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Beware of "Google Anniversary Winner" Lottery Scam

2016-09-05T15:38:52 -  +
Beware of "Google Anniversary Winner" Lottery Scam

The email message below with the subject: "Google Anniversary Winner," is a lottery scam created by scammers to trick the recipients into sending their personal information and money, by claiming that they are the winners of the Google Anniversary promotion or lottery. There is no Google lottery, and Google will never ask online users to send their personal information via email message.

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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 Anniversary Winner” Email

Subject: Google Anniversary Winner

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.

Congratulations.

Larry Page,
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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  • Posted: Nov 29, 2016 at 8:23 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: YAHOO MAIL
    Subject: RE:PAYMENT PROCEDURES FOR BATCH: 15/623/8091/AA

    Received: Monday, November 28, 2016, 9:26 AM

    YAHOO! CORPORATIONS
    THE DESK OF THE CLAIMS DIRECTOR,INTERNATIONAL
    PROMOTIONS & CLAIMS AWARD DEPARTMENT,REF: YAHOO6/315116127/27
    BATCH: 15/623/8091/AA.
    Registered Lottery No 22094

    Dear Esteemed
    Winner,

    RE:PAYMENT
    PROCEDURES FOR BATCH: 15/623/8091/AA

    Congratulations!,Your claims file withRef:YAHOO6/315116127/27 has been submitted to my office and opened for the processing & remittance of your winnings to you, this is to further confirm that your e-mail address has won $5,000,000.00 in the recent Yahoo! Lottery Promotional Program,Firstly i will like to use this medium to officially congratulate you for emerging a lucky winner in this years (2016) Yahoo! email lottery promotions where your e-mail address attached to Ticket number
    883734657492-5319 with Winning No.48294302080 & Serial number 7263-267, batch number 8254297137
    ABOUT THE
    LOTTERY PROGRAM
    The Yahoo! 2016 Promotional draws was organized by a joint effort of Yahoo! Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, China and other Asian countries in view of the Financial benefits YAHOO

    ...

    FASTWAY LOGISTICS
    & COURIER SERVICES
    CONTACT PERSON:
    Michael A. Godley

    MALAYSIA/UNITED KINGDOM BRANCH
    ...
    EMAIL: fwlcs@outlook.com

    SUPPORT & ENQUIRIES(ENGLAND): ( 44)
    ...
    GENERAL ENQUIRIES(UNITED STATES): ( 1)
    606-824-4374
    EMAIL: fwlcs@outlook.com

    ...

    YOURS
    SINCERELY
    MRS. MESSALINA VALERIUS
    REMITTANCE DIRECTOR/CO-ORDINATOR
    YAHOO! FINANCE PROMOTIONS
    ASIA
    REGIONAL OFFICE
    2016 FINANCIAL LOTTERY
    PROMOTIONS"

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