"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.

Gmail 2016 Network Promotional Award Lottery Scam

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)


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:
Company Name:
Tele & Fax:

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

Check the comment section below for additional information, share what you know, or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. And, to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search Search engine.

Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

Bookmark articleSave

Was this article helpful?


Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews

Comments (Total: 39)

To protect your privacy, please remove sensitive or identifiable information from your comments, questions, or reviews. We will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users when you make a post. That location is not enough to find you.

Your post will be set as anonymous because you are not signed in. An anonymous post cannot be edited or deleted, therefore, review it carefully before posting. Sign-in.

May 2, 2018 at 5:28 PM by
"Gmail 2016 Network Promotional Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

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


May 2, 2018 at 11:51 PM by
"Gmail 2016 Network Promotional Award" Lottery Scam

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


October 17, 2017 at 1:31 PM by
"Gmail 2016 Network Promotional Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: New York, United States

what happens if you sent your information already to them.


January 13, 2018 at 9:23 AM by
"Gmail 2016 Network Promotional Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Belgrade, Centralna Srbija, Serbia

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


October 17, 2017 at 2:46 PM by
"Gmail 2016 Network Promotional Award" Lottery Scam

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


July 5, 2017 at 2:37 AM by
"Gmail 2016 Network Promotional Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa


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



February 27, 2017 at 4:22 PM by
"Gmail 2016 Network Promotional Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: 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,


January 21, 2017 at 6:56 AM by
"Gmail 2016 Network Promotional Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: 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.


* First Name

* Last Name

* Residential Address

* Telephone/ Mobile

* Fax Number

* Nationality/Country

* Date Of Birth (dd/mm/yy)

* S*x

* 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. 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"


January 21, 2017 at 7:09 AM by
"Gmail 2016 Network Promotional Award" Lottery Scam

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


January 6, 2017 at 8:58 AM by
"Gmail 2016 Network Promotional Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Karachi, Sindh, 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. S*x:

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"


Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review


Online Threat Alerts Security Tips

Pay the safest way

Credit cards are the safest way to pay for online purchases because you can dispute the charges if you never get the goods or services or if the offer was misrepresented. Federal law limits your liability to $50 if someone makes unauthorized charges to your account, and most credit card issuers will remove them completely if you report the problem promptly.

Guard your personal information

In any transaction you conduct, make sure to check with your state or local consumer protection agency and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if the seller, charity, company, or organization is credible. Be especially wary if the entity is unfamiliar to you. Always call the number found on a website’s contact information to make sure the number legitimately belongs to the entity you are dealing with.

Be careful of the information you share

Never give out your codes, passwords or personal information, unless you are sure of who you're dealing with

Know who you’re dealing with

Crooks pretending to be from companies you do business with may call or send an email, claiming they need to verify your personal information. Don’t provide your credit card or bank account number unless you are actually paying for something and know who you are sending payment to. Your social security number should not be necessary unless you are applying for credit. Be especially suspicious if someone claiming to be from a company with whom you have an account asks for information that the business already has.

Check your accounts

Regularly check your account transactions and report any suspicious or unauthorised transactions.

Don’t believe promises of easy money

If someone claims that you can earn money with little or no work, get a loan or credit card even if you have bad credit, or make money on an investment with little or no risk, it’s probably a scam. Oftentimes, offers that seem too good to be true, actually are too good to be true.

Do not open email from people you don’t know

If you are unsure whether an email you received is legitimate, try contacting the sender directly via other means. Do not click on any links in an email unless you are sure it is safe.

Think before you click

If an email or text message looks suspicious, don’t open any attachments or click on the links.

Verify urgent requests or unsolicited emails, messages or phone calls before you respond

If you receive a message or a phone call asking for immediate action and don't know the sender, it could be a phishing message.

Be careful with links and new website addresses

Malicious website addresses may appear almost identical to legitimate sites. Scammers often use a slight variation in spelling or logo to lure you. Malicious links can also come from friends whose email has unknowingly been compromised, so be careful.

Secure your personal information

Before providing any personal information, such as your date of birth, Social Security number, account numbers, and passwords, be sure the website is secure.

Stay informed on the latest cyber threats

Keep yourself up to date on current scams by visiting this website daily.

Use Strong Passwords

Strong passwords are critical to online security.

Keep your software up to date and maintain preventative software programs

Keep all of your software applications up to date on your computers and mobile devices. Install software that provides antivirus, firewall, and email filter services.

Update the operating systems on your electronic devices

Make sure your operating systems (OSs) and applications are up to date on all of your electronic devices. Older and unpatched versions of OSs and software are the target of many hacks. Read the CISA security tip on Understanding Patches and Software Updates for more information.

What if You Got Scammed?

Stop Contact With The Scammer

Hang up the phone. Do not reply to emails, messages, or letters that the scammer sends. Do not make any more payments to the scammer. Beware of additional scammers who may contact you claiming they can help you get your lost money back.

Secure Your Finances

  • Report potentially compromised bank account, credit or debit card information to your financial institution(s) immediately. They may be able to cancel or reverse fraudulent transactions.
  • Notify the three major credit bureaus. They can add a fraud alert to warn potential credit grantors that you may be a victim of identity theft. You may also want to consider placing a free security freeze on your credit report. Doing so prevents lenders and others from accessing your credit report entirely, which will prevent them from extending credit:

Check Your Computer

If your computer was accessed or otherwise affected by a scam, check to make sure that your anti-virus is up-to-date and running and that your system is free of malware and keylogging software. You may also need to seek the help of a computer repair company. Consider utilizing the Better Business Bureau’s website to find a reputable company.

Change Your Account Passwords

Update your bank, credit card, social media, and email account passwords to try to limit further unauthorized access. Make sure to choose strong passwords when changing account passwords.

Report The Scam

Reporting helps protect others. While agencies can’t always track down perpetrators of crimes against scammers, they can utilize the information gathered to record patterns of abuse which may lead to action being taken against a company or industry.

Report your issue to the following agencies based on the nature of the scam:

  • Local Law Enforcement: Consumers are encouraged to report scams to their local police department or sheriff’s office, especially if you lost money or property or had your identity compromised.
  • Federal Trade Commission: Contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or use the Online Complaint Assistant to report various types of fraud, including counterfeit checks, lottery or sweepstakes scams, and more.
  • Identitytheft.gov: If someone is using your personal information, like your Social Security, credit card, or bank account number, to open new accounts, make purchases, or get a tax refund, report it at www.identitytheft.gov. This federal government site will also help you create your Identity Theft Report and a personal recovery plan based on your situation. Questions can be directed to 877-ID THEFT.

How To Recognize a Phishing Scam

Scammers use email or text messages to try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could get access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Or they could sell your information to other scammers. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day — and they’re often successful.

Scammers often update their tactics to keep up with the latest news or trends, but here are some common tactics used in phishing emails or text messages:

Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. You might get an unexpected email or text message that looks like it’s from a company you know or trust, like a bank or a credit card or utility company. Or maybe it’s from an online payment website or app. The message could be from a scammer, who might

  • say they’ve noticed some suspicious activity or log-in attempts — they haven’t
  • claim there’s a problem with your account or your payment information — there isn’t
  • say you need to confirm some personal or financial information — you don’t
  • include an invoice you don’t recognize — it’s fake
  • want you to click on a link to make a payment — but the link has malware
  • say you’re eligible to register for a government refund — it’s a scam
  • offer a coupon for free stuff — it’s not real

About Online Threat Alerts (OTA)

Online Threat Alerts or OTA is an anti-cybercrime community that started in 2012. OTA alerts the public to cyber crimes and other web threats.

By alerting the public, we have prevented a lot of online users from getting scammed or becoming victims of cybercrimes.

With the ever-increasing number of people going online, it important to have a community like OTA that continuously alerts or protects those same people from cyber-criminals, scammers and hackers, who are every day finding new ways of carrying out their malicious activities.

Online users can help by reporting suspicious or malicious messages or websites to OTA. And, if they want to determine if a message or website is a threat or scam, they can use OTA's search engine to search for the website or parts of the message for information.

Help maintain Online Threat Alerts (OTA).

"Gmail 2016 Network Promotional Award" Lottery Scam