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Beware of "Apple IPhone 6 Plus and MacBook Pro 2016 Lottery Promotion" Scam

2016-02-29T05:14:51 -  +
Beware of "Apple IPhone 6 Plus and MacBook Pro 2016 Lottery Promotion" Scam

The email message below, which claims the recipients are lucky winners of thousands of dollars, an Apple iPhone 6 Plus, an Apple MacBook Pro, in the Apple 2016 Lottery Promotion, is fraudulent. There is no such promotion, so recipients of the fake email message are advised not to respond to it with their personal information. The fake email message was sent by lottery scammers, to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information, and subsequently, asking them to send money in order to receive their 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.

The "Apple IPhone 6Plus and MacBook Pro 2016 Lottery Promotion" Scam

This email is to inform you that your email address has just won you Nine hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($950,000.00 usd) and a IPHONE 6PLUS , Apple MJLQ2HN/A MacBook Pro) for this year 2016 lottery promotion, which is organized by the APPLE COMPANY INC, We collects all the email addresses of the people who are active online Yahoo and Hotmail, Gmail/other Emails, we only select Five people as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying

NOTE: FOR CLAIMS OF WINNING PRIZE YOU MUST CONTACT THE EMAIL BELOW WITH YOUR INFORMATION TO OPEN YOUR CLAIMS FILE.

Contact E-mail: (appleprodpt2016@ hotmail.com)

1. FULL NAMES: 2. HOUSE ADDRESS:

3. OCCUPATION: 4. SEX: 5. AGE:

6. DIRECT PHONE NO: 7. STATE: 8. COUNTRY:

Thank you and accept my hearty congratulations once again!

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  • Posted: Sep 22, 2016 at 8:57 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- start of scam --
    From: "Weaver, Terri"
    Date: September 22, 2016 at 4:39:13 AM EDT
    Subject: FWD:

    This email is to inform you that your email address has just won you Nine hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($950,000.00 usd) and a IPHONE 7 , Apple MJLQ2HN/A MacBook Pro) for this year 2016 lottery promotion, which is organized by the APPLE COMPANY INC, We collects all the email addresses of the people who are active online Yahoo and Hotmail, Gmail/other Emails, we only select Five people as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying..."
    -- end of scam --

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  • Posted: Sep 6, 2016 at 2:44 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Cedarburg, Wisconsin, United States

    I got the exact email and thanks! I hope you reach out to others about these scams!

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  • Posted: Sep 4, 2016 at 8:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    Well I just got an email and well to see how real it was I went ahead and sent the info thy asked for, I did some research just after doing it and well I found this . I gave fake info either way if it was true I would have given it to some one else, jaja.

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  • Posted: Jun 15, 2016 at 12:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: New York, United States

    I received this email hoax after purchasing an iPhone 6S:

    "This email is to inform you that your email address has just won you Nine hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($950,000.00 usd) and a IPHONE 6PLUS, Apple MJLQ2HN/A MacBook Pro) for this year 2016 lottery promotion, which is organized by the APPLE COMPANY INC, We collects all the email addresses of the people who are active online Yahoo and Hotmail, Gmail/other Emails, we only select Five people as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying
    NOTE: FOR CLAIMS OF WINNING PRIZE YOU MUST CONTACT THE EMAIL BELOW WITH YOUR INFORMATION TO OPEN YOUR CLAIMS FILE.
    Contact E-mail: (ap929mic@outlook.com)
    1. FULL NAMES: 2. HOUSE ADDRESS:
    3. OCCUPATION: 4. SEX: 5. AGE:
    6. DIRECT PHONE NO: 7. STATE: 8. COUNTRY:
    Thank you and accept my hearty congratulations once again!"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 1, 2016 at 9:36 PM by Mehmunshi from or near: New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India

    Why there is no strict control/action against the root base of such fake web sites?

    delete


    • Posted: Sep 4, 2016 at 8:53 PM by info

      It is a hard to police the internet, when it span across all the countries around the world. Scammers work in some countries where it is hard to find and prosecute them.

      Until there is an internet, global or world law, it is going to be hard to prosecute those cybercriminals operating from some countries.

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