This type of lottery scam will ask you to send your personal information and subsequently ask you to send money in order to receive your prize. But, please do not respond to the email message or follow the instructions in it. Google is not taking part in or endorsing any lottery games, so if you receive an email claiming that you have won some lottery prize endorsed by Google, it is a scam.
The “Google End Of Year Reward” Lottery Scam Email
From: Google Promotion Award Team firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: November 29, 2016 at 6:20:55 AM PST
Subject: Google End Of Year Reward!!!
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: email@example.com
CEO / CO-Founder
There is no prize, so please do not send your hard earned money to these cybercriminals. If you send your personal information, these cybercriminals will use it to further scam you.
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