Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information and 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 Fake Google and Microsoft Lottery/Promotion Website
The Fake Google and Microsoft Lottery/Promotion Email
"We congratulate you once more for being a lucky winner on the Google/Microsoft Promotion held in the United Kingdom 2015 Edition. Having considered all possible measures to convey your winning prize, we resolve to use our Special Diplomatic Delivery Service (S.D.D.S) under Diplomatic Umbrella.
We have made all necessary arrangement to convey your winning prize direct to your doorstep. Your name, phone number and address has been Received and duly verified.
1. £1,000,000 .00 (One Million Great British Pounds Sterling)
2. Certificate of Winning & Certificate of Legality ( I .e Document stating that the funds was obtained legally from Google Awards).
The delivery of your prize is currently on the way as it is passing through the British Security Screening. We realize recently that such procedures have to be adopted on your consignment leaving UK for Asia. Therefore, you will only be required to pay for the Registration of lottery prize and Custom Duty, local tax Clearing Charges which is Rs 26,000 INR.
Be reminded that this fee cannot be deducted from your winning prize because of the insurance cover policy placed on the funds and this make it impossible for any deduction to be made from the winning prize, hence you are obligated to pay the fee as soon as the diplomat call on you to provide the amount for the clearance.
You can view our website : http://www.googlepro .tk/online if you have any problem or any doubt about your lottery prize.
Note that after your winning prize has been delivered to you successfully, you are also eligible to (United Kingdom Visa) if interested (Specify)."
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