Big Tech Lottery Scams - Google, Gmail, Microsoft, Hotmail, Outlook, Nokia and Samsung

There is NO Google, Gmail, Microsoft, Windows Live, Hotmail, Outlook, Nokia, Samsung, AOL, Yahoo, MSN, Apple, YouTube, or Android lotteries or sweepstakes. So, recipients of fake email messages claiming they are winners of the above lotteries should delete them. Below are some of the fake lottery email messages, which claim the recipients have won thousands of dollars. The fake email messages were sent by scammers and NOT by the name of the legitimate companies listed above. Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information, financial information and money.

Big Tech Lottery Scams - Google,  Gmail,  Microsoft,  Hotmail,  Outlook,  Nokia and Samsung

Remember, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message. And, Microsoft, Google, Nokia, Microsoft, Yahoo, Hotmail, Samsung, AOL and other legitimate companies will never ask their users to send their personal information, credit card information, or financial information via email messages, or send money via Prepaid Debit Cards, Western Union, MoneyGram, or other money transfer services.

Although the fake email messages appear as if they were sent by the legitimate companies above, they were not. The cyber-criminals behind the fake email messages use a technique called "Email Spoofing," which is used to make an email message appear as if it came from email address, but was actually sent from another email address.

Samples of Lottery Scam Email Messages

Google 11th Annivesary Awards Center

#123 Buckinghan Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH, United Kingdom

Code Number: GUK/3554749405GK

Ticket No: GUK/1008272745GK

Winning Number: GUK/99334353734GK

We wish to congratulate you on this note, for being one of our lucky winners selected this year. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active use of the Google search engine and the Google ancillary services. Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be active and patronage to this company. Google is now the world leading search engine worldwide and in an effort to make sure that it remains the most widely used search engine, an online e-mail balloting was carried out on the 5Th Of November 2015, without your knowledge and has been officially released.

We wish to formally announce to you that your email address was attached to a lump sum of £750,000.00 {Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling} only.

A winning Cheque will be issued in your name by the Google Promotion Award Team, and also a certificate of prize claims will be sent alongside your winning Cheque.

Information's required from you are part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this claim your won prize, please contact the Google Award claims Manager (Mr. Kennedy Watson) neatly filling the Verification form below.


Gmail by Google

Windows Live Hotmail

Dear winner we are pleased to inform you of your winning sum of five hundred thousand united states dollars with microsoft-surface pro 3 laptop by gmail corporation, in conjunction with microsoft windows. We collect all the gmail addresses 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 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:

Note we don't respond to forwarding email, you have to submit your details to the email stated above.

Full name:
contact address:
telephone number:
sex: occupation:

contact the events manager department submit your information to the email given above events manager: mr. Barry delp

From: Google.Inc []
Subject: Official Payment Litter

Dear Google User,

Google Inc wishes to inform you that your e-mail account have been selected and therefore has made you one of our winners in the GOOGLE E-MAIL ONLINE SWEEPSTAKES PROMO.

This comes as a result of your constant use of our online and ancillary services.

Kindly see the attached (PDF FILE) for your official Notification Letter and

Claims Instructions.


Google Online Sweeepstakes Team"


This is to inform you that your email address has just won you $500,000.00 and a Nokia N1 Dual SIM Windows phone for the month of October 2015 lottery promotion, which is organized by MICROSOFT OUTLOOK WINDOWS and 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 Email: MSN-AWD©

1. FULL…

Thank you and accept our hearty congratulation once again!

From: Microsoft Award
Subject: RE: Winnings

Dear Lucky winner:Ref No:MSN/NK/2190/005

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.We wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully pass the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report Test conducted for all online winners.

A winning check(Cheque)$500,000 00 US DOLLAR has been issued in your name by the Microsoft Nokia Lottery Board, and a Nokia N1 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 an

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April 26, 2017 at 1:12 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Dear Sir,

To day I had also received a mail on the subject matter regarding winning cash prize of 5000.000.00 (Great British pounds). address of the company UK SAMSUNG & ELECTRONICS Co LTD.Tell 0044-845-860-7597.E mail On searching in google it is found fake.



April 6, 2017 at 1:40 AM by
Big Tech Lottery Scams - Google, Gmail, Microsoft, Hotmail, Outlook, Nokia and Samsung
an anonymous user from: Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India

I got a massage from, they told me to provide my id,phone number and some other details. What should I do?


April 6, 2017 at 1:44 AM by
Big Tech Lottery Scams - Google, Gmail, Microsoft, Hotmail, Outlook, Nokia and Samsung

Do not send your information because it is a scam.


April 5, 2017 at 7:39 AM by
Big Tech Lottery Scams - Google, Gmail, Microsoft, Hotmail, Outlook, Nokia and Samsung
an anonymous user from: Ludhiana, Punjab, India

I have just received one from Samsngawd@ saying:"your mobile phone has won Rs.500000 in the Samsung 201promo. Kindly provide us your full name,mobile no,address,age,gender,job"

Please help me in confirming whether it is a scam or not.


April 5, 2017 at 7:52 AM by
Big Tech Lottery Scams - Google, Gmail, Microsoft, Hotmail, Outlook, Nokia and Samsung

It is a scam.


February 20, 2017 at 12:11 PM by
Big Tech Lottery Scams - Google, Gmail, Microsoft, Hotmail, Outlook, Nokia and Samsung
an anonymous user from: Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Thank you for your response, but unfortunately I paid almost US$70,000.00 to the scammers so far. Is there any organization to help me to sue them?


February 20, 2017 at 12:50 PM by
Big Tech Lottery Scams - Google, Gmail, Microsoft, Hotmail, Outlook, Nokia and Samsung

A good lawyer can help you, but the thing is, he/she will need to find the cybercriminals in order to sue them. And, that my friend is almost virtually impossible. This is because most of the scammers operate in foreign countries where it is difficult to find and even prosecute them.


February 20, 2017 at 10:16 AM by
Big Tech Lottery Scams - Google, Gmail, Microsoft, Hotmail, Outlook, Nokia and Samsung

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

- lottery scam -


Heatherton Road, Sundown,

Johannesburg, South Africa,


Desk: 27-79-683-7031

Fax: 27-86-607-1941



This is to confirm that the sum of US$920,000.00 (Nine Hundred And Twenty Thousand United States Dollars Only) has been approved on the above-mentioned name and was deposited with our bank through Gmail Lottery.

If you need more information do not hesitates to visit our website on for details.

I trust you find the above in order.

Welcome to All Nation Bank

Yours faithfully,


Signature: Mr. Brown Last

Mr. Raymond Greek (Account Department Manager)

(Assistance Remittance Department Manager)"


February 8, 2017 at 1:12 PM by
Big Tech Lottery Scams - Google, Gmail, Microsoft, Hotmail, Outlook, Nokia and Samsung
an anonymous user from: Worland, Wyoming, United States

I received an email, from wi-md, claiming I had won 500 Grand and a phone. I was suspicious and thanks to your website I was able to confirm it was a scam. It came from John Farmer lol funny because I live in farm country. No Subject and it asked for my phone number occupation my full Name etc.

Thanks for your diligence to protect ppl from scammers.


January 4, 2017 at 5:40 PM by
Big Tech Lottery Scams - Google, Gmail, Microsoft, Hotmail, Outlook, Nokia and Samsung

Received via email:

"Here is what they sent me:

Gmail Microsoft Lottery Incorporation



Dear Guaranteed winner : Ms. Vickie A. Young

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..."


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