocent people...

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  • Apr 27, 2016 at 4:06 AM by an anonymous user from Chittagong, Bangladesh

    Dear Sir, I have received mail from CEO of Google UK that I have received the lottery & one of the 12 winners vide Ref No. GFSP/ 4877/7782/2016 & Batch no. GFSP/ 977/GPWIN/UK DATED FEB. 16 , 2016

    IS IT TRUE OR FALSE ?

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    • Apr 27, 2016 at 6:34 AM by info

      It is false. The email is a lottery scam sent by scammers.

      delete

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