The email message below with the subject: "GOOGLE 2015 PROMOTION" or "GOOGLE WALLET PROMOTION," is fraudulent and you should not respond to it with your personal information. There is no Google lottery, sweepstakes or promotion. 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.

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

Dear User.


Happy new year from all of us at Google Corporation, we are delighted to have you as a loyal customer in this new year, It has been a long journey for us, but with the committed contribution of great and wonderful customers like yourself, Google has been able to stand out as a global multinational corporation. As of September 30, 2014, cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities were $62.16 billion, which excludes cash classified as held for sale, compared to $58.72 billion as of December 31, 2013. This figure is a representation of the collective hard work of our dedicated staff, various departments and most especially you, and all we can say is thank you for your continual loyalty and contribution to the Google Brand.

We are very much excited about the growth in our advertising and emerging businesses, with 100 Billion search on the Google search engine per month and 3 billion visitor per month from a world population of about 7 billion, we can proudly say that we are reaching out to a large number of the world's population and impacting lives view of this, we have decided to not only make impact in the form of providing information and services to our numerous customers but we have decided to create a difference in the lives of 20 users worldwide. Thus the GOOGLE WALLET PROMOTION which was suppose to end on the 30th of November 2013, was continued. But this time around only 20 winners emerged and each of them will be getting a whooping some of £600,000.00 (Six Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling).

On that note we are pleased to congratulate you and officially notify you that you are one of the lucky winners in the ongoing GOOGLE WALLET PROMOTION which was drawn from users from different countries around the globe. Your eligibility for this reward was not by chance , but due to the fact that you have used the Google services at one time or the other within the last 10 Years. Hence we strongly believe this will encourage your continual usage and loyalty.

A Bank Cheque have been issued in your favor, hence you have won for yourself the sum of £600,000.00 (Six Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling), Two Google Glasses which is our latest wearable technology and also enlisted as One of the Google Ambassadors. This is in line with keeping to our promises of been audacious in philanthropy and meeting with our corporate social responsibility to our users.

We are aware of the continual rampant abuse of Google as a corporation and other multi-national companies, thus we are assuring all our winners that we are working on this, as Google does not run a lottery.Hence all information with regards the Promotion will be treated with utmost confidentiality only limited information will be available on the web to avoid missing leading our winners and abuse of this promotion.

However you will be required to contact our Promotion Adviser Dr. Patrick Golden by neatly filling the validation and funds release form below,in other to ensure all details are correct. As your payment will be released and arranged by our United Kingdom Office;











To File For Your Claim, Please Contact Our,Promotion Adviser

Dr. Patrick Golden


Note: You can either fill your claims verification form by printing and manually filling out the requested details or you can fill directly on e-mail, or provide the details on Microsoft Word.

Congratulations from the Staff & Members of Google Incorporated.


Dr. Larry Page.

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer,
Google Inc.
Corporate Headquarters,
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View,
California, 94043, United States of America

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  • August 24, 2016 at 10:04 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Hello Google user,

    You have won the Google Reward Promo, Attached is your Payment Notification Letter.

    Winning Email Address:

    Congratulations from the Staff & Members of Google Board Commission.

    Yours sincerely,

    MD Matt Britten

    Managing Director,

    Google Reward U.K Inc.(See attached file: Official Payment Letter.jpg)"

  • December 22, 2015 at 7:54 AM by an anonymous user from: San Jose, California, United States

    My boyfriend recieved one this morning that looks fishy!

    Came from mcard4

    Wallet news 146

  • March 16, 2015 at 9:27 PM by an anonymous user from: Blantyre, Southern Region, Malawi

    I also received the same massage, unfortunately I responded and they connect me to sainsbury bank and opened an account for me. This account is showing 600, 000.00 British pound but they are demanding 650 British pound for Personal Activation Code which when given I will transfer the money to my account. IS THIS TRUE?

    • March 16, 2015 at 11:41 PM by info

      It is not true; it is a scam. Think about it. They gave you 600,000 and want you to send them 650. If you are being asked to send money in order to receive money, it is a scam.

  • March 4, 2015 at 11:09 PM by an anonymous user from: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    I did not get the email requesting all of the above information. And have referred the matter to google as it is fraud.

    However when you do reply to them - with bogus personal info - this is the resulting e mail:

    "Dear User.


    On behalf of the screening committee of Google Award Team, I wish to formally Announce to you that you have successfully passed the personal details screening and Verification test from Our payment Office, which makes you eligible to have your winning prize remitted to you, this is in line with Google Reward Committee Decree.

    Please note that all necessary documents that will facilitate the clearance of your Cheque Of £600,000.00 (Six Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling, in your name has been processed and sent to our affiliate bank for immediate transfer to your account. They will also make arrangement to ensure that your Two Google Glasses are sent to you after a successful conclusion of your funds transfer to your personal account in your country.

    The Sainsbury's Bank (UK) is charged with the responsibility of transferring your funds to you, therefore you are required to Contact the International Transfer Manager immediately with the following details.

    Sainsbury's Bank

    Office 33 Holborn,

    London EC1N 2HT.

    England, United Kingdom.

    Dr. Rob Van Heinsten

    Head of International Foreign Transfer

    Office Telephone Number: 44-759-6329-013


    Kindly contact Dr. Rob Van Heinsten immediately you receive this email with the above contact so as to avoid delay, for he already awaits your contact. As soon as you get in contact with Sainsbury's Bank with their email address above, do not fail to send us a copy of the mail to our department as you already know that this company will always require a concise update of all your transactions as regards your funds transfer.

    It is imperative that your Quote your;

    1. Full Name:

    2. Telephone Number:

    3. Age:

    4. Country:

    On behalf of all of us from the Google Reward Team, we say big congratulations to you.

    Dr. Patrick Golden,

    Head of Remittance & Validation,

    Claims Department,

    79A Princes Street, Newtown,

    Edinburgh EH2 2ER,

    United Kingdom"


    • March 16, 2015 at 7:37 PM by an anonymous user from: Blantyre, Southern Region, Malawi

      I also received the same massages with the signature of mr page as chief executive officer of Google cooperation. How can I handle such cases?

      • March 16, 2015 at 11:38 PM by info

        Just ignore the email messages; we have already reported them.

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