Beware of Google User Lottery New Year Promotion or Award Scam

Beware of Google User Lottery New Year Promotion or Award Scam

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Google users, beware of the "New Year Promotion" lottery scam email message below. The fake email message was created and sent by scammers/cyber-criminals, to trick the recipients into sending their personal information and money, by claiming that they are winners of the Google New Year Promotion/Award. But, there is no Google lottery, promotion or award, and Google will never ask their users to send their personal information via email message, or send money via Western Union, MoneyGram or other money transfer services.

This type of lottery scam will ask the recipients to send their personal information and subsequently ask them to send money in order to receive their so-called prizes. But, the recipients should not respond to the email message or follow the instructions in it. Google is not taking part in or endorsing any lottery game, so recipients of email messages claiming that they have won some lottery prize endorsed by Google, should know it is a scam.

The Google “New Year Promotion” Lottery Scam

Subject: New Year Promotion
Attachment: Google_User_Reward.pdf


Dear Lucky Winner.

Your Award Winning Details.
Code Number: GDU/8668749498GK
Ticket No: GDU/1338272430GK
Winning Number: GDU/8942343587GK

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 patronize the active use of 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 1st of January, 2016 without your knowledge and was officially released recently in Dubai (UAE).

We wish to formally announce to you that your email address was attached to a lump sum of $1,500,000.00 {One Million, five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars} 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. Hussain Mohammed) neatly filling the Verification form below.


First Name
Last Name
Residential Address
Telephone/ Mobile
Fax Number
Date Of Birth (dd/mm/yy)
Occupation/Position Held
Marital Status
Amount Won
Alternate Email
Ever Won An Online Lottery Before? Yes/No
You are advised to contact your Foreign Claims Manager with his private email details below to avoid unnecessary delay and complications:


Mr. Hussain Mohammed
E-mail: Dec2015awards@ gmail.com
Tel: +971523574408
Tel: +97(1)31966133

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information’s confidential till your claims have been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.

Note: You can fill your payment release form by printing and manually filling or you can fill directly on mail, or provide the details on Microsoft Word. You can also send a scanned copy of government issued Identification for faster verification.

Please do not reply if you are NOT the owner of this email address.

Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google Board Commission

Google CEO Eric Schmidt
Executive Chairman of Google

After 17 years of establishment, Google Inc is worth over $364 billion with over 60,000 workers worldwide making it the best and most successful online search engine around the globe. Keep your award information confidential.

Remember, there is no prize, so recipients of the lottery scam, should not send their hard earned money to these cybercriminals. If the recipients send their personal information, the cybercriminals will use it to further scam them. Remember, once you are asked to send money, especially via Western Union or MoneyGran, for taxes, delivery charges, services charges, custom fees, or any other charges or fees, in order to receive a lottery prize, it is scammers attempting to rob you.

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Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • February 22, 2017 at 3:53 PM by an anonymous user from Coudersport, Pennsylvania, United States

    Received via email:

    "From: Howell, Gloria Leyshir

    Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:02 AM

    Subject: Notification Date:21/02/2017

    Attn: Winner.

    View attached file for claims procedure.

    Congratulations from the Staff & Members of Google Board Commission.

    Mr. Sundar Pichai.



  • January 14, 2017 at 11:47 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Google Promotion Award Team award_department@google.promo.com

    Date: 13 January 2017 at 9:36:50 AM NZDT

    Subject: Google New Year Promo Award

    Dear Google User,

    We congratulate you for being selected as a winner on our ongoing promotion, you were selected due to your active use of our online services, find attached PDF file with more information.

    Note: Contact the claims office via email: info@googleincpromo.com


    Page Larry,

    CEO / CO-Founder"


  • December 10, 2016 at 2:12 AM by an anonymous user from Marysville, California, United States

    I just recently received an email from Google. Subject - Google 11th Anniversary awards Centre, #123 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH, United Kingdom. Message reflected the same identical letter format that my email was attached to a lump sum of 750, 000.00 (Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great Pounds Sterling). Below the pages reflected Google CEO Mr. Sundar Pichai, Excecutive Chairman of Google.

    I in-turn believe this is a scam. Message reflected to contact Google Award Claims Manager (Mr. Kennedy Watson). Email address - nanniehtu@gmail.com. Tel: 44-703-190-4932.


    • January 14, 2019 at 7:10 PM by an anonymous user from Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States

      I'm getting scam text messages from someone asking to respond via that same email address, and this is a few years later. Doesn't Google crack down on their clients sending spam?


    • December 10, 2016 at 3:52 AM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.


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