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Beware of Lottery Scams - Google, Gmail, Microsoft, Hotmail, Outlook, Nokia and Samsung

2015-11-14T18:05:35 -  +
Beware of 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.

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 program.to claim your won prize, please contact the Google Award claims Manager (Mr. Kennedy Watson) neatly filling the Verification form below.

VERIFICATION FORM

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: gmft@outlook.com

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

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

From: Google.Inc [mailto:info@google.com]
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.

Congratulations!!!

Google Online Sweeepstakes Team"

Nokia

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 & 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: MSN-AWD©QQ.com

1. FULL…

Thank you and accept our hearty congratulation once again!

From: Microsoft Award mi.wd@outlook.com
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, verification's, 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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  • Posted: Apr 26, 2017 at 1:12 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kashipur, Uttarakhand, 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 samsungc29@hotmail.com. On searching in google it is found fake.

    J.P.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 6, 2017 at 1:40 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Panipat, Haryana, India

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

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 6, 2017 at 1:44 AM by info

      Do not send your information because it is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Apr 5, 2017 at 7:39 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Abohar, State of Punjab, India

    I have just received one from Samsngawd@ outlook.com 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.

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 5, 2017 at 7:52 AM by info

      It is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 20, 2017 at 12:11 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Tehran, Tehran, Iran

    Dear,

    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?

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 20, 2017 at 12:50 PM by info

      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.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 20, 2017 at 10:16 AM by info

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

    -- lottery scam --

    ALL NATIONS HOUSE
    Heatherton Road, Sundown,
    Johannesburg, South Africa,
    Website: www.anbk.co.za
    Desk: 27-79-683-7031
    Fax: 27-86-607-1941

    CONFIRMATION OF WINNING PRIZE OF MR. MOHAMMADREZA AZIMZADEH.

    Attn:,

    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 www.anbk-bk.co.za for details.
    I trust you find the above in order.

    Welcome to All Nation Bank

    Yours faithfully,
    Signature:
    Signature: Mr. Brown Last
    Mr. Raymond Greek (Account Department Manager)
    (Assistance Remittance Department Manager)"

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 8, 2017 at 1:12 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Fort Morgan, Colorado, 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.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 4, 2017 at 5:40 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "Here is what they sent me:

    Gmail Microsoft Lottery Incorporation

    Ref:XYL/43210464537/99
    Batch:24/00319/IPD

    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..."

    delete


  • Posted: May 8, 2016 at 4:02 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Tampa, Florida, United States

    The Nokia hotmail scam is back. Just got a text telling me I won $500000 and new Nokia phone. Just email them and fill out form...yeah right. I deleted the text. Didn't have a phone number just an email address to email them and fill out a form. Sorry I deleted it before taking down the text info.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 22, 2016 at 6:36 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Ticket Number: 011425896/2016
    Serial Number: 3872/506
    Lucky Numbers: 7/4/88/28/01/40.

    Dear: Lucky Winner:
    This is to inform you that your Email have won ($850,000 USA DOLLARS)from the Samsung Electronics Company UK which is organized by Samsung Electronics Company in conjunction with Chevron Texaco Oil and Gas Company, “Your Email Address" were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from Nine hundred thousand email from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceanic as part of our international program which is conducted annually, 20 people’s was selected as our winners, Through electronic ballot System without the winner applying.

    VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM:-
    KINDLY SEND YOUR DETAILS TO THIS EMAIL ID: (Ukprize.claim@mit .tc)FOR THE RELEASE
    OF YOUR FUND IN TIME:
    1. Full Name:
    2. Contact Address:
    ..."

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 25, 2016 at 11:26 AM by info

    Received the following from an anonymous users via email message:

    "I think I'm being scammed. Was contacted by phone and asked for western union location so l could send 399.99 dollars. His name is Melvin h Clark. Badge no. B44. Security code that he gave me is 0852369147mc. Phone no he gave is 8768062769. I am promised 3.5 million by cashers check and 265000.00 in cash in 100.00 dollar billsWas promised a Mercedes Benz car. He asked me to keep this quiet even from my husband. Has called 13 times this morning. He wanted the money from me now, but I didn't,t have it so he's willing to wait till the first of the month for it. Kept telling me not to tell no one cause it would hurt his business. The last time he called, my husband answered the phone and he wouldn't talk to him. He said it was just a friend calling and wouldn't tell him why he called. Am I being scammed? Please respond. Thanks..Marsha."

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 30, 2016 at 9:01 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Subject: AWARD VERIFICATION
    From: GOOGLE CLAIMS DEPARTMENT
    Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016, 9:18 PM

    Dear Esteemed Winner:

    It is a Genuine and Legitimate notification. Kindly View attached file on the email sent to you on our previous mail. And do fill the verification and fund release form for your prize remittance. You are to send your details to the email address below. After verification, you will be contacted on how to receive your winnings. Thank you for contacting us. Have a nice day.

    Google Claims Department (DUBAI)
    E-mail: googleaward2015@ rogers.com
    Tel: 971523574408"

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 27, 2016 at 5:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Walkersville, Maryland, United States

    I got the 500000 dollar email and said 😏 Yeah right! I typed that phony email address into google and BOOM! This page comes up to let me know it was a scam!

    I don't win anything so for Google to pick me out of billions of users is 0 to none! And to add Google would never give a good citizen like me half a million dollars for nothing! 😂😂😂 I'm not that stupid! I am in IT and this would never work on me!

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 25, 2016 at 7:17 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Fulton, New York, United States

    Just received from Gmail, windows Live, and Hotmail. Destiny Harvey email LL@ gmail.com: "Won $500,000.00,5 people I've name, address, etc."

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 16, 2016 at 8:29 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Orlando, Florida, United States

    Hey, why did they chose me then. I'm already going through stuff family wise and personally I'm broke with a job. I'm already in a bind were I'm almost out of a place to stay. I've begging for help and I can't seem to get it so please stop it..

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 29, 2015 at 4:03 PM by info

    Here is a Google lottery scam:

    "Dear Google User.
    You have been awarded by the Google Corporation's award team,attached to
    this email is your anniversary notification for being an active user of
    Google.
    Sincerely.
    Larry Page
    Co-founder of Google
    2015 Google Corporation"

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 23, 2015 at 5:23 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

    I just got one from mi.wd@outlook.com saying I won 5,000,000.00 and that they only pick 5 people a year. I'm not a lucky person so I knew it was a hoax.

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 14, 2015 at 5:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Francisco, California, United States

    I received the scam today. I saw other comments saying that the site was taken down, but it appears its back. If you're like me and downloaded the message, change your gmail password immediately.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 30, 2015 at 3:23 PM by an anonymous user from or near: New York, United States

    It appears I've received one of these scams by: Gmail WindowsLive Hotmail* GMFT@ Outlook.com and to contact Event Manager: Mr.Barry Delp and submit my Personal Info to claim $500K. But the site dont exist.

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 9, 2015 at 1:38 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Francisco, California, United States

      Same here, but they said that I had won a laptop.

      delete


    • Posted: Nov 30, 2015 at 3:34 PM by info

      The website was taken down.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 30, 2015 at 10:21 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Van Nuys, California, United States

    Thanks for the heads up. I got the Barry Delp manager one. Anything I can do to help crush these scamming lowlifes?

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 30, 2015 at 3:28 PM by an anonymous user from or near: New York, United States

      Also recently in the last month been receiving IRS/Tax calls from various (202) Area Code and most of the time they hang up and I heard foreign accents & voices in the background.

      delete


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