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Beware of "Google Inc Official Notification" Lottery Scam

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Beware of "Google Inc Official Notification" Lottery Scam

The email message below with the subject: "Google Inc Official Notification," 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. But, 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

From: google.co.uk [mailto:sundarpichai.gceo@googlemail.com]

Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 1:10 PM

Subject: Google Inc Official Notification

Google Corporation(r)

123 Buckingham Palace Road

London SW1W 9SH

United Kingdom

Good day Sir/Madam.

You have successfully been picked as one of our 12 Lucky Winners in this months Lottery Draw, Please see attached file for more details.

Best regards

Matt Brittin

Chairman of Board and Managing Director

Google UK.

md.mattbrittin@gpromo-team.com

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 9, 2018 at 4:18 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Ankara, Turkey

    Here is another scam:

    "RE: OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION LETTER:-

    We wish to congratulate you on your success for being selected as a winner in the official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online sweepstake organized by Google Foundation and Foundation for the Promotion of Software
    Products (F.P.S.P).
    You have been selected as one of the lucky winners in the ongoing E- mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes and you are entitled to $1,562,000.00 USD {One Million Five Hundred and Sixty-Two Thousand Dollars} in your category.
    For processing of your payment, you are required to send the following information immediately:

    PAYMENT CLAIMS FORM
    1) Your Full Names:
    2) Your Contact Address:
    3) Your Country/Nationality:
    4) Your Telephone/Mobile Number(s):
    5) Occupation:
    6) Age/Gender:
    7) Private Email Address (OPTIONAL):
    8) Ever Won An Online Lottery?

    Note: Your prize will be transferred to you through our accredited paying bank upon meeting the requirements. All
    Payments will be made to you through our accredited paying bank (ELECTRONIC SWIFT TRANSFER) to your bank account in your country

    Send your payment verification information as listed above via email to our Google Financier /Foreign Payment
    Administrator for your payment Accreditation below:

    Name: Hal Varian
    Chief Economist and Payment Administrator.
    Email: Hal.Varian@google-claimdesk.com

    NOTE!!! For security reasons, you are advised to keep this notification confidential as part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program.

    Sundar Pichai,
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Google Inc.
    Original Copy Received by the Chief Executive"

    delete


  • Posted: May 15, 2017 at 10:06 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Strait Penny S
    Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2017 3:21 PM
    Subject: Notification mail from Google Inc

    Google/Windows Live U.K Sweepstakes has selected your email for a Grand Prize of 750,000.00 Pounds Sterling. Please contact googlesweepstakes@yeah.net for claim procedures."

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 27, 2017 at 2:36 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Swords, Leinster, Ireland

    Here is another scam:

    "Google Corporation®
    123 Buckingham Palace Road
    London SW1W 9SH
    United Kingdom

    Good day Sir/Madam.

    You have successfully been picked as one of our 12 Lucky Winners in this months Lottery Draw, Please see attached file for more details.

    Best regards
    Sundar Pichai
    CEO Google Inc.
    ceo@gpromo-team.com

    The version I received came with a pdf file called Powered by Google UK.pdf"

    delete


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