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Beware of "Gmail 2016 Network Promotional Award" Lottery Scam

2017-11-15T12:42:37  +
Beware of "Gmail 2016 Network Promotional Award" Lottery Scam

Gmail users, beware of a lottery scam called "Gmail 2016 Network Promotional Award," that is being sent via email messages (see below) to potential victims by lottery scammers. It is important for everyone to know that there is no Gmail lottery, and there has never been one. So, recipients of email messages claiming that they are winners of a Gmail or Google lottery, should delete the email messages, and should never follow the instructions in them.

Please continue reading below.

Also, it is important to know that Google, the owner of Gmail, and other legitimate companies will never ask their users or customers to send them their personal information via an email message. So, if you are asked to do so, more than likely, someone is attempting to scam you.

The "Gmail 2016 Network Promotional Award" Lottery Scam

From: Mrs. Carol Mirandez
Microsoft London (Cardinal Place)

Dear Gmail Client/User,

This is to inform Five (5) Gmail Clients/User that there was a computer ballot that was organized by Gmail Network Board, on Saturday 13th February 2016. This Gmail Client Promotional Award was organized to promote our Gmail Network and support our Clients/Users.

Five(5) Gmail addresses was finally picked out from among the total 1,000,000 Gmail addresses, and out of those 5 Gmail addresses, your Gmail address is among the winning Gmail address on the winning Pot, which was attached to Winning Numbers: 06-17-23-26-31-46 and Bonus Number is 05 and Winning Amount is US$920,000.00 DOLLARS. (NINE HUNDRED & TWENTY THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS)

FOR YOUR CLAIM, DO CONTACT OUR PROCESSING DIRECTOR IN SOUTH AFRICA.

Call Your Processing Director
Mr. Mark Vanda on
Teleline: +27 78 2740 996
E-mail: g2016.promotionaloffice @gmail.com
E-mail: promotional.agents2014 @aim.com

All the winnings must be claimed before 28-05-2016. You are required to fill the Form below, starting from your full name, etc. As listed below and forward it to your Processing Director Mr. Mark Vanda through the above e-mails or call his directly.

Form A

Ref Number: PR-Gmail PL/3-AA-74
Batch Number: PR-GMAIL -441-GUKD88
Insurance Number: PR-GMAIL/213/UKSA88
Winning Number: 06-17-23-26-31-46 / 05

Full Name:
Full Address:
Country:
Company Name:
Male/Female:
Age:
Tele & Fax:

Thanks and Congratulations.
From: Mrs. Carol Mirandez
Gmail.com 2016 Network,
Promotional Board

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  • Posted: May 2, 2018 5:28 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

    What can I do cause am victim have sent to them copy of my ID and telephone contacts please help

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    • Posted: May 2, 2018 11:51 PM by info

      Just be careful next time because the scammers will contact you and attempt to scam you.

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 17, 2017 1:31 PM by an anonymous user from or near: New York, United States

    what happens if you sent your information already to them.

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 13, 2018 9:23 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Zajecar (??????????), Central Serbia, Serbia

      I want to know what happens with my information that I sent them.

      delete


    • Posted: Oct 17, 2017 2:46 PM by info

      Just be careful next time because the scammers will contact you and attempt to scam you.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 5, 2017 2:37 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Hi,

    I even received a colour copy of a credit card HSBC numbers and all. Can;t we do something to stop these scams??

    Thanks

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 27, 2017 4:22 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Kampala (Central Kampala), Central Region, Uganda

    I got this message late on my e-mail address and thought I had a great opportunity in my life.

    I was actually having sleepless nights thinking about how I could have missed over 3 billion UGANDA shillings,

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 21, 2017 6:56 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    I received a google lottery email at my hotmail and i'm wondering is this real or fake?
    it had a google watermark and a picture of the CEO "Google CEO Mr. Sundar PichaI Executive Chairman of Google"

    "Dear Lucky Winner.

    Your Award Winning Details.
    Code Number: GUK/3554749405GK
    Ticket No: GUK/1008272745GK
    Winning Number: GUK/99334353734GK

    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 patronage to this company. Google is now the world leading search engine worldwide and to make sure that it remains the most widely used search engine, an online e-mail balloting was carried out on the 7th Of January, 2016 without your knowledge and was officially released recently.

    We wish to formally announce to you that your email address was attached to a lump sum of £750,000.00 {Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling} only.

    A winning Cheque will be issued in your name by the Google Promotion Award Team, and 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. Kennedy Watson) neatly filling the Verification form below.

    VERIFICATION FORM

    * First Name
    * Last Name
    * Residential Address
    * Telephone/ Mobile
    * Fax Number
    * Nationality/Country
    * Date Of Birth (dd/mm/yy)
    * Sex
    * 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:

    GOOGLE AWARD CLAIMS MANAGER.
    Mr. Kennedy Watson
    E-mail: nanniehtu@gmail.com
    Tel: 44-703-190-4932

    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.

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

    Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google Board Commission"

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 21, 2017 7:09 AM by info

      It is a fake. It is a lottery scam created by scammers. There is no Google lottery.

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 6, 2017 8:58 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

    HELLO DEAR SIR?MADAM
    SOMEONE SEND ME THIS IN EMAIL. KINDLY TEL ME THIS IS TRUE OR SOMEONE TRY TO CHET ME?

    BEST WISHES & REGARDS:
    MUJEEB FROM PAKISTAN.

    "House.az 123.Bakers Road Uxbridge
    Middlesex, UB8 1EZ United Kingdom
    Tel. 44-871-9748521

    Dear Winner,

    We are happy to inform you of the result of the just concluded Samsung Company e-mails final draws held on the (02th January 2017) by the Samsung Company Ltd in conjunction with the British American Tobacco Worldwide Promotion, Your email address was luckily drawn by a computer balloting system as one of our winners in our online lottery bonanza from the prestigious Samsung Company Ltd. Thus, making you the winner of the sum of £500,000.00GBP .One Samsung Galaxy S 6 plus-32GB This is to let you know that this online email draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000.00 email addresses company, 30,000.00 individual id from over 40 networks and corporate bodies were picked by an advanced automated random computer selection from the web.

    Please kindly complete the form below with your correct information and email back to us with a return email so that we can have a precise and comprehensive record of our winners and also provide you on how you will receive your winning amount.
    These are your identification numbers.

    Batch number...S.M.UK/004412010
    Lotto number...S.M.UK/0-46
    Winning number...S.M.UK/ 04567
    Winning Amount...£500,000.00GBP and One Samsung Galaxy S 6 plus-32GB
    Fill up This verification Form and send your details to: cla_im@mit.tc
    Fill The Form Below:
    1 Name:
    2 Addresses:
    3. Country/State:
    4. Mobile No:
    5. Sex:
    6. Age:
    7. Occupation:
    8. Language Known:
    9. Email id:
    10. Two Copies of your passport photos/ id proof:
    11. Your Bank Name:
    12. Account Number:
    13. Branch:Satadbato :

    This is a formal notification of the just concluded final draws of the SAMSUNG ENTERPRISES.LTD E-mail promotional program held in United Kingdom. You have been approved to be paid.
    Reply to this email Only: cla_im@mit.tc

    Dr. Collins Joe
    General Manager
    Samsung Great Britain and Ireland
    . Tel. 44-871-9748521"

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    • Posted: Jan 6, 2017 10:50 AM by info

      It is a scam or a fake.

      delete


  • Posted: Dec 28, 2016 12:38 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Nairobi (Embakasi), Nairobi Area, Kenya

    Thank you for the heads up. I was about to send money but i wanted to verify the logistics company when i saw the post.

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 12, 2016 10:49 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kampala (Central Kampala), Central Region, Uganda

    I submitted in a copy of my passport. My worry is that my passport might be used in criminal acts which might come back to me. What should l do?

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 12, 2016 11:26 AM by info

      Report it to the police, this way, if it is used, you will have proof that a copy of your passport was obtained illegally.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 10, 2016 8:13 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kampala (Central Kampala), Central Region, Uganda

    Hello friends,

    I received the same message. I filled in form A they have sent for me affidavit and insurance certificate, is my life in danger.
    Thanks for the info.

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 10, 2016 8:24 AM by info

      No, your life is not in danger. The scammers sent the fake documents to trick you into sending them money. Just delete the email messages that they have sent you, do not follow their instructions and just be careful next time.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 9, 2016 3:55 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana

    I have also received the same E-mail and they said I should send my banking details to them. Should I send it.

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 9, 2016 4:00 AM by info

      No, unless you want to be scammed or robbed.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 6, 2016 12:12 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam Region, Tanzania

    I've received the same email today, u better get rid of them, many people do not know about this.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 3, 2016 7:26 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam Region, Tanzania

    These guys are very dangerous, some people are not aware of online scammers they might be, wasting their time looking for a "FAKE" prize...who ever in charge better get rid of 'em as soon as possible.
    #Albert

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 3, 2016 7:22 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam Region, Tanzania

    Hi everybody...these guys who r trying to scam gmail clients should be caught and punished as soon as possible, they r wasting people's time...most of people are not aware of these issues so they are wasting their time for a big deal of money, following the procedures to get their prize.

    Please, whoever responsible for these scammers, make sure u get rid of them.

    watch out friends.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 3, 2016 8:16 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Nairobi (Westlands), Nairobi Area, Kenya

    This has happened again after a year long absence. Should I submit the details cited out in the form?

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 3, 2016 8:38 AM by info

      Yes you may.

      delete


  • Posted: Sep 26, 2016 11:45 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kampala (Central Kampala), Central Region, Uganda

    Thank you very much for this information.

    I have been contacted by the above person in the names of Carol that am among the 5 five people lucky winner. I had already sent them my details, and they sent me insurance certificates, affidavites and at the same time asking $670 dollars to cover for insurance of the $920,000 claiming to have won.

    This serves to the rest not to follow victims of such.

    Regards
    Okurut

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  • Posted: Sep 26, 2016 10:42 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam Region, Tanzania

    I just sent my information yesterday and today they sent me three official letters which looks like they are real with stamps and signature and the name of the insurance company. please spread the message to save more people; we were about to send 670 US dollars then we decided to check before sending. They even sent their numbers.

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  • Posted: Sep 21, 2016 8:23 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

    With out first checking whether it was legit or not, I send my details. What made me Google it now is because I did not get a response. I only hope they don't use my information for the wrong things, I pray.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 14, 2016 11:47 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

    Hello I just got this email like now. Are they really scammers. Thanks a lot I almost filled the form.

    delete


    • Posted: Sep 14, 2016 12:12 PM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Aug 17, 2016 2:55 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Thanks a lot for the information. I will not fill out the form, because now I know.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 11, 2016 11:50 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

    Hello team,
    I actually fell prey to this scam and almost sent my details... it seemed so legit to my eye but upon enquiry from my husband, he advised that I should google it before any further step is taken.
    I can not believe I narrowly escaped this.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 7, 2016 6:11 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

    When was the last gmail promotional award done because somebody is trying to con me that I won 920000 us dollars. Is this true?

    delete


    • Posted: Aug 7, 2016 10:00 AM by info

      It is not true. There is no Google or Gmail promotion or lottery.

      delete


  • Posted: Jun 19, 2016 2:13 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Nairobi (Highridge), Nairobi Area, Kenya

    I have received almost a similar letter, but using this facility, I am safe with less anxiety. Thanks
    J.Abukuse
    Kenya.

    delete


    • Posted: Jul 25, 2016 3:37 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

      I have received the same.

      delete


      • Posted: Jun 4, 2017 1:49 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Sarajevo, Federation of B\u0026H, Bosnia and Herzegovina

        I received a message like this and gave them address name phone am I in danger? From:quantica@hotlink.com.br and they sent me a jpg file is this fake or real.

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        • Posted: Jun 4, 2017 2:15 AM by info

          It is a fake. Delete the message and do not follow the instructions in it.

          delete


          • Posted: Jun 4, 2017 3:51 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Sarajevo, Federation of B\u0026H, Bosnia and Herzegovina

            Okay, thank you for the reply.

            delete


          • Posted: Jun 4, 2017 3:19 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

            I receive a mail like this. Where I win $375000.00 and they will make the payment from their South African payment agent. They want some information. Is it fake or true? what should I do? Note. This mail from Mrs. Anita Gael (Heineken Draw for Global).

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            • Posted: Jun 4, 2017 8:23 AM by info

              It is a fake or a lottery scam.

              delete


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