Google Lottery Scam - "Kindly E-mail PHL Private Courier Company For Your Cheque Delivery"
August 25, 2015
The email message below: "Kindly E-mail PHL Private Courier Company For Your Cheque Delivery," which appears as if it came from Google Payment Center UK, from a so-called Google Promotion Board, is a lottery scam. The email message should not be responded to, especially with personal or financial information. 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 for fake lottery or sweepstakes winnings or prizes.
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Remember, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message. Also, there is no Google, Gmail or Android lottery.
The Fake Google Email Message
From: Google Payment Center UK [mailto:mr.jonathanmcphie @gmail.com]
Subject: Kindly E-mail PHL Private Courier Company For Your Cheque Delivery.
Google Payment Center UK
Mr. Jonathan McPhie
Payment Bureau officer
Email: mr.jonathanmcphie@ gmail.com
Attention: [name removed]
In receipt of your Completely filled Payment form sent to this Office,I wish to inform you that a Cheque has been issued in your name with other Original Supporting documents and also your won Google Nexus 10 Tablet.You are required to view the attached payment confirmation letter for further instructions.
Thanks for your Understanding.
Mr. Jonathan McPhie
Google Payment Center UK.
This email and attachments are confidential and may be legally privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, any unauthorised use, dissemination, distribution or reproduction of this message is strictly prohibited. If this e-mail is received in error, please delete immediately from your system along with any of its attachments.
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The Fake Email Attachment that the Above Email Contains
Google UK Ltd
76 Buckingham Palace, Road London SW1W 9TQ United Kingdom.
Ref No: GAAP/ 5653/657/2015
Batch: GAAP/ 563/GAPRO/UK
Attention: Daniel Matys du Toit,
On behalf of the screening committee of the Google Promotion Board, I wish to officially announce that you have successfully pass the Email screening exercises and Clarification from our payment office.
Your Cheque of £950,000.00 (Nine Hundred And Fifty thousand Great British Pounds Sterling) and all legal documents backing your Cheque has been processed and sealed in a Winning parcel with Order Number (W22-30109/2015) which will be delivered to you by our affiliate courier agency.
Your winning Cheque of £950,000.00GBP (Nine Hundred And Fifty thousand Great British Pounds Sterling)
The original copy of your approved winning certificate.
The original copy of your endorsed winning clearance certificate.
The original copy of the Money Laundering protection and Letter of Affidavit for Claims from the British government stating that the money was obtained legally through the Google lottery Promotion.
The original copy of Clear Source of funds from the British Government (COF)
Google Nexus 10 Tablet
The documents above has been securely sealed and will be delivered to you personally by the PHL Private Courier Company Services which is our Affiliate Courier Company within 48 hours upon your contact with them.
Kindly contact the (PHL Private Courier Company) with their contact details below and arrange for the delivery of your Parcel containing your Winning Cheque, your won Google Nexus 10 Tablet and also other winning documents.
The Dispatch Department
PHL Private Courier Company
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Samuel Cole.
It is your sole responsibility to make sure that you receive your Parcel which contains your Cheque and other documents within Nine (10) working days due to the Validity of the Cheque. So kindly make contact with the delivery firm above for further instructions.
I will also require a Concise Update as soon as you are in contact with the Courier Company.
Congratulations once again and hope this Promotion will be put to good use in your country.
Google Payment Center UK:
Mr. Jonathan Mcphie.
Email: mr.jonathanmcphie@ googlemail.com Fax: +44-702-290-1227
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